I went to see The World of Threads Festival in Oakville, Ontario yesterday, and all I can say is WOW!
From their notes: “We showcase contemporary fibre and textile art in all forms. Festival 2018 features 303 artworks by 65 artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Russia and USA. Most of the artwork is for sale.”
“Something that’s different about World of Threads is that we let the art guide us. We don’t have predetermined curatorial ideas or impose our concepts on the artists. Eact festival is a blank slate. Shows develop entirely out of the submissions received. To find our thematic exhibitions we look for connections between thousands of artworks from around the world. Over time the shows emerge. We also choose the strongest bodies of work for solo shows.”
There are tons of photos on their web page, and here is a link to their brochure.
Here are some of my favourite pieces: