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March Workshops in The East Village

We have some very talented entrepreneurs in the neighbourhood, some of which have shops selling all types of yarn or tiny handmade jewellery, as well places that teach you to be in-tuned with yourself and allow you to bring your creative side out. Each month we aim to bring attention to some of the many workshops happening in the area for you to learn from – and perhaps give you chance to meet some of the awesome people that work in our ‘hood. baaad annas

Baaad Anna’s

Please call Baaad Anna’s to register for workshops: 604-255-2577

March 4, 11 & 18th from 6pm-8pm – Beginner Knitting with Adrielle Boschma $70-90 sliding scale (+tax)  For anyone who hasn’t picked up any needles, this class is for you! Learn the basic like:

  • Casting On
  • Kitting
  • Purling
  • Casting Off

In the workshop you will have the opportunity to make a simple hat, scarf or arm warmers. The items you will need for the class is:

  • One pair of 6mm needles
  • 100g of a chunky weight yarn

Materials can be purchased at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store. 3-4wks or (6hrs) total. March 17, 24, 31 from 6pm – 8pm – Beyond the Basics with Zoe Brown $70-$90 sliding scale (+tax) This workshops if for the next level knitter. With the class being project based, you’re invited to bring in a pattern you want to tackle or a project you’ve wanted to do forever, but maybe didn’t quite know how to tackle it.  Materials and tools are project based, so please call Baaad Anna’s ahead of time to schedule. March 5th & 12th from 10am – 12pm – Introduction to Wheel Spinning with Zoe Brown $135 (+tax) This is a two night beginner spinning class using an Ashford Wheel, and includes equipment rental for a three week period.  Participants will learn how to set up and use the equipment. All materials included ($40 reduction in cost if you have your own Ashford Wheel). March 6th from 1pm – 3pm – Learn to Needle Felt with Melinda Broome: Easter Felting $35 (+tax) What could be more fun than creating a 3D fibre art creation to take home? Learn the basics of 3D needle felting by gaining knowledge and tips from your instructor. Those finishing touches can really elevate your work from good to great! No previous experience is necessary to participate and learn the ins-and-outs of felting. Before the workshops it is recommended to purchase a kit from the shop unless you own tools and materials yourself, but please do bring your own scissors. Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Felting needle(s)
  • a mixture of Corriedale wool
  • foam blocks
  • wire
  • Scissors

March 12th from 2pm – 5pm – Planning for a Successful Knitting Project with Liisa Nieminen of Fluff and Hustle $35 (+tax) This one day 3 hour workshop will help you have a successful knitting project because of great planning. During the workshop Liisa will go through all things you might need before you even start stitching. During this classes you will determine:

  • What is the right yarn and needles for different projects
  • How to swatch efficiently and accurately
  • How to modify patterns to your own taste

March 15th & March 24th with 4 times to choose from – Introduction to Felting for Kids with Melinda Broome $15 (+tax)  Take this opportunity to spend some real quality time with your child by making 3D fibre art creations using wet or needle felting. You and your child can get hands on experience felting and all the tools and materials are included to make one decoration/ornament. BONUS, each youth will receive one felting needle to keep. If you and your child enjoy the activity and want to take it home, they have more than enough materials to help get you started. Space is limited! Dates & Times to choose from are: Group A: March 15th 9am– 10am Group B: March 15th 1030am – 1130am Group C: March 24th 9am – 10am  Group D: March 24th 1030am – 1130am tiny-finery-11

Tiny Finery

To sign up for workshops go to or call 604-569-2171

March 12thRing in a day with Stephanie Menard $140 – In this fun hands on class you will have the opportunity to make one of a kind sterling silver band. This class includes all materials, and offers students to choose from four different styles using sterling silver. Some techniques that will be taught during the class include:

  • Sizing a ring
  • Sawing through metal
  • Filing
  • Annealing
  • Forming
  • creating texture
  • polishing
  • and other finishing techniques

Another Space - Workshops

Another Space

To view all classes and schedule or register for workshops:

March 1stMoving Magic with Tada Hozumi from 730pm – 9pm $20 Drop-In or (FREE 1st visit with newsletter signup) This workshop is a great way to relieve some stress in your everyday life. Discover and release hidden areas of stress and learn to work through your emotional and physical blockages in a self directed way.

Various DatesWeaving with the Ancestors with Sarah Peacock – 6 Sessions $160 – If creating beautiful handmade objects is what your looking for, this art therapy class is meeting weekly for 6 sessions weaving and reflecting on their work. Together explore how origin stories guide you and how honouring ancestors and strengthen your understanding of ourselves and bring purpose.

Various DatesMoving Magic Mornings with Tada Hozumi from 1030am – 1145am $15 Drop-In or (FREE 1st visit with newsletter signup) The morning class to Moving Magic “ Movement is Medicine”

March 5thKitted Cat Toys from 630pm – 8pm $25 – Make something fun for your feline friend! Tip: Stay for Fibre Social at no extra charge!

March 5th & 19thFibre Social from 730pm-10pm $10 – Chill and work on something crafty! Kitting, weaving and sewing are all encouraged!

March 10thCreative Empowerment Co-working Day with Tada Hozumi from 1pm-5pm (Early Bird March 4th: $40 Reg March 9th: $50) – Creative Empowerment Co-working Day is a nurturing and creative session for you to ‘work-on-your-work. Explore your passions by being creative, by doing stimulating art-based activities to help generate ideas, goals and targets.

March 12thCreative Movie Night: The Royal Tenenbaums  from 7pm-10pm  $10 Donation incl. popcorn and access to craft materials – Take this time to work on some crafting projects while watching a Wes Anderson movie.

March 26thA Softer Power: Compassion with Tada Hozumi from 1pm-3pm (Early Bird March 19th $40, Reg $45) Learn to harness the power of love through breath work, visualization, and partnered movement work.

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