All Our Workshops: The List
This page contains descriptions of workshops past, present and future. If it’s on this page, we’ll offer it again!
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Weaving workshops are the heart and soul of Craft School— our weaving instructor is also our co-owner. Weaving is an incredibly versatile craft, but our focus is on creative wall hangings, made on frame looms.
We offer two weaving workshops:
Intro to Weaving
This workshop is meant for absolute beginners to see what weaving is all about. Participants will learn the fundamental techniques, including plain weave and some fun texture-building stitches! You can keep your weaving simple and let your choice of gorgeous fibres shine, or explore the techniques with expert instructional support. You will also receive a detailed, illustrated handout to help you learn during and after the workshop!
Pieces from this class will be 7x9 in. at largest, not including fringe.
Weaving 101 (Multi-week workshop)
A one-time workshop is fun, but there’s so much more to know! This is the class to really learn the ins and outs of weaving, and make a big statement piece!
You will finish this this workshop understanding how to warp a frame loom, finish a weaving for display, build angles, curves and shapes in your design, implement techniques for all kinds of texture, and more. We’ll discuss the wild variety of available fibres, and the many tools and accessories available.
10-12 total hours
Make a unique piece for your home in this workshop that teaches the basics of weaving and explores texture, fibre and design.
AKA stamp carving!
Block printing is an ancient craft, found across cultures using many mediums. Most at-home block printers today use rubber carving blocks, which are carved with a variety of tools to create a design which can then be printed again and again onto fabric, paper— anything at all!
We offer workshops in block carving and printing; participants take home the blocks (stamps) they have carved as well as the napkins, tote bag, cards or tea towels that they printed on.
Indigo and Shibori
Come witness the magic of plant dyes at work.l. Indigo is an ancient and 100% natural dye. Participants will dye a 20 x 70 inch shawl with resist techniques known as shibori.
Also known as bundle dyeing. Flowers, plants and herbs are steamed to create unique dye patterns.
Make awesome paper! Marbling is one of the easiest, most gratifying crafts out there. Join us as we make an assortment of marbled paper goods to use as cards, wall art, or whatever you can dream up! You’ll have the opportunity to play with different colours and ink designs.
Keep an eye out for suminagashi (Japanese water-based marbling) workshops in 2019!
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Learn to make stunning botanical pieces with simple techniques. Subtle, beautiful watercolour is incredibly beginner-friendly with a bit of guidance. Participants will learn how to prepare a watercolour piece for painting, how to set up a design, and how to apply colour. We will also cover mixing new shades of colour. All will take home a brand new watercolour set and brushes to continue exploring this medium.
Learn the essentials to making beautiful cookies, including: proper icing consistencies, outlining and flooding, wet-on-wet and marbling techniques, how to pipe text, and more! You’ll go home with 6 decorated Valentine’s-themed cookies, a detailed instructional handout, cookie recipes, and new skills for your next cookie project.
Get started with embroidery! With a few basic stitches, you can create endlessly. Our instructor Carrie will lead you through the foundations of this craft, and get you started on a sweet floral piece. You will take home your embroidery hoop to finish your piece on.
Learn the essential knots to make a modern macrame wall hanging or planter! Our expert instructor Delee takes pride in guiding her students to make a perfect piece with their own flourishes. After this workshop you’ll be ready to branch out into all kinds of macrame designs.
Learn the art of beautiful words and letters. It just takes practice, and we’ll walk you through the exercises to get there. As a final project participants will write a word of their choice on quality card stock with a watercolour wash as background.