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.
Common Threads - Introduction to Machine Sewing
Do you want to learn how to use a sewing machine? Do you want to take a class at FACTS but don’t have confidence in your machine sewing skills? Do you need a refresher in how to use a machine? Then join us for our Common Threads Techniques Class – Introduction to Machine Sewing! During this session we will review how to thread a machine, what all the buttons and levers are for and basic sewing techniques. By the end of the session you will know how to sew different kinds of seams and hems with the straight stitch on the machine.
All levels of experience welcome!
All materials provided!
You can bring your own machine or use one of ours!
Watercolour with Wool
Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to have Pam Carnochan return to FACTS to teach her fibre art technique, Watercolour with Wool. Using the art of needle felting, Pam will show you how to create beautiful landscapes with wool fibre from her farm that she dyes herself. Join us on Saturday October 22nd from 9am to 12 pm or 1pm to 4pm to learn this simple, yet expressive technique.
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.