Fibre Artist & Curator Interviews

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...


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Festival 2020 Postponed Until 2021

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COVID-19 Update

In these ever-changing times in which we find ourselves with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, we've made the decision to postpone the World of Threads Festival to 2021. We have also postponed the Call for Submissions until further notice. Be sure to subscribe to hear about it.

With all the closures of art galleries, museums, etc., we commit to "keeping open".

We'll continue to bring you exciting and innovative fibre and textile art from around the world. We are actively working on a new website and will relaunch with images from past festivals and new artist interviews.


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 2018 featured 303 artworks by 65 artists from Canada and USA. Festival 2018 was a huge success with attendance over 60,000 who came out to see the show.

The festival is not-for-profit organization with charitable status. It's focused around Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and organized and curated by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate. Learn more...


2016 Community Spirit Arts Award:
Dawne Rudman

Recognizing an individual that through their volunteerism has made an invaluable contribution to the Oakville community and contributed to nurturing and enhancing the arts.


2015 Community Impact Arts Award:
Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate

Recipients for bringing global attention to Oakville and elevating the fibre/textile art form around the world.