TMC Yardage Sale

10303289_920101844700944_5618443093683419772_nJoin us for the 20th Annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale put on by the Textile Museum of Canada.  This event is organized and run by the Museum’s Volunteer Association, the Sale raises significant funds in support of the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and public programs.

Continually expanding in scale, the More Than Just a Yardage Sale has become a not-to-be-missed event for textile and craft enthusiasts across the GTA. Supported by year-round generous donations, the sale features an abundant selection of dressmaking and decorator fabric, household and vintage linens, quilting supplies, patterns, yarn, beads, buttons and books all at bargain prices.

One of the Museum’s largest fundraisers, the annual event is entirely dependent upon the time, talent and energy of the TMC Volunteer Association which contributes over 15,000 hours to the Museum annually – the equivalent of 8 full time positions. A team of over 120 volunteers brings the event to fruition, working year-round to gather, sort and price donations, as well as manage the sale.

Admission to the sale is free. Regular Museum hours apply.

FRIDAY, MAY 29th, 11 am – 6 pm
SATURDAY, MAY 30th 11 am – 2pm

Donations of fabric, yarn, beads, books, buttons, notions and other crafty item can be dropped off at the Museum’s reception desk during open hours. For help with larger donations or if you have questions, please call the Museum at 416-599-5321.
or email:

All proceeds from this and other Volunteer events support the Museum’s exhibitions, collections and public programs. To learn more, visit the TMC’s Volunteer website at or check out their facebook event page.

Granny Squares


Granny square apparel is a cyclical fashion that peaked in the 1970’s. As Stitch ‘n Bitch series author Debbie Stoller describes:

If you grew up in the seventies, as I did, you might fear the granny square–if only because, for a while, clothing was made of nothing else. Granny square vests, granny square shorts, granny square hats. Heck, I bet there was some kid out there who was forced to go to school wearing granny square underwear.

Although particular color and pattern schemes for granny squares change with time, this class of motif is a staple among crocheters. Multicolor granny squares are an effective way to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects and basic granny square motifs do not require advanced skills to execute.

Soure: Wikipedi