The Textile Museum of Canada Presents Sheridan College Textiles Graduate Showcase
Posted: May 24th, 2022 | Exhibitions

Threads of Meaning from May 27 – June 18, 2022

Toronto, ON…. The Textile Museum of Canada announces the exhibition Threads of Meaning as part of the Sheridan College Textiles Graduate Showcase. The exhibition will be on view at the Textile Museum of Canada from May 27 – June 18, 2022. Join us for the Opening Reception celebrating the graduates on May 28 from 2-4 pm. Register here. 

Meet the next generation of textiles artists and designers in this exhibition showcasing the work of Textiles graduates from the Honours Bachelor of Craft & Design Program at Sheridan College. This celebratory exhibition is the culmination of hard work and perseverance through several years of uncertainty and change. Threads of Meaning explores the diversity of techniques and approaches in textiles from functional objects, reflections on individual and cultural histories, to material research and installation-based work. 

“We are proud to present the work of these emerging designers and makers. Their work exemplifies the diversity of the textile program at Sheridan College, and the emphasis we place on studio research, exploration, and technical investigation. This group of students has been resilient and engaged while their education was disrupted; their work demonstrates the energy and curiosity with which they met the challenges of recent years.” – Thea Haines, Interim Studio Head, Textiles 

The Honours Bachelor of Craft & Design, Textiles program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario offers a dynamic 4-year bachelor’s degree in craft and design with a specialty in textiles. The program is committed to teaching contemporary and traditional approaches to textile techniques and materials.  A hands-on curriculum investigates methods in printing, dyeing, weaving, felting, paper-making, stitch, constructed textiles and digital design and technology. Students experience textiles through in-depth studio-based work, material and theoretical research, collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, internships, industry visits, visiting artists and field trips. 

Works by Leah Defoort, Sophie Harrison, Leticia Lakatos, Xingchi Liu, Jamie Lo, Nicole Ruiz, Yunlin Shan, Tiffany Jill Sookdeo, Xiaoxing Wang, Clio Windust, Yuexian Wu, Yifei Zhang. 

The Textile Museum of Canada is offering FREE admission until June 5, 2022. Book your free ticket online here. 

About Sheridan College 

Founded in 1967, Sheridan has grown from a local college of 400 students to one of Ontario’s leading postsecondary institutions, educating approximately 22,500 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities — Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga. An award-winning institution, Sheridan attracts students from across Canada and around the world. Sheridan’s 210,000+ alumni play a critical role in shaping the future of our society in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology, and the skilled trades. Learn more at 

About the Textile Museum of Canada 

The Textile Museum of Canada aims to inspire understanding of the human experience through textiles. We are the only museum in Canada delivering programs and exhibitions dedicated solely to textile arts. The Museum ignites creativity, inspires wonder, and sparks conversation through the stories held within our global collection of textiles, and active engagement with contemporary art practices. For more information, visit:, IG: @textilemuseumofcanada, Twitter: @TMCtoronto, and FB: Textile Museum of Canada. 

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