Moon Rain Centre is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to integrating creativity and harmony in the community through the creation, exhibition and teaching of tapestry weaving and textile arts. The name Moon Rain refers to the mystical connection between the moon, weaving and the cosmos. Located in the Gatineau Hills, in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, Moon Rain is known for its unique approach to creative tapestry weaving. The Vision of Moon Rain is to share the beauty and mystery of Weave
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
One of the changes that we have been working on is the new and improved Moon Rain Centre blog. The new blog can be found at the link below. The postings on this blog will stay in place, but future posts will be on the new one. Thank You and hope you enjoy the new site which will be much more interactive
Friday, March 18, 2011
Contact Moon Rain Centre to plan a hands-on interactive community arts project.
Bring The Vision Weave Project to your local school, community centre, library, care or recreation centre.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Inspired by the natural environment, workshop participants explore and develop their own creativity, immersed in techniques and practices developed at Moon Rain Centre that demystify tapestry weaving, making it accessible to everyone.
This weekend workshop is an introduction to the art and craft of tapestry weaving. Basic techniques are explored and practiced on small frame looms. While learning to blend colours and build woven shapes and lines, participants create a small tapestry to take home.
$225 includes materials
During this week workshop, the patterns of nature inspire woven tapestries, as each participant explores in depth the tapestry weaving process, developing and weaving a visual idea into a finished tapestry.
$475 includes materials prerequisite: Level One
Mentoring responds to the unique questions and concerns of individual advanced students. Emerging tapestry weavers are shown how to recognize and develop their own unique creative gifts, while learning to become active creative members of their own communities.
prerequisite: Level Two and portfolio
A workshop for teachers, arts educators and cultural facilitators
Weaving transmits the energy of Peace. It has a calming, harmonizing effect on people, especially on children, so is an excellent tool for today’s classrooms and community centers. This workshop teaches simple creative weaving skills and projects that are suitable for all ages, abilities, and cultural programming budgets. In this workshop participants learn how to turn the family ragbin into woven fabric art projects, how to make simple frame looms and weave on them, how to make cloth looms and more.
prerequisite: Level Two
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Living Tapestry Workbook received a glowing review from Jean Woods of the New Forest Guild in issue number 236 Winter 2010 of
Also please check the December 11, 2009 posting on this blog for more information
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
For questions and comments firstname.lastname@example.org is one of the best ways to reach us.
There are quite a few really exciting happenings coming up. More details to come.
Once again thank you
Friday, December 3, 2010
When Thirteen Moons Entwine
September 25, 26, 2010
Textile Arts Discovery Bus Tour
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The number thirteen has very ancient and mystical significance, representing the unification of life, creation and the cosmos. In many cultures, the Wise Woman is referred to as a "Woman of the Thirteenth Moon".
International textile arts event in the Outaouais
Aug 15 to Oct 10, 2010
When Thirteen Moons Entwine was an international textile event, inspired by the thirteen moons of the lunar calendar. It was an outdoor laboratory that brought together established professional textile artists with emerging artists in the creation of 13 outdoor textile art installations at thirteen sites along a scenic walking path in nature at Moon Rain Centre, in the Gatineau Hills.
Map of Sites
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Ewa Bartosz-Mazus (POLAND)
Part of my installation "The Cleansing" represents spirituality and positive thoughts: this optimism overflows out of me and into my tapestry; it is my aspiration that everyone can achieve this fragment of positive energy. - Ewa Bartosz-Mazus
Claire Guerette (QUEBEC)
Photos by Ken Ewen, Joanne de Nobriga, Ken Ewen, Ken Ewen
Krystyna Sadej (CANADA)
Ali Rabjohns (UK)
All this love and these threads of my creative journey have been wooven into the final pieces, red spider's web reminds us that we are all connected. - Ali Rabjohns
Photos by Ken Ewen
Denise Coker(QUEBEC) Gaël Morin (FRANCE)
Traces mémoire, rémanence; investir le matériau d'une mémoire réinventée. Quand l'art est technique opératoire, quand il est à la fois le messageet le messager, il devient possible de re-sacraliser l'espace.- Gael Morin
Photos by Joanne de Nobriga, Ken Ewen, Ken Ewen, Margit Hiedeg
Marie Pier St-George (CANADA)
In the beginning of the World, it ia said that the Moon climbed up to the top of a tree. There she would weave; there she would spin; there in the tree. -Ixchel Suarez & Marie Pier St-George>
Photos by Ken Ewen, Gerald Bordeleau, Ken Ewen, Ken Ewen
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nadine Dupeux (FRANCE)
Il arrive souvent qu'aux dernières heures de décembre des solitaires inspirés se penchent au-dessus de l'eau et distinguent, scintillant pour eux des profondeurs, émouvante, terrifiante, la merveille des douze, parfois des treize lunes de l'année écoulée qui reposent, entrelacées. - Nadine Dupeux
Photos by Gerald Bordeleau, Ken Ewen, Joanne de Nobriga, Joanne de Nobriga