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.

The FACTS Gallery has reopened!

Our new summer hours are Wed-Sat from 11am – 5pm.

If you are going to drop by and say hi please abide by the following guidelines for entering the gallery:

  • MASKS are now MANDATORY to enter the gallery!
  • Please SANITIZE your hands as you enter the gallery.
  • Please be considerate and social distance.
  • If there are already 3 people in the gallery, you may be asked to wait outside.

Summer Session

Register now for our 5 week sewing and creative club open to 10 to 15 year olds where participants learn to design, sew and create their own style!

Intro to Crochet

Join us for a relaxing evening of stitching as Cathy Nethery introduces you to the basics of crochet. After learning the fundamental stitches, you will create a stunning scarf using variegated yarn.

Design and Sew a Skirt!

Become your own fashion designer and design a skirt just for you! During this four week class you will learn how to design, draft and sew a skirt from start to finish including a waistband, zipper and pockets!

Solar Dye Days at the Blyth Outdoor Market

Solar dyeing is a unique way to use flowers, water, the sun and some simple ingredients to dye fabric and fibres. Join us at the Blyth Outdoor Market on August 20th and 27th for a fun dyeing adventure.

Intro to Rug Hooking

Learn the timeless tradition of rug hooking with renowned fibre artist Marjorie Duizer. During this workshop Marjorie will help you create a beautifully patterned miniature rug with a piece of canvas, strips of wool and a hook.

Knotting with Wendy - An Introduction to Macrame

Macrame is all the rage again in both fashion and home décor. Learn the basics of this “knotty” fibre art with Wendy Arblaster from Knots by Wendy.