Thea Haines, Blanket Fort
Things have been a little sleepy here on the Pulling Strings blog for the last few months. If you've been wondering what we've been up to since our last event, we were hard at work up until a few weeks ago in our respective roles for Hamilton Winterfest, a community event presented by the City of Hamilton Tourism and Culture Division that has been going strong for nearly four decades. Jen was by and large the main brain behind this year's installment of Winterfest, I curated Winterlore, the outdoor exhibition that was part of the Winterfest kick-off event, and Thea was one of the exhibition's ten participating artists. Her embroidered Blanket Fort (pictured above) was a beautiful and evocative tribute to the importance of warm textiles to Canadian pioneers in wintertime.
The photos below show more highlights from Winterlore and the Winterfest kick-off event.
Tonya Hart, Phantasmagorical Nights
KalynDar (wearing some lovely Ukrainian-inspired accessories)
Hitoko Okada, Lotus Lantern
For more information and photos of Winterlore, take a look at the exhibition Facebook page! Also, stay tuned for more information about our upcoming March/April event coming very soon!