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     Links Page for finding Textile/ Fibre Arts  Education , Publications and artist   in Canada 

     since this site is an ongoing project your organization might consider submitting a Link

Textile Museum of Canada

Canadian Tapestry the fabric of cultural diversity 

 Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art

The DX (aka the Design Exchange) 


Canadian Craft Federation

Cambridge Galleries

Mercer Union ( the ultimate links page)

Ontario Association of Art Galleries

International Museums

Textile Museum of America

the American Museum of Art and Design 

Wadsworth Atheneum  http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org/join/costumes.php

Textile Societies 
Textile Society of America or http://textilesociety.org/

Textile Society of Hong Kong or http://www.textilesocietyofhk.org/

Textile Society of the United Kingdom or http://www.textilesocietyofhk.org/

the Thai Textile Society or http://www.thaitextilesociety.org/


Artichoke is no longer being published the website remains active, offering back issues and a commentary on the reason it is no longer able to publish and the general atmosphere surrounding arts publishing in Canada   http://www.artichoke.ca/ 

International Publications devoted to Textile and Fibre Arts

Fiberarts Magazine commercial publication from the US http://www.fiberartsmagazine.com/default.asp 

Hali British magazine devoted to Islamic Arts and Rugs http://www.hali.com/

Quilt Arts  from the US http://www.quiltingarts.com/

Selvedge Magazine from England http://www.selvedge.org/default.aspx 

Surface Design the Journal of the Surface Design Association from the US http://www.surfacedesign.org/default.asp 

Textile Fibre Forum from Australia http://www.ggcreations.com.au/tafta/ 

Textile Forum Magazine from the European Textile Network (ETN) http://www.textileforum.com/

Threads for people who love to sew http://www.taunton.com/threads/

Wild Fibres Magazine 

Other Canadian Art and Design Publications 

Akimbo   [ On-line  Art News and Information] http://www.akimbo.biz/

Azure Magazine  [Design Architecture Art] www.azuremagazine.com/

Border Crossing A Magazine of the Arts http://www.bordercrossingsmag.com/

Canadian Art  http://www.canadianart.ca/

Fuse Magazine [ Art and Politics] 

Alberta College of Art and Design

1407-14 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB
Canada T2N 4R3
Tel: 403. 284. 7600

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Fibre
This four-year program combines traditional and experimental practices in fibre arts.

Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art and Design

278 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NF
Canada A1C 1H3
Tel: 709. 739. 7623

The Anna Templeton Centre offers part-time courses and workshops in fibre arts, including dye techniques, quilting, embroidery, and tapestry weaving.

Capilano College

2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7J 3H5
Tel: 604. 986.1911

Textile Arts Programme
Programme Objective from Capilano College's Web Site:
"The core content of Weaving and Textile Surface Design is complemented by courses in Drawing, Design, Visual Literacy, Communications and Textile History. New courses in "Professional and Business Skills in Arts and Crafts" and "Precision Dyeing" provide students with information and hands-on experience that will facilitate entering a professional career"


Concordia University 

1455, blvd de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal (QC)
Canada H3G 1M8
Tel: 514. 848. 2424

Faculty of Fine Arts - Major in Fibres
Programme Objective from Concordia's Web Site:
"Fibres is a cross-media programme of study that explores the relationship of materials to culture. Informed by discourses of post-modernist theory and traditional aesthetics, the Fibres programme offers an opportunity for intensive study, both practical and theoretical of the art, technology and history of contemporary art and textiles. This combination of critical, creative, and technical investigations allows students to develop as creative practitioners in a broad range of disciplines."

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

1399 Johnston Street
Granville Island
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6H 3R9
Tel: 604. 844. 3800
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Visual Arts
While one cannot undertake a concentration in textile arts while studying in the visual arts programme at Emily Carr, the opportunity is still there to make use of this medium. Students in the visual arts programme are encouraged to use a variety of media in their work. Emily Carr does offer a large variety of part-time and short-term courses through their Continuing & Networked Education department.

Kooteny School of the Arts  http://selkirk.ca/programs/ksa 
e-mail: bnelson@selkirk.ca1
phone: 250-352-2821
Toll free: 1-877-552-2821
Fax: 250-352-1625
Postal: 606 Victoria Street
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 4K9

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) offers a two-year diploma in Art, Craft, and Design with a major in one of three studios: Clay; Fibre; or Jewellery and Small Object Design.

  Masion Métiers d'Art Quebec 367, boulevard Charest, east Quebec, Quebec, G1K 3H3 418 524 7337  

As a partner in the Limollou CEGEP applied Arts Techniques program the maison des Métiers d'art Quebec delivers professional training in ceramics, sculpture and Textiles. Graduates of the three year program receive a DEG (Diploma of collegial studies). Developing a career plan, setting up a studio, designing promotional tools, building marketing strategies.This program aims to foster independence in the work world.

the DEC is also a springboard for students wanting to go to University.

Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles 


Whether you are a seasoned artist looking to upgrade your skills or an aspiring textile creator, MCCT's divers learning programmes will have the right education and training for you.

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

458, rue Queen
C.P. 6000
Fredericton (NB)
Canada E3B 5H1
Tel: 506. 453. 2305
Diploma in Fine Craft - Major in Textiles
Programme Objective from NBCCD's Web Site:
"The Textiles program focuses on an understanding of material, technique and construction relating to weaving. Design, aesthetics and historical studies extend student perspectives into the diversity and expanse of the textile field."


Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3J 3J6
Tel: 902. 422. 7381

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts - Major in Textiles
Programme Objective from NSCAD's Web Site:
"The Major in Textiles offers students the opportunity to explore media and practices in textiles, including weaving, dye/print, and silkscreen printing."
Master of Fine Arts - Craft
Programme Objective from NSCAD's Web Site:
"The Master of Fine Arts in Craft program is discipline-based in ceramics, jewelry, or textiles."

Continuing & Distance Education Department
Programme Objective from NSCAD's Web Site:
"The Continuing & Distance Education Department at NSCAD offers non-credit courses in media & fine arts, craft, and design. The department also runs workshops."


Ontario College of Art and Design

100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5T 1W1
Tel: 416. 977. 6000

Bachelor of Fine Arts - course of study in Fibre

Programme Objective from OCAD's Web Site:
"The study of fibre incorporates both textiles and surface/design print. The program encourages experimentation with fabric and fibre structures on- and off-loom, and incorporates computer-aided design and surface embellishments, such as stitching and beading. Students also explore a variety of printing techniques on fabric, with emphasis placed on the study of two-dimensional pattern design, colour and dye chemistry."

Sheridan college Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Trafalgar Road
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON  
L6H 2L1


The Textiles Studio at Sheridan offers one of the few training programs in Canada for those interested in pursuing a career as a professional craft practitioner.  With an excellent technologist, faculty and facilities, the studio is focussed on developing each student to their full potential.  During a student’s time in the studio, they engage in a broad range of textile techniques, including felt and paper making, heat-setting, dying, printing, stitching and constructing surfaces. They also learn both mixed media and digital surface design skills. 

 The focus of the studio is to enable students to design and create richly imaginative and creative textile work.

Sir Sanford Fleming College/Halliburton School of Fine Arts   http://www.flemingc.on.ca/ 
The Norman A. Sisco Centre
P.O. Box 839
Haliburton, ON
Canada K0M 1S0
Tel: 705. 457. 1680

Weeklong adult courses are offered at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts. Some of these courses can be applied as credits toward Sir Sandford Fleming College’s Visual & Creative Arts Diploma, which is offered on a part-time basis.
St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre

P.O. Box 175 Station, St. Norbert
Winnipeg, MB
Canada R3V 1L6
Tel: 204. 269. 0564

Just outside of Winnipeg, the St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre hosts a variety of programs and workshops.


Association of  Universities and colleges of Canada  http://www.aucc.ca/ 

Textile and fibre education can be had in fine arts departments of universities and colleges other then those  listed above. Search for Fashion and Interior Design courses, Architecture and you will even find a Textile Science Degree in the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. 


International Design Events and Textile Resources
New Designers Celebrating 21 years of excellence in graduate design



Tex Index

The Society of Dyers and Colourist

the Colour Museum 

a selection of FIBRE & Textile Artist ( this site will not have an artist registry but here is a 

sample of the types of artist we have featured in the Magazine )

Pamela Allen http://pamelart.homestead.com/titlepage.html 

Line Dufour http://www.tapestryline.com/ 

Heather Goodchild http://www.heathergoodchild.com/ 

Valerie Hearder www.valeriehearder.com 

Lynne Heller http://www.lynneheller.com/ 

Allyson Mitchell http://www.allysonmitchell.com/ 

Susan Norman http://www.susannormanfibreartist.com/ 

Joanna Rogers http://www.pendercreatives.com/joanna/ 

Lorraine Roy, http://www.lroytextileart.com/ 

Laurie Swim http://www.laurieswim.com/ 

Artist web projects

Carl Stewart Fragments from a discarded Civilization


Arlene Stamp Modern Mother http://www.vanitygallery.com/stamp/


 Marilyn Lee artist made felt: reverse appliqué pillows and blankets  based in Nelson BC. Eclectic Textiles

Joanna Notkin is a designer that works with sustainable fibre Looola Textiles

Saskia Wassing-Shepherd fun furniture and embroidery http://www.saskiadesigns.com/ 





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