Mobile Studio Tour

Co-presented with Craft Ontario

Sunday May 15th, 2016, 11am–5pm
990 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario


Photography by Rebecca Welbourn

Part of the 19th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival—SEAMLESS VISIONS—the Mobile Artist Studio Tour marked Subtle Technologies’ first-ever traveling event and showcased the Golden Horseshoe as a region ripe with fibre-based experimentation.

Registered participants travelled by charter bus in and around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to the studios of three contemporary textile artists, enjoying private tours and technical demonstrations at each stop. Participants were also treated to on-bus activities such as a curators’ talk and the opportunity to try their hand at weaving on a small-scale frame loom with yarn.

All hosting artists are members of Craft Ontario who balance handcraft and traditional textile processes with emergent technologies.

Photography by Rebecca Welbourn

Stop #1
Line Dufour (Holland Landing)
Demo: Samplings of new and old weaving technologies, materials and collaborations

Stop #2
Amanda McCavour (Toronto)
Demos: Digital embroidery & working with water-soluble fabric

Stop #3
Thea Haines (Hamilton)
Demo: Mixing and applying plant-based dyes

Brown bag lunches provided by Vert Catering.