Workshops & Works-in-Progress (Toronto)

Skill sharing is part of what I love to do as an artisan, and I enjoy teaching a broad range of textile skills. I have consistently found that skill-seekers bring their own knowledge to any workshop and I come away from the experience richer for it.

In the time of pandemic, I’ve been lucky enough to connect with interesting people from all over via virtual workshops with my fellow makers at Works-in-Progress.

We’ve connected at the neighbourhood level via a palimpsest of personal connections and experiences and at the international level via The Textile Museum of Canada and their Online Sustainable Textile Teach-Ins. Take a look at our website for a wealth of fun collaborative learning: Do-It-Together instead of Do-It-Yourself 😉

When we were still learning within eachother’s six foot radius, one of my favourite kind of workshops looked like this:

Custom Quilt Workshop
Piece together memories! This workshop takes you from beginner sewing all the way to finished quilt.
Get together a group of willing hands to create a unique gift for any kind of celebration: birth, birthday, wedding, even a celebration of life.
You learn beginner sewing and strip piecing in the first session, I assemble the layers of the quilt, then we all tie the quilt together in the second session.

2 sessions approximately four hours long required
sewing machines, basic tools provided, fabric upon request
no sewing experience required
number of people depends on space (you provide space)
the set up of this workshop is flexible: I will do my best to develop sessions to suit your goals

It will be a while before I run those kind of workshops again, but when the days get shorter over winter, I will be offering regular Zoom hands-on classes. Stay tuned!