Simple Upholstery Workshop

Simple Upholstery Workshop

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to be able to reupholster your own dining chairs? This 4 week course will give you an introduction to simple upholstery techniques, to revive your tired old furniture with your chosen fabrics. Our very talented and experienced upholsterer Miro [from Miro's Upholstery] will lead you through the process using traditional technique. Spanish born Miro was trained in traditional...
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Learn to Sew - Tote Bag

Learn to Sew - Tote Bag

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? This wonderful workshop will take you right through the basics. You’ll begin by choosing your fabrics for your tote bag. We’ll then take you through the basics of how a sewing machine works and how to thread your machine. Once you finish your project we have a selection of laces, buttons and ribbon for you to beautifully finish off your design. This...
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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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Art Journaling Workshop

Art Journaling Workshop

posted by: The Makehouse
An art journal is a journal or diary that has an artistic spin, an expression of your creativity and imagination. It's a journal for using art, to express yourself visually as well as in written form. How you create the art and what type of imagery you make or use, is personal choice. There are no rules. You can paint, collage or draw, use pens to doodle and write, play with photos, patterned pap...
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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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Learn to Sew Cushions

Learn to Sew Cushions

posted by: The Makehouse
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew your own cushions? This wonderful workshop will take you right through the basics. You’ll begin the design process by choosing your fabrics and trimmings, measuring and cutting. We’ll then take you through the basics of how a sewing machine works and how to thread your machine and construct your cushions. This workshop is 3 hours long designed for...
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Chain Maille

Chain Maille

posted by: The Makehouse
Learn the art of chain maille with local designer/maker Mead Simon. Mead Simon started making chain maille because he happened to be working at a Rennaisance Faire in Wisconsin and met someone who wanted to teach him. When he first learned, he thought it was the most boring thing he had ever done. There were only those few basic weaves that people were doing, and everything was centered around...
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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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Victoria Writers Festival 2014

November 6-8, 2014 Oak Bay United Church Don't miss this literary feast of workshops, video poem screenings, gala readings, and panel discussions (on silence, writing for live audiences, writing as a queer woman, writing about the rural, and more). The Carol Shields Lecture will be delivered by writer, storyteller and activist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Also featured: Don McKay, Nanc...
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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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Make Mittens
listed in: Workshop
posted by: The Makehouse