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Textile crafters, artists, makers: How accessible is your craft?

We are starting a new research project on accessibility in textile crafts. As researchers and crafters, we want to center community participation in our methods, so we are conducting a broad online survey as an initial scoping study.

If you have any level of experience in a textile-related craft and have encountered any accessibility issues related to crafting, we want to hear from you!

Textile crafts: (a.k.a. fibre arts) creative practices that use fabric, yarn, fibre, and other textile materials, including knitting, sewing, dyeing, and many others.

Accessibility issues: difficulties with crafting due to disabilities, physical/social barriers, chronic illness, and/or many other intersecting issues.

The survey will be fully anonymous, with options to identify yourself to the researchers and/or for public attribution. This survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the required questions, with optional questions to answer at your leisure. No compensation will be provided for survey participants.

If you are interested, visit the link below to participate in the survey.


Research cleared by Carleton University Research Ethics Board B Clearance # 120569. Should you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the REB Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (by phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 4085 or by email: ethics@carleton.ca). For all other questions about the study, please contact the lead researcher, Shanel Wu (email: shanel.wu@carleton.ca).