Category: DIY workshops

NEW :: Block Printing on Textiles Workshop at Got Craft?

BlockPrintingblockprinting bag high resJoin Heather Young from The Craft Lab for a three hour textile block printing workshop. Using simple tools, students will learn how to carve printing blocks and transfer the designs onto fabrics. Repeat techniques for half drop, half brick, centered and mirror will be covered. Play with the immediate and versatile technique and build up a variety of patterns. At the end of the workshop students will have sample patterns to take home and a completed print on a cotton drawstring bag. Novice and experienced makers welcome. The fee includes all tools and fabrics as well as a cotton drawstring bag.

Students will make:
* A lino cut stamp
* A string stamp
* 10 print samples
* A finished textile design on a drawstring cotton bag

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This workshop takes place at:
Got Craft?
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (at Victoria Drive)

Cost: $60.00 plus tax (includes $20 material fee and entry to Got Craft?)

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 12 students. Advance registration required.

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Heather Young is the founder of The Craft Lab. She has an extensive background in clothing & textile design spanning twenty years. She completed a fashion design degree from LaSalle College in Montreal and returned to her native Vancouver to begin the clothing line Dust. She designed and sold the woman’s line to stores in New York, Montreal, Tokyo and Vancouver. In 2013 Heather completed a Masters of Fashion and Textiles from the Glasgow School of Art specializing in textile design using natural dyes. Her interests lie in sustainability and fashion, design process and building community through making. She has been teaching in fashion schools since 2006.

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got craft? :: Free Workshop with Delish General Store

WashiTagThe fine folks over at Delish General Store happen to think shipping tags and washi tape are a match made in heaven. Add in some baker’s twine and a fun stamp or two, turn on the Christmas tunes, and you’ll be happily crafting tags for everyone on your list. Pop by our DIY table to get some great ideas and practice one or two, and then pop over to our booth at Got Craft? to get all the supplies you’ll need to make them at home!

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DIY Workshops with Delish General Store at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th, 2014
10:30am to 1:00pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Truimph Street, Vancouver
cost: FREE

image used with permission from emilie guelpa

got craft? spring 2014 :: DIY workshops

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Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. As a part of this goal, we feature hands-on workshops at every event (both free and paid). Looking to learn a new skill? Need something to do on Mother’s Day or a gift? Check out our workshop line up below. Remember, space is limited, so register today!

Beginner Sign Painting Workshop with BIG TOP Sign Arts
Saturday, May 10th
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$65.00 plus tax
REGISTER HERE

Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last summer? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

Read more here

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DIY Nailin’ it Workshop with Element Botanicals
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
between 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
$5.00 plus tax
Drop in only || Register at the front desk

Join Amber Haase, owner of Element Botanicals and DIY body care enthusiast at this super fun “hands on” workshop and learn how easy it is to blend your own “clean” nail polish! In this drop-in session, you will learn how to create a custom blend nail polish (one) that you will take home with you. Ditch the commercial nail polishes that contain nasty chemicals and try your hand at custom blending a “3 free” polish. Amber will guide you as you create your own nail polishes that are free of harsh irritants using natural colours, pigments and micas.

Read more here

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Linocut Workshop with District Dogs Design
TWO DAYS – Saturday, May 10th AND Sunday, May 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
registration closed

This workshop will introduce you to the linocut printing process including materials, designing, carving, and printing. Day 1, we will touch on designing for relief printing, transferring your illustrations, and carving. You will be able to take your linocut block and tools home to complete the carving at your own pace. In day two, we will discuss printing methods, tools and equipment, inks, paper and mediums. Then we’ll get inky!

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All class fees include entry to Got Craft? on Saturday, May 10th and / or Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre located at 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (EXCEPT for the drop-in session). Please contact info(at)gotcraft(dot)com if you have any questions or require additional information.

image one via [stu-di-o] by jeanie || image two via Spark Box Studio

DIY at Got Craft? with Spool of Thread

spoolofthread_spring_2014Familiar faces from the Spool of Thread sewing lounge will be at the upcoming Got Craft? on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014 teaching you how to make your own bow pins. Super cute right?! Bow ties make a great accessory to pin on your jacket or as a last minute Mother’s Day gift – hooray!

Spool of Thread‘s free DIY table has all the supplies and tools needed to make a Bow Pin. They’ll even bring pins so that you can wear your creation right away! The best part of the day is watching everyone match their favourite printed cotton to felt, each colour combination tested with each person coming up with their own spin on the project.

The bow would also be darling as a hair accessory or as a special topper for a gift!

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Spool of Thread DIY table at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
$3.00 at the door, Spool of Thread DIY table is free once you’re in

For more information, visit the Got Craft? website here.

letterpress workshop

letterpress-layoutJoin District Dogs Design at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 14th or Sunday, December 15th and get yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own festive gift tags! Jarin and Catherine will go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

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You’ll take home:
One dozen letterpress printed gift tags – perfect for gift giving
Handout with letterpress resources
Gift packaging for your newly printed tags to ensure their safe travel home.

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Letterpress Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

$25.00 plus GST (5%) – includes admission to Got Craft? (same day as your session) and items listed above
Advance registration is required | Spaces are first come first serve | Limit 12 students per session

Register online here. Please make sure to check in at the front desk 15 minutes before the workshop begins.

update: Saturday’s workshop is sold out!

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District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio in the District of North Vancouver, BC that creates hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-pulled – totally hand-made paper goods such as greeting cards, notepads, coasters, prints, artwork and even limited t-shirts!

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image one via sam bradd