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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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. The Festival launched in 1994, and added international artists in 2009. The festival is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status. Festival 2018 featured 303 artworks by 65 artists from 10 countries. During the run of the Festival attendance was recorded to be over 60,000 people.

Covid-19 Update

During the pandemic we have committed to staying open and being available to our community through social media and on-going communication with our followers in 90 countries. We’ll continue to bring you exciting and innovative fibre and textile art from around the world.

As of right now we do not have a date for the next festival. We look forward to the time when we can once again safely welcome artists and visitors from across the globe to an in-person festival. Take care and stay safe.

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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.