SPONSOR NEWS: May 2011
Below are a few selected listings for crafty happenings by some of our lovely sponsors coming up in May. For the full scoop, head over here.
WISE DAUGHTERS CRAFT MARKET
3079B Dundas St. W.
Japanese Paper Pendants
Wed, May 4, 7:00 – 9:00
Learn how to apply Japanese papers to glass tile to create lovely and unique pendants. $40 includes 3 pendants, 1 snake chain.
The Art of Selling
Wed, May 18, 7:00 – 9:00
Offered by Mary Breen, owner of Wise Daughters.
Are you talented with your hands but afraid to “pitch” your product?
Are you at a loss as to how to price your wares?
Do you really know your market?
This workshop is for people who want to break into the retail market or expand sales. We’ll talk about what people want, when they want it, what motivates them to buy handmade, and how much they want to spend. You’ll pitch one of your own products and receive constructive criticism from fellow crafters, in a supportive environment. $25.
All About Casting On & Off
Thurs, May 26, 7:00 – 9:00
Do you always use the same cast on? There are dozens of ways to cast on and off, each with a purpose. $30.
Shibori & Ombre Dyeing Workshop
Friday May 13, 11am-2pm
Try out two popular dyeing techniques in this fun workshop. Create Shibori patterns by binding, stitching, folding, clamping, wrapping or twisting. With Ombre dyeing or dip dyeing you can achieve a beautiful graduated colour effect. Mixing synthetic dyes to create vivid colours,students will dye their own t-shirt and tote bag.
Natural Dyeing Workshop
Starts Monday May 30, 6-9pm
For 3 sessions
An introduction to the magical world of dyeing with natural dyestuffs (plants, bugs and minerals). Students will learn everything they need to know to continue an exploration of natural dyes at home, including mordanting, preparing the dyebath, and dyeing with cotton fabric, linen fabric and wool yarn. Basic surface design techniques such as shibori will also be explored. Each student will also complete a dye sample book for future reference.
TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA
55 Centre Avenue
Loop: Peter Wilkins
April 29 – June 12, 2011
Curated by Shauna McCabe
Peter Wilkins’ recent series Loop is an examination of built environments and how “pattern languages” relate to urban planning and public space within Toronto. Working with photography and the moving image, Wilkins’ investigations of landscape and architecture accentuate optical structures, as figure and ground are transposed into geometric patterns through repetition and reflection.
Artist Panel: Magic Squares: The Patterned Imagination of Muslim Africa in Contemporary Culture
Friday May 20, 7:30-9 pm
Join artists Jamelie Hassan, Tim Whiten, Alia Toor and Hamid Kachmar after the opening reception of Magic Squares for a discussion of the intersections between their work and the richly diverse patterned imagination of Muslim Africa. Co-produced with Subtle Technologies and the Institute for Ismaili Studies.
Members & Full-time Students $20, Non-memberS $25 .To purchase tickets visit www.magicsquares.eventbrite.com
More Than Just a Yardage Sale!
Friday May 27, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday May 28, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us rain or shine for this annual fundraising sale of fine fabrics, beads, buttons, patterns and tons of crafty items! Held in the parking lot adjacent to the TMC, More than Just a Yardage Sale is your opportunity to find incredible textiles at unbeatable prices.