Fibrespace was the home for a menagerie of many well-dressed creatures as a result of our March Break program.
The education volunteers provided the program every afternoon from Saturday March 10 to Sunday March 18, from 1 – 4 pm. Visitors were invited to bring their favourite stuffed toy or doll to dress up in a piece of African cloth. The program was linked with the Dare to Wear Love exhibition.
We had an obese owl dressed as an outlaw; we had dogs, dinosaurs, pandas, frogs, teddy bears and fashion dolls. There was no end to shapes and sizes, which provided many challenges and some fabulous outfits. The children pitched right in, and many parents were very helpful.
For those who were not into the fashion scene, there was the opportunity to make a bead bracelet or a warp reeling bookmark. As always in Fibrespace, the floor loom was a big hit for everyone: from seven-year-olds to cool teenagers. Children, caregivers and volunteers had a wonderful time.
Strand News is the online meeting place for members of the Volunteer Association of the Textile Museum of Canada. Our annual fundraisers, including the Textile Bazaar, support Museum programs and exhibitions.