Would you like to learn how to work with wood, while making your own utensils for cutting and handling bread?

In this 3-hour workshop, head woodworker Romain will guide us through the making of three objects that will look great in your kitchen: toaster tongs, a bread knife and a board for cleanly slicing loaves and baguettes.

For the knife blade, we’re giving a second life to our band saw blades!

You’ll also have the chance to learn how to use a hand drill, miter saw, drill press, band saw, router, sanders and (re)discover different woodworking techniques.

Ideal as a gift, this set of three useful wooden objects will delight your loved ones.

Skills required: none, apart from a love of hot toast in the morning!

Price includes all materials and professional advice!

Have you taken part in Labo-Fûtés – Welding – Free project preparation and would you like to move on to practice?

Labo-Fûtés are small-group workshops that allow you to take your project one step further, while benefiting from the personalized support and expertise of our Grinders.

In this 3-hour Lab, limited to 4 participants, Bruno, passionate welder, will be there to guide you through your creation.

To attend, you’ll need to bring your own equipment (metal, hardware, etc.). Bruno will be able to guide you through your project, using the welding machines.

Skill requirements: Before registering for this session, you need to have already attended a welding workshop and validated your project with Bruno, in Labo-Fûtés – Welding – Free project preparation .

Did you enjoy discovering the fundamentals of knife sharpening during your first initiation? You’ve explored and practiced on your own at home, and now you’d like to go further and perfect your skills?

This course is a continuation of the introductory course “Discovering knife sharpening“, which you need to have taken to register for this advanced workshop.

During the 3-hour workshop, led by Érik, our knife-sharpening expert, we’ll move away from the basic methods covered in Level 1, to develop our movement and acquire more knowledge.

To do this, we’ll cover the following topics:

– A quick review of the complete basic technique
– Discovering a new, effective movement to perfect your technique
– Practicing a technique to sharpen your knife faster
– When and how to use the rat-tail.
– 7 common mistakes (and how to avoid them)
– 3 professional tricks that really work
– How to sharpen scissors, pruning shears and other garden tools (with a double diamond stone)
– What to buy in the way of stones and other equipment

You’ll sharpen, experiment with various techniques, and Érik will be on hand to answer your questions.

What to bring :

– Your sharpening stones if you have them (if you don’t, there will be some for you on site)
– 3-4 knives, ideally chef’s knives (if not, bring your own)
– Scissors, pruning shears and other garden tools (optional).

The price includes all the tools needed to practice, good humor, a mountain of good advice and tomatoes for the ultimate cutting test.

How does an electrical socket work? How is it connected to a switch? When it doesn’t work, how do I know what’s wrong?

This course combines our two electrical workshops (Level 1 and Level 2) condensed into a single day.

The first part of the course covers :

– The main principles of electricity, and work ourselves on electrical assemblies. It’s the perfect way to take the mystery out of electricity, and stop being afraid to look your electricity meter in the face when it’s not happy.

You’ll leave with an extension cord that you can assemble yourself.

In the second part of the course, we’ll look at..:

– Integrate the notions of voltage (volt) for 120v and 240v circuits
– Understand the difference between current (amperes) and power (watts)
– Calculate loads and evaluate maximum and circuit loads
– Move or add outlets/switches
– Troubleshoot two-switch circuits that don’t work or work poorly
– Troubleshoot a circuit with a thermostat for electric heaters
– Install a home automation kit accessible via the Internet
– Master the tool for real-time monitoring of electrical equipment consumption
– Solve the most common small problems


The cost of the workshop includes materials, a guarantee that you won’t be electrocuted, and probably a few interesting discoveries!

Skills required: none, just a little curiosity.

N.B.: you should always call on the services of a CMEQ-certified master electrician for electrical work on your home. This workshop is not a do-it-yourself workshop.

It’s autumn, and the pumpkin craze has given us a delicious idea: why not deepen your knowledge of stained glass while making an exclusive suncatcher?

This 4-hour workshop, offered only during the month of October, will enable you to make this adorable decorative pumpkin while putting to good use all the notions you learned in your previous introductory course.

Bonus: Isabelle will explain the secrets of a successful black patina, and you’ll be able to try it out on your piece!

-> Skills required: It’s important to have already taken at least one beginner’s stained glass course (here), as we don’t repeat the basics due to lack of time.

This course is suitable for both French and English speakers.

Labo-Fûtés are small group workshops that allow you to go further in your project, while benefiting from personalized support, thanks to the expertise of our Sharpeners.

In this Lab, limited to 4 participants, Nina, our upholsterer, will be there to guide you through your project.

To attend this lab, you’ll need to come with a personal project or an idea for a project. Nina will be able to advise you on the design of your pattern, or guide you through a step that’s holding you up.

If you don’t come with your project, make sure you have detailed photos of the object so we can help you as best we can.

We have some tools on site, but note that you may not find what you need. You can always write to us beforehand to validate your project.

You’ll need to bring your own materials (straps, foam, fabric, etc.).

If the session is in the morning and on an open day for autonomy, it’s possible to stay longer on site if needed, to use the tools independently ($9 to $12/hr).

Please note that for reasons of space, we only accept projects involving a small 1-seater chair at the moment.

Have you always wanted to learn how to use essential oils? Do you like to diffuse them at home, but don’t really know their therapeutic effects or how to use them properly?

In this 3-hour workshop, Salomé, a certified aromatherapist, will teach you how to use essential oils safely.

In the first didactic part, you’ll unravel the mysteries of aromatherapy and learn how to choose your essential oils according to your needs to take care of yourself. We’ll look at the benefits of 20 oils, so you’ll know how and when to diffuse them to make the most of their therapeutic, olfactory and energetic properties.

In the second part of the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own synergy, using the knowledge acquired in the theoretical part. You’ll leave with all the knowledge you need about essential oils, plus a bottle of your own personalized synergy to diffuse at home.

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

Price includes all necessary materials, a wealth of knowledge and plenty of intoxicating scents during the workshop.

/!\ Workshop not recommended during pregnancy.

Would you like to discover the art of woodcarving? Would you like to learn by making a useful object that will bring a touch of the forest to your kitchen?

In this 3-hour workshop, bushcraft and carving enthusiast Jesse will introduce us to the art of wood carving by creating our ideal first project: the butter knife! With its beautifully smooth curves, the handmade butter knife expresses the knowledge of wood, the efficiency of design and the elegance of simplicity. Your toast will never taste the same again!

After an introduction to Scandinavian carving, we’ll discover the basic tools and safety precautions involved in this discipline. We’ll then move on to learning the artisanal techniques of cutting, shaping and finishing. We’ll be using the most fundamental tool for sculptors: the straight knife.

Skills required: none, everyone is welcome! Carving is addictive…

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

 Would you like to deepen your knowledge of woodcarving? Would you like to learn how to make your own wooden kitchen utensils that will follow you wherever you go?

In this 3h30 workshop, bushcraft and carving enthusiast Jesse will teach us how to carve a complex object: a unique, personalized Scandinavian-style spoon.

Building on the skills acquired in Level I, we’ll discover new carving and design techniques, such as hollow shapes with a crooked knife. We’ll also see more advanced cuts that give you more power and control, as well as 3D curves.

We’ll be looking for the sweet spot between beauty and function, where the object is strong and durable, yet as light and elegant as possible.

Skills required: you’ll need to have taken the Level I carving workshop – making a butter knife.

PS: If you are left-handed, please write to us so that we can provide you with the necessary tools.

The price includes all necessary materials, expert advice and plenty of zen.

Are you fascinated by glasswork and want to learn more about stained glass? Would you like to learn how to create a 3-D glass object?

In this 4-hour workshop, Mathilde will guide you through the correct glass-cutting and soldering techniques to create a colorful, decorative star.

You’ll have the opportunity to practice the techniques you learned in your previous introductory course, as well as learning how to assemble a stained glass volume.

During the workshop, you’ll learn the following techniques:

– Cutting glass safely
– Grinding your pieces
– Cutting and positioning lead rods to the right dimensions
– 3D soldering
– Clean up your project

You’ll be able to choose from our current inventory of glass colors and textures.

Skills required: It’s important to have already taken at least one beginner’s stained glass course (here), as we don’t cover the basics due to lack of time.

The price includes tools, glass and accessories, as well as expert advice.