Posts Tagged: printing

Workshop :: Calligraphy


We’re welcoming Maurelle from Maurelle Calligraphy back to London Fields Shoppe for another beginner workshop. For those that joined us last year, stay tuned for more details about our upcoming advanced class on Saturday, April 16th.


Focusing on modern calligraphy, Maurelle will cover the fundamentals including the basics of traditional copperplate style script where you use a sharp pointed nib rather than the flat nib used in most calligraphic writing. You will also learn how to write the complete alphabet and to find your own style, the proper use of calligraphy tools and equipment, and tips and tricks on how to hone your skills. This is a perfect workshop for those with little, or no, experience in using a pointed pen.

The 3 hour workshop includes 1 pen holder, 2 nibs, a calligraphy worksheet, a jar of ink, and a handmade wood pen holder.

Workshop date:
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $150.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Level 2 workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 16th – Details coming soon!


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

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NEW :: Block Printing on Textiles Workshop at Got Craft?

BlockPrintingblockprinting bag high resJoin Heather Young from The Craft Lab for a three hour textile block printing workshop. Using simple tools, students will learn how to carve printing blocks and transfer the designs onto fabrics. Repeat techniques for half drop, half brick, centered and mirror will be covered. Play with the immediate and versatile technique and build up a variety of patterns. At the end of the workshop students will have sample patterns to take home and a completed print on a cotton drawstring bag. Novice and experienced makers welcome. The fee includes all tools and fabrics as well as a cotton drawstring bag.

Students will make:
* A lino cut stamp
* A string stamp
* 10 print samples
* A finished textile design on a drawstring cotton bag


This workshop takes place at:
Got Craft?
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (at Victoria Drive)

Cost: $60.00 plus tax (includes $20 material fee and entry to Got Craft?)

REGISTER online >> here << or in person at London Fields Shoppe located at 692 East Hastings (at Heatley Street) in Vancouver (open 11-5pm Wednesday to Sunday).

Space is limited to 12 students. Advance registration required.


Heather Young is the founder of The Craft Lab. She has an extensive background in clothing & textile design spanning twenty years. She completed a fashion design degree from LaSalle College in Montreal and returned to her native Vancouver to begin the clothing line Dust. She designed and sold the woman’s line to stores in New York, Montreal, Tokyo and Vancouver. In 2013 Heather completed a Masters of Fashion and Textiles from the Glasgow School of Art specializing in textile design using natural dyes. Her interests lie in sustainability and fashion, design process and building community through making. She has been teaching in fashion schools since 2006.

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Linocut Workshop with District Dogs Design

linocut-workshopJoin District Dogs Design at Got Craft? for a 2 day, try your hand at relief printing with a linocut workshop! 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 materials, designing, carving, and printing. Day 1, we will touch on designing for relief printing, transferring your illustrations, and carving. You will be able to take your linocut block and tools home to complete the carving at your own pace. In day two, we will discuss printing methods, tools and equipment, inks, paper and mediums. Then we’ll get inky! You will pull a minimum of 6 of your own prints to take home with you! Tools will be provided to each participant with a $30 cash deposit. Part with your deposit and you can take all your tools home!

You’ll take home:
-Minimum of 6 prints – perfect for hanging on yours and your families and friends walls!
-Handout with linocut printing resources
-For $30 (cash only): Carving tools, Brayer, Bench hook/inkplate and more!
-Packaging to get your fabulous prints home safely.


Linocut Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th AND Sunday, May 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street
Cost: $60.00 plus tax (includes entry to Got Craft?) | REGISTER HERE


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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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.


Letterpress Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 OR Sunday, December 9th, 2012
$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


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?.


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