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The newest issue of Bespoke is now available to view on our website. The Vintage Issue features articles about Reign, Crimson Peak, Steampunk and more.

The sixth issue is available to read here

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MWS Spring 2014

CAFTCAD’s bi-annual sale is set to jam-packed yet again.
Now into it’s 13th sale, expect to see a range of vendors selling items from: vintage clothing and accessories, contemporary retail labels, which include clothing and jewellery, as well as past movie wardrobe stock! Find great items for your spring wardrobe or just find your treasure.

Saturday May 31st

Pinewood Studios Toronto- 225 Commissioners Ave 9am – 5pm

Members: Free General Public: $5

On street parking for the public, entrance via the Bouchette St Gate.

Or take Bus 72C Pape, and use the Bouchette St exit.

Want to become a vendor? Click here

Textile Museum of Canada Volunteer Association Presents Annual- More Than Just a Yardage Sale

The Textile Museum of Canada will host its 19th annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale. This event is organized by the Museum’s Volunteer Association, in which the fundraiser earns significant funds in support of the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and public programs.

All items come from generous year-round donations that include fabrics such as, dressmaking, decorating, household and vintage linens, as well as quilting supplies, patterns, yarn, beads, buttons and books.

This initiative has a team of over 120 volunteers that work continuously all year round to make this event happen. Show your support or find yourself fabric for any or all of your sewing purposes at a bargain price.

The event will be set up in tents in the parking lot adjacent to the Textile Museum of Canada at 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto (St. Patrick subway station at University Avenue and Dundas Street).

Friday May 30 from 11am – 6pm

Saturday May 31 from 11am – 2pm

Admission: Free

For More information on the sale and the Textile Museum of Canada, click here.

Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design 2014-
Anne Dixon

Congratulations to CAFTCAD Member, Anne Dixon on receiving the honored Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design, as part of the Ontario Arts Foundation.

The purpose of the award is to give mid-career professional costume designers in Ontario, a way to foster their career further through research or travel.

Anne has a background in design that spans over 25 years. Her repertoire includes both stage and screen, ranging from theatre, dance, opera, film and television.

To read more, click here.

Canadian Screen Awards Nominees

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television celebrated the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards on March 9th.

CAFTCAD is proud to mention the members who have been nominated for these prestigious awards. Congratulations to:

Winner of Best Costume Design (Television) Debra Hanson for Bomb Girls- Party Line
Lea Carlson for The Colony
Laurie Drew for Orphan Black- Instinct
Gersha Phillips The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Delphine White for Copper- The Hudson River School

To read more about nominees and winners go to:


Fashion History Museum

Founded in 2004, the Fashion History Museum recently opened a permanent exhibition space in Cambridge, Ontario. With a collection spanning over 8000 garments, dating from the 1600s to present day, this space truly is expanding the knowledge and understanding of fashion and costume design alike.
For more information, click here.

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