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Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Five-Workshop Pass
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Five-Workshop Pass

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ages 13 to adult • 3 hours per workshop

Every week is a new and exciting textile project. Come on your own or with friends or family. Sip some tea or coffee, relax, and create!

Sign up for all five workshops, for a big discount! Includes supply costs for the wet felting workshop.

  • Quilting - English Paper Piecing - Oct 24

  • Wet Felting with Designs - Nov 7

  • Batik Dying - The Art of Drawing with Wax - Nov 14

  • Penny Rug Making - Nov 21

  • Crocheting with Found Fabrics - Nov 28

with various instructors

Thursday: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 24 to November 28 • 5 workshops (No Class October 31)

Members: $155 | Non-Members: $165


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Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Quilting - English Paper Piecing
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Quilting - English Paper Piecing

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ages 13 to adult

English Paper Piecing was started in England, dating back to the 1700s, and is still very popular today. It is a method of hand-sewing stabilized fabric scraps to create wonderful patterns in quilts. It is a very portable, handheld project to take along with you, to pass time while waiting on others, or to do on coffee breaks. All supplies inlcluded.

with Pat Crandell

Thursday, October 24 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55


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Maker Magic Evenings Workshops • Pottery and Wine Night
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Magic Evenings Workshops • Pottery and Wine Night

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ages 18 and older

In this two-hour workshop, you will paint premade pottery items with an array of colours. Create two pieces of dinnerware with your personal touch. Choose from plates, bowls, or mugs, or mix and match. Extra pieces will be available for purchase from the instructor. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Wine and beer will be available for purchase ($5). All supplies are included in the cost.

with Jillian Sareault

Jillian Sareault graduated from Emily Carr University of art and design in Vancouver with a focus in ceramics. Recently she moved back to Portage la Prairie to pursue a full-time career in ceramics.

Friday, October 25 • 2 hours
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60


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Workshops • Beaded Earrings
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Workshops • Beaded Earrings

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all ages

Beginners and beaders of all skill levels are welcome! Learn a new skill on a small project. Learn more about the history and meaning of beaded work. All supplies provided.

with Renata Beaulieu

Renata is an Ojibway educator, originally from Sandy Bay First Nation who has lived in Portage la Prairie for 18 years. She has taught art, social studies, and Indigenous culture at Portage Collegiate Institute for five years. She also has taught hundreds of students how to bead, and wants to pass this gift on to future generations.

Saturday, November 2
10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • 4 hours
Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60


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Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Wet Felting with Designs
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Wet Felting with Designs

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ages 13 to adult

We will be felting a piece of wool batting with wool embellishments worked into it. With the felted piece, you will make a small purse, or use it for whatever you can imagine. Experience the art of wool, water, and soap coming together to create your own masterpiece. Working on this small project will give you confidence to move on to larger projects! Cost of supplies is $10, if not taken as part of the Five-Workshop Pass (payable to instructor, at the workshop).

with Annette Leyenhorst

Thursday, November 7 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55
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Workshops • Butterfly and Blooms
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Workshops • Butterfly and Blooms

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ages 13 to adult

This class will get you started on thread painting. One simple method to apply flowers, and another method to thread paint beautiful butterflies to land on them. You will learn a few tips to get you started on your thread painting skills. Sewing machine required.

with Pat Crandell

Friday, November 8 • 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9 • 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Members: $80 | Non-Members: $90


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Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Batik Dying – The Art of Drawing with Wax
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Batik Dying – The Art of Drawing with Wax

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ages 13 to adult

Learn how batik is created. You will use melted wax, tjanting, and batik dye to create batik pieces with a contemporary twist. All supplies inlcluded.

with Gabriele Neuschwander

Thursday, November 14 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55


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Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Penny Rug Making
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Penny Rug Making

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ages 13 to adult

Penny rugs date back to the 1800s, around the time of the U.S. Civil War. Thrifty homemakers started using scraps of wool and felted wool from old clothes, blankets, and hats to make the rugs. The penny, and other coins, were used as templates to cut out the circles used to create the rugs. All supplies inlcluded.

with Pat Crandell

Thursday, November 21 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55


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Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Crocheting with Found Fabrics
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch Workshops • Crocheting with Found Fabrics

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ages 13 to adult

Upcycle! Learn how to crochet with homemade t-shirt thread, cut from those shirts you just don’t wear anymore, or from other found fabrics. You will create a colourful and useful potholder to adorn your kitchen, and will walk away with the foundations to complete other, more complicated projects, such as bags and rugs. All supplies included. Bring old t-shirts or fabrics. or choose from fabrics we provide.

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Thursday, November 28 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55


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Maker Magic Evenings Workshops • Painting and Wine Night
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Magic Evenings Workshops • Painting and Wine Night

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ages 18 and older

Spend a relaxing evening with your friends creating a painting step by step. The instructor will walk you through the process of creating a fun and unique painting. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Wine and beer will be available for purchase ($5). All supplies are included in the cost.

with Lee Beaton

Lee Beaton has been painting and drawing since the fall of 2006. She has loves to share her passion for creation with her students and has been teaching here for several years.

Friday, November 29 • 2 hours
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Members: $50 | Non-Members: $60


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Paint Your Own Barnwood Sign
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Paint Your Own Barnwood Sign

Paint Your Own Barnwood Sign

ages 16 to adult

Create your own beautiful wooden sign! You will be provided step-by-step instructions and all the materials needed to make your sign. You don’t need any experience or to be especially crafty, as you will be assisted all the way from beginning to end. It takes around two to three hours to complete. You will choose from three different designs.

with Darlene Tessier

Saturday, May 25 • 3 hours
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Members: $55 | Non-Members: $60


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Stitch 'n' Bitch - Amish Knot Rug 
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch - Amish Knot Rug 

Amish Knot Rug 

ages 13 to adult

Make a table mat or a floor mat, with no sewing involved! A very simple project that  can be made with recycled materials, like the edges of old bed sheets or duvet covers. You get started on a whole new pastime! All supplies included. Bring an old sheets, or choose from fabrics we provide. 

with Pat Crandell

Thursday, May 16 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55


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Fluid Painting
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Fluid Painting

Fluid Painting

ages 16 to adult

Release your inner artist and create your very own abstract masterpiece! Fluid paintings, or pour paintings, are easy to do and you don’t need to know how to draw or paint to create one. You will learn to mix paints and how to use different items to create different effects (yes, you can make a painting using things like chopsticks, a dustpan or a colander). We will supply one canvas, and all the other supplies you will need to create your very own work of art. If you would like to create more than one painting, bring along another canvas — or a piece of primed wood, a tile, a vase, or any object that will fit into an 11 inch x 14 inch basin. It’s going to be very messy, so wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on.

with Margaret Bernhardt-Lowdon

Saturday, May 11 • 2 hours
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45


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Stitch 'n' Bitch - Hardanger Embroidery 
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch - Hardanger Embroidery 

Hardanger Embroidery 

ages 13 to adult

Hardanger embroidery originated in Norway centuries ago. It is a style of detailed white-on-white embroidery, which was used to embellish household linens as well as traditional clothing. Don’t be afraid of the subtle art of thread counting! We will take you through it step by step.  This project will give you the basic stitches upon which all other patterns are built. All supplies included.

with Pat Crandell

Thursday, May 9 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55


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Beading (Broaches and Barrettes)
May
3
to May 4

Beading (Broaches and Barrettes)

New! Beginners and beaders of all skill levels are welcome! Learn a new skill on a small project, which will be made into a barrette or a broach. Learn more about the history and meaning of beaded work. All supplies provided.

with Renata Beaulieu

Renata is an Ojibway educator, originally from Sandy Bay First Nation who has lived in Portage la Prairie for 18 years. She has taught art, social studies and Indigenous culture at Portage Collegiate Institute for five years

Renata is passionate about beading, and started in high school. She began making powwow regalia seven years ago, when her daughters started powwow dancing. For her, it is an honour to create pieces for people who appreciate Indigenous culture. She has taught hundreds of students how to bead, and wants to pass this gift on to future generations. 

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4 • 8 hours
Friday: 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Members: $75 | Non-Members: $85


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Stitch 'n' Bitch - Crocheting with Found Fabrics
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Stitch 'n' Bitch - Crocheting with Found Fabrics

Crocheting with Found Fabrics 

ages 13 to adult

Upcycle! Learn how to crochet with homemade t-shirt thread, cut from those shirts you just don’t wear anymore, or from other found fabrics. You will create a colourful and useful potholder to adorn your kitchen, and will walk away with the foundations to complete other, more complicated projects, such as bags and rugs. All supplies included. Bring old t-shirts or fabrics, or choose from fabrics we provide. 

with Leigha Phelps

Thursday, May 2 • 3 hours
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55

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