Craft Talks

Amanda McCavour 

Amanda McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. By sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, she can build up stitched lines on a temporary surface.


SEAMLESS VISIONS: Mobile Artist Studio Tour
Co-Presented with Subtle Technologies Festival 

Sunday May 15, 2016

Bus departing from Craft Ontario (990 Queen St W, Toronto). 

LINE DUFOUR (Holland's Landing)
THEA HAINES (Hamilton) 

$40 (Regular)
$30 (Student/Senior/Arts worker)



Part of the 19th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival—SEAMLESS VISIONS—the Mobile Artist Studio Tour marks Subtle Technologies' first-ever traveling event and aims to showcase the Golden Horseshoe as a region ripe with fibre-based experimentation.

Registered participants will travel by charter bus in and around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to the studios of three contemporary textile artists, enjoying private tours and technical demonstrations at each stop. Participants will also be treated to on-bus activities such as a curators' talk and the opportunity to try their hand at weaving on a small-scale frame loom with yarn.

All hosting artists are members of Craft Ontario who balance handcraft and traditional textile processes with emergent technologies.

Bus departing from Craft Ontario (990 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario) at 11:00am on Sunday, May 15. A catered brown bag lunch by Vert Catering will be provided. 

Stop #1
Line Dufour (Holland Landing)
Demo: Weaving with fibre optics

Stop #2
Amanda McCavour (Toronto)
Demos: Digital embroidery & working with water-soluble fabric

Stop #3
Thea Haines (Hamilton)
Demo: Mixing and applying plant-based dyes

Top Image: Detail of embroidery by Amanda McCavour

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.