MakeFashion has officially launched with three workshops scheduled in July. The workshops are open to the public and offer fun, easy-to-do projects. The workshops do not require any previous experience. Each workshop offers basic materials and projects, but if you have a specific project in mind (want to re-vitalize grandma’s old jewellery or start early on your Halloween costume?) feel free to bring your ideas and extra materials.
All workshops are held at Endeavor Arts, located centrally at 12th ave and 1st St SW.
*We’re moving the jewelry workshop to Protospace, but will still be meeting at Endeavor at 6pm prior to heading down.
Wed July 4. 6 to 9pm
Jewellery – Hosted by Protospace & Endeavor Arts – $20.00
LED, batteries and a variety of lasercut jewelry kits provided. Additional kits can be purchased onsite.
Sat July 7. 10am to 1pm
Hats – Hosted by Night Envy & Endeavor Arts – $49.00
Make your own EL Wire hat!
EL Wires, drivers and batteries are provided to get you going.
Hats are provided (one size fits most!) for an additional $10, but if you have a hat you’d like to work on, please bring it!
Purchase tickets for the hat making event.
Sat July 14. 10am to 1pm
Costume Patches – Hosted by Mike Hermann & Endeavor Arts – $49.00
This shows how you can put fairly complicated EL wire patterns on large patches.
The patches are made from vinyl and backed by velcro. They are intended to be removeable for washing costumes, and are connected electrically to each other. Multiple patches are combined to form a costume. Upper/lower arm, upper/lower leg, torso, shoulders, etc.
EL wire is attached using a standard sewing machine, loaded with lightweight monofilament (fishing line).
EL Wire, driver, battery and patch material provided.