FACTS Rug Hooking Class

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.

Creating Your Style

Creating Your Style, back by popular demand, a new online workshop to help you define your own personal style while considering fashion, fit and comfort.

How to Grow a Dye Garden

As the snow falls and we snuggle into our homes, our dreams and schemes for summer gardens fill our minds. Plan to grow some colour this summer! Learn how to plant and harvest flowers to create your very own natural dyes and pigments. Join us for an online FACTS Chat – How to Grow a Dye Garden on Tues. Feb. 8th from 7pm to 8:30pm or Sun. Feb. 13th from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Threadheads Winter Session 2022

Learning  how to design and create your own clothes is an empowering skill. This winter Threadheads, FACTS’s sewing club for tweens and teens, will be offering a 6 week session on winter lounge wear. Participants will learn how to design and sew their own comfy bottoms, tops and accessories. A great idea for a creative kid! 

Common Threads


Our Common Threads Open Studio is moving online for the month of January! Join us from anywhere and spend a couple of hours sharing your work, socializing and being part of our creative community. If we can’t meet in person we can definitely share our creative energy online!

Hand Care Class - Back by Popular Demand

Hand Care Class

Hand Care Kit

Deluxe Hand Care Package

Taking care of your hands as an artist is integral to your work. Back by popular demand is our Online Hand Care Class with Melissa Boven. Melissa is a  RMT  who during the class leads you through techniques and exercises to help relieve tension and pain in your hands and arms.
New this year, is our FACTS Hand Care Kit consisting of a soak and salve by Bayfield Lavender Farm and a Gua Sha massage stone. The kit is the perfect accompaniment to the class or a lovely treat on its own.
And finally, we are offering the Deluxe Hand Care Package. A fantastic deal that includes both the online class and the kit so that you can learn how to pamper and care for your hands and have the tools and supplies to make hand care a habit.

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