Category: DIY workshops

got craft? :: Letter Writing Social

2017LFSWriteOnEVE_0056If you missed the #write_on event, London Fields Shoppe will be at Got Craft? this May 6+7 with a drop-in Letter Writing Social for the whole family! #Write_On is an initiative to encourage us humans, who get lost in a sea of technology, to take a time-out to write a letter! Come spend your weekend writing letters to those you hold dear. Be part of the Snail Mail Revolution!

Spaces are first come first served. No pre-registration required. Social is by donation – suggested $5.00 – partial proceeds go to the Vancouver Writers’ Exchange and includes one handmade card with a matching envelope*, pretty pens and vintage typewriters to help you write your message, and access to rubber stamps and washi tapes to decorate your finished package!

What? Letter Writing Social

When? Saturday, May 6th + Sunday, May 7th from 11am to 3pm

Where? Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street in Vancouver (BC)

Age? Both adults and kids* are welcome

Cost? By donation with partial proceeds to the Vancouver Writers’ Exchange (suggested cash donation $5.00)

* one card and matching envelope per person // you are welcome to bring your own letter writing supplies to use and share // quantities are limited and are first come first served

** kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times

image via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

got craft? :: DIY workshop

collagecollageKellie from Collage Collage will be hosting the do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop at Got Craft? this December! You may recognize Kellie as a past vendor with her line of handmade dolls called The Rice Babies. She’s been a part of the Got Craft? community since our days at the Royal Canadian Legion and we couldn’t be more excited to have her, and one of our favourite shops, Collage Collage, be a part our 20th event!

What? Wooden Pencil Holder Project
When? December 10 + December 11 from 10 to 5pm
Where? Pipe Shop Building, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Age? Perfect for both adults and kids
Cost? $5.00* per project

Spaces are first come first served. No pre-registration required. *Cost does not include entry to the event.

image via Collage Collage

Got Craft? x El Patcha Embroidery

ElPatchaRoseEl Patcha Embroidery will be joining Got Craft? for the first time this spring and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her! Learn how to embroider your own patches to add to your favourite pieces of clothing, bags, and whatever else you want to add a little sassy fun to!

Jackie will be bringing NEW flash sheets, extra goodies to take home, and a cute handmade canvas pouch to stash all your embroidery goodies so you can stitch anywhere anytime. All skill levels welcome.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
11-2pm
Got Craft? at the Pipe Shop Building
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Cost: $43.00 plus tax includes weekend admission to Got Craft?

For a full course description and to register online, click HERE or visit us in-person at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

If you aren’t able to make it to the workshop, visit El Patcha Embroidery all weekend long doing on-site chain stitch monograms and flash. Blank patches and pennants will be available for custom requests or bring your own denim jackets, vests, hats, etc.

note: Workshops are a final sale and are non-refundable. Class dates / times are non-transferable.

got craft? :: Workshops!

Spool of Thread Got Craft 2015Got Craft? will be hosting three FREE hands-on workshops this December led by Spool of Thread sewing lounge, District Dogs Designs, and The Rice Babies!

Here’s the schedule for both Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th at the Pipe Shop Building in North Vancouver:

10:00am to 5:00pm - Visit the Spool of Thread‘s DIY table throughout the event and learn to make their signature pinwheel brooch.

11:00am to 1:00pm – Join District Dogs Designs and learn a little about the revival of letterpress. Get inky and print your own ephemera on vintage tabletop presses.

2:00pm to 4:00pm – Make a mini candy cane piñata with The Rice Babies (pay what you can).

All workshops are drop-in (first come first serve) and free of charge unless noted. Advance registration is not required.

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Got Craft? Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015
10-5pm
The Pipe Shop Building (next to Lonsdale Quay Market)
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

To purchase tickets in advance and save 40%, click here!

NEW :: Brush Lettering Workshop Level 2 at Got Craft?

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0004WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0009WEB1236124_10152830527308011_4130611553228634865_nBuilding on the beginner brush lettering workshop where students learned how to use the brush to create the basic strokes that make up letters, John Lennig of Big Top Sign Arts returns with a level two session for those looking to build on their skills. Using the techniques covered in level one, John teaches you how to take the same brush to create the block letter, which is similar to the Bullnose, but has square corners on the stroke endings. This workshop will cover script, both slanting and upright, composition and layout, negative space, and the vital concept of B & L – big and little // bold & light (based on the book – Mastering Layout on the Art of Eye Appeal by Mike Stevens).

John will also discuss topics such as “Don’t go making up your own letter styles until you understand the fundamentals of letter construction”, materials, and if you have any specific questions, he encourages you to bring a list! For those that attended one of John’s previous workshops, please bring your #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush to class (a new one will be issued if you can’t find it).

You’ll take home:
Your take home project
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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This workshop takes place at:
Got Craft?
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (at Victoria Drive)

REGISTER online >> here << or in person at London Fields Shoppe located at 692 East Hastings (at Heatley Street) in Vancouver (open 11-5pm Wednesday to Sunday).

Space is limited to 10 students.

image via [stu-di-o] by jeanie // see John’s bio here