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Royal Ontario Museum

20th Century Fashion & Furniture all day workshop

And what a century it was! Gallery visits and touchable objects illustrate the incredible 20th century stylistic developments from Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern. Fashion expert Dawna Pym introduces you to some of the ROM’s newest acquisitions, and delves into the trends of the times. This full day workshop will include illustrated talks and tours of ROM galleries. Lunch is included in registration.

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration fee $80

Visit the ROM website to book your place

Bata Shoe Museum


Textile Museum of Canada

Explore Eutopia with Farah Yusuf, March 23, 2016, 6.30pm

Join Eutopia curator Farah Yusuf as she presents exhibition highlights that explore narrative textiles as effective vehicles for social action as well as their community impact.

Fabric for a Brighter Future with Coco Guzman, April 30, 2016, 1-5pm

Share your vision of a perfect world by stitching a personal story cloth in this special workshop led by artist Coco Guzman, Founder of Toronto’s Pio! Centre for Drawing. Experiment with expressive drawing and sketching techniques and assemble your finished textile using appliqué, decorative machine stitching and hand embroidery.

Making Good with Susan Fohr, May 11, 2016, 6.30-7pm

TMC Education Programs Coordinator Susan Fohr discusses craft methods and acts of making activist textiles. Join special guests in the gallery for Art Chats as they offer unique perspectives and personal responses to the artworks on view.

Textile Bazaar, May 27 and 28, 2016, 11am-6pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street Toronto

Join us for the 21st Annual Textile Bazaar (formerlly know as the More Than Just a Yardage Sale). Organized and run by the Museum’s Volunteer Association, the Sale raises significant funds in support of the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and public programs.

Continually expanding in scale, the sale has become a not-to-be-missed event for textile and craft enthusiasts across the GTA. Supported by year-round generous donations, the sale features an abundant selection of dressmaking and decorator fabric, household and vintage linens, rug hooking and quilting supplies, patterns, yarn, beads, buttons and books all at bargain prices.

One of the Museum’s largest fundraisers, the annual event is entirely dependent upon the time, talent and energy of the TMC Volunteer Association which contributes over 15,000 hours to the Museum annually – the equivalent of 8 full time positions. A team of over 120 volunteers brings the event to fruition, working year-round to gather, sort and price donations, as well as manage the sale.


Costumed Events

Please follow links through to society websites for details of charges for attending events.