Margaret Ballantyne is a Canadian who has a Master's Degree in textiles from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Margaret's career in textiles includes conservation and exhibition preparation and teaching in Canada and the United States. Her own textile work is based on landscape in the pattern of woven cloth. Her conservation practice has included a full scale 16th Century tapestry housed at Trinity College University of Toronto and two major contemporary textile works by Micheline Beauchemin, housed in Ontario government buildings. Margaret also served as Conservator at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto, Ontario.