On Wednesday this week, the students of High Park Day School visited the Textile Museum of Canada! After a tour of the museum and a discussion of symbolism, the students were given a chance to sketch their own carpet design taking inspiration from the wide variety of culturally and historically significant examples draping the walls.
Later on, the students split into age groups to learn more about spinning, weaving and stitching!
Since our visit, we have seen an outpouring of creativity and ideas from the students. Many of them have already brought in projects from home to share with their peers.
The Textile Museum of Canada is a wonderful place located in the heart of down town, not too far from the AGO. We highly recommend a visit!