Les Affutés (“The Sharpened”) is a project dedicated to all those who want to make things themselves. We offer workshops in various fields such as woodwork, sewing, leather, zero waste, etc. It’s also a makerspace, a kind of collaborative workshop, where you can come and find tools and coaching to build your own project or repair your objects.
We are here to support you in your projects and show you how to use different tools and techniques. We believe that with a little help we can all develop our manual skills and become “sharpened”.
Our learning classes
Les Affutés offers collective classes every day, taught by an expert, to develop manual skills: woodwork, sewing, knitting, zero waste, electricity, renovation, etc.
The classes are designed to make you autonomous and ready to tackle those everyday tasks that you don’t know how to handle.
By the end of the class, you too will be a proud DIY-er. In the majority of cases, you’ll leave the class with your own creation at the end!
Make your own projects
The Sharpened is also a place to make your own projects in wood, sewing, and stained-glass. You’ll find a variety of tools and machines, big worktables, and lots of coffee and tea.
Do you feel like doing a project, but do not know where to start? The workshop manager is there to accompany you, and guide you to complete a project together, from design to finish.
And if you need it, you will find materials you can require, that you pay by the unit (1 square foot for the wood, 30mL for the finish, a screw for … the screws!)
The project of les Affûtés is born from the fusion of two desires:
- Fight against the programmed obsolescence of quickly bought, quickly thrown away objects
- Give or give back to each of us the pride of knowing how to do it by ourselves.
Everything we do is organized around this battle.
And we are proud to have chosen the status that goes with this battle: B Corp. The B Corps are projects, like les Affûtés, who think that we can use the Inc status to achieve beautiful things, and put our mission before our profit.