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got craft? :: Workshops!

Spool of Thread Got Craft 2015Got Craft? will be hosting three FREE hands-on workshops this December led by Spool of Thread sewing lounge, District Dogs Designs, and The Rice Babies!

Here’s the schedule for both Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th at the Pipe Shop Building in North Vancouver:

10:00am to 5:00pm - Visit the Spool of Thread‘s DIY table throughout the event and learn to make their signature pinwheel brooch.

11:00am to 1:00pm – Join District Dogs Designs and learn a little about the revival of letterpress. Get inky and print your own ephemera on vintage tabletop presses.

2:00pm to 4:00pm – Make a mini candy cane piñata with The Rice Babies (pay what you can).

All workshops are drop-in (first come first serve) and free of charge unless noted. Advance registration is not required.

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Got Craft? Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015
10-5pm
The Pipe Shop Building (next to Lonsdale Quay Market)
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

To purchase tickets in advance and save 40%, click here!

November Workshops

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0016WEBCan you believe that November is just under two weeks away? Here’s a preview of our November workshops! Spaces are limited. See links below for registration details!

Linocut with District Dogs Designs
Try your hand at relief printing by Linocut with District Dogs Designs! Oh wait… I know, you already did this in school! Well, this is your chance to take another stab at it. This workshop will introduce you to the linocut printing process including materails, designing, carving, and printing.

Two part series:
Sunday, November 1st, 2015 AND
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0019WEBLetterpress with District Dogs Designs
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 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.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

RogueFlorist
Wreath Making with Rogue Florist
Join Kerri Pfeifer of Rogue Florist for a wreath-making workshop, just in time for the holidays! You’ll be provided with a handmade wreath form made from grapevines and willow branches, and all the greenery and flowers.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

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

images 1+2 via [stu-di-o] by jeanie // image 3 via rogue florist

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.

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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.

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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.

London Fields Shoppe :: Workshops!

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We’re starting to roll out our Fall / Winter workshop schedule! I’ll be sharing more details about each course on the blog in the coming weeks. Many of these sessions sold out super quick during our last offering, so I recommend that you grab a seat now to avoid any disappointment. We’re still working on a few new weeknight events as well, so stay tuned!

Click here for a full list of workshops including registration details!

workshops + images (clockwise): calligraphy | image by blush sky photography, brush lettering | image by [stu-di-o] by jeanie, art of food and prop styling | image by the Artful Desperado, letterpress, wreath making | image by Rogue Florist.

 

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