The TMC is a leader in Canada in the development of innovative online programming. Our web projects seek to bring the collection, our exhibition, the works of contemporary artists and our educational activities to a worldwide audience.


Collective Threads is a bilingual TMC website with educational resources and video narratives that feature newcomers and immigrants to Canada. Participants share their stories and their most treasured objects in captivating interviews, intended to create empathy and foster dialogue through an appreciation of the shared experiences that shape human identity.


Narrative Threads

Become part of the Great Canadian Quilt. Produced by the Textile Museum of Canada in conjunction with local museums across the country, this Virtual Museum of Canada project showcases a rich and diverse array of handicrafts and folk art, reflecting their role in shaping the country. Explore a wealth of story-rich artifacts, then contribute your own special belongings to one of the most dynamic and distinctive Canadian cultural archives ever created.


Making Makers is an online tool for 21st-century makers to create community by contributing sites and sources of maker activities and resources across Canada. Using the map, it is easy to add and share creative, social, and knowledge-building opportunities by locating maker sites and events taking place across the country. Produced by the Textile Museum of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), this community resource empowers Canadians to connect and contribute their own making activities, from weavers’ studios and knitting resources to spots for maker kids and 3D printing labs. This free-use site is open to Canadian residents seeking to host or join a space for any type of hands-on creative outlet, a grassroots approach that ensures activities listed on Making Makers are generated by fellow makers and social enterprises, local entrepreneurs and community organisations.


TXTilecity explores the multi-faceted role textiles have played in shaping Toronto’s urban landscape, offering a fresh look into the history of this diverse and dynamic city. An interactive map and mobile app, more than 65 historic Toronto locations are presented with over 100 unique stories at, and on iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones.

Social Fabric 

Social Fabric is a Web 2.0 environment that invites visitors to share their unique knowledge, experiences, feelings and creativity with the Museum and each other. Become part of the Social Fabric! Choose a textile, choose a question, join the conversation.

In Touch: Connecting Cloth, Culture + Art 

Explore how textiles are created and the characters that bring them to life or become a textile special agent and use your knowledge to preserve the stories told by cloth for future generations.

Digital Threads

Digital Threads is an interactive environment that highlights new digital artworks by Canadian artists Jennifer Angus, Joanna Berzowska, Kai Chan, Ruth Scheuing and Samuel Thomas. Internationally known for innovative work these five artists define new territory with dynamic projects that link to 50 exhibitions and thousands of textiles from the Textile Museum of Canada.

Canadian Tapestry: The Fabric of Cultural Diversity

People around the world have used textiles over the centuries for purposes such as clothing, shelter and decoration. Textiles tell stories about how we live, what we believe and where we come from. Enter Canadian Tapestry to explore and discover Canada's cultural diversity through cloth.

CLOTH & CLAY: Communicating Culture

Explore over 2,000 years of Mexican, Central and South American culture and history. Cloth & Clay is an exciting online collaboration with the Gardiner Museum.