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got craft? :: this weekend!

AD4Got Craft? is taking place this weekend and we rounded up the top 5 things to do at the show!

  1. Be one of the first 50 people through the doors each day to receive a FREE* swag bag with goodies from our vendors and sponsors! Visit our blog post for a sneak peek of some of the swag items we have collected!
  2. Participate in one of our new DIY workshops such as Brush Lettering Level 2 with Big Top Sign Arts, Block Printing on Textiles with the Craft Lab. Pre-registration is required, please click on the name of each workshop for a full course description, cost, and registration. Spool of Thread sewing lounge will also be back with another FREE hand sewing project for you to make and take home. Known for their simple and quick crafts, this is perfect for both kid and adults!
  3. Treat yourself to some of Vancouver’s best food carts including Guanaco Salvadoran Cuisine, Melt City Grilled Cheese, Varinicey Pakoras, and Soho Road Naan Kebab.
  4. Support small business and shop from over 75 handmade vendors in a wide assortment of categories including paper goods, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baked goods, and more! There will be over 37% new vendors at the upcoming spring event including East Van Light, Owl & Windsor, East Van Jam, The Lemon Square, Graveley & Sons, and the Vancouver Candle Company, to name a few.
  5. We opened up a brick and mortar shop last February and we are super excited to be bringing a sample of goods to the next event! Visit the London Fields Shoppe table for a selection of bath and body products, stationery and paper goods, jewelry, and the newest issues of Frankie magazine!

*Swag bags are available to paid attendees only

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SEE YOU THERE!

vendor images above clockwise: Designs by Val, Cabin + Cub, The Beautiful Project, East Van Light

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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