June 2 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Presented by Artscape Daniels Launchpad
$25 Regular Admission
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Free: panels, lectures, marketplace, art exhibit
May 31, 8PM: New Moon
June 1, 8PM: Berry Moon
June 2, 8PM: Harvest Moon
June 3, 5PM: Frost Moon
RAVENSTAIL WEAVING WORKSHOP / $230
Facilitator: Meghan O’Brienn (Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw)
2-day workshop to learn the basics of thigh spinning with merino wool. Weave a medicine bag while growing to understand the history and meanings behind selected patterns and iconography.
10 SPOTS AVAILABLE
NAVAJO RUG WEAVING / $362
3-day workshop: Learn the art of weaving from Master Navajo Weaver, Barbara Teller Ornelas, originally from Two Grey Hills and Newcomb, New Mexico, and her sister Lynda Teller Pete. Listen to family weaving stories and weave a 6.5” x 8.5” rug.
15 SPOTS AVAILABLE
INTRO TO APPLIED BEADING / $100
1-day workshop: Contemporary artist Catherine Blackburn (Dene) will lead participants through a one-day beading workshop. Participants will learn the basics using the two-thread application technique as well as finishing details, including backing and edging your work.
10 SPOTS AVAILABLE
BLACK WALNUT DYEING WORKSHOP / $225
A 2-day dyeing workshop with Carola Jones (North Carolina Toisnot Tuscarora) using black walnuts in immersion dyeing to create a range of colours from warm browns to black, as well as healing medicine. Participants will complete a specific set of samples that illustrate the range of possible colours using different ways of manipulating fabric.
(photo shows black walnut & indigo dyed textile)
10 SPOTS AVAILABLE
For Immediate Release: April 18, 2018 · Please add to your listings/announcements
INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK TORONTO
Announces Trade & Consumer Marketplace
Fashion • Textiles • Craft
June 2 and 3, 2018 at Harbourfront Centre
The inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO) is excited to announce over 40 exhibitors who will showcase their Indigenous-made work at the Trade & Consumer Marketplace on June 2 and 3, 2018. Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto takes place May 31 – June 3, 2018 at Harbourfront Centre, presenting the most distinct and progressive Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and craft.
The IFWTO Trade & Consumer Marketplace exhibitors include: Cheekbone Beauty, Indigenous made cosmetics; La Petite Sauvagesse, contemporary Haudenosaunee designs for body and home; Mad Aunty, laser cut jewelry by artist and designer Joi T. Arcand; Manitobah Mukluks, authentic Aboriginal Mukluks, Moccasins and accessories; Chippewar, art and apparel by multimedia artist Jay Soule; Ken’niwá:’a, a modern children’s brand; Victoria’s Arctic Fashion, traditional northern garments with a modern flair; Running Fox Beads, Sailor Jerry style beaded patches by Skye Paul; Jennifer Younger, jewellery featuring unique carving techniques and innovative material finishes; Chinimiwin Collective, textile artists focused on reclamation of identity; Niio Perkins, Native American beadwork; and Born in the North, multidisciplinary designs by Christopher and Gregory Mitchell.
Admission to the Trade & Consumer Marketplace in the Lakeview Market at Harbourfront Centre is free. The full list of exhibitors can be found here, with more to be announced in the coming weeks: IFWtoronto.com/marketplace
In addition to the wide array of exhibitors the Trade & Consumer Marketplace will host The Designer Showroom in Harbourfront Centre’s West Corridor Bays, June 1 – 3, 2018. The Designer Showroom will include some runway designers from IFWTO showcasing and selling their work to industry and fans alike.
The Trade & Consumer Marketplace includes the Original Makers Space, which seeks to address the lack of access and representation of older women in the workplace. The Original Makers Space, supported by Ryerson University, is a drop-in site where elders are invited to work on their own designs, sell their pieces if they choose, and socialize.
The Trade & Consumer Marketplace features work by young and emerging designers who incorporate traditional techniques into their contemporary work with pop sensibilities, as well as traditional designers who are sustaining Indigenous language, stories and skills passed on through the generations using beads, quills, fur, leather and other traditional materials.
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is a four-day multi-platform festival of the most distinct and progressive Indigenous-made fashion, craft and textiles launching May 31-June 3, 2018, challenging mainstream perceptions of Indigenous people and culture, which are often stereotyped, commodified or exploited. IFWTO is led by Indigenous women, offering audiences an authentic, accessible opportunity to connect with Indigenous artists and celebrate cultural expression.
IFWTO acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, British Council, Harbourfront Centre, Ryerson University and supporting partners