The World of Threads Festival
Celebrates 50 Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews!
For the last year Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate have profiled some of the most exciting
local, national and international contemporary fibre artists.
Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews
We continue to build a comprehensive resource and archive of local, national and international fibre art. Each week a different fibre artist is featured. This endeavor has established a unique free resource, which can be referred to by artists, educators, curators and art lovers in Ontario, Canada and around the world.
Interviews cover emerging, mid-career and established artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. We have the confidence to contextualize local artists within the international art world because we honestly believe that the most exciting fibre work is being made in the GTA right now. We promote the series to our hundreds of subscribers via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Our 50th Interview is Cybèle Young of Toronto.
Interviews Published by Dawne Rudman (Chair and Festival Curator) and Gareth Bate (Festival Curator).
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World of Threads Festival
The World of Threads Festival is an international showcase of contemporary fibre art which takes place in Oakville, Ontario (Nov. 2- 18, 2012) and now Toronto (Nov. 9 – 25, 2012). We showcase innovative fibre art in all forms and highlight the strengths of our local talent. The 2009 festival had 14 free exhibitions and 190+ artists from 13 countries and 8 provinces. We are a not-for-profit initiative with charitable status organized by dedicated volunteers. Beginning in 1994 as a single exhibition, the festival continues to grow in size and ambition.
50 Featured Artist Interviews
Cybèle Young, Vessna Perunovich, Fukuko Matsubara, Jodi Colella, Anastasia Azure, Marjolein Dallinga, Libby Hague, Rita Dijkstra, Leanne Shea Rhem, Lizz Aston, Sandra Gregson, Kai Chan, Edith Meusnier, Lindy Pole, Melanie Chikofsky, Laurie Lemelin, Emily Jan, Elisabeth Picard, Liz Pead, Milena Radeva, Rochelle Rubinstein, Martha Cole, Susan Strachan Johnson, Karen Maru, Bettina Matzkuhn, Valerie Knapp, Xiaoging Yan, Hilary Rice, Birgitta Hallberg, Judy Martin, Gordana Brelih, Mary Karavos, Rasma Noreikyte, Judith Tinkl, Joanne Young, Allyn Cantor, Pat Burns-Wendland, Barbara Wisnoski, Robert Davidovitz, Amy Bagshaw, Jesse Harrod, Emma Nishimura, June J. Jacobs, Dagmar Kovar, Ixchel Suarez, Cynthia Jackson, Lorraine Roy, Christine Mockett, Amanda McCavour, Ulrikka Mokdad
Canada: Ontario: Oakville, Toronto, Ottawa, Everton, Manitoulin Island, London, Shelburne, Sunderland, Stittsville, Dundas, Kitchener, Quebec: Montreal, St-Sauveur, British Columbia: Vancouver, Saskatchewan: Meacham, Lumsden, Newfoundland: Cornerbrook.
International: France: Aumont en Halatte, The Netherlands: Hengelo, Denmark: Copenhagen, United Kingdom: High Wycombe, China: Nanjing.
USA: Illinois: Chicago, Pennsylvania: Indiana, Rhode Island: Providence, California: Oakland, Massachusetts: Somerville, Connecticut: Fairfeld, Oregon: Cannon Beach.