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.
Natural Dyeing Workshops
Looking for a creative getaway? Join us in for our fifth annual dye weekend! FACTS is offering two hands-on workshops this fall. 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 yarn and yardage to get incredible hues from the garden during the Saturday workshop and discover the magic of creating pattern with internationally and locally sourced natural dyes on the Sunday. Check out our Weekend Special if you are interested in attending both workshops!
Common Threads Open Studio
Common Threads Open Studio is an opportunity to gather together and create every other Thursday night. It gives us the opportunity to share our skills, knowledge and support. Join us for a social evening where you can work on your own personal projects and practice your craft.