Would you like to understand your bike in detail and be able to maintain it on your own, so that it can carry you all year round?

This workshop, animated by Arnaud, a bike enthusiast, will be the occasion to review the condition of your bike. You’ll also learn essential bike maintenance tips; how to disassemble a wheel, change an inner tube, adjust the brakes, maintain the chain, oil, degrease, avoid rust…

Everyone will leave with a small repair kit in case of a flat tire.

Don’t forget to bring your bike!

The cost includes oil, tightening and a mountain of pro tips.

NB: Level 1, 2 and 3 cycling workshops do not have to be done in order.

Are you tired of leaving your clothes in the closet because of a tear or would you like to extend their life?

This 3-hour workshop is an opportunity to learn the basics of repair on non-extensible fabric: closing a hole, repairing a seam, applying a patch, make a hem… We will discover all we need to know to be autonomous! We will practice the different techniques covered so that damaged garments are never again left aside.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all.

The price includes all necessary materials and the advice of our seamstresses.

NB: The time of the workshop is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right after!

Do you want maximum comfort for your Netflix and chill parties?

This workshop will be the opportunity to learn how to make warm and comfortable cotton sweatpants. It’s an ideal first project for people who want to learn how to sew.

You will learn the basics of sewing, including how the sewing machine works. You will also get to practice different processes such as assembling fabrics, attaching an elastic band and hemming.

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We, therefore, recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right afterward

Would you like to upgrade your bike with your own personal bike bag?

Come and learn how to design and make this customizable object, made out of recycled banners. You’ll leave this workshop with your own water-resistant bike bag, to take with you on your daily adventures.

In this class, you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, sew several layers together, mount accessories such as clips and fasteners, and for the final touch, you’ll learn how to make a nice finish.

Skills required: zero!

Materials, tools, and a complete Arkel mounting system are included.

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We, therefore, recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right afterward!

 

Are you tired of looking like an amateur when you’re doing DIY? Do you want to know how to pick the right tool for your project, and how to use it safely?

This 3-hour workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to use the different tools that are essential for all your DIY projects and small renovations! You will learn all about power tools: manual radial saw, jigsaw, circular saw (track saw), drill and screwdriver, nailer… and also different measuring tools, the types of clamps, which tool to choose for which hole, or which drill bits for which screws.

You’ll also learn how to safely adjust and handle these very useful tools, to be autonomous at home.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to beginners.

The price includes all materials and hundreds of tips!

Do you want to proudly wear a beautiful cotton fleece, like our friends at Bleu Jeans Bleu? Would you like to learn how to create such a piece yourself?

This 3.5-hour workshop will be the opportunity to make a warm and comfortable cotton fleece. You will learn all the basics of sewing: the different stitches to assemble, making a sleeve, and  sewing a ribbed band.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all!

The price includes all necessary materials and a lot of valuable tips!

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We, therefore, recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right afterward!

Do you want to make your own fine jewelry? Would you like to learn how to work with wood to start your own projects?

This workshop, led by Laurence, cabinetmaker, and artist at heart, is an opportunity to combine woodworking and jewelry making. In this 3-hour workshop, you will make a pendant or a pair of earrings completely customizable according to your tastes, all while learning to use the band saw, the drill, to sand different species of wood, and to do the finishing touches.

Skills required: curiosity and meticulousness!

The price includes all materials and patience.

Do you want to become independent on all types of woodworking machines? Do you want to know how to instinctively pick and use the right tool, no matter the project?

This first step of this Woodworking Induction will take you through the operation of the workshop and show you how to use essential machines such as the mitre saw, band saw, drill press, sanders. This will give you an understanding of how to set up and operate these machines and the risks involved.

Skills required: None, this workshop is open to beginners as well as to those who want to deepen their knowledge and be able to use the machines independently for their projects.

How do you make a pegboard? How do you go from a simple wooden board to a well-finished piece of furniture? How do you make it look nice and professional?

This workshop is here to answer all these questions by teaching you how to build a useful and modular piece of furniture. You will learn various woodworking skills: cutting with a band saw, using a drill press, rounding your board with a router, sanding, building a French cleat, and more!

Required knowledge: zero. Only a good attitude, perseverance, and a love of wood!

 

Do you eat your bread cold, because your toaster has become temperamental? And is it so complicated to repair yourself when it stops working?

This 3-hour workshop, mostly theoretical, will teach you diagnostic and repair techniques for common appliances (kettle, toaster, hair dryer, drill…), and you’ll be able to practice on faulty appliances.

For educational reasons, it will not be possible to repair appliances brought from home.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
– Basic principles of safe working and personal protective equipment (PPE).
– The function of the main electrical and mechanical components of small household appliances, and how to check them.
– Analysis of typical electrical diagrams for a number of small appliances.
– Multimeter: understand how it works to check electrical components such as switches, diodes, thermostat, potentiometer, motor, heating element.
– Troubleshooting, repair techniques and their application to various household appliances.
– Tools needed for repairs, how to use them and set up a toolbox.
– The various parts and consumables needed to repair small appliances: switches, fuses, plugs, connectors, cleaners, bulbs, heating elements, tin, heat-shrink tubing, connection caps, etc.
– Resources for obtaining reference information and purchasing parts and tools.

To make sure you have time to cover all the material, if you bring an electro from home, a diagnosis of the problem can be made, if time permitting.

Skills required: None, just curious about how our appliances work!

The price includes all the necessary equipment, small defective electros and lots of valuable advice!