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Op carpet by Bev Hisey
Handtufted pure wool, 2010
In the beginning of 1980s Hisey taught herself pattern making, garment construction and sewing, which led to her designing, producing and retailing her own clothing collection. After attending the upholstery programme at George Brown College, Hisey transitioned to re-modeling and updating vintage and antique furniture pieces and to producing a collection of soft furnishings. Hisey mostly produces her works in Canada, but when working with producers in India she works with Goodweave, which guarantees there is no child labor in the making of her carpets. Hisey currently works out of her studio space on Dundas-west in Toronto.
This piece come to us from MADE, a design product retailer located on Dundas-west, a longtime friend of the Gladstone Hotel.
You can visit Op carpet in the cafe.
Photos by Lee McVittie
Fine food should know no budget!
In an attempt to prove that Parkdale can foster foodies of all income levels, PCHC is challenging chefs from Parts & Labour, Barque, and Local Kitchen to create an affordable and tasty meal for a family of four on a budget of $10 or less. To up the ante, all food, spices and seasonings must be purchase in Parkdale and can only be prepared using toaster ovens, hot plates, microwaves and kettles.
Great challenge, great message, great food. What more could you ask for?
Guess what? Some of our staff used to be in a really cool band called Mother Tongue and they’re reuniting to play at the 11th Annual Benefit Bash for WELNepal Friday September 21, 2012 at The Academy of Spherical Arts.
From left to right, the band is represented by Carlo Cesta, Chip Yarwood (Gladstone AV Manager/Music Director), Celina Carroll (Gladstone Human Resources), Yared Tesfaye, Conny Nowe (Gladstone AV Tech), Maryem Hassan and Rachel Melas.
Musical influences from around the globe are fused into the inspired sounds of the band Mother Tongue, The recipients of “Music Africa” awards as “Best Pan African Band” in 1994 and “Best African Band” in 1995, nominated for a Juno Award in 1994 for their album Enat. Get ready to dance to the infectious rhythms of Mother Tongue as this WELNepal reunion performance sees the band ready to “Stir the Pot” once again.
WELNepal’s overreaching goal is to provide women with the best tools for self-improvement, literacy and education. Their literacy training consists of 14 months of classes held two hours a day, six days a week for up to 30 women of all ages. To date, they’ve given literacy training more than 3,500 women.
Having organized the music for the WELNepal fundraiser over the past several years, Celina Caroll even has a women’s literacy class in Nepal named after her!
Check out Mother Tongue at the 11th Annual Benefit Bash for WELNepal Friday September 21, 2012 at The Academy of Spherical Arts in Liberty Village and really see what stuff our staff is up to.