The Gladstone's (1214 Queen West) third and fourth floors are feeling extra-cozy these days. Until November 25, stop by the Parkdale art hotel between noon and 5 pm to browse the Big Fibre Little Fibre textile show.
A ceiling full of purple wool cobwebs, a giant green knit-canvas wall hanging and a series of super-sized red mitts might just inspire you to add fibre to your own home's decor diet.
Felted fabrics, bold prints and other stylish swatches can add warmth and design savvy to every room. And who can deny the allure of a signature blankie to help you and your abode weather another chilly winter.
Don't stare too long at the psychedelic centre of this bowl woven from aqua shades of telephone wire ($69.95, Textile Museum of Canada shop).
Ministry of the Interior 's (80 Ossington, 416-533-6684) Marimekko collection includes printed pot holders ($10), placemats ($20) and aprons ($43).
Accent a mod dining table with Dwell 's mustard runner ($128, Ministry of the Interior ).
Design scenesters are all over ikat patterns this fall. Drape your table in this Indian tablecloth ($69, Textile Museum of Canada shop, 55 Centre, 416-599-5321).
A traditional bark cloth pillow pad ($79.95, Textile Museum of Canada shop) is embellished with multi-coloured twine.
Add a classic touch with a plush Hudson's Bay blanket from the Bay ($275-$475, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111).
Interlocking felt links make up Lily Yeung 's tendril hanging ($2,000, Made ).
Katy Chan 's felt bowls ($48 to $88, Made , 867 Dundas West, 416-607-6384) are a plush spot to park your keys.
Check yourself out in Pia Israelsson 's felt-framed mirrors ($60 to $85, Made ).
Lighthouses, igloos and Bata's destined-for-destruction Don Valley headquarters are printed on Standard Issue 's cutout pillows ($60, Distill , 55 Mill, building 56, 416-304-0033, www.standardissuedesign.com).