- Nathalie-Roze & Co, 1015 Queen Street East (at Pape), (416) 792-1699(http://www.nathalie-roze.com/).
This place has not only been my main source of workshops (sewing, jewellery, paper, soapmaking, felting) but it's also an amazing shop filled with Indie designers' wares... this place makes me want to have more disposable income!
The paper card class with Kim Kutner (http://www.kimkutner.com/) gave me the kick start to do my cards. So I highly recommend it.
- The Workroom, 1340 Queen Street West(btw Dufferin & Lansdowne), Tel. (416) 534-5305, http://theworkroom.ca/
take a gander - http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworkroom/The Workroom is one of the newest places in Toronto. I love the concept behind it. Karyn has put together an amazing place that is Toronto’s first sew & craft by the hour space ($7 to sew per hour or $5 if you're a member). She also sells fantastic looking Japanese fabric.
You can get a monthly membership ($20) and it includes:
• a two hour sewing machine rental
• 10% discount on classes
• access to a variety of sewing and craft equipment for a special members’ rate
• access to the workroom library which includes a variety of current and vintage design, art, craft, textile books and magazines
• free wireless internet
• complimentary tea.
There are lots of workshops that are popping up at this place and I will definitely be taking part in some of them http://theworkroom.ca/pdf/the_workroom_calendar.pdf. Classes like:
Wine Bottle Vases (Learn to use a bottle cutter), Sewn Men’s Tie, Sewing Machine Essentials
- Sew Be It Studio 2156 Yonge Street, lower unit, (one block south of Eglinton on the west side of Yonge street)
Sew Be It Studio is a Toronto based company committed to promoting the art of sewing, knitting, theatrical costuming and all the things that creative hands can make.
Their instructors are renowned experts in their industry. They provide all the machines (industrial or domestic), including sergers for the students to use in class, at no extra cost. ( Let's face it, it's not to easy carry the beast around on the subway).
There are classes like: Vintage REVAMP, Sock Knitting 101, Fashion Illustration, *Alteration 101, Lacy Lingerie Workshop, Pattern Making 101 *Bra Making 101 *Pattern Making - Pants *Introduction To Leatherwork *Beading Applique for Beginners *Millinery