Shedoesthecity partners with Design Exchange for DX Etsy Mastercraft Series

Love DIY projects and cool design? This is definitely for you.

The Design Exchange and Etsy Canada have joined forces to launch the DX ETSY MASTERCRAFT SERIES, a set of hands-on workshops with expert designers – and Etsy’s top-sellers – from all disciplines to teach participants the fundamentals of design.

How cool would it be to sign up for a crash course on fabric dyeing, jewelery making, lingerie basics or wood bending taught by some of the country’s most successful independent creators, in our national museum that honours excellence in design? Pretty damn cool.

Since we’re major fans of the DX and idolize Etsy Canada top sellers, we decided to jump on board as a media partner.

Here’s the hot lineup:

 

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Etsy Mastercrafter: Sarah Norwood 

Wednesday, November 11, 6-9pm

Workshop: Learn lingerie basics and how to sew a soft bra and matching pair of knickers. Sarah will walk students through the step by step process of making a pair of her signature looks, so that you can make your own!

About Sarah: Sarah Norwood is the designer behind Ohhh Lulu Lingerie and Ohhh Lulu Sews sewing patterns.

Register before November 4: $55+hst or $45+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 4: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $45

REGISTER NOW.

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Etsy Mastercrafter: Julie Sinden

Saturday, November 14, 12-4pm

Workshop: An introduction to the world of fabric dyeing, using fibre reactive dyes, which are safe, non-toxic and very easy to use. Using cotton fabric, students will learn to mix, apply and cure the dyes. Some colour theory and surface design will also be explored, so students can create their own colour palette and both solid and patterned fabric.

About Julie: A lover of all things textile-related since she was young, Julie attended the Kootenay School of the Arts in British Columbia, where she majored in Fibre. She began her business, Julie Sinden Handmade, in 2005 as a line of boiled wool hats and accessories.

Register before November 7: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 7: $75+hst or $65+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $15

REGISTER NOW.

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Etsy Mastercrafter: Danielle Singer

Wednesday, November 18, 6-9pm

Workshop: Participants explore the basics of jewellery making, learning how to make a basic chain charm bracelet or a signature style of Dolorous Jewelry. Skills include jewellery basics including tool use, production skills, and design tips. Each participant will be given the materials and tools needed to make one or two pieces of jewellery of their own design that they will be able to take home with them!

About Danielle: Dolorous Jewelry is a collection of sculptural handmade pieces designed and produced by Danielle Singer. Inspired by historical and specifically Medieval accessories, Danielle’s work is known for its signatures styles of body chains and hand jewellery.

Register before November 11: $55+hst or $45+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 11: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $30

REGISTER NOW.

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Etsy Mastercrafter: Tim Richards

Saturday, Nov 21, 12-4pm

Workshop: Learn the basics of bending wood using steam in a class designed for both the absolute beginner and those with some woodworking experience. Students will learn what we look for in good bending stock, how to set up forms and jigs, and how we design pieces for the capabilities and limitations of steam bending, all while making your own handheld version of our popular Lapin mirror.

About Tim: Tim Richards is an experimental furniture and lighting designer, sculptor, and woodworker. At South Street Boatbuilders, process mirrors and draws from experience; starting at the grand scale of concept, culture and history, works are refineddown to the very finest details of the tactile experience.

Register before November 7: $65+hst or $55+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)

Register after November 7: $75+hst or $65+hst for DX Members (with valid membership ID)
Supply Kit (required): $40

REGISTER NOW.

Be that person who gifts handmade presents this holiday! We dare you.

CONTEST! Win a complimentary DX Etsy MasterCraft Workshop class + a $50 voucher towards Etsy! 

Enter to win a $50 voucher towards a DX Etsy MasterCraft Workshop! Tweet, “Dear @Shedoesthecity, send me to @DesignExchange for an @EtsyCA MasterCraft Workshop! #dxetsymastercraft”

You can also enter on Instagram by following @Shedoesthecity and LIKING + COMMENTING on one of our DX Etsy Mastercraft Workshop photos.

 

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