Teachers

Alexandra Klein
Alex's embroidery

Alex, the creative force behind Alex’s Embroidery, creates beautiful and unique embroidered art in Montreal. She has been embroidering for three years. She is currently a law student, and embroiders and runs her Etsy shop in her free time.

Anne-Marie Groulx
Atelier le Serpentin

Anne-Marie Groulx lives and works in Quebec City. She graduated in 2015 in Textile Construction from the Maison des métier d’art de Québec (MMAQ) and she dedicates herself to textile creation and production. Winner of Grand Prix MMAQ (2015) and other creation grants, the artist has shown her work at the Canadian Guild of Crafts […] Read more

Clara Quintela
Clara Beauty

Clara Quintela, aka Clara Beauty, is a Brazilian living in Canada since 2012. Journalist by trade. Fiber artist by nature. She currently studies at Concordia University, in the Fine Arts – Fibre and Material Practices program and teaches in her own studio Le Laboratoire Textile, in Montreal. Knitting addicted (of course!). Big fan of strong […] Read more

Deborah Ogden
Yarn Indulgences

Deborah Ogden, is the dyer behind Yarn Indulgences. A luxury hand-dyed yarn business that arose from a brick and mortar shop in Kitchener, ON almost five years ago. Her background in working with florists all over Canada and USA, for 20 years, provides incredible inspiration for colour and flair. She comes from a generation of […] Read more

Denis caron

For ten years now, Denis Caron has been braiding and weaving arrow sashes. His main interest focuses on pieces with the insertion of glass beads, oblique weaving and the more ancient belts. All the designs are explored to create objects which respect traditional techniques. With his commitment to transmitting this passionate art, he teaches the […] Read more

Diane Gonthier
Les ateliers d'un pas feutré

Diane Gonthier, Master Spinner, has an active professional practice since 2003. She creates unique and contemporary large scale custom wool felt works, for and with different collectivity ( Artist at school, municipalities, specific clienteles or events…). Her personal research offers a truly renewed look of the wool medium. Just like individual wool fibres end up […] Read more

Dianna Walla
Paper Tiger

Dianna is a knitwear designer, photographer, and writer currently based in Montréal. In addition to being a regular contributor of designs to Quince & Co, her work has appeared in Pom Pom Quarterly, Knitscene Magazine, Interweave Knits, and Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People series. She recently spent two years living in northern Norway, and the Nordic […] Read more

Ginette Bérard

Originally from the Mauricie Region, I traveled around the province of Quebec and in the United States for a short stint in the 70s. Passionate about hand knitting and machine knitting for the past 35 years, I have perfected my knowledge by attending workshops on “Knitting Machine Design” offered by the Lasalle College in Quebec […] Read more

Guy Charbonneau
le gars qui tricote

Guy Charbonneau has been knitting for more than 45 years. Watching his mother knitting, he was fascinated by the fact that one could make something with only two knitting needles and a piece of yarn. Since then, his passion for knitting has grown steadily. For the past few years, he has been knitting mostly socks […] Read more

Julie Biron
La Julie Factrie

Julie Biron first obtained a Bachelor in Public Communications in 1997, followed by a Bachelor in Visual Arts and Media Relations in 2001. However, it is during a one-year stay at the “École supérieure d’art, Aix-en-Provence (2000-2001), that she slowly moved towards the textile arts where she is passionately evolving ever since. During the last […] Read more

Julie Desjardins
ACCROchet

ACCROchet is Julie Desjardins, a French-Canadian crochet designer on a mission to dominate the world with her stitches. Julie fosters communities that value and recognize the artist’s talent, time, and tools; communities of people that want to surround themselves in those same luxurious elements. Julie has been published in American crochet magazines & a book, […] Read more

Loretta Moore
Hooked on the lake

I am a hooker – rughooker that is! I have been hooking for about 20 years. I dye my wool fabric, cut it into strips and pull looks through linen backing to create rugs, pillows, wallhangings, purses. I love to get people “hooked” on this wonderfully creative old art form.

Louise Lemieux-Bérubé

Born in Montreal, Louise Lemieux Bérubé has graduated in Art History from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She has studied Jacquard weaving at the Rhodes Island School of Design and combines her skills in photography, computerized textile creations and weaving. As a professional artist for more than 30 years, she has exhibited in Canada […] Read more

Mariane Laforest
Atelier 1N

Born in France, Mariane grew up surrounded by nature. She was a graphic designer before discovering the world of fibre and textile art. She likes the beautiful imperfections and surprises that natural dyes bring out. These imperfections are what brought Mariane to start her own brand of natural dyed fabrics; Atelier 1n

Marie-France Gosselin
L'ATELIER WEAVING STUDIO

Marie-France Gosselin is a weaver from Ottawa. She’s the owner of L’atelier weaving Studio, in Kanata. L’atelier is a dealer for Ashford, Mirrix and Louet products, specialized in weaving threads. Marie-France Gosselin, teaches rigid heddle weaving classes at Carriageway Studios in Almonte and in many other places in Québec and Ontario.

Marjolein Dallinga
Bloom felt

Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 1989 to pursue her art career through making art books and jewelry. While raising a family, her creativity led her to toy making and teaching art classes. This led her to discover felting, and she now works […] Read more

Megan Cleland
In The Line of Fibre

Megan has a passion for all things fibre. Living on a sheep farm in Australia for 10 years taught her to appreciate good quality wool. A studio was built and being surrounded by wool, mohair and alpaca, Megan wove, spun and knit. She moved back to Canada in 2008, shipping all her wool and fibres. […] Read more

Mélissa Bellemare
ahippiewithaminivan

Melissa Bellemare is a mom of four who picked up her first felting needle in 2012 and has never stopped poking. She loves to make people smile through her creations and loves the art of transforming wool into three-dimensional creatures. She has been selling online and in craft fairs, festivals and conferences since 2013 and […] Read more

Myriam Rochon
Habi Habi

Founder of Habi Habi, Myriam locally grows dye plants and shares her botanical dyeing secrets through workshops and conferences. She developed her passion for vegetable dyes through her studies in visual arts, horticulture and environmental studies.

Natalie Dupuis
Sew By Hand

Natalie Dupuis holds a Masters Degree in Education and taught as a classroom teacher and a teacher trainer in Toronto, Paris, and London where she lived for many years.  After having children she combined her love for teaching and her passion for embroidery and now teaches Goldwork and surface embroidery  at various locations in Montreal.  […] Read more

Natalie Servant
NatalieServantDesigns

Natalie Servant is an independent knitwear designer and teacher with patterns published in print with Knitscene and Cooperative Press as well as online at Brooklyn Tweed, Twist Collective, Knitty, and Quince & Co. Her self-published book was inspired by Canadian Art Deco architecture. She draws inspiration from architecture, art, and nature. You can see all […] Read more

Owen Brush
Owen Brush Textiles

Owen Brush is a spinner and weaver who creates entirely handmade textiles. Working from scratch he spins the yarn, designs the patterns, and weaves the fabric. Approaching craft as a process of conversation, Owen works slowly with the most simple and basic hand weaving techniques so that he may listen to what the tools and […] Read more

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols
BEADADDICT

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols has worked with fibre and beads for 20 years creating beaded jewellery then kits under the name of BEADADDICT. Recent beadwork collaborations with lampwork artists have given Roxann the opportunity to “engineer” wearable art pieces that have been included in U.S. and Canadian publications, exhibitions and competitions. She is the designer of the […] Read more

Shani Théorêt
Bleu Poussière

Shani Théorêt is the knitter, dyer and amateur mycologist behind Bleu Poussière, a small business offering hand dyed wools. Environmentally conscious and concerned about traditional methods, she will undoubtedly pass on to you her love for nature’s curiosities and for the mysterious world of colors.

Shireen Nadir
The Blue Brick

Shireen is a designer at heart and considers her mediums secondarily. From photography to clay, glass, resin, wood, metal, and of course, yarn, she believes in the strength of cross-pollination of skills to create truly unique works. A photographer first, all of her designs are inspired by her photography. Her yarn is no different; Shireen […] Read more

Tamara Kate
Kaya Joy Designs

Tamara is a licensed fabric & product designer, quilter and illustrator based in Montreal. While she has been drawing, painting and stitching since her childhood, the work she is best known for today didn’t start until a number of years after she graduated with a BFA in Textiles from NSCAD. Having spent her youth in […] Read more

Veronique Gaucher
Ateliers Julo

Véronique Gaucher is a self-taught crochet artist. Learning any possible way from videos, to blogs, to books and to just testing whatever came to mind. She perfects in the art of crocheting thread and smaller yarn fibers. Previously in the business of making recycled jewelry, she kept the jewelry aspect and inserted the crochet side. […] Read more

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