Manitoba Craft Museum and Library


Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
C2 Centre For Craft, 1-329 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg
OPEN: Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, 12-4 PM
On Display:

Shirley Richardson Craft Gallery
An exhibition of work by Peter Tittenberger, curated by Chris Pancoe

Heritage Gallery
Craft Narratives from Rural Manitoba: 1930s – 1990s

For inhabitants of rural Manitoba in the twentieth century, handicrafts were not hobbies but solutions to the difficulties of isolated agriculturalism. Craft skills could provide rural families with economic stability and greater self-sufficiency. Programs promoting craft empowered rural women with the knowledge and skills to improve the standard of living in their households and communities, and provided an avenue into political engagement. The history of these four organizations in Manitoba, Spin-Well Manufacturing Company, Mary Maxim, the Searle Grain Company Weaving Department, and the Women’s Institutes of Manitoba, illustrates the power of craft to address economic and social issues and illuminates the stories of rural women, to whom craft gave a voice and a community.

Pop-Up ExhibitionAround the World with Fibre
As a stop on the Fibre Trail, MCML will be hosting a two day pop-up exhibition, Around the World with Fibre. The exhibition will feature 16 textile pieces from around the world, each piece showcasing a different textile making technique or type of fibre.

Indigo Dye Demo with Katrina Craig

Join us outside the C2 Centre for Craft  as we learn how to dye textiles using indigo, as well as the traditional and historical roots of Indigo dye.  Bring a t-shirt, tote bag, pillow case or any cotton textile for a chance to try out this age old natural dye process! Masks are encouraged when attending this event.

Behind the Scenes Tours
Take a peek at MCML’s collections storage and what goes on behind the scenes at a museum. Tours will be led on an as needed basis with a limited number of spots available to ensure social distancing.
The C2 Centre for Craft is an accessible building. There is an entrance with a ramp and automatic door. There are accessible, gender neutral washrooms on site.
Visitors will be required to wear masks while in the C2 Centre for Craft. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Registration is not required but there will be a limit on the number of people available in the space and on the Behind the Scenes Tours.