Welcome to Threadworks

The mandate of Threadworks is to mount, every three years, a juried exhibition of exceptional creative needlework stitched by artists from across Canada.

Since its inception in 1987, Threadworks is sponsored by the Wellington County Museum and Archives. After an inaugural exhibition at the WCMA, the show travels the Province of Ontario for up to three years and is exhibited in many museums and galleries.

Threadworks 2016

The 2016 entries are now closed. A big thank you to all the artists who submitted their work! See you at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from April 17 to May 29, 2016.

The theme for 2016 is FLASHBACK. What does that word bring to your imagination? Just how far back does it take you? Whether it’s to your own youth, your Grandmother’s time or pre-history, anything other than this minute or tomorrow qualifies. Here are a few suggestions: Fashion, Art Deco, Architecture, Environment/Nature/Fossils, Summer Camp, Holidays, Music (e.g. song titles), War, Hippies, Home, Death, Grandma’s influence/Ancestors, Weddings, Babies...

The Show co-ordinators are Elizabeth Duggan Litch and Sharron Begg, and you can send them an email using the form on our Contact Page. Jury liaison is Kathleen Bissett.

Previous Shows

Threadworks 2013 •

The 2013 theme was WATER, and the show was juried by Judy Martin, William Hodge and Sylvia Naylor. Please visit the Threadworks 2013 page to learn more and view the complete online gallery of works.

Threadworks 2010 •

The 2010 show was all about TREES, juried by award-winning textile artists and academics Dianne Gibson, Judith Dingle and Susan Burke. Again, please visit the Threadworks 2010 page to learn more and view the complete online gallery of works.

More information and galleries from previous shows will be available soon.