Would you like to show off the beautiful plant in your living room? Do you want to save space while adding style to your home?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll be making a suspension made up of a wooden frame and a macrame weave. This will be an opportunity to discover woodworking using different machines and techniques, such as: the miter saw for making angled cuts, the router for stylizing the edges, tools for assembling the frame, and then the drill press and sandblaster for the finishing touches! We’ll also learn the basic techniques for tying macrame threads as you wish.

Skills required: none, all beginners and plant lovers welcome!

The price includes all materials, the pot (but not the plant) and good humor.

Are you in the mood for cocooning and want to keep your fingers active? Would you like to discover wool felting by making soft little animals?

In this 3-hour workshop, Jesse takes us into the delicate world of wool felting, creating a personalized animal to hang on your backpack, sweater or fridge. We’ll discover the different types of wool available, as well as the needle felting technique, which creates three-dimensional sculptures with a soft texture. After a practical test, we’ll get down to drawing our project, then felting in several layers!

Everyone will leave with a set of needles to create a whole collection of felted animals at home.

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all.

Price includes all materials and Jesse’s zenitude!

Would you like to learn how to sew or perfect your skills on a sewing machine? Would you like to add some style to your costumes?

This 4-hour workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of sewing by making a cape, a timeless coat with a hood. We’ll learn how to thread a sewing machine; make straight seams on a semi-extensible material; build and assemble a lined hood; install a fastener; and hem and finish.

Everyone will leave with a flowing, comfortable cape that fits like a glove, for Halloween, live action role-playing game or everyday use!

Skills required: none, all cape enthusiasts are welcome!

Price includes all materials and Cécile’s expert 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!

Would you like to learn embroidery, the ancient art of fabric decoration? Are you looking for a way to personalize your clothes, while giving free rein to your creativity?

In this 3-hour workshop, Clara will introduce us to the fundamentals of embroidery, as we create a floral motif embroidered directly onto your jeans! We’ll discover how to use a hoop, as well as flat-pass stitch, backstitch, stem stitch, straight stitch and chain stitch.

There’s plenty of color to choose from,

Skills required: none, apart from a little attention to detail and a desire to personalize a garment!

The price includes an embroidery kit created by Clara (hoop, thread, needle, pattern), lots of professional advice and good humor!

Your favorite garment is getting old but you can’t part with it? Would you like to be able to duplicate it over and over again?

During this 2 x 3-hr session course, Adam will teach us all the steps needed to duplicate a garment. You will then be able to duplicate your favorite T-shirt in a multitude of colors!

Class 1: Pattern making (seam values, notches, medians…) and 2D transcription of a garment in 3D.
Class 2: Finishing and finishing the pattern; notions of assembly routing; project-related assembly techniques; finishing.

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

Some important points:

  • It is recommended to choose a simple garment such as T-shirt, hoodie, skirt, shorts… And to avoid zippers and complex garments (shirt, coat, lining).
  • The necessary fabric will be acquired by the participants between the 2 courses according to their preferences and the style they are looking for.
  • We will not need the sewing machine for the first class.

This course includes 3 hours of autonomy to come and work on your project between sessions.

The price includes the know-how, the paper for the pattern and lots of pro tips!

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:date: The dates of our courses:

VILLAGE:

– Starts on Wednesday, April 16th and continues on April 23th, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

Note: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. So we recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right after.

Do you find wooden furniture as beautiful and endearing as it is imperfect? Would you like to give some love to that chair whose rungs are threatening to give way?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll discover the basics of furniture restoration, while respecting its style and origins! Whether it’s your ancestor’s battered chest of drawers, a rickety chair found in an alley, or a piece of Scandinavian furniture that’s aged, this workshop will show us the steps we need to take to restore our old wooden furniture to its former glory.

After discussing the precautions to be taken when salvaging, we’ll go through the various stages of restoration:
– Cleaning and stripping
– Analysis of work and products required
– Disassembly and reassembly
– Finishing

We’ll then take a look at common problems and their solutions: furniture legs; seats; drawer slides; drawer bottoms; chair rungs; repairing misfits.

Finally, we’ll look at the finishing stage, which brings the final touch to your project! We’ll learn how to apply finishing products with brushes and cloths; different finishing products (ancestral, ecological and modern); and how to make your own furniture polish.

Skills required: none, apart from a little curiosity.

The price includes all necessary materials and thousands of tips for your DIY projects!

Note: this workshop is mainly theoretical. If you have an object to restore, you can bring it in for a diagnosis. It just has to be small enough to be carried in your hands (drawer, chair seat, furniture leg…).

Are you a few inches short of the height you need to reach things? Would you like to raise your screen to improve your posture while working?

In this 3-hour workshop led by Guillaume, head cabinetmaker, you’ll learn the basics of woodworking, while creating a useful, multi-functional object. This versatile object can be used as a walker, a plant stand, aa screen elevator, a footrest for the sofa, desk or toilet…

We’ll look at techniques such as machine use and safety, gluing and assembling solid wood, the use of templates and angled cuts.

The machines we’ll need for this project are: miter saw, bench saw, orbital and stationary sander and drill press.

Dimensions: 11inches x 9inches x 11inches

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

Price includes all materials and valuable advice from Guillaume.

Would you like to learn how to sew a unique case for your laptop or tablet? Does the idea of giving fabrics a second life appeal to you?

In this 3-hour workshop, Kathryn, an advocate of the circular economy, will accompany us as we make a laptop case from recycled materials! We’ll cover the basics of sewing and how the sewing machine works. We’ll also take a look at different processes, such as using fusible fabrics to assemble the various pieces; quilting between a layer of tulle and stuffing; doubling a piece and topstitching.

Thanks to a wide choice of fabric scraps, everyone will be able to give free rein to their creativity and develop their own design, to create a 100% unique piece! The size of the case will be adapted to the size of your computer (or tablet): remember to take measurements before the workshop.

Skills required: none, not even computer skills!

The price includes all necessary materials and invaluable professional advice.

Would you like to get started in woodworking and make something elegant and practical? Would you like to show off that beautiful plant in your living room?

In this 3.5-hour workshop, our workshop leader introduces us to the basics of woodworking, by creating a solid wood plant stand. We’ll make a unique, customizable object, using materials from the circular economy! You can also make a planter in black expanded PVC, if you wish.

This workshop will be an opportunity to use different machines and tools, such as: mitre saws; band saws; disc, drum and orbital sanders; inverted routers; drills and screwdrivers. You’ll learn different techniques such as: making 90° cuts; chamfering; proper sanding.

There’s a choice of wood types and designs, and you can customize the height (12″ to 16″) and width (6″ to 14″) of your stand.

Note: if you already have the pot that will sit on your stand, don’t forget to take its measurements (diameter of pot and saucer).

Skills required: none, everyone’s welcome!

The price includes all the materials you’ll need, plus lots of professional advice (on wood, not horticulture)!

Have you always loved the style of cycling caps? Would you like to have your own, personalized to your taste and made by you?

In this 3.5-hour workshop led by Emilie, an expert in bicycle cap creation, we’ll discover the basics of sewing while creating an original and practical accessory.

What could be better than making your own cap while learning the basics of sewing, and then wearing it proudly while riding through the streets of Montreal? Just as practical for pedestrians !

During the workshop, we’ll cover the basics of sewing and how the sewing machine works. We’ll also learn how to sew in straight and zigzag stitches, sew curves, adjust the pattern to the size of your head, assemble the fabric, install a visor, attach an elastic band and finish.

Each participant will be able to choose from a range of circular-economy fabrics, and leave with a unique, made-to-measure cap!

Skills: This workshop is open to all, cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

The price includes all necessary materials and lots of valuable advice.

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