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.

Natural Dyeing Workshops

Natural Dyeing Weekend


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!

The Dyer’s Garden

Saturday, September 17th, 10am to 5pm

Exploring Natural Dye Techniques

Sunday September 18th, 10am to 5pm

Natural Dyeing Full Weekend Special!

September 17th & 18th, 10am to 5pm



Sign your teens and tweens up to learn about fashion and costume design and how to create their own style at our summer session of Threadheads! A fun creative experience where they will gain sewing, dyeing and design skills.

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.

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