Pom Pom Garlands
parent - child friendly workshop
September 18, 2019 - Wednesday || 6pm
$65 a pair
Join us for a parent-child friendly pom pom garland workshop with Make Merry Party Shop.
We will be working in pairs (not exclusive to parent-child but friends can join too!) to create fun, festive, colourful pom pom garlands. With plenty of yarn, sizes and colours, go crazy choosing your own combinations! Mix and match to make your own garland.
Make Merry will take you through the basics step by step teaching you everything from perfect pompom making to stringing your garland together.
2 hour long class. Includes all equipment and materials, however feel free to bring your own yarn if there's a particular colour you want.
Make Merry is a party shop run by Lindsay and Jenna, two friends from Vancouver, Canada. Their vision for Make Merry is to carry and support as many small and local vendors as possible. With a focus on heirloom, sustainable and recyclable products, they’re always looking for the most lasting options.
Cedar Bracelet Weaving
October 16, 2019 - Wednesday || 6pm
Join us as we team up with Amy Robertson for an evening of weaving and fun!
Amy will discuss the process of harvesting and preparing cedar as a material for weaving. She will also teach us techniques of cedar weaving through bracelets. Not into bracelets? No problem! You can get creative and make some napkin rings or just learn the techniques to use at home for your own personal projects.
Amy began weaving in 2002, on Cortes Island, BC, starting with old cedar bark found on the forest floor. Soon after, she learned the craft of willow weaving and combined the materials to make bicycle baskets. In 2011, preferring the flexibility and quality of cedar, Amy met a Haida Indigenous teacher , where she learned both harvesting and weaving techniques. Since then, Amy has returned each year to Massett, to study with a Master weaver, Marlene Liddle. Amy produces a variety of woven baskets, covers for bottles & books, placemats, card-holders and bracelets. Her craft work has been shown in Victoria, Vancouver, and on Quadra and Cortes Islands, with a signature piece at the Hershel Supply Company store in Gastown in Vancouver. Amy teaches weaving wherever there is interest, providing a range of materials, styles and projects to anyone wanting to explore their creativity.
Shibori Inigo Dye
October 23, 2019 - Wednesday || 6pm
Learn the Japanese art of shibori-inspired folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric with indigo dye
About this Event
In this popular hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of shibori-inspired folding and binding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric with indigo dye. By the end of the workshop, you will be amazed as the stunning one-of-a-kind patterns are unfolded and revealed!
Practice pieces of cloth will be provided along with all other materials. Fabrics will be sold separately. You may bring up your own fabrics to dye, and they must be of natural fibers such as cotton or silk and prewashed before the workshop. Some fun ideas are beddings, pillow cases, clothes, fabric for bags, etc.
Things may get a little messy, so wear clothes and shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting stained is encouraged. No experience necessary!
October 30, 2019 - Wednesday || 6pm
Join us for an evening of beautiful crafting with Tamryn of Cold Moons as we create our own customized moons from resin, acrylic and wood
About this Event
Tamryn of Cold Moons creates beautiful resin art that represent the moon and all its glory. She works with acrylic, wood and resin to make these one of a kind pieces.
In this workshop, we will get together for an evening of crafting and creating using Tamryn's method. We will learn how to work with the ever so finicky resin and we will get to choose and mix paints of our choice.
Because of how long it takes for resin to settle, the moons will be available for pick-up the following day or at your earliest convenience.
What you get from this workshop:
Knowledge and use of resin
Learning to mix colours of acrylic paint
Your own moon made by you!