Kellie 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.
Spool of Thread sewing lounge is tucked into one of my favourite spots in Vancouver along East 15th Avenue between Kingsway and Fraser. One part retail shop, Spool of Thread carries (in my opinion) one of the best selections of modern fabrics and patterns for all your sewing projects. They also host a number of workshops from beginning sewing lessons to more advanced techniques as well as offering people an opportunity to drop in with their own projects and rent their machines by the hour. People always ask me where I find the fabrics for my fabric pouches and this is the place folks!
I first met Lili when we were members of the Vancouver Craft Mafia and they have been a highlight at Got Craft? since May 2010 hosting the DIY space at the show. We are excited to have them back at our next event and look forward to seeing what new project they will be sharing with all of our attendees!
Collage Collage is kicking off this year’s Collage Nights workshops with the first one being led by Becky from Sweetie Pie Press! Here are a few words from Becky herself:
“I stumbled into Collage Collage when one of my summer craft tours brought me through my hometown of Vancouver. In fact, it is located just around the corner from my childhood home on a strip of commercial space that was mostly vacant and/or dotted with sketchy businesses when I was growing up. Seeing these spaces filled with independent and mostly art-based businesses on that visit was deeply inspiring to me.
This summer, after a battle with cancer my mother passed away. In the aftermath, we have had to sell said childhood home and deal with the hyperbolic amount of possessions my mother had. Among her accumulated things were literally tens of thousands of photographs. After picking out any that may be wanted by my family members, everyone has agreed to offer the rest up for this collage event. So let’s get cutting, gluing, chatting and having fun!”
(from the website) ickle is a smart and curious toof who loves to read books. Other interests include cutting coupons, nibbling on furniture, and David Bowie.
Lardee is the loveable, slightly pudgy toof who can be found following ickle around the house. If in need of a toy, Lardee has a magical red bag with an endless supply.
I spotted this sweet duo on Olive Green Anna last month, but didn’t realize that it was made into a Chronicle book until I stopped at Collage Collage last week! Milk Toof follows the adventures of ickle and Lardee in super cute mini stories created by Author Inhae Renee Lee. Check out her blog for more adventures including her shop where you can purchase a plush pin set and prints.
click here for part one of the city guide :: vancouver, bc
For part two of our Vancouver, British Columbia city guide, we visit the Main Street and Fraser / Kingsway part of town for a few of my favourite spots for crafty supplies and indie craft goods. Like any busy city, there may be a shop or cafe that is missing from the list. Please feel free to leave a comment below with your suggestions!
Focused towards children aged 3 to 12 years old and those young at heart, a one stop shop for supplies, books, kits, handmade goods and workshops. Check their website for special events and art installations.
Filled to the brim with handmade delights, owner, Karen is passionate about supporting local artists by carrying handmade creations within a 100km radius. You can find lots of local work from artists such as Firefly Notes, Earthgirl Aromatherapy and a cagey bee to name a few.
Owner and designer, Stephanie Ostler, hand makes her own clothing, lingerie and accessories on-site. Check out her wares and other local artists’ goods at the newly expanded store 2 blocks down from their original location.
Run by two sisters, Plush on Main is a studio / work room at the back and retail shop at the front. As of early this year, they carry locally made gifts from almost twenty artists mostly from the lower mainland and comprised mainly of women.
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