In this 3.5h workshop, we’ll learn the fundamentals of sewing by making a comfortable jacket in a linen and rayon blend fabric for freshness and lightness. It’s perfect for everyday wear, as well as for the beach and urban parties.

You’ll discover techniques such as :

  • – Threading and adjusting the sewing machine
  • – Recognizing the different parts of a top
  • – Ironing
  • – Pinning and sewing straight
  • – Sewing armholes
  • – Making a neckline
  • – Sew a sleeve hem
  • – Creating a matching belt

Skills required: none, the workshop is accessible to beginners and experts alike.

Three fabric colors are available: yellow, sage green and very dark navy.

When you register, you’ll be able to select your size and color.

The price includes all materials and lots of good advice!

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right afterwards!

You’ve already made cold-saponified soap, but don’t dare stray from your recipe? Would you like to take your skills to the next level by working on some of the must-have recipes of artisan soapmaking?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll (re)discover three great soapmaking classics that have stood the test of time for generations! We’ll be making two skin care recipes: Aleppo soap and Castile soap, followed by a recipe for a vegan all-purpose household soap, adapted from the famous ‘savon du pays’.

After an introduction to the ingredients and properties of these ancestral recipes, we’ll look at different techniques for incorporating natural active ingredients. These will bring even more virtues to our soaps, and allow us to personalize them! We’ll talk about medicinal plant macerates, exfoliating agents, softeners and stain removers.

Everyone will leave with 6 soaps (2 from each recipe), adapted to their needs and scented to their liking.

Skills required: previous experience of soapmaking or cold-saponified soapmaking.

Price includes all necessary materials and lots of useful tips!

Would you like to make your own vegan chocolate energy bars and take them on your travels? Would you like to be the star of your hikes with healthy snacks?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll learn the fundamentals of vegan baking. Equipped with a wooden spatula and a baking tray, we’ll see how to make Snickers, Bounty and Energy Bars.

After reviewing the types of ingredients needed for vegan baking, we’ll look at assembly techniques, their nutritional value and how to create homemade chocolate delights without compromising on taste.
Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all gourmands.

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger streets. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can take home the products you’ve made.

Would you like to learn a new embroidery technique using a crochet hook? Would you like to personalize everyday objects with embroidery?

In this 3-hour workshop, Marielle will help you discover crochet embroidery and create decorative embroidery! Once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll be able to personalize all kinds of projects: decorations on dishcloths; patches for your favorite bags; ornamentation on cushion covers…

After learning how to stretch a fabric on a hoop, we’ll create our design on the fabric. Then we’ll learn how to embroider with a crochet hook; how to connect the stitches of an outline shape and fill a shape; and how to finish.

Skills required: none, apart from a little patience and attention to detail.

Price includes all necessary materials, professional advice and unlimited creativity!

You’d like to learn how to sew a reversible garment? Would you like to create and proudly wear linen made from fabrics from the circular economy?

In this 7-hour course (2 sessions of 3.5 hours each), Kathryn takes us into the world of recycling and offers us a great alternative for reusing small lengths of fabric: make a unique, personalized reversible top from scraps of all kinds!

We’ll cover the basics of sewing:

– Session 1: taking measurements; choosing fabric; tracing the pattern; cutting fabric; discovering the fundamentals of sewing and the machine; assembling a clamp; assembling parts.

– Session 2: lining assembly; support stitching; armhole and side assembly; hemming and finishing.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to anyone interested in reusing materials.
If you have pieces of fabric that you’d like to transform, don’t hesitate to bring them along! (cotton – quantity: 2x 1m)

Price includes all necessary materials, lots of scraps and Kathryn’s good humor!
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:date: Dates of our training courses:
VILLAGE
Starts on Thursday, May 23 and continues on May 30, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

NB: Workshop times are indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment immediately afterwards!

Would you like to make your own sushi at home? Would you like to impress the world at your next potluck?

 

Join us for this 3-hour workshop as we delve into the world of homemade sushi. Equipped with pots and knives, we’ll learn three different sushi-making techniques: maki, nigiri and California roll.

 

We’ll cover the art of slicing fish; the steps involved in mastering rice cooking, how to assemble balanced ingredients  and the technique of rolling sushi.

 

Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced cooking enthusiast, this workshop is open to all. Skills required: none, apart from a love of fresh sushi.

The workshop fee includes all necessary equipment, quality cooking utensils, fresh ingredients and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere!

 

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

 

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can take home the products you’ve made.

Have moths, campfire embers or your cat ruined your favorite knitwear? Would you like to take off your shoes without being embarrassed by the holes in your socks? Would you like to learn how to stop the damage and continue wearing them, with the added pride of having repaired them yourself?

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn by hand how to weave a patch through your knitwear or socks to repair the damaged area and make it a subtle or even colorful part of your garment from now on.

You can expect :

  • – A presentation of knitwear types: weight, composition and texture
  • – A demonstration of the festoon stitch (to stabilize a frayed edge)
  • – Execute a scallop stitch on a sample provided
  • – A demonstration of darning and its variations
  • – Practice darning on the supplied sample or chosen garment
  • – Finishing repairs

We suggest you bring a few knits with you to choose the most suitable to start with during the course, so you can benefit from our expert’s notions. The easiest to darn to start with are the thicker knits.

Skills required: None. You don’t need to know how to knit or have hand-stitched before to take the course.

The price includes all necessary materials and the expert advice of our seamstress-er!

Do you love woodworking and want to discover new techniques? Do you dream of a world of soft curves?

This 4-hour workshop will be the perfect opportunity to discover woodworking in a different way. We’ll learn the basics of steam bending solid wood, while making a beautiful floating display with harmonious curves!

First, we’ll cover the theory of bending and how a steamer works. Then, after a demonstration, we’ll work in teams to bend a piece of wood that will make up the display. We then move on to the use of different machines, such as: the bench saw, to make cuts; the router, to create the invisible wall-hanging system; and the sanders, for a beautiful final result.

Everyone will leave with a solid wood display unit measuring approximately 10″ wide X 9″ high X 2.5″ deep.

Skills required: none, apart from a little curiosity.

Price includes all necessary materials and lots of knowledge!

Would you like to learn the delicate art of woodcarving? Would you like to learn how to handle a carving knife and bring a piece of wood to life?

In this 3-hour workshop, woodcarving enthusiast Jesse takes us on a journey of discovery into a traditional Swedish craft, while creating a Dala horse! Carving horses is a great way to master the oldest woodworking tool: the carving knife. With its smooth curves, it’s also a zen-like way to express your creativity.

After an introduction to Scandinavian carving and the legend of the Dala horse, you’ll learn about basic tools and safety precautions. We’ll then move on to learning cutting, shaping and finishing techniques.

Skills required: none, apart from a little patience!

The price includes all necessary materials, professional advice and thousands of chips.

Would you like to take another step towards self-sufficiency? Would you like to discover the basics of lacto-fermentation?

During this 3-hour workshop, you’ll discover the basic principles of fermentation, as well as the benefits and challenges of this food processing and preservation method.

In addition to limiting waste, we’ll learn how to make a success of your fermentations, so that you always have on hand products that are good for your health and the planet, and that meet your dietary needs, whatever the season.

We’ll talk about the different ingredients, their specific characteristics and reactions. We’ll also go over the necessary equipment before getting down to the business of making three customizable fermented recipes!

Everyone will leave with the following condiments: Tomato ketchup, sauerkraut and fermented carrots

The cooking workshops take place in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your special lacto-fermentation containers if you have any.