February Meeting – Field Trip to the Textile Museum of Canada

2020/02/12 19:30 - 21:30
The Meeting House, Riverdale Farm
Address: 201 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B8

The February meeting will be our annual Field Trip to the Textile Museum.
Gather at 6:15 pm for a tour starting at 6:30.

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    Kate Michalska graduated from Victoria Park Secondary School in Toronto but always dreamed of life on a farm. A weaver and spinner, she has nurtured Lincoln Longwool sheep for more than 20 years. Her current flock of about 30 sheep are rotationally grazed, organically and ethically raised on a 200 acre farm near Kingston, Ontario where she lives with chickens, three ducks, two dogs and two cats. She and her husband to also own Lynch Lineback cattle in association with Rob Torr of Toronto. For more information about their work with heritage breeds, see the website www.StIsidoreFarm.net or the St. Isidore Farm Facebook page.

    The Lincoln sheep are usually shorn in March so there may be some fresh fleeces available. Kate will bring roving, etc. for sale. If any Guild members would like to have samples of fleece to add to a Breeds Book, or simply for your interest, please let us know and we’ll ask Kate to bring some.

  • 2020/04/08 19:30 - 2020/04/08 21:30

    Arounna Khounnoraj is a screen printer who enjoys experimenting with surface techniques such as embroidery and punch needle. She and her husband run the textile studio bookhou. Arounna will speak about her creative journey and how to market a brand and business. As an established textile designer, she will talk about the relationship between selling online and using social media to develop your story and creating a community.

    Arounna is a Canadian artist and maker working in Toronto where she immigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a master’s degree in fine arts in sculpture and ceramics, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fibre arts. In 2002 she started bookhou. She creates objects such as bags, home goods and textile art.

    In addition, Arounna’s passion for creating and belief in the importance of the handmade has allowed her to become one of Canada’s most sought-after mentors and educators working with colleges, workshops and social media projects.