|The Textile Museum of Canada is pleased to present Creative Matters • The Art Day Project, a partnership to celebrate and demystify the art of rug design and fair trade weaving.|
The Art Day Project will launch at the Textile Museum of Canada on November 20, 2013 with an educational exhibit, a lecture, and hands-on design workshops for the general public, post-secondary students and teachers. A comprehensive multi-media presentation of handmade rug production, materials and techniques will offer insights into the complex process of making artisanal carpets in the 21st-century.
Post-Secondary Workshops: Wednesday, November 20 and Friday, November 22 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm or 2:00 - 4:00 pm; $8 per student
Public Workshops: Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 - 4:00 pm; $15 TMC Members, $20 Non-Members
To register, please contact Susan Fohr at 416-599-5321 x2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who made your handwoven rug? Why does it matter? And what does fair trade have to do with it? Learn how custom rugs and carpets are created for discerning clients like Tom Ford, Christian Dior and Gucci using fair trade practices that ensure the highest ethical and environmental standards and the highest quality finished product. Join this visually stunning behind-the-scenes look at the art of fair trade rug making with Carol Sebert, Co-Founder of Creative Matters, creators of custom fair trade floor coverings, and Reto Aschwanden, Commercial Director of Label STEP, an NGO working to end child labour and improve living and working conditions. FOR members $10, TMC members $15, non-members $20, and full-time students pay-what-you-can. To register, call 416-599-5321 x 2228.
|COMING IN EARLY 2014! The Textile Museum of Canada presents Conscious Consumption: a series of important conversations about consumption and the processes and products we love to consume. We start with the premise that consumption is an everyday human activity that is done better when we do it with attention. Hear big ideas, get the insider scoop from those who make the things we covet, and reconsider what and the ways you consume.|