VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION | Textile Museum of Canada
Have you explored Narrative Threads? Narrative Threads is the TMC’s latest online project and it features more than 200 objects from museums and individuals across the country. The objects tell engaging, personal stories about the people, traditions, and places that are important to Canadians.
Keep an eye on the User Submitted Artifacts page on Narrative Threads as new submissions are being added all the time! The Cape Breton University Art Gallery added four weavings by Nova Scotia textile artist Patricia Pollett McClelland. McClelland was experimenting with combining colours while using the 8 harness double weave technique and produced weavings in colours representing of the four seasons. The curator at Fanshawe Pioneer Village just added this Farm Service Corps Uniform. Uniforms like this one were worn by women who took up jobs in agriculture during WWI to replace the labour of men who were fighting in the war.
We have had some great submissions from TMC volunteers and would love to have more! If you have a story and a photo of an object you’d like to share, you can submit it at http://www.narrativethreads.ca/soumettre_un_aftefact-submit_an_artifact.html. If you have something you want to share but need some help photographing it or want to work on the best way to tell the story of the object, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna Richard, Curatorial Assistant