4.26.2013

Kewl links for crafty peeps

During and after my presentation at the 'Craft, The Environment and Our Community' talk, I mentioned a few kewl places and organizations to check out. Here are a few for you to peruse:


BIRD ON A WIRE
2535 Main Street @ East Broadway
www.birdonawirecreations.com
Crafty store showcasing local hand-made items plus they host tons of fun workshops at a reasonable cost.


BUTTON BUTTON
318 Homer Street
www.buttonbutton.ca
A small store with tons of buttons. How could you not love this place?!


LIONS GATE HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP
128 West 15th Street
This is my favourite thrift store. It's a hidden gem where you can usually find something - I've scored some fabulous jewelry! And the volunteers are super wonderful!


RESTORES: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GREATER VANCOUVER
Various locations
www.vancouverrestores.ca
I'll be volunteering at the North Shore ReStore which is opening this week. Great place for furniture, tools, etc.


ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific)
www.roundhouse.ca
This is where I took my intro to woodworking course. Love the Roundhouse! Find a course, go for an event, etc. Such a wonderful community centre with good vibe-age.


SPOOL OF THREAD SEWING LOUNGE
101-649 East 15th Avenue (at 15th and Fraser)
www.spoolofthread.com
Not only do they sell fabric but you can sign up for sewing classes. Yay!


TERMINAL CITY GLASS CO-OP
1191 Parker Street
www.terminalcityglass.com
Terminal City Glass Co-op is a non-profit co-operative where you can take a glass arts class. I definitely want to check them out!


VANCOUVER TOOL LIBRARY
3448 Commercial Street
www.vancouvertoollibrary.com
The Vancouver Tool Library (VTL) is a cooperative tool lending library. They also offer affordable workshops on tool related skills and projects. Kewl!


VANCOUVER TRADE SCHOOL
Various locations
www.tradeschool.coop/Vancouver/class
Trade School Vancouver is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. Pay for class with items and services, not money. Either take a class or give a class. Check their site regularly - the classes fill up FAST!


Outside of Vancouver...


GIBSONS RECYCLING DEPOT
1012 Venture Way, Gibsons, BC
www.gibsonsrecycling.ca
This is my fav place. Barb and Buddy are the best. Check out their Share Shed for books, clothes, furniture - anything and everything can be found here for cheap.


MAKERHAUS
122 NW 36th Street, Seattle WA
www.makerhaus.com
MakerHaus is a studio environment with a professional staff from diverse backgrounds in design, manufacturing, creative strategy, and business. They offer some pretty nifty workshops and classes. Too bad they're in Seattle! They just look so darn great!


SECHELT LANDFILL
4905 Dusty Road, Sechelt, BC
www.scrd.ca/Sechelt-Landfill
Either check out the Share Shed or dig through the wood pile. Have found some gems here. Everything in the Share Shed is one dollar!

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