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  • TGSW December Meeting
    19:00 -21:00
    2021/12/08

    Kristiina Lahde
    Behind the Scenes of Fashion & Textiles at the ROM
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    Kristiina Lahde is a Collections Technician in the Global Fashion & Textiles Section at the Royal Ontario Museum. A graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Sir Sandford Fleming College, Kristiina combines her acute organisational skills and artistic expertise to collection care and exhibit preparation. Having worked at the ROM since 2003 Kristiina has prepared and installed fashion and textiles in numerous exhibitions including The Cloth that Changed the Worldin 2019, Christian Dior in 2017 and Viva Mexico in 2015.

    In 2019 Kristiina co-presented with Karla Livingston, a talk titled CEREX fabric: Solutions for storing the Textiles and Costume collections at the Royal Ontario Museum at the Toronto Area Conservators Group: Forum on Preventive Conservation.
    In 2018 Kristiina and Karla published their research report, Weightless: The Evolution of Magnetic Mounting Systems at the Royal Ontario Museum, in DRESS, The Journal of the Costume Society of America.

    Kristiina Lahde is also a visual artist who has exhibited across Canada and in the USA, her work is represented by MKG127 gallery in Toronto.

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS – CURRENTLY HELD VIRTUALLY DURING COVID-19
If you are interested in spinning or weaving, you are welcome to join us at one of our monthly meetings! We do a variety of things together, mostly on the Zoom platform.
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: In the cloud! Invitations are sent to Guild members a week before each meeting.

SPINNING AND KNITTING DROP IN – on hold until next year!
An invitation for spinners and knitters to meet up in Riverdale Park, near the gates of Riverdale Farm, to socialize, work on their own projects, and talk to members of the public about our crafts. Feel free to join us anytime – it’s totally free to come along!
When: Tuesdays, 2pm – 3:30pm throughout September 2021
Where: Riverdale Park West, near the gates of Riverdale Farm, Winchester Street.

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Guild generally participates in the following events each year where we demonstrate fibre processing, spinning and weaving to the public. We look forward to resuming these events when restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.

FALL FESTIVALS
See the Guild in action on the second weekend in September at the Riverdale Farm Fall Festival, and at the Cabbagetown Festival too! Also cancelled for 2021.

FAMILY DAY
Riverdale Farm is a great place to spend Family Day, with lots of fun activities taking place, including weaving and spinning that the whole family can enjoy. We will post updates regarding the 2022 event as plans become clearer.

SHEEP CELEBRATION
Riverdale Farm opens its doors with the farm’s popular spring festival where Guild members use the fleece shorn from the farm sheep to demonstrate the old skills needed to make yarn, dye it and weave it into cloth. Come and see sheep shearing, basic wool preparation, spinning and weaving in action!

More information on Riverdale Farm