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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? :: new vendors + early bird tickets!


We’re excited to be welcoming 40% new vendors to our vendor line up at the Got Craft? spring event! Take a scroll through our vendor directory for a sneak peek of who you will find at the show. Mark your calendars and gather up your friends for an amazing day out. With a free photobooth, food trucks, workshops, and free swag bags for the first 50 people each day; you won’t want to miss out!

SAVE 40% off and buy early bird tickets online here!


Got Craft? 2017 Spring Edition
Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

Got Craft? 2017 Spring Edition – Vendor List

GC_Collage_BlogThe list of participating vendors at the upcoming Got Craft? 2017 Spring Edition on Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th at the Maritime Labour Centre in East Vancouver is now up on the website.

Check out all of the vendors here and start drafting up those wish lists!

vendors clockwise: Five15, Cabin + Cub, My Cat Is People, Elena Designs, Thorn and Needle.

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


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


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!


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

Letterpress Workshop with District Dogs Design

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0011WEBStudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0023WEBStudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0028WEBGet 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 set of uniquely designed coasters! We’ll go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. As this is a 3 hour workshop, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

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


Two dates available:
Sunday, September 13th OR Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (BC)

Cost: $115.00 plus tax | max 12 students

To register online, click here or visit London Fields Shoppe in-person.


District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio located in North Vancouver, BC that create hand drawn images and hand carve them into linoleum blocks which are printed on hand-cut paper using a century old, extraordinarily heavy (2300lbs!) Chandler & Price platen press.

What is letterpress? Letterpress is AWESOME! Jarin and Catherine use grand industrial age equipment, capable of reproducing fine images with a striking impression. The characteristics of letterpress are unmatched in digital printing. It shows depth, plays with light, and has wondrous tactile qualities.

images by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

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