Gather Textiles is a passion project of mine that began in January of 2019. Built with the co-founder Angela Kelly, Gather Textiles is a community building venture aiming to connect academic study of textiles to the broader community. Our location in North Edmonton offers community events, workshops, drop in workspace, tutoring and supplies. The most recent event was “For the Love of all things Holy” a lecture and discussion lead by University of Alberta professor Keavy Martin considering mending as a practice of healing, of care, and of relating to the things and the people around us.