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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!

local event :: Bird on a Wire Creations

honeycanada1 copyGot Craft? and Bird on a Wire Creations will be hosting a special event on Thursday, April 4th from 7:00-9:30pm. Drop by for a private view with some of the local designers that will be at the Got Craft? spring event! Shop local, enjoy light refreshments, and say hello to your favourite artists!

Participating artists include: A Cagey Bee | Draw Me a Lion | gabriEllephant Design | jen ellis designs | Phaulet, Raven’s Rest Studio | Robbie Vergara Screenprinting, Roxypop | The Rice Babies | Twig Prints | Honey Canada, WTFrame | Wendy Boys Chocolates Inc / Cocolico

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What: Bird on a Wire Creations Private View
Where: 2535 Main Street, Vancouver from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Cost: Free!
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image via honey canada

shop tour :: Bird on a Wire Creations

Bird on a Wire Creations 4Bird on a Wire Creations - cocolicoBird on a Wire Creations 3Bird on a Wire Creations 7Bird on a Wire Creations 2Bird on a Wire Creations 9Bird on a Wire Creations is a contemporary gift and clothing boutique located just off the corner of Broadway and Main Street in Vancouver. Opened in October of 2010, Bird on a Wire supports handmade and independent design with a focus on selling work created by artists living within a 100 mile radius. In addition to featuring the works of 170+ designers, Bird on a Wire hosts a series of events such as Artist’s window, private views, and various fibre workshops including knitting, needle felting, and weaving.

Mark your calendars! Got Craft? and Bird on a Wire will be hosting a special event on Thursday, April 4th from 7:00-9:30pm. Drop by for a private view with some of the local designers that will be at the Got Craft? spring event! Shop local, enjoy light refreshments, and say hello to your favourite artists! Check out the facebook event for more information including a list of participating artists here.

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Bird on a Wire Creations
2535 Main Street, Vancouver
website | facebook | twitter

bird on a wire :: featured artist round up #1

Draw Me a LionRice Babies_A Cagey Bee_ Jen Ellishoney canadagabriEllephant Design - credit [stu-di-o] by jeanieGot Craft? and Bird on a Wire Creations will be hosting a special event featuring the works of 13 Got Craft? vendors. To celebrate these artists, we will be highlighting a sample of their work in two round ups leading up to the event. Make sure to mark your calendars for April 4th and come by to say hello to your favourite artists! Light refreshments will be served.

vendors pictured from top to bottom: Draw Me a Lion | The Rice Babies | A Cagey Bee | jen ellis designs | honey canada | gabriEllephant Design (photo credit: [stu-dio] by jeanie).

When: Thursday, April 4th, 2013 from 7-9:30pm
Where: Bird on a Wire Creations – 2535 Main Street, Vancouver

featured artist :: the rice babies

from the archives: 3.15.11

name: Kellie
company: The Rice Babies
links: web | etsy | twitter | facebook

What do you make?
Pretty dolls and lovely crowns that inspire the imagination.

What or who inspires you?
My inspiration comes from my children and the children I teach through my art classes. I also love children’s literature and have a wild imagination.

How did you get started?
I picked up a camera when I was in high school, from them on art has been wooing me. It’s been a long time love affair.

What are your favourite materials to work with?
Currently, I love to sew, so fabrics with textures and great designs coupled with embroidery.

What is the hardest and your most favourite part of crafting?
The hardest part is finding time with three little ones. My favourite part is seeing people enjoying what I have made.

Do you have any advice for those in the biz?
If you love it, just keep trying, and if you love making it, you will find the time.

Do you consider yourself an artist or a crafter?
I have an art degree, so I am inclined to say artist. When I set out, I hoped to be an artist, the word crafter didn’t enter my world until I opened an Etsy shop. I suppose the word craft comes from hand crafted, so I would think handmade would also then become craft, so I guess both.

all images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie except image one via Blue Olive Photography