The Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio (FACTS) is an educational and innovative hub for textile, fashion and costume designers, artists and artisans across Ontario. The program offers classes, open studios and workshops at the community and professional level as well as networking, professional development and community events. FACTS believes that skills training, local resources and local production can help support a sustainable future for practicing artisans, designers and communities.

Create the Winter Away!

FACTS is thrilled to announce a series of workshops and classes to inspire your winter months. We have several new projects and techniques for you to try. Be sure to check our listings regularly as we will be adding more classes weekly. 


An Introduction to Macrame

Sunday March 1st
12:30pm to 4:30pm

Have you noticed that Macrame is all the rage again in home decor magazines? Wendy’s Introduction to Macrame Workshop will begin to teach you (or rekindle your talents in) the art of knotting.

Dye Garden

FACTS Chat – Planting a Dye Garden

Friday March 6th
7:30pm to 9:30pm

Create your own dye palette in your garden! Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston will introduce you to which plants produce dyes, where to source seeds and plants, how and when to plant them and how to harvest colour.