Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. Our workshops provide scope for collective creativity, individual expression, technical mastery, and innovation. From introductory day sessions to more intense advanced multi-day workshops, we endeavour to accommodate all skill and interest levels.

Please note there are no refunds for missed workshops. If, for any reason, it is necessary for the Centre to cancel a workshop, students will be notified prior to the commencement of the workshop and offered a full refund.

Knitting: Stranded Colourwork 2 (Intermediate Level)

Date: March 13, 2018 (Tuesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $25 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $28.75 plus HST (Non Members) In this workshop, knitters will learn how to design their own patterns for stranded colourwork, based off an image or pattern of their choice. Knitters will learn how to translate their desired image into a knitting pattern suited to colourwork. Students…

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Knitting: Stranded Colourwork 1 (Intermediate Level)

Date: March 6, 2018 (Tuesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $25 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $28.75 plus HST (Non Members) Take your knitting to the next level with stranded colourwork. As recognized in Fair-Isle sweaters, stranded colourwork is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. In this workshop, knitters will learn the basics of stranded colourwork and try…

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Quilting: Improv Quilting with Stripes (Introductory Level)

Date: February 24, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $25 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $28.75 plus HST (Non Members) Break away from the traditional quilting block with this Improv quilting class. This class will explore the different way fabric strips can be used to create informal quilt blocks. Students learn how to use a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting board…

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Copper Jewellery (Introductory + to Intermediate Level)

Date: February 17, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Paul Moore Fee: $50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members) This one day workshop will afford students the opportunity to delve in the world of copper jewellery. We will be making three different take home projects. There is skill development overlap on each project with the next project adding new skills.…

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Sashiko Visible Mending (Introductory Level)

Date: February 17, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $25 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $28.75 plus HST (Non Members) Sashiko stitching is a traditional Japanese embroidery style used for repairs and reinforcements. Today, Sashiko is an integral part of the slow fashion movement. It is used both to mend and embellish, creating beautiful new textiles out of old garments. Visible…

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Indigo Shibori (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Date: February 3, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $45 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $51.75 plus HST (Non Members) Experience the magic of Indigo dip dyeing through the Japanese art of Shibori! Shibori is an ancient and beautiful resist dyeing technique which is often recognized by it’s blue and white patterning. Shibori is often paired with an Indigo dye vat,…

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Painting a Watercolour Still Life (Advanced Level)

Date: January 27, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Christopher Gorey Fee: $80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $92 plus HST (Non Members) In the morning session the students will be introduced to the still life by drawing from life. The use of line, shape, proportion, design and the setting up of the still life composition will be discussed at this time. Once the…

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