Posts Tagged: tutorial

Virtual Market – Event Schedule

True-Nosh-2Miya-Gu-Art-1Madera-1Join us on the @gotcraftmarket Instagram TV (IGTV) channel for a series of demonstrations, product launches, and tutorials!

How do I find you on IGTV?
If you’re already using IGTV, search for @gotcraftmarket and we’ll be releasing videos throughout the day between Friday, June 5th and Sunday, June 7th (see schedule below).

If you aren’t familiar with IGTV, follow these easy steps:

  1. Login to instagram and find us @gotcraftmarket (you can either download the app or watch it through your instagram account which is what I normally do)
  2. Look for the IGTV symbol on our profile page right under our highlights
  3. Check the schedule below and tune in to your favourite sessions! Our videos will remain on our channel, so you can watch and share them as many times as you like!

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FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH
5:00 PM
See You Soon Studio // @seeyousoon.studio
See You Soon Studio | Studio Tour
Step into See You Soon Studio and join Nicole Jang as she shares the inner workings of her home-based business. Highlights include: a taxidermied snake, organized hoarding, chaotic processes, and a museum of small sentimental things.

6:00 PM
Robbie Vergara Screenprinting // @rvscreenprinting
Studio Tour and Screenprinting Demo Using Water based Inks
Join screen printing artist Robbie Vergara as he gives you a brief studio tour and printing demo to see how all your favourite shirts are made. You’ll discover the basics of screenprinting with water-based inks and the process of hand pulling to create one of a kind printed apparel.

7:00 PM
LanaBetty // @lanabetty
Stacking Rings | Learn to Make a Ring Stack
Join goldsmith Lana Lepper of LanaBetty in her Gastown studio to learn the steps of making a set of stacking rings. Lana will demonstrate how to measure, cut, file, and solder the rings, as well as shaping, rounding and finishing using the tools available in her studio. She will be working with sterling silver and gold-fill.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH
10:00 AM
MADERA // @maderagoods
Morning Meditation Practice with MADERA
Follow Miranda from MADERA as she guides you through a 10minute meditation session to motivate and encourage you during these challenging times.

11:00 AM
TAV Studio // @tav_studio
Pottery Demo and New Product Launch
Join ceramic artist, TAV Studio, in making a mug from start to finish – from throwing it on the wheel, to trimming, to attaching the handle, and finally glazing. Tanvi will also introduce her brand new collection diving into what inspired it and the journey of arriving at the final design.

12:00 PM
The Cocktail Box Co. // @thecocktailboxco
Moscow Mule Cocktail Demo
Join Derek for a brief description about the Cocktail Box products and how you can use them to create your own Moscow Mule!

1:00 PM
The True NOSH Company // @truenosh
Make a Veggie Tofu Stir-Fry using True Nosh Vegan Sauces
Join Renee as she cooks an Asian veggie and tofu stir-fry with a mix of True Nosh’s Oy! Stir Sauce and her Black Garlic Black Bean & Ginger Sauce with steamed fish. All of their products are vegan, gluten free, and made without any added sugars.

2:00 PM
The Dolly Shop // @thedollyshop
Scratchboard Illustrations | From Scratchboard to Screenprint with The Dolly Shop
Get an inside peak into Andrea’s studio while she demonstrates how she creates a scratchboard illustration. She will then walk you through the process from scratchboard to screenprint as she shows you how her drawings translate into clothing designs.

3:00 PM
Miya Gu Art // @miyathewhite
Watercolour Escape + Studio Tour with Miya Gu Art
Grab a beverage and watercolour palette and join Miya for a mini art therapy session. Miya will give you a virtual studio tour, show you her art set up, and demonstrate how to create a dreamy and magical painting using a combination of watercolour and digital processing with iPad Procreate + Photoshop.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 7
10:00 AM
LanaBetty // @lanabetty
Gemstone Rings | Set a Claw-set Gemstone Ring
Join goldsmith Lana Lepper of LanaBetty in her Gastown studio to learn the steps of setting a gemstone ring. Lana will demonstrate how to make the ring, prepare the claws, set the stone, and polish and clean the ring. She will be working with sterling silver.

11:00 AM
Atelier Eli // @atelierelidesigns
Home Tour and Product Sneak Peak by Atelier Eli Designs
Join maker Maggie Li from Atelier Eli Designs for a tour of her home studio and a sneak peak of her latest summer creations including her best sellers! Watch while she demonstrates how she creates one of her best selling wallets.

12:00 PM
Banyan Tree Kidz // @banyantreekidz
Peek Inside a Kids STEM Based Activity Subscription Box
Follow Banyan Tree Kidz, a local company creating and delivering children’s books and science and art projects aimed at kids between the ages of 3-7, as they give us a sneak peek inside their monthly kids subscription box.

1:00 PM
Luli Designs // @lulidesignsjewelry
Beadwork Earring Time Lapse Demo
Get a glimpse of the process of making a square stitch beadwork earring by watching this time-lapse video by Louisa from Luli Designs. Each earring contains 113 beads and takes half an hour to make in real time.

2:00 PM
Kasama Chocolate // @kasamachocolate
Chocolate Workshop Tour: A quick look at how chocolate is made
Kasama Chocolate will give you a quick peek inside a working chocolate workshop and show you the steps involved with making chocolate directly from the bean.

3:00 PM
Amara Blue Designs // @amarabluevan
Live Custom Stamping Session with Amara Blue Designs
Kassandra from Amara Blue will be hosting a live stamping session to custom stamp orders placed during the Got Craft? Virtual Market. Follow along to see how your custom designs are created!

* all times are published in Pacific Standard Time

images: The True NOSH Company, Miya Gu Art, MADERA

got craft :: holiday 2014 look book

GC copyThe Got Craft? 2014 holiday look book is here! Highlighting the works of 75 handmade vendors from the upcoming show, the new look book includes printable holiday gift wrap from think & ink studio, a vendor layout by Forest & Waves, and a DIY project by Coco Cake Land! Check out all 54 pages by following this link!

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GOT CRAFT?
Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th, 2014
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (between Hastings and Powell)
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The Sewists

Sewists1Sewists2Back in 2012, I was contacted by Josephine Perry, an instructor at the Liberty Sewing School, to contribute a project for her upcoming book. I am super excited to announce that her book, The Sewists – DIY Projects from 20 Top Designers-Makers, will be launching in the UK this September!

From jewellery to bookbinding, felt craft to embroidery, screen-print to dressmaking, The Sewists takes a rare snoop inside the sewing rooms of creative crafters and gives space to the reasons why they love their craft. Projects include hand-bound notebooks, patchwork coasters, applique cushions, and of course, fabric pouches by Roxypop!

For more information or to purchase a copy, click here.

Thanks to Miranda from Blue Olive Photography for snapping the shots of my craft room!

beginner hand lettering workshop

Sign-Painting-3Sign-Painting-1Sign-Painting-2Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last June? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP Sign Arts, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing 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.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

update: workshop is sold out!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980’s and 1990’s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP Sign Arts was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

BIG TOP Sign Arts | PinHead Lounge (follow the stripe-o-dex to J) | Facebook

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

DIY :: lip balm

DIY-Lip-Balm-7Lip balm is kind of a big deal at my home. I usually have one next to the bedside, one on the dresser, one in the “catch everything” kitchen drawer, one in the office drawer, and that’s not to mention the one in the bathroom and my purse. Lip balm is serious business and as much as I like the coloured tints and fancy root beer smells, my favourite is always a simple mix of natural products that soothes and moistures my dry lips. Once you gathered up your ingredients, it’s as easy as bi! bam! bap!

DIY-Lip-Balm-1DIY-Lip-Balm-3
Ingredients:
2 oz almond oil
1 oz cocoa butter
1.5 oz shea butter
1.5 oz beeswax
Lip balm containers
Stirring spoon
1 pot
optional: scent – make sure you choose one that is edible safe

This recipe makes 24 tubes. You can easily cut the recipe in half or make some for gifts!

DIY-Lip-Balm-2Set stove as low as possible and start melting the beeswax. Do the same with the shea and cocoa butter in the same pot. Once liquidfied, add the almond oil and pour the mixture into the containers (I used a ladle, but I have poured it in directly using the spout from the pot). Let cool and solidfy!