Submitted by Jane on Sep, 27
Toronto and my Roots
In 1990, I started taking hand weaving classes at the guild here in Etobicoke. They have some great shows and it's been very enjoyable. Even though I live downtown, I still come here. I came to Canada with my family in 1950. We came to Toronto and my husband and I had two toddlers. It was very difficult, because people didn't want to rent to people with children. We found a little place in Sunnyside while it was still sunny. There was a park there and we would walk out right to the beach, take our shoes off, and wade into the water. Then, I looked around and said "This is home." I grew up in England. I'm a member and a volunteer at the Textile Museum as well. I do lots of knitting and sewing but it is very time consuming.