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Makers Digest 11/9/15

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 10

Vancouver Story Slam - 8:00 pm
It's the last chance story slam! Ten storytellers share original stories in the last open story slam of 2015. $5 cover includes a ballot to vote on the stories. More

November 11 to 15 2015

Circle Craft Christmas Market - All week
Circle Craft is a unique BC Artist Cooperative dedicated to providing opportunities for craftspeople to connect with the community. More

Friday, November 13

Why I Design (2015) - 7:00 - 10:00 pm
The Museum of Vancouver again invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. More than thirty designers, stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work with you during this special evening.  More

Saturday, November 14

TEDxVancouver + paperroute POP UP SHOP - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Please join us for a dynamic marketplace of emerging and established Canadian brands, designers and artisans. Curated by Paperroute for TEDxVancouver. More

Fix-It Collaboration! VFC Presents : Collaborative Everything-Themed Fix-It Event with Friends - feat. Frameworq & MakerMobile - 10:00 am
This event takes place on traditional, unceded, occupied ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. As settlers uninvited to these lands we as organizers acknowledge that we are unable to do anti-racist work without using its resources and are complicit in a colonial system that perpetuates violence against Indigenous Peoples. We want to extend meaningful solidarity by fighting against the ongoing genocide, environmental racism, and violence of the indigenous people in these lands. More

**Eastside Flea 2 Day Holiday Market Shindig!** - All Weekend
Forget the chaos of big box malls and come shop local with us Saturday & Sunday Nov. 14th & 15th!! Don't leave things till the last minute, with 50+ vendors across the whole weekend make one stop at the ESF and grab something for everybody! More

Saturday, November 14

2nd Annual Fashion Symposium - 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
In continuing with the concept of the first nation-wide event last October at the McCord Museum in Montreal, this symposium is designed to bring together scholars who focus on fashion-related topics in universities and museums, and for professionals in the creative industries in Canada. The symposium will encourage and facilitate discussions and collaborations on fashion-related projects. More

LOVE IT. CRAFT IT. 2015 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hello! We're excited to bring you Love It. Craft It. to the Main Street neigbourhood this Fall. It is the newest local craft fair. SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, November 14, 2015 Love It. Craft It. will feature 25+ of the local handmade artists across the Lower Mainland with the celebration of Blushface Paper Goods' 5 years Anniversary. More

A Vibrant Assemblage: Access Gallery 2015 Auction Fundraiser - 7:00 pm
Access Gallery invites you to our most important fundraiser of the year! Please join us to celebrate the tenacity of our organization and the tremendous vitality of the artists who make our existence meaningful. The support of members, donors, and participants like you plays a crucial role in our ability to support compelling and critically engaged emergent practices and to develop exciting new programs. More

Shibori & Indigo Workshop - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Using the only plant that produces a true blue, we will be dyeing with the ever fascinating Indigo. Students will create patterns on cloth with shibori, the Japanese word to describe the folds, pleats, ties, stitches and other techniques used to resist color. In this six hour workshop students will learn about mixing and controlling the pH of an indigo vat, as well as creating a sample pattern library and making designs on a canvas bag to take home. Bring a bag lunch.  More

Sunday, November 15

Backstrap Weaving Workshop - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Learn to make a strap perfect for you camera or belt with this beautiful Mexican style of weaving. You will get to choose your colours which will be warped just for you and ready to weave on the day! Spend 4 hours learning the basics of Backstrap weaving and even learn to make images and patterns in your weaving using the Pick Up technique used by master weavers in Veracruz! More

Introduction to Sewing - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Knowing the ins and outs of a sewing machine will set you on the right path for any of your sewing projects. If you are new to sewing or need a refresher from using your Mom’s machine years ago, this workshop will help get you on your way! Learn the parts and how to use a sewing machine including the bobbin, threading, sewing seams and tension difficulties. You will apply your new acquired sewing skill and make a cute project during this class! More
Curated by Denise Corcoran of Thrifty by Design

Photos donated with love from Shutterstock

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