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got craft? :: DIY workshops

GotCraft_April2013_WorkshopsGotCraft_April2013_Collageheirloom magazineOne of our favourite parts of Got Craft? is the round up of DIY workshops available at the show. In case you missed the full schedule in the spring look book (see page 5), we are sharing it here with you! All workshops are drop-in and free unless noted. Supplies included.

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Saturday, April 27th, 2013
10:00-12:00pm :: Join author Leanne Prain for a stitching workshop and learn how to create your own spring showers stowaway. Using basting techniques and the running stitch on craft felt and ribbon, participants can choose to make their clouds look light and fluffy, or darm and stormy.

12:30-2:30pm :: Heirloom Magazine will show you how to create your own burlap placemat, hand-painted and personalized with custom-designed stencils, specially made for this workshop with vintage lettering and patterns.

3:00-5:00pm :: Beginner needle felting with Honey Canada. Spaces still available! See post here for cost and to register!

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Sunday, April 28th, 2013
10:00-5:00pm :: Learn basic knitting skills with the ladies from Knit Social.

10:00-12:00pm :: Join author Leanne Prain for a stitching workshop and learn how to create your own spring showers stowaway. Using basting techniques and the running stitch on craft felt and ribbon, participants can choose to make their clouds look light and fluffy, or darm and stormy.

12:30-2:30pm :: Hosted by the Wedding Workshop, you will learn how to make an adorable paper windmill in a few easy steps. Just in time for the approaching spring weather!

3:00-5:00pm :: Letterpress with Sam Braddworkshop is sold out!

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Spool of Thread sewing lounge will be hosting a DIY workshop on both the Saturday and Sunday from 10-5pm. See here for more about their sewing project!

UPPERCASE magazine

UPPERCASE_image1UPPERCASE_image2UPPERCASE_image3UPPERCASE_image8UPPERCASE magazine is one of my favourite publications. I have been a loyal fan of their well curated articles, eye-catching images, and the overall quality of its pages ever since I purchased my first issue back in 2009.. As the newest issue (#17 Special Stationery Issue) is being shipped all over the world, we are pleased to announce that Got Craft? has teamed up with the fine folks at UPPERCASE magazine to bring you some amazing treats (scroll below) just in time for the upcoming spring event on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013 from 10-5pm in the gym at Templeton Secondary School – 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (corner of Turner and Templeton).

This issue couldn’t have arrived at a better time! Full of paper goodness, it also features past and present Got Craft? vendors such as Draw Me a Lion, The Beautiful Project, Pretty Paper Please, Sam Bradd Designs, and think & ink studio.

If you don’t already subscribe to UPPERCASE, you can pick up a copy at these local shops:: Spruce Collective, Collage Collage, Paper-Ya, Vancouver Special, Vancouver Art Gallery Store, and Room 6.

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We are super excited to have UPPERCASE magazine support the upcoming Got Craft? spring event! To celebrate, we are giving away an UPPERCASE magazine book gift pack including one copy each of  Jen 11 book,  The Shatner Show, and Work / Life 2.

There are two ways to enter:

  • Leave a comment at the bottom of this post = 1 entry
  • Retweet “RT to enter to win an UPPERCASE book gift pack courtesy of #GotCraft @lotusevents and @uppercasemag – http://bit.ly/17eK25N = 1 entry

Prize will be available for pick up at Got Craft? (front desk). Winner will be notified by email. Contest closes Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at noon (PST). Good luck!

Use the code “gotcraft?” for 10% off at the UPPERCASE shop!

got craft? :: letterpress workshop

letterpress layoutletterpress workshopUpdate: Workshop is sold out! Look out for new dates in December 2013! Love type? Curious about letterpress? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to use a small Kelsey 3×5 press. These tiny presses can fit on a table, and are good for working in small spaces. The workshop will have two parts. Sam will start by explaining various parts of working with traditional and modern letterpress techniques, safe working practices, and sourcing things. The second part will be hands-on. Make sure to bring your questions!

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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where: Got Craft? in the gym at Templeton Secondary School – 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (corner of Turner and Templeton)
when: Sunday, April 28th, 2013 between 3-5pm
how much: $20.00 plus tax (includes admission to Got Craft?)

Spaces are first come first serve. This workshop sold out quickly at the 2012 holiday show, so make sure you don’t delay! Only 12 spots available. No previous experience necessary. Click here to register.

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Taught by Sam Bradd, illustrator and printer and co-founder of the Vancouver Letterpress League. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colour.

local event :: crafts for a cause

Crafts for a Cause is a loose knit group of young activists and artists passionate about creating meaningful ‘propaganda’ by working with various progressive organizations around Vancouver and being actively involved in the process of social change. Now in its 5th year, Crafts for a Cause is a fundraiser held at the Rhizome Cafe that supports social justice struggles by bringing together 15 artists and organizations working for a change. Items for sale includes cards, soap, letterpress, textiles, clothing, and more.

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Crafts for a Cause
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Rhizome Cafe
317 East Broadway, Vancouver
$2 admission

image via JustPotters

letterpress workshop

Love type? Curious about letterpress? Sam Bradd will be hosting one letterpress workshop at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and one workshop on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 3-5pm on each day. Register now and try your hand at a tabletop letterpress!

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to use a small Kelsey 3×5 press. These tiny presses can fit on a table, and are good for working in small spaces.

The workshop will have two parts. Sam will explain various parts of working with traditional and modern letterpress techniques, safe working practices, and sourcing things. Bring your questions! Each workshop participant will have the opportunity to make one dozen letterpress printed gift tags. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colour.

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 8th, 2012 OR Sunday, December 9th, 2012
3-5pm
$15.00 plus HST (12%) – includes admission to Got Craft? and supplies
Sign up here!

Advance registration is required. Spaces are first come first serve. Limit to 10. 

Update: Saturday is sold out. 3 spaces remain on Sunday

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Letterpress printing makes a unique impression that can be seen and felt. It excels at highlighting crisp type and lines on soft paper. Before offset and digital printing, all printing was done by letterpress – one letter, one line at a time. Newspaper pressrooms were full of typesetters skilled at reading backwards and upside down. High schools had a printshop and children were encouraged to learn this trade. But as technology changed, letterpress printing fell out of favour and many presses were recycled for scrap.

Currently, letterpress is enjoying a revival. People are charmed by the handmade effects of working with antique equipment and taking the time to make things by hand. You can find letterpress wedding invitations, posters, stationery, business cards – and now letterpress workshops at Got Craft?.

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DIY lounge with Spool of Thread, embroidery workshop with Leanne Prain, and button making with Yelp are included with your door admission (space permitting).