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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / Toronto,Ontario:20th Annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale,May 29-30 on: April 27, 2015 10:33:40 AM
Join us for the 20th Annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale. Organized and run by the Museums Volunteer Association, the Sale raises significant funds in support of the Museums collections, exhibitions and public programs.

Continually expanding in scale, the More Than Just a Yardage 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, quilting supplies, patterns, yarn, beads, buttons and books all at bargain prices.

One of the Museums 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.
Admission to the sale is free. Regular Museum hours apply.

Textile Museum of Canada

general public: Free

Reservation: Not required
Check out textileMuseum.ca for more info.
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / Toronto,Ontario:Bargain Bolts!,Fri Dec 5 to Saturday Dec 6 on: November 26, 2014 10:40:41 AM
Friday December 5 from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday December 6 from 11 am to 5 pm

The TMC Volunteer Association is moving from 401 Richmond and they're cleaning out their closets. Come find a huge selection of fabric, upholstery bolts, decorator samples, books, buttons, beads, and other treasures all at blow-out prices.
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / Toronto, Ontario: Textile Museum of Canada Talk, Aug 27 on: August 06, 2014 10:50:29 AM
Talking Points: A Special Conversation and Cocktail Reception with Jessica Lindsay Phillips

Wednesday August 27 at 6:30 pm
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Av. Toronto ONT

Join us the Textile Museum of Canada, for a discussion and reception with Jessica Lindsay Phillips who will speak about her passion for collecting antiquities, memorabilia and tribal arts and her partnership with the world-renowned collector, the late William Billy Jamieson, as well as her role in CBCs Four Rooms and History Televisions Treasure Trader programs.

General public: $25
TMC members: $20

Reservation: Required,Space is limited. Call 416-599-5321 x2228 to purchase.

Image Credit: Kalen Hayman for Get Leashed Magazine
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / Toronto, ONT: Smart Textiles and Emotive Technologies, July 16 on: July 11, 2014 12:18:25 PM
Smart Textiles and Emotive Technologies

Wednesday July 16 | 6:30 pm
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto

Join Marie OMahony, Professor of Advanced Fashion and Textiles at OCAD University, for an illustrated talk on the fascinating history of smart materials and flexible technologies and the impact that materials that can interact, communicate and sense have for fashion, art and textiles.

TMC Members & Full-time students FREE
General Admission $15
Space is limited, advance tickets required.
Call 416-599-5321 x 2228 to purchase.
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5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / Toronto, Ontario: Etsy Craft Party, June 6 on: May 20, 2014 01:58:25 PM
Join us at the Textile Museum of Canada for
ETSY CRAFT PARTY, a one-day, multi-city celebration of making!

Textile Museum of Canada
Friday, June 6, 2014  
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Please reserve your ticket(s) at

This years theme is RECAPTURE during which participants can bring new life to old photographs. In our digital universe, images are never more than a click away, changing the role that actual photographs play in our everyday lives. Bring one or more photos, selfies or postcards to the TMC and transform them into something new by using a variety of craft supplies and creative technique from hand-embroidery to heat transfer.

Well provide the materials and opportunities to learn new skills while you enjoy great company, tasty treats and getting stitchy.

For more information:
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave, Toronto
Email: programs@textilemuseum.ca
Tel: (416) 599-5321 x2228

6  CANADA / Ontario / Exhibition Tour: Fashioning the Intangible: the conceptual clothing of Ying Gao on: May 20, 2014 12:53:55 PM
Wednesday June 4 at 6:30 pm

Join TMC Curatorial Director Sarah Quinton as she offers insights into the narratives and techniques employed by Ying Gao, whose poetic work is a sophisticated combination of fashion, design, art and technology.

general public: Free with admission

Reservation: Not required
7  CANADA / Ontario / More Than Just a Yardage Sale, May 30 - 31 on: April 02, 2014 12:35:47 PM
Friday, May 30 from 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday, May 31 from 11 am - 2 pm

Dont miss the Textile Museum of Canadas largest fabric and craft sale of the year where you will find a wide selection of dressmaking and decorator fabric, household linens, traditional clothing, yarn, books, beads, buttons, quilting fabrics, craft supplies and more. Rain or shine, the sale takes place in tents outside of the Museum.

Proceeds support the TMCs exhibitions, collections and public programs.

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
M5G 2H5

t. (416) 599-5321
8  CANADA / Ontario / Butterflies of the Night: Geisha in Japan and the West on: February 05, 2014 09:44:27 AM
Wednesday April 2 at 6:30 pm

Specialist in Japanese literature and film Dr. Ted Goossen will speak on the evolving representation of geisha culture in Japan and its interpretation in Western culture.

general public: $12
TMC members: $8
Reservation: Recommended

Call 416-599-5321 x2228 to purchase.
9  CANADA / Ontario / MARCH BREAK PROGRAM: Sculptural Selfies with Jrme Havre, March 12, 2014, 1-4PM on: January 29, 2014 01:26:37 PM
Share a story about yourself by making a soft sculpture of your own likeness using stockings, plastics and recycled textiles in this special workshop with artist Jrme Havre. Open to adults and children (age 8 and up), this workshop provides an opportunity to share sewing, patchwork and collage skills across generations. This program is offered in French and English and includes a tour of the exhibition.

Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:
Jrme Havre, Artist

general public: $8 for children, $15 for adults (includes admission to the Museum)

Reservation: Required

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON
416-599-5321 x2228
10  CANADA / Ontario / Film Screening: Sisters of Gion, March 5, 2014, 6:30 PM on: January 29, 2014 12:02:36 PM
Join us for a screening of the classic 1936 film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi that follows the story of two sisters working as geisha in the Gion pleasure district in 1930s Kyoto, the period when Ichimaru was transitioning from geishahood to a career as a recording artist.

General public: $12
TMC members: $8

Reservation: Recommended
Call 416-599-5321 x2228 to purchase.

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON
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