Late Saturday morning, I enjoyed the FRAY exhibit at the Textile Museum of Canada with a few of my fellow Wednesday Night Knitters. The exhibit was fantastic and I really enjoyed the landscapes of Kim Ouellette, so simple but yet really transported you to a snowy, secluded area (I wanted a hot chocolate and a warm fire). I also enjoyed Kathryn Ruppert-Dazal's two large pieces pictured here. Allyson Mitchell's Sass-things and Luanne Martineau's drawings on cotton (I think the titles were Panorama of a Flood I & II). Plus the CLOTH THAT GROWS ON TREES exhibit is not to be missed either. Who knew you could make cloth from tree bark by pounding the crap out of it? Definitely an amazing art form -- from the creation of the actual cloth, to the varied way it's used, to how it is decorated. Such a wonderful contrast to the modern pieces of FRAY!
After the museum we went to Lettuce Knit to meet up with Sophie and to cop a yarn feel, but no one felt like buying as we were all starving. So off to the Red Room we went for cheap eats, drinks and knitting.
All-in-all I think it was a very nice afternoon as I got to hang with a few of the regulars outside the 2nd Cup and meet a few newbies to the group. I hope to do this more often!