Oh Sew Distinct with Catherine Goetz

Catherine Goetz is owner of Distinctive Sewing Supplies, the goal of which is to help customers create winning garments from fashion fabrics and independent designer patterns. In 2007, she became a certified Islander Sewing Systems® Instructor, and has since been helping others learn to sew accurately and quickly with professional results. www.DistinctiveSewing.com

Creativ Festival 2014

Vests, Jackets & Coats

Vests, Jackets & Coats – Oh My!
When you look in your closet do you often feel you have nothing to wear?  In this trunk show, Catherine shows how a few signature pieces that reflect your creativity and style will ensure that you’re dressed appropriately for any occasion. You too can have an upscale designer wardrobe at the fraction of the cost.

Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 11:30 . Sat 11:30


Creativ Festival 2014

Get Stylish for Summer Trunk Show

Get Stylish for Summer Trunk Show
Just in time for the warmer weather…  new, summery garments will have you feeling enthused about sewing fashion again. See exciting new fresh, breezy styles that are quick to create and comfortable to wear and gain insights into fabric and pattern choices to ensure a successful fashion experience.

Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 5:30

Class registration will begin in Spring 2014. Watch for updates here on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca

It’s the Details that Make Fashion with Edith Kauffeldt

Edith Kauffeldt is a lifelong sewer and owner of Sew Have Fun. Her experiences as a Baby Lock Canada Educator, creating custom dresses and bridal wear, sewing for a costume designer, interior decorator and Kutaways has led to a desire to share her love of sewing with as many people as possible.  www.SewHaveFun.ca

Creativ Festival 2014

Adding Fashion Details

Adding Fashion Detail
Take a garment from ordinary to extraordinary, simply by adding some fashion details. Edith shares sewing tips to add flair and elegance to your fashion sewing projects. See samples that incorporate, ruching, trim, pleats and more!
Room 105 – Fri 1:30 . Sat 1:30

Class registration will begin inSpring 2014. Watch for updates here on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca

Upcycle your Wardrobe with Linda MacPhee

Creativ Festival 2014

Linda MacPhee

Linda Macphee is TV host and producer of 16 seasons of Sew Much Fun  and Linda Macphee’s Workshop an eclectic fiber arts/sewing show. It currently shows on PBS, CTV2A and on her website. She has written for many magazines and is in constant demand for speaking/teaching engagements across Canada and the U.S.A. www.MacpheeWorkshop.com

Upcycling the MacPhee Way
See lots of great new ways to upcycle T-shirts, sweaters and shirts to create funky fashions and statement making décor accents. Linda has so many stylish surprises in store… you won’t recognize what she started with!
Room 104 – Fri 9:30

Creativ Festival 2014

Fashion Show

MacPhee Fashion Show
See Linda’s fabulous fashions in her fun and funky style show. It’s a whirlwind presentation with live models and a crazy commentator full of foolishness and frivolity! You’ll leave totally inspired to Create or Rejuvenate something GREAT!
Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 12:30 . Sat 12:30

Fun & Fast Accessories for Spring!
It’s time to “spring” open the wardrobe and accessorize for the season. See how to make our new scarves, shrugs, cover-ups, even jewellery, and more!
Room 101 – Fri 3:30

Decorating the MacPhee Way
Linda MacPhee demonstrates decorating like never before… quilts, cushions, ready-mades, suitcases and more! It’s easy to take it from PLAIN to POW in a few simple steps. Come see how!
Room 101 – Fri 5:30

Creativ Festival 2014

Jacket Jazz

Jacket Jazz
Jackets, jackets and more jackets! Get insider tips on how-to work with the new chenilles that are turning heads. Linda shares fabric and embellishment ideas galore to create many more must have trendy jackets and vests. Plus, see new twists on old favourites.
Room 104 – Sat 9:30

Knitty Gritty on Knits
Put your best size forward! See how to LOSE 10 POUNDS with our knits that don’t cling! We’ll talk fabric, patterns and embellishments.
Room 104 – Sat 2:30


Class registration will begin in Spring 2014. Watch for updates here on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca

Slow Fashion with Linda Lundstrom

Creativ Festival 2014

Lundstrom in her Studio

The recent collapse of the garment factory building in Bangladesh has shed light on a situation most Canadians had given little thought. It’s called Fast Fashion and is responsible for the low prices of garments sold at the supermarket, or the tote bags we use to reduce the amount of plastic we consume. Now that the RamaPlaza building has collapsed, we understand the cost in human lives paid by the factory workers. It’s a complex issue…if people stop buying clothing made in Bangladesh…then what happens to the workers who depend upon these factory jobs to support their families? These inexpensive products are everywhere… we can’t escape them.



If you wonder how you can be more conscientious in the ways you spend your money, there is something you can do…it’s called ‘Slow Fashion’ and is made right here in Canada BY YOU.


Creativ Festival

Linda Lundstom

Whether you are a skilled sewer or just beginning to enjoy DIY (do it yourself) projects, the upcoming Creative Festival at the International Centre on April 25 and 26 will show thousands of items to help you make your own SLOW FASHIONS, with quality and care.

I will be there to share stories from inside the Fashion Industry and will join the other vendors to show you the tools I use to design and produce my collection. Visit me in my booth or come to the main stage (Fri & Sat 10:30 and 2:30) and allow me to inspire you. Linda Lundstrom – Booth #224

To see more from Linda, feel free to check out her website, www.lindalundstrom.ca

Your Complete Wardrobe Makeover with Carol Steinbrecher

Creativ Festival 2014

Carol Steinbrecher

Carol Steinbrecher is the founder and CEO of Style Solutions, LLC, an image and fashion management services firm. Carol specializes in alterations of ready-to-wear, fitting & fashion pattern alterations, wardrobe style techniques, colour analysis, and image branding services, with over 25 years experience. Clients include an Academy Award winner, corporate and small business groups, “everyday stars” and speaking engagements across the country. She received her training through AICI (Association of Image Consultants International) and Conselle Institute of Image Management. She is also a licensed affiliate of the Conselle. Graduate of UW-Oshkosh-BSN, Carol totally believes chocolate is one of the basic food groups and that at least 25% of every day should be fun!  www.StyleSolutionsllc.com

Scarves, etc:  What’s New, What’s YOU?
Calling all scarves and accessories! What do you do with that piece of fabric stuffed in the back of the drawer or closet? What are some of the new accessory trends? Get inspired, pull your outfits together and create magic in your wardrobe through this fun demonstration. It’s time to give yourself a smashing new look.
Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 9:30 . Sat 3:30

The Wrap Dress
Learn all about this iconic fashion design. Created 40 years ago by the famous designer, Diane Von Furstenburg, the wrap dress is making a dramatic comeback. See different versions of this style, variations that will work for you and how different fabrics make or break the look. We’ll explore notions and sewing techniques to make your wrap dress look designer perfect. Bring “dress up” back into your wardrobe.
Room 104 – Fri 11:30

Style School: Wardrobe Makeover
Does your wardrobe need updating or a flat out rescue and makeover? Using Carol’s wardrobe strategy, you’ll learn how to make the most out of your wardrobe while saving time, money and anxiety! Trigger your imagination by seeing basic garments mixed with new and upcoming styles and trends. Build clusters of outfits out of 5-10 pieces that will last up to three seasons of the year. Get the most out of your fashion dollar and organize your closet all at the same time!
Room 104 – Fri 3:30

Press to Impress!
Do you quilt, sew, embroider, craft or all of the above? Learn to make your projects appear sharper and double the overall “look value” to all that hard work you’ve put into creating them. See how pressing differs from ironing. Hey, girls need power tools, too, so check these out!
Room 104 – Fri 5:30

RTW Alterations: Menswear Pants
Guys need their clothes altered too. Want to try your hand at altering menswear? See the step-by-step process as Carol shows how to avoid that a saggy, baggy look and create a tailored flattering fit instead. These techniques can also  be applied to women’s wear.
Room 104 – Sat 10:30

Pattern Fitting: Moving The Seams
See how the simple method of moving your flat pattern alterations to the seam line will create fantastic fitting garments right where you really need them. Carol demonstrates how this method can be applied to simple or more complicated alterations with no distortion to the pattern. It’s easy and it works!
Room 104 – Sat 12:30  

Class registration will begin in Spring 2014. Watch for updates here on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca

OMG Linda Lundström uses the “F” Word!

Creativ Festival

Linda Lundstrom

The “F” Word, It’s not Just for Fashion!

Linda Lundström is a Canadian fashion icon and award-winning entrepreneur. Her experience spans several decades in the Apparel Industry, designing and building the Linda Lundström brand and a state- of-the-art Canadian Lean manufacturing facility.

She has been recognized with many awards by the fashion industry, business and manufacturing sectors, educational institutions and the community. These include Designer of the Year Award, City of Toronto, Canada Award for Business Excellence, YWCA Woman of Distinction and three Honorary Doctorates to name a few.

Today, Lundstrom continues to design the ‘L’ collection and is a sought-after inspirational speaker. She shares her stories from inside the world of Fashion at presentations and workshops as well as consumer shows like the Creativ Festival.

The “F” Word
Fun, provocative and heartfelt… this presentation is not to be missed. Join Linda as she shares her experience of great success as well as great failure and unveils the raw truth of her story. With humour and mischievousness Linda connects with the audience to inform, entertain and inspire. Discover what the “F” word is all about!
Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 10:30 . Sat 10:30

Scarf, Creativ Festival

Linda Lundstrom Scarf

Inside the World of Fashion
In this presentation, Lundstrom shows Nature…its raw beauty, full of imperfections…and encourages us to embrace our own. This practice of self acceptance is then contrasted and compared to a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Fashion. Linda believes fashion should be attainable by everyone and women of all sizes celebrated. Join her in this jam packed session to be transformed, informed and inspired.
Fashion Arts Stage – Fri 2:30 . Sat 2:30

Felting Unsurpassed


Gaudet @ Creativ Festival

Gaudet 2013 Collection

Felting Unsurpassed

Gio Gaudet has taken felting to new heights with his must see 2013 collection. The stand alone beauty of the Gaudet coat with its unmistakable feminine silhouette and luxurious Merino wool felted fibre is magnified with the integration of Swarovski Crystals right into the fabric!

Gaudet Fashion House – Booth #204 & 917 www.gaudetfashionhouse.com