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Workshop Descriptions

 

All Our Workshops: The List
 

This page contains descriptions of public workshops past, present and future. If it’s on this page, we’ll offer it again!

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Weaving

Weaving is an incredibly versatile craft, but our focus is on creative wall hangings.

Intro to Weaving

This workshop is for absolute beginners to see what weaving is about. Learn the fundamental techniques, including plain weave and some fun textured stitches! Keep your weaving sweet and simple, or explore the techniques with expert support.

Weaving 101 Multi-week workshop

This is the class to really learn the ins and outs of weaving, and make a big statement piece! You will learn how to warp a frame loom, finish build angles, curves and shapes in your design, implement techniques for texture, and then finish and display. We’ll discuss the wild variety of fibres, and the many tools available.

Wool Wreaths

Make a unique piece for your home in this workshop that teaches the basics of weaving with an emphasis on fibre choice and texture.


Block Printing

AKA stamp carving! Block printing is an ancient craft, found across cultures. We use rubber blocks and a variety of carving tools to create a design which can then be printed again and again onto fabric or paper.


Natural Dye

Indigo and Shibori

Come witness the magic of plant dyes at work. Indigo is an ancient and 100% plant-based dye. Participants will dye a silk shawl with resist pattern techniques.

Flower-Dyed Silk

Also known as bundle dyeing. Flowers, plants and herbs are steamed to create unique dye patterns.

Compost Colour Coming Soon


Fluid Arts and Marbling

We are developing more fluid arts workshops for fall 2019!

Suminagashi (Japanese water marbling) Coming Soon

Alcohol Ink Coming Fall 2019

Acrylic Pour Coming Soon


Painting

Watercolour Botanicals

Learn to make stunning botanical pieces with simple techniques. Participants will learn how to prepare a watercolour piece for painting, set up a design, and 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.


Cookies and Confections

Cookie Decorating

Learn the essentials to making beautiful cookies, including proper icing consistencies, outlining and flooding, wet-on-wet and marbling techniques, and how to pipe text! You’ll go home with 6 decorated cookies and a detailed instructional handout including cookie recipes.


Embroidery and Punch Needle

Embroidery

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.

Punch Needle Coming Fall 2019!








Macrame

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.


Lettering and Calligraphy

Brush Lettering // Modern Calligraphy

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.

These two workshops use different tools, but have similar exercises and workshop steps.


Jewelry Making

Polymer Clay Jewelry

Learn how to handle polymer clay, and how to combine colours to achieve effects like marbling, gradients, stripes and shapes. The workshop focus will be polymer clay set into brass pieces, but participants are free work with just the clay.


Felting

Turn tufts of wool into anything you can imagine! In this class you will learn to use a felting needle to make a 3D felted item, using an armature for support.


Beeswax

Beeswax Wraps

A fun and environmentally-friendly way to keep food fresh! Our instructor Tara provides beeswax from her own bee colony and an array of fun fabrics.


Plants & Flowers

Kokedamas

Learn the Japanese art of twine-wrapped plants! These plants look great hanging or sitting in your home— a unique piece of living decor!



Sewing

Garment Sewing: Underwear

Sewists with some experience may still struggle to sew with knits, but we’ll help you get there! This intermediate class will allow you to wear head-to-toe me-made, when you take home a pair of underwear you made yourself!

Intro to Sewing: The Ogden Cami

Have you dreamed of making your own clothes? It’s time to get started, with this introductory workshop! You will take home a linen camisole in your choice of colour. Machines available for rent.