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EV Building
Room S-EV 9-729

What you'll find

The structures studio includes:

  • hand & drum carders
  • drop spindles & spinning wheels
  • felting tools & needle felting machine
  • rope-making tools
  • tufting gun & frames
  • 4, 8 & 12 harness floor looms and related tools
  • 4 & 8 harness table looms
  • 24 harness AVL Dobby loom with Compu-Dobby
  • manual and double-bed electronic knitting machine
  • digital embroidery machine
  • quilting machine
  • domestic & industrial sewing machines
  • domestic & industrial sergers

The printing and dyeing studio includes:

  • two 8-meter printing tables with registration rail system
  • large light table
  • bullet steamer
  • heat transfer machine
  • screenprinting facilities with multiple wash-out sinks for pigments and screen reclaiming
  • over 50 silkscreens of various sizes
  • accessible screenprinting darkroom with coating, drying & exposing equipment
  • a ventilated and well-stocked dye lab equipped with natural gas burners
  • a ventilated wax room for batik, devore & surface applications
  • pH neutral water purification system for dyeing
  • washer, dryer and two fabric spinners
  • domestic and industrial sewing machines

The paper-making studio includes:

  • Two 2lb capacity Hollander beaters
  • One hydropulper
  • A large vacuum table for forming sheets up to 36" x 60"
  • A hydraulic press
  • Floor drains
  • Moulds and vats for forming sheets up to 22” x 30”
  • Two sheet dryers

The Fibres computer lab

Equipped with Macs and a PC running specialized software for textile design, a scanner, three printers including an Epson Stylus Pro 4880 dedicated to dye sublimation.

Fibres and Material Practices students also have access to several industrial and electronic sewing machines including a machine for digital embroidery.

Dressing the loom.

Winding a warp

Weaving sample.

Sewing on the industrial machine.

Fibres structures studio.

Fibres computer lab.

Setting up for a critique.

Papermaking: Sheet forming and pulp beating.

Papermaking critique. Photo by Anne-Renée Hotte.

Print fabric samples.

Image design on the light table.

Repeat printing. Photo by Anne-Renée Hotte.

Fibres dye lab sash hood.

Fibres dye lab.

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