Make Mittens

Make Mittens

posted by: The Makehouse
Join us to make mittens and hand warmers from upcycled sweaters, fleece and wool. We have beautiful laces, ribbons, embroidery threads and buttons on hand to customize and embellish your designs. Make a pair for yourself of someone you love just in time for the holiday season! We have a variety of patterns for you to chose from and you will have a chance to make more than one pair. You are wel...
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Kitchen Apron

Kitchen Apron

posted by: The Makehouse
Learn to sew a kitchen apron... This wonderful workshop will take you through the process from start to finish. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics from a selection of colours and cutting out before we show you how to construct your apron using a sewing machine combined with optional hand stitched details! This workshop is 3 hours long designed for beginner sewers. The group size is a maxi...
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Make & Embellish

Make & Embellish

posted by: The Makehouse
Learn to make a custom iPad and iPhone case. This wonderful workshop will take you through the process from start to finish. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics from a selection of colours and trimmings. You will construct your case using a sewing machine,simple quilting techniques and hand stitched applique! This workshop is 3 hours long designed for all levels. The group size is a maxim...
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Holiday Upcycling

Holiday Upcycling

posted by: The Makehouse
TURN THAT GOWN UPSIDE DOWN! Do you have gorgeous evening wear sitting in your wardrobe that you adore but no longer wear. We spend so much money on clothing in our culture and so much goes unworn and is eventually given or thrown away. The holiday season is approaching and rather than hit the shops, what about working with something you already have?! During this workshop we will look at ea...
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Needle Felt Gifts

Needle Felt Gifts

posted by: The Makehouse
Create your own unique needle felt gifts. In this class go beyond our basic needle felting skills and learn how to make beautiful custom gifts for your loved ones. This workshop is open to all ages and abilities. Parents or guardians coming with a child will be considered one person. Instructor: Freyja Zazu Saturday November 29th, 2014 [2pm-4:30pm] Saturday December 6th, 2014 [2pm-4:3...
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Pattern Making  Workshop- Part I

Pattern Making Workshop- Part I

posted by: The Makehouse
Women’s Wear: Drafting the Basic Bodice Block In this pattern making workshop you will learn proven fashion industry pattern making techniques to professionally draft the women’s basic bodice block using your individual body measurements for a personalized fit. You will draft, sew, and fit your personalized bodice blocks, which can then be used to create your own made to measure designs. ...
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Ladies Clothing Swap

Ladies Clothing Swap

posted by: The Makehouse
Our next clothing swap will be in September! We've taking a little break over the summer, so please keep your clothes by for the next big change of season. Date: Friday January 15th, 2015 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cost: $8.00 Our clothing swap is sponsored by UsedVictoria.com! Are you hoarding tons of clothes that you never wear? Sometimes you fall in love with a dress but only wear it ...
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Bamboo Leggings - Workshop

Bamboo Leggings - Workshop

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to create your own organic cotton or bamboo leggings? Want leggings in the length if your choice? It's so easy.... you just need to be shown the way! This wonderful workshop will take you through the process of a basic pair from start to finish. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics from a selection of colours and cutting out in your chosen size. We’ll then show you how...
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French Knickers

French Knickers

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to create your own pair of French Knickers? This wonderful workshop will take you through the process of a basic pair from start to finish. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics from a selection of lightweight cottons, satins or silks in your chosen size and cutting on the bias. We’ll then show you how to construct your knickers with a French seam and apply the elastics...
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Bamboo & Knickers Shorts - Workshop

Bamboo & Knickers Shorts - Workshop

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to create your own bamboo knickers [or shorts if you prefer]? This wonderful workshop will take you through the process of a basic pair from start to finish. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics from a selection of pre-cut panties & shorts in your chosen size. We’ll then show you how to construct your garments using a serger and apply the elastics with a sewing machine...
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Make Knickers Workshop

Make Knickers Workshop

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to create your own pair of knickers [or panties if you prefer]? This wonderful workshop will take you through the process of a basic pair from start to finish. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics from a selection of pre-cut soft lightweight cottons in your chosen size. We’ll then show you how to construct your knickers and apply the elastics and laces in a way that yo...
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Festive Late Night Shopping Event

Festive Late Night Shopping Event

posted by: The Makehouse
Come and join us to kick off the holiday season with our annual late night shopping event! Date: Thursday November 27th, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Location: The Makehouse [833 1/2 Fort Street - between Blanshard & Quadra] Special festive treats first come first serve! We stock the following: We stock unusual buttons, fabrics, trimmings and haberdashery for the makers in your lif...
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Make Bowties Workshop

Make Bowties Workshop

posted by: The Makehouse
We're making bowties! This workshop incorporates simple design, cutting and sewing. Give your love something hand made with care or make one for yourself. We have 2 different patterns to work from - self tie or clip-on. Maximum group size is 6 people. Cost $50 including materials. Thursday December 18th, 2014 [6-9pm] http://themakehouse.ca/products/silk-bowties/...
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Dressmaking

Dressmaking

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew your own dresses? During this 4 part workshop you will learn how to read commercial patterns, trace off patterns & pattern markings, make minor changes, construct regular and French seams, insert zippers, make buttonholes and hem. We will show you finishing methods with or without a serger [your choice!] The group size will be just 5 people so you get...
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Witness Blanket

Witness Blanket

posted by: Art Openings
Carey Newman's Witness Blanket begins cross-Canada tour.
Honorary Witness Shelagh Rogers and survivor Victor Newman tell their stories.
http://www.artopenings.ca/witness-blanket.html
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Edging Forward Book, Social Innovations

Edging Forward Book, Social Innovations

posted by: Nancyanne Cowell
http://www.nancyannecowell.ca/page/books Edging Forward Implementing Sustainable Community Development 2015 Edging Forward is about human stories and how they shape and influence our relationships to one another, to other species and to the planet. cover desig...
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Alfs weekly Paint-outs

Alfs weekly Paint-outs

The Alfrescoes paint out Friday Mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm and if you Google our name you will find location notices where an artist may join in or not. No rules, no dues. No excuses if you don't show up. Cool.
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