Category: workshops

Workshop :: Embroidery Patch Making

PatchWorkshop2_grande PatchWorkshop3_grandeCome learn all the tips and tricks you need to be a master patch maker with El Patcha embroidery. She will teach you all the steps to make a patch you’ll be proud to show off on your favourite jean jacket! No previous experience is necessary, all skill levels are encouraged to come and do their thing via needle and thread.

All materials will be provided including an embroidery starter kit in a hand sewn canvas pouch – kit includes, embroidery scissors, felt, transfer pencil, and embroidery needles. Some flash style sheets with be provided for tracing, or come with a picture or just an idea!

Workshop date:
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $40.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

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

Workshop :: Silver Ring Wax Carving

BeckiChanWorkshopatLFSCreate your dream jewellery with Becki Chan at London Fields Shoppe this April! Becki will be teaching a 3-hour wax carving workshop that will take you through each step of the process – from an introduction to the tools, ring design, sizing, wax carving and polishing.

Previous experience in jewellery is not required, nor is any sculpting or drawing skill. The wax carving process uses basic tools, which makes it easy for everyone to design and carve a unique and personalized ring.

  1. Big block of wax!
  2. Carve block into base form of ring.
  3. Engrave wax with details. Done!

Rings will be ready for pick up in 2 weeks at London Fields Shoppe. Rings are cast in sterling silver, then filed and polished to make the finished product!

Click here to see photos of our past students’ work.

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Workshop date:
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $150.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

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

Workshop :: Weaving

LFSWeaving1We’re excited to welcome Jolynn Vandam of saige & skye, local Vancouver fiber artist for a three hour beginner weaving workshop!

During this hands on workshop, you will be using a mix of wool and cotton yarns. Merino wool roving and assorted fibers to complete a small sized woven wallhanging. The class covers every step from start to finish, learning a few basic textural weaving methods along the way. A take home kit is included with all the materials you need to start your weaving adventure.

Your kit will contain:

  • A 10″ x 10x” locally handcrafted eastern maple loom
  • Cotton warp thread
  • Weaving needles
  • Scissors
  • Dowel, copper, or drift wood to finish your piece off
  • Intro weaving booklet (just incase you need a refresher)

Workshop date:
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $155.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

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

Workshop :: Calligraphy

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We’re welcoming Maurelle from Maurelle Calligraphy back to London Fields Shoppe for another beginner workshop. For those that joined us last year, stay tuned for more details about our upcoming advanced class on Saturday, April 16th.

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Focusing on modern calligraphy, Maurelle will cover the fundamentals including the basics of traditional copperplate style script where you use a sharp pointed nib rather than the flat nib used in most calligraphic writing. You will also learn how to write the complete alphabet and to find your own style, the proper use of calligraphy tools and equipment, and tips and tricks on how to hone your skills. This is a perfect workshop for those with little, or no, experience in using a pointed pen.

The 3 hour workshop includes 1 pen holder, 2 nibs, a calligraphy worksheet, a jar of ink, and a handmade wood pen holder.

Workshop date:
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $150.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Level 2 workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 16th – Details coming soon!

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

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Workshop :: Sign Painting

LFS-SignPainting2Sign Painter, John Lennig from Big Top Sign Arts returns for another round of workshops at London Fields Shoppe this March and April.

In his class, John discusses 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.

Materials included:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A Series 169 #8 Mack brush
A small container of paint

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Workshop dates:
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016
5:30pm to 9:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $115.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Level two workshop details coming soon!

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