Meet Make & Mend
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Make & Mend

Meet Make Mend is a monthly event at Madderhouse for crafty individuals to come together to stitch whatever their hearts' desire in each other’s company. Bring your own materials. There's plenty of room for machine sewing, ironing and cutting fabric, or sitting and knitting while your neighbour mends their favourite sock. If you’re looking to carve out some time in your busy life to sew or knit or crochet or mend a stack of clothes, this might be the perfect evening activity for you. Come join us!

Meet Make Mend is a free event held on the last Thursday of every month. Snacks provided (pay-what-you-can).

Co-hosted by Brooke Erickson and Leslie Menagh. Brooke is a sewist in Peterborough who keeps track of her crafty adventures through MakeShiftSew.com and Leslie is Owner-Operator and Chief Cloth Wrangler at Madderhouse.com.

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Wet-Felted Jewellery with Christianna Ferguson
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Wet-Felted Jewellery with Christianna Ferguson

This one-day workshop is an incredible opportunity to design and create one-of-a-kind, felted jewellery pieces with local felting treasure, Christianna Ferguson. Using wet-felting techniques and fine merino roving, participants will learn to build and connect cords as part of the creation of unique and individual pieces. Emphasis will be placed on optimal layout and consistency of the wool to create results both durable and beautiful. Materials included. Tea and snacks provided. Bring or buy your own lunch.

$110 + HST / maximum 6 people

Instructor Bio: Christianna Ferguson takes the simplest of materials - wool, soap, and water - and transforms them into extraordinary textiles that are deliciously bold, intricate, layered, and entirely unique. Through the physical act of making felt her curiosity is continually sparked to explore the medium in new ways. Her work ranges from wearable and costume pieces to sculptural works and wall hangings. Her work often incorporates silk and three dimensional elements that enhance her surface designs. Christianna’s work was featured in ‘The Uppercase Compendium of Craft’ 2015 and in ‘Worldwide Colours of Felt’ TextileLink, 2016. Christianna lives, and practices and teaches in her studio in Lakefield, Ontario.

www.christiannaferguson.com

http://instagram.com/christiannaferg

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Machine Sewing 101
Jun
5
to Jun 26

Machine Sewing 101

Are you feeling intimidated by that sewing machine in your closet you’ve been meaning to fire up? Dust it off this spring and join Kathryn Bahun at Madderhouse Textile Studios for an introductory sewing workshop. We’ll start with the basics: how it works, basic stitches and troubleshooting. After that you will learn about how to cut a pattern and put it together. Start building confidence by sewing your own tote bag, and get started on bigger and more exciting plans for the future. Refreshments provided.

Materials: Please arrive with thread, bobbins, a set of universal machine needles, and a recently tuned and working machine. Fabrics provided.

Wednesdays in June (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th), 6-8pm
$150 +HST / maximum 8 people

Please email questions and registration inquiries to leslie@madderhouse.com!

Instructor Bio:
Kathryn Bahun is a lifelong sewist, She makes her own patterns and loves to use vintage and second-hand fabrics as well repurposing used garments and housewares. She crafts clothing, purses, dolls, pillows covers, and more. Kathryn is also a return volunteer at the Repair Café, is a feature artistan at a number of shows and retail outlets, and runs her business, Keetarella out of her home in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Apr
18
to Apr 25

Screen Printing Primer for Youth aged 10-14

This 2-week pilot is a terrific opportunity for kids to get their feet wet at the studio, learn about translating drawings into designs for screen printing, mixing colours, and introductory printing methods. Materials included and snacks provided. Max 6 participants.

Two after-school sessions April 18-25, 3:45-6:45. $75 + HST (a limited time offer)

Contact leslie@madderhouse.com to register and/or for more information

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Apr
7
to Apr 28

Introduction to Screen Printing

A 3-week workshop dedicated to learning about screen printing for textiles. Experiment with open screen techniques, followed by the use of light sensitive emulsion in creating motifs of your own design. Suitable for beginners and experienced textile and art makers. Materials included and tea and snacks provided.

Three Sunday afternoons on April 7, 14, &28, 12:30-4:30pm $245 + HST

Contact leslie@madderhouse.com to register and/or for more information

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Mar
10
to Mar 31

Introduction to Screen Printing

A 4-week workshop dedicated to learning about screen printing for textiles. Experiment with open screen techniques, followed by the use of light sensitive emulsion in creating motifs of your own design. Suitable for beginners and experienced textile and art makers. Materials included and tea and snacks provided.

Four Sunday afternoons from March 10-31, 12:30-3:30pm $245 + HST

Contact leslie@madderhouse.com to register and/or for more information

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Mar
5
to Mar 26

Introduction to Screen Printing

A 4-week workshop dedicated to learning about screen printing for textiles. Experiment with open screen techniques, followed by the use of light sensitive emulsion in creating motifs of your own design. Suitable for beginners and experienced textile and art makers. Materials included and tea and snacks provided.

Four Tuesday afternoons from March 6-26, 12:30-3:30pm $245 + HST

Contact leslie@madderhouse.com to register and/or for more information

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