A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time: the Tett through the years

Visit the Tett this April for an original vison of Kingston history. The Kingston Fibre Artists created a challenge for themselves, to depict the history of the Tett Centre in stitch and fibre as part of their newest show – A Stitch in Time – at the Tett’s Community Gallery, which opens Saturday April 2nd. 

Many artists were inspired by the “mammoth brewery” that originally occupied the site; 'Bushels of Grain' commemorates the state-of-the-art complex, which could produce 100 barrels of beer per week. The women behind the men who worked at the brewery inspired a wearable art felted jacket in the 19th-century style and “Windows on the Tett” (below) recreates the distinctive silhouette of the present-day building with past and present activities stitched in each of the windows.

The juxtaposition between the busy industrial port and the new brick homes built by land speculators is the subject of “The ‘Hood Circa 1830.” Turn-of-the century watercolours, historical maps and the Tett’s own ghost story also provided inspiration. Other members revisited the building’s years as a military hospital during and after the World War I.

A Stitch in Time is open to the public from Saturday, April 2 through Saturday, April 30. The public is invited to meet the artists at the Opening Reception in the Tett Community Gallery on Saturday, April 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The exhibit is made possible by the generous support of the Ballytobin Foundation.

The Kingston Fibre Artists formed in 1997 to support and encourage creativity and innovation in contemporary fibre arts. For more information, please visit the Fibre Artists website.