This year, the workshops will be 'pay what you can' to help cover the cost of supplies, but for a few dollars and a bit of time, you'll learn a new craft and be able to take home what you make. Amazing!
Be sure to leave time during your City of Craft experience for one of these fantastic workshops.
Here is this year's line up:
|Photo by Becca Gilgan|
It's that time of year! City of Craft is coming up and we're looking for volunteers to help make our favourite Toronto craft show a reality.
Volunteers are extremely important to making City of Craft happen. Helping out at the show is a fun way to support Toronto's awesome craft community.
Some of the tasks volunteers take on include:
- setting up and taking down tables/chairs
- handing out swag bags at the door
- taking admission
- selling official CoC merchandise
- helping out vendors by watching over their tables when they need a washroom/food break
- being generally helpful, friendly and welcoming to City of Craft
So easy! In exchange, volunteers get the chance to be part of a fun creative event and meet great people in Toronto's craft community (and beyond).
To be a volunteer, you must:
- be able to commit to a minimum 3 hour shift during the event (though you are welcome to sign up for more!)
- be a human being :)
Interested? Of course you are! So send a quick e-mail to cocvolunteer[AT]gmail[DOT]com and be sure to mark CoC down in your calendar - December 12, 13 & 14, 2014 at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West).
Thanks and see you at City of Craft!
CoC Volunteer Coordinator
City of Craft co-founder Jen Anisef and tune spinner Tara Bursey may have flown the coop to Hamilton, but their ties to Toronto makers remain strong in their new project, Pulling Strings. Along with co-conspirator Thea Haines, Tara and Jen are hosting a Tea, Talk and Tell this Sunday, 11am-12:30pm at Needlework, Hamilton's creative workspace and cute fabric mecca. The event celebrates the launch of the Pulling Strings Reference Library which features textile publications of all stripes including, zines, how to books, artist monographs, and crazy old patterns.
The ladies of Pulling Strings have invited Toronto and Hamilton based textile heroes Anna Zygowski, Jennifer Kaye, Grant Heaps, and Kate Jackson to do a show and tell from their personal textile libraries and talk a bit about their own practice for the event. Also, there will be tea, coffee and treats. Nurse your City of Craft Spring Show shopping hangover at this cozy and FREE event.
If a trek to Hamilton isn't in the cards, you can check out mini textile book reviews on the Pulling Strings blog over here.
Now seems like as good a time as any to introduce Emily Taylor, our designer for the entire year of 2014. This poster is just a small sample of her incredible talent. Aside from being a generally fantastic illustrator and designer, Emily is also a big fan of botanicals (in which realm she is currently cooking up a pretty fantastic project of her own).
It's a great priviledge to have her on board to do our annual design. We are all very lucky to see her work unfold over the year - for us, for others and for herself.
But for now, nothing feels more like spring than witnessing the frolic of spring beasts.
City of Craft Spring
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Trinity St. Paul's United Church
427 Bloor Street West
(one block West of Spadina)
(Kids 12 & Under FREE)
We are extremely happy to be holding this gathering in the new Artscape Youngplace building on Shaw. If anything, this event is a great excuse to check out their space. Their Flex Studios are particularily of interest for artists as they can be rented for super cheap hourly rates (like, a dollar sometimes!)
City of Craft Spring Decor Party
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
180 Shaw Street (room 109)
Bring your paper scissor! (But don't run with them).