Conscious Consumption: Focus on Local Linen

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 6-7:30 pm

In 2017, artist Amanda Rataj (Toronto) undertook a year-long investigation into historical craft, contemporary making, and materiality to produce a handwoven coverlet in a project entitled Two Sides of the Same Coin. Amanda will speak about the significance of the linen and wool fibres used in the project, including linen from TapRoot Fibre Lab, based in Port Williams, Nova Scotia. The founder of TapRoot Fibre Lab, Patricia Bishop, will speak about growing and processing flax into fibre, creating a ‘Made in Nova Scotia’ line of linen garments, and the innovative ways that artists and makers are using TapRoot products.

This program is presented with the support of the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation as part of the TMC’s Conscious Consumption series. | TICKETS: General $20, Members $15*, Students $10 

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Image: detail of Two Sides of the Same Coin. Artwork and photo by Amanda Rataj.