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Community Heritage Craft Virtual Display 

Community Heritage Craft Virtual Display

If you're anything like us, crafting has helped keep you sane during the past year or so... Join us in showing off what you put together to help you keep it together for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!

One of our goals as an organization is to bring awareness to heritage craft skills and help to keep them alive! We're organizing an online display of YOUR craft projects to that end, and to celebrate Greater Sudbury's crafters of all ages and skill levels! 

An ENORMOUS thank you to Sweet Yarns, Gem Sewing, Sew Local Stitch Lounge, Old Soul Soap Company, and Georgian Bay Fibre Co for their kind and generous donations!!

How to participate

  • We're looking for photos of projects made using heritage craft skills by Greater Sudbury residents since the start of the pandemic (though we're also accepting photos from farther back so our occasional crafters can also participate).
  • The project itself doesn't have to be in any way pandemic-related - any craft made using a heritage craft skill is eligible (more details about what is eligible in the submission form).
  • All submitted photos will be assembled into an online album and shared by the Greater Sudbury Museums through social media. 
  • Each person who submits a photo through the submission form will be entered into a draw to win a prize basket of heritage craft/skill related goodies worth over $100!! 
  • Submit your photo using our online form!


  • You must be a resident of the City of Greater Sudbury.
  • There is no minimum age or skill level to participate! You can be brand new at your craft, or an old hand, and you do not require any formal training 
  • The craft featured in your photograph must be your own work. You may submit someone else's work for them, but only with their permission. 
  • The craft featured in your photograph must have been made with a heritage craft skill. There are MANY different definitions of heritage craft skills, which we will take into account as we determine whether or not your craft is eligible. Heritage craft skills are passed from one generation to the next, and are typically considered to have been in practice for at least two generations. See our list of examples below! If you don't see your craft included, go ahead and submit your craft anyway - it's not possible for us to include every single type of heritage craft here, so we'll try to provide a broad variety of guiding examples!


  1. You may submit your own photograph of your craft OR you may submit a photo taken by someone else of your craft, but only with their express permission to do so and to post it online.
  2. By submitting your photo you give permission to the Greater Sudbury Museums to post this photograph on Facebook and/or Instagram and/or Flickr. The Greater Sudbury Museums will ensure you are credited for this photograph wherever it is posted if you indicated so in the form.
  3. Submitting this photograph to the Greater Sudbury Museums for posting means that it will be subject to the terms and conditions of Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. It is the entrant's responsibility to familiarize themselves with those terms and conditions. 
  4. The Greater Sudbury Museums reserves the right to choose to post the submitted photograph or not (if it is determined it does not mean the guidelines), but also to crop or otherwise edit it as required for posting. 

The Prize

  • One entry per household will be submitted into the draw for the prize basket, though all entries following the rules will be displayed online.
  • If your name is selected from the draw, you must be able to pick up the prize basket from one of the thirteen Greater Sudbury Public Library branch locations. A Greater Sudbury Museums staff person will be in touch to discuss the details and timing of pick-up. 
  • If you do not respond to the Greater Sudbury Museums within 7 calendar days of our first attempt to contact you, you forfeit the prize and a new name will be drawn.


Types of heritage crafts

Basket-weaving; beadwork; birch bark weaving; bookbinding; crochet; decoration of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) or other Ukrainian egg-decorating traditions); decoupage; glass blowing; knitting; lace-making (bobbin lace, hairpin lace); leather working; macramé; metalsmithing; needlework (embroidery, cross stitch, pulled thread work); pottery; quillwork; rug-making; sewing (appliqué, quilting); snowshoe making; stained glass making; spinning; weaving; wood carving; woodworking; and wool dyeing. And many more!

How to resize an image

If your image is too large to submit, consult this guide for assistance.


Please contact us with your questions at 705-674-4455 x3966 or at