Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dare to Wear


Many, many, many, MANY weeks ago I went to the Textile Museum of Canada.
I’d originally heard of this place through my museum studies classes, and to be honest
tapestries, costumes, etc. did not really interest me.

That being said, it’s kind of  surprising how I’ve taken to yarn bombing.
I’m just so darn complicated!

The reason I took a lovely little walk through some supposed television shoot at the corner
of College and University (sorry guys!) was to scope out a possible location for a fake exhibition
I had been working on for class. I thought,
“What better place to  have a yarn exhibit than an TEXTILE museum!”

 And because I am a bad museum studies student, I took some photos of my trip
(without the flash of course) so you can get a little taste of the stuff they show.

These are from their Dare to Wear show on the 3rd floor. It’s all about celebrated work of top Canadian
fashion designers created to raise awareness and funds for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in sub‐Saharan Africa.


Now because I am also a bad blogger, this exhibition has already come down BUT!!!!
I was speaking to someone who is working with someone  who said that the museum
might have a yarn bombing section for an upcoming exhibit.


In an early post I mentioned that the Textile Museum has been yarn bombed before, but
has never had a yarn bomb exhibition. So I’m going to keep and eye out for any
more news about this potential show.


Day Off!!!


Hello again!
I warned you that the Bissell Bombers would be taking a bit of a break this summer, so I
hope you’re not too upset with us and how long we’ve been taking between posts.

Since a lot of bombers have taken on unpaid internships for the summer (thanks economy!) we’ve
been supplementing our non-income with other interests like beer wenchery, and other fun restaurant gigs.

But every once in a super moon there comes a day when we’re not on call at either our museum
networking/museum skills building institution OR our paid part time gig.
And today was such a day!!!

First up, a little breakfast at Futures with CASToff Curator followed by a walk around
Kensington market. It’s been ages since I was last there and I was hoping to come
across something quirky and crafty. A few weeks ago an honorary Bissell Bomber
had walked past these knitted birds and what I’m hoping is a carrot cake muffin.

We didn’t have the same luck as her, but it was still a gorgeous day to be
meandering through all the little shops.  So nooooo complaints!

The rest of the day was spent trying to jam in as much “me time” as possible before
I turned into a pumpkin wearing an Irish style kilt and tediously reminding people
that we don’t do reservations for the patio *le sigh*

Until the next super moon!