Artist works on piece while smiling Photo by Kevin Jones /

“Fables in Yarn” Zine

September 23, 2023
Artist works on piece while smiling
Photo by Kevin Jones /

September 6, 2023 | Alisa McRonald

The annual Ontario Culture Days’ Creatives in Residence series invites artists to develop community-engaged projects to be presented during the fall Festival. This year’s lineup of residents explore themes of material culture.

Alisa McRonald is a contemporary textile artist who experiments with themes of folklore, fables and the esoteric. During the Festival, McRonald will present “Fables in Yarn” through exhibitions of her colourful, contemporary punch-needle wall-hangings at the Toronto Public Library and the Guelph Civic Museum. She will facilitate a large-scale collective art piece at the Queen West Art Crawl where art lovers will be invited to learn the art of punch-needling on-site and to contribute to this art piece.

Check out Alisa’s zine to learn more about her project, and then register for reminders for her events!

Fables in Yarn book cover - Yarn face with blue background

Ontario Culture Days runs an annual Creatives in Residence program. Part of the work of the Creatives is presented during public events for our festival of free arts and culture programming across Ontario.

Find more information on Alisa McRonald’s project here, and read more about the 2023 Creatives in Residence cohort here.