Textile design with bioplastics

As the program for this year’s Festival has come together, one of the things I’ve been most intrigued by is all the amazing stuff that’s going in the world of textiles. This year’s Festival includes several different strands of textile-related work, such as Gail Kenning’s talk on computing possible patterns in crochet lace.

I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what goes on in the DIY bioplastics workshop by Stephanie Phillips. I had no idea you could create useful plastics out of easy-to-find ingredients, much less turn them into beautiful things like the buttons in this picture!

This workshop will actually take place in Toronto’s Textile Museum, who are partnering with us to make this happen. I made my first visit to the museum a couple months ago, and was amazed by the great stuff they packed into their space. (If you have the chance, I certainly recommend a visit to see their exquisite Kai Chan exhibition, closing on May 1.)

Tickets for the workshop are now on sale, with only limited spaces available.


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