AlgomaTrad Community Colours Table Runner Project

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AlgomaTrad is calling for participants of all ages and experience levels to help co-create table runners. We provide the kits and each participant creates one square which will then be collected and sewn into giant, unique, and beautiful table runners for AlgomaTrad’s culminating “Community Colours Dye Garden Project” Celebration on Saturday, October 30th. AlgomaTrad acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council for this project.

Please download the”Community Table Runners:A special project for AlgomaTrad” for more information OR head right over to the Community Colours Sampler Square Kit Request Form now!

Since Summer 2019, we’ve been working with artists Miranda Bouchard, Tuija Hansen, and community volunteers, including the St. Joseph Island Horticultural Society, to establish a natural dye garden at the AlgomaTrad site. We’ve also been dyeing fabrics and fibres using plants from the garden itself, the land around the Centre and the kitchens. Making and sharing meals together is one big part of how we create community and belonging at AlgomaTrad. Our shared lunches and dinners are a place where we come together over food, talk about our days and lives, and get to know each other. These giant table runners with handmade samplers will decorate our dining hall with the creativity and care of many hearts and hands, and bring the colours of the land in.

In the kit you’ll find: embroidery floss, bits of naturally-dyed fabric and yarns, an embroidery needle, a wool square, a pencil and a square of paper, a stitch guide (with a picture of a sampler on the other side), and instructions!

For more information about the Community Colours initiative, check out The AlgomaTrad Dye Garden Project.