Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New dates, same location for 2016!

The Wearable Art Sale {TWAS} will once again be held at the convenient downtown location of Covent Garden Market. The dates re Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4.

Friday, October 30, 2015


Handwoven- details

With my fine art background, including textile studies, I use my love of nature

 and fabric for inspiration. Wearable art appeals to my practical side while 

allowing for limitless creativity. The enjoyment I receive from revamping 

memorabilia and recyclables into practicalities is a challenge as fulfilling as 

creating anew. My work is anywhere from practical to zany. Jeanne - Marie

Friday, October 16, 2015

Laurent House of Fashion

Cynthia Laurent Cadogan has been designing women’s clothing for many years, having attended the St. Lucia Training College to learn Fabric Design; Cynthia completed her formal education on Mystique Island, learning the creation of batik, fabric design and fabric creation. Cynthia apprenticed with one of Canada’s foremost Wedding Houses as well as with one of Canada’s foremost Fashion Designers.
Cynthia has owned Sea Island Cotton in St. Lucia, Cynthia’s Creations in Toronto and has been a successful designer and business woman since her arrival to Canada.
Today, Laurent House of Fashion is providing women in London the opportunity to express themselves for work, play and for those special occasions where they need something that best reflects their personality and style.
Cynthia continues to collect unique and antique fabric and uses these fabric and fabrics collected from all over the world in the creation of her one of- a-kind designs which she offers to those clients that are looking for their own one of- a –kind design.

Just Cause Education Outreach

Just Cause is a grassroots Canadian not-for-profit organization aimed at improving the quality of life in developing nations by focusing on education.

Wood you Wear

One of a Kind Handcrafted Wood Jewelry

Our beautiful one of a kind handcrafted wood jewelry is made from regional and exotic hardwoods, hand sanded, finished and polished to enhance its natural colour and beauty.

Paddy Kelleher Designs

Patricia Richardson is a Canadian textile artist, born in the Niagara Peninsula. Following studies in fashion design, fabric design, embroidery and millinery at various institutions such as The Academy, Sheridan, Fanshawe and George Brown Colleges and attaining a BA from Western University, she pursued a career as a costume designer. In this field she grew practiced in a wide variety of artistic textile techniques. A few years ago, Patricia turned her hand to millinery and accessories. Using her own patterns and designs, Patricia dyes and paints the fabrics, cuts and manipulates them into shape and combines them with techniques such as embroidery, beading and pleating into unique wearable art pieces. All of Patricia's items are individually hand made in her sunny studio in London, Ontario.

Aroos- Henna Art

Henna Body Art is an ancient art form which dates back over 5,000 years,commonly practiced in India, Pakistan, North Africa, and south East Asia and the Middle East. It is worn traditionally for celebrations and other auspicious occasions such as weddings and other religious festivals. Henna is a wet paste in a cone that is applied to the skin and the person should take care while the application dries for about 15-20 min. It looks a lot like cake- decorating! As it dries, the skin absorbs the henna dye. The paste dries and flakes and then falls off either by itself or when lightlly rubbed off, leaving the henna stain on the skin. Henna takes about 48 hrs. to reach its full colour. It begins as an orange stain then deepens to a reddish colour.
Depending on the size and detail of the design it will take anywhere from 5 min. to a couple of hrs to apply. For best results the paste has to left on untill completely dried, being careful not to smudge it. It's a pleasant. soothing and relaxing experience. Sometimes the skin may feel slightly cool where the paste is applied and this is because the henna draws your surrounding body heat into the paste as it dries. Henna has been safely been used around the world for thousands of years. Allergies are very rare. The Henna Cone which I most commonly use is made in India by a very prominent manufacturer est. in 1880, exporter and supplier of herbal ayervedic cosmetics and herbal henna. I use only natural henna made from natural ingredients in the mixes for pregnant women.

Ellen Mallett,

I am a published knitwear designer. I sell my original knitwear and 

knitting patterns. Inspiration comes from literature, pop culture and 

the world of teens that constantly surrounds me at home and at work.

I am the wardrobe mistress for Original Kids Theatre Company 

and when time  allows am happy to accommodate custom requests. 

Costume requests at the theatre have resulted in some of my most creative designs.

Eva Bardelcik

Yogurt Culture

Yogurt Culture is a fresh new line of accessories and apparel for the vigorous 

at heart. The name represents the culture of yoga, youth, and you living a 

powerful life in the now. Yogurt Culture draws influence from the power of 

positive like minded people drawn together to form global-wide 


such as that of yoga, music, charity, art, fashion, etc. These global 

influences shine through in the chosen materials, textile patterns and 

modern designs that comprise Yogurt Culture’s wide variety of products.  

Yoga Culture was developed by Eva Bardelcik, in 2011, while living abroad in 

Taiwan. The first product ever developed was a stylish yoga mat bag for the 

practical use of transporting a mat to studio, via scooter. Soon, Eva began 

custom designing yoga mat bags for the local yoga community, incorporating 

fabrics and designs from Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, China, as well as from the 

West. Eva Bardelcik studied fashion design at Ryerson University, Toronto,

 and has worked with a variety of designers in Canada, England and 


Anna K

"Jewellery is my latest creative expression. The materials, such as crystals,

 pearls, assorted beads, silver and gold are so beautiful, they inspire me to

create sculptured earrings, colourful bracelets and pendants that glitter. There

is plenty of attention to detail and co-ordination to the patterns and

arrangement of each finished piece. Yet, the joy of it all is in wearing the


TWAS 2015

Anna K
 Some of the artists and booths from the 2014 Show

 Yoghurt Culture

Elan Knits and Jake Died
Wright by Design

Paddy Kelleher Designs