Friday, November 21, 2014

a letter from World of Threads

Hello Judith,
We wanted to give you an update about the World of Threads Festival 2014:

The Festival opening weekend was fantastic. We had nearly 1,000 people through one venue alone on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1. We were thrilled to have 48 of the 97 artists participating in the Festival, in attendance on the opening weekend. These artists came form across Canada, the USA, from the UK and from France. Other artists have been visiting since and more are expected before the Festival closes. 

The Festival is on for a further two weeks and closes at 5:00 pm on Nov. 30, 2014. Below are some photos. We'll be posting full albums after the festival on the website.

For full info, directions, maps, hours, etc., click:

Dawne & Gareth

Dawne Rudman - Festival Chair & Curator
Gareth Bate - Festival Curator & Designer
Not To Know But To Go On by Judy Martin of Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, Solo Shows and Installations, Corridor Galleries of Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville.
The Red and the Black exhibition, Installation view, in The Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Timelines by Christine Mauersberger of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, displayed in The Red and the Blackexhibition, in The Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Winter by Melanie Siegel of Richmond HIll, Ontario, Canada, Solo Shows and Installations, Corridor Galleries of Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville.
strung out and undone exhibition, installation view, at The Gallery Space, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
The biennial World of Threads Festival is a showcase of local, national and international contemporary fibre and textile art. It is based in Oakville, Ontario where it began in 1994. This year we expanded into Mississauga. The Festival is organized by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate and attracts visitors from around the world.

Featuring 255 artworks by 97 artists from Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, UK and USA.

Feedback from patrons and artists has been fabulous. People are amazed at the wonderful array of work on display.  

Check the Website for more info: 
  • All Exhibitions
  • Downloadable Brochure
  • Maps & Directions
  • Artists Lists
  • Artworks
  • Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews and Curator Interviews ( click HERE )

subscribe on the website for updates.
The work is amazing, you're bound to enjoy it.

There is also a facebook page with near-daily updates that one can view HERE


  1. I included this promotional letter on my blog for three reasons.
    1. My piece, Not To Know But To Go On is prominently featured.

    2. The link to the artist interview (which I added) ....if you have not seen these interviews with textile artists, then have a look. They are pretty good!

    3. The link to the facebook page which Gareth Bate updates regularly with images from the exhibitions. You will see more on this facebook page than on the website during the month of November, when everything is so busy for the curators.

    I hope readers will read all the way to the bottom to find those links.


  2. It looks like a wonderful exhibition. Thanks for sharing the photos and the links too.

  3. It was great to be in this exhibition mine are the black and white felt vessels Tracks,rock holes and creepers and Pebbles Looks like a great exhibition . Wish I could be there Thanks for posting the photos.
    Cheers Denise Lithgow Sydney Australia


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