Kewl peeps doing kewl things: The WePress Collective

Welcome to a new feature I'm adding to my blog, Kewl peeps doing kewl things. In my crafting and upcycling travels, I've met some pretty darn awesome makers. Whether it's making nifty stuff out of 'junk' or being part of making community happen, these are a few of the peeps that have inspired me. And I hope they'll inspire you!

Have you heard of WePress? WePress is a new Community Makerspace in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC. Their mission is to make technologies and the methods of the new maker culture accessible to DTES residents who wouldn’t normally have venues to be creative with a letterpress, a 3D printer and an industrial sewing machine.

Their space is at #202 - 268 Keefer Street. Recently I went to one of their open houses. It was a blast! They demo-ed their letterpress. The lady on the left was beyond fun... And very sparkly!

Everyone got to test out the letterpress...

Here I am after demoing the letterpress with my test print.

The wall was filled with samples, tests, demos...

Love letterpress stamps!

They had drawers and drawers filled with funky stamps...

All of their workshops are $40 and are on a sliding scale - you pay what you can afford. At $40 they're a steal... There's letterpress, block printmaking, calligraphy and bookmaking. Check their calendar for upcoming workshops. I'm definitely going to one!

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