Call for Submissions 2016


Since the series was launched, Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate have been interviewing local, national or international fibre artists. We have published 135 artist interviews and 5 Curator Interviews to date. Join us as we create a comprehensive archive of some of the most exciting fibre artists in the world. People have subscribed from 86 countries. Subscribe here...


Thank You to Our Supporters


Thanks to everyone who submitted work for 2016!

We received over 300 submissions and thousands of artworks. We are working our way through them and will contact all the artists as soon as posisble.


Next Festival

Sat. Oct. 29 - Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
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World of Threads Festival

The festival is one of the most vibrant fibre arts festivals in the world. We showcase contemporary fibre and textile art in all forms. Festival 2014 was a huge success and featured 255 artworks by 97 artists from Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, UK, USA.

The festival is focused around Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. It is organized and curated by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate.
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Previous Festivals have drawn entries from 20 countries and 8 Canadian provinces. See past artwork here. We will soon have albums up with photographs of all the shows.

The Festival is also known for our "Fibre Artist Interviews" series which has already featured 135 artists

Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate
Proud recipients of the Oakville Arts Council: 2015 Community Impact Arts Award!