Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio

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.

FACTS is starting a new sewing and creative club for tweens and teens aged 10 to 15. Classes are on Tuesdays from 7 pm – 9 pm, and run 8 weeks from July 9th to August 27th. Through different weekly projects we will be teaching elements of design, both hand and machine sewing skills, and creative problem solving within a sharing environment. Our goal is to encourage participants to express themselves through their own designs, styling and creativity while having lots of fun. Projects will include simple garments, accessories, jewellery, fashion design projects and fabric dyeing and painting.

Due to the fact it is summer, we have 2 different options for enrolment. 
6 Week Pass – $180 – sign up for whatever 6 classes work best for your schedule.
Single Class Pass – $35 – enroll in individual classes.
Space is limited

Tuesday August 6th

Tuesday August 13th

Tuesday August 20th

Tuesday August 27th

Natural Dyeing Weekend - September 21 & 22

Join us in creating beautiful colours from the local landscape of Blyth! FACTS, (the Fashion Arts and Creative Studio), is offering two hands-on workshops this fall on dyeing with natural dyes. Led by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, these workshops are ideal for needle-crafters and fibre artists who want to explore how to create their own unique natural colours. Learn how to prep, mordant, dye and rinse your wool to get incredible hues from local foliage, flowers and food stuff.