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The Future is Wool: Community Research Project

November 29 @ 12:00 - 14:00

Love wool? Longing to learn more about it AND join a new knit along project? Then cast on with us!

The Future is Wool is a continuing community research project based at Concordia University, exploring the personal and planetary benefits of wool as a beautiful and sustainable material for making in arts, crafts, and design.

TFiW returned this September 27th, 2023, with the first of a series of hybrid (Zoom/in person) activities throughout this fall 2023. Special focus: valorizing Canadian wool!

Upcoming events

October 18th, 2023, from 12-1 PM EST: British artist and author (On Mending: Stories of Damage and Repair) Celia Pym joins us to speak about looking after our woollens. Since 2007 her work has involved collecting stories from the people whose clothing she has repaired, and considers why repair matters more today than ever before. *drop-in mending circle with local artists Selina Latour and Mea Bissett. Bring your woolens and learn how to mend and/or sit and stitch

November 1st, 2023, from 12-1 PM EST: The true costs and joys of producing wool yarn with farm/mill owner and author of Sheep, Shepherd & Land: Stories of Sheep Farmers Reinvigorating Canadian Wool, Anna Hunter. Anna joins us from Long Way Homestead in Manitoba to discuss her love of wool and and the actual cost of producing each skein.

November 29th, 2023, from 12-2 PM EST: Casting off! Sit and knit with us and celebrate the finale of our fall activities. Help finishing will be available. We’ll collect any handknit donations and deliver them to local shelters! Light refreshment served! We launch our end of project survey, too!

For more informaton, contact principal investigator Kathleen Vaughan at kathleen.vaughan@concordia.ca.

Location for in-person attendance: EV11.705 (Milieux Resource Room), EV Building, 1515 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC H3G 2W1

Zoom link for online attendance: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/84682939489

Hope to see you in person or on line! Bring your knitting!


November 29
12:00 - 14:00


Milieux Institute, EV 11. 705
1515 Saint-Catherine St W + Google Map