FACTS Gallery

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.

Indigo Dye Day - Aug. 22nd

Watch the magic of indigo as it turns natural fibres into beautiful shades of blue. Give a new life to your dingy white linens or purchase items from us to dye on our Indigo Dye.

Natural Dye Weekend - Sept. 18th & 19th

Looking for a creative getaway? Join us in for our fourth annual dye weekend! FACTS is offering two hands-on workshops this September. Led by Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston, these sessions 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 yarn to get incredible hues from the garden during the Saturday workshop and discover the magic of creating naturally dyed variegated patterns on the Sunday. Check out our Weekend Special if you are interested in attending both workshops!

The Dyer's Garden

Discover the amazing dye colours you can produce from nature! Learn how to dye yarn with flowers and foliage from plants grown in the FACTS dye gardens.

Creating Variegated Patterns with Natural Dyes

Join us for a day of making crazy patterns and stripes with natural dye on wool yarn! Using different techniques, like ombré, direct application and resists, learn how to dye variegated yarn.

Natural Dyeing Full Weekend Special

Natural Dyeing Extravaganza! Attend both the Saturday and Sunday natural dye workshops for a discounted price. Discover which garden plants can produce dyes and the magic variegated dyeing techniques!

The Huron Wristers Kits are here!

Knit something local! The Huron Wristers Kit created by Sharlene Bolen of Stitch Revival Studio is inspired by a pair of gloves from the Huron County Museum and uses locally sourced and dyed yarn for the materials.

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FACTS Holiday Happenings – Classes and Workshops!

We are lining up some creative classes and workshops for the Holiday season. Be sure to register soon as they fill up fast!