Friday, March 27, 2009

April Events and Workshops at Wise Daughters' Craft Market

Screenshot: West Toronto Junction Wise Daughters Craft Market Newsletter: News and Workshops, April 2009
Screenshot: Wise Daughters Craft Market Newsletter, April 2009

Hello craft fans, and happy spring!

Starting April 1, Wise Daughters is pleased to be hosting a 6 part series of interactive home design talks presented by Wo-Built, a local women-owned construction/design company. Perfect for new home owners or anyone contemplating improvements to their living space.

You can come make a sock monkey April 8, conquer your fear of drawing April 18, and get in touch with your inner diva April 26. There really is something for everyone next month! Plus the weekly Sit 'n' Stitch of course - come for great conversation and a chance to finish those projects languishing in your closet.

There are just 2 spots remaining in this Saturday's felt moose trophy
workshop... call quick! We'll keep a waiting list and offer this workshop
again soon. Look for an article about the shop and needle felt artist Wendo Van Essen this week at

The April list of Wise Daughters workshops, also available at

Mary Breen, Owner

April Workshops - Please pre-register

Wise Daughters is pleased to host a series of 6 interactive talks on home design.
Wo-Built Home Design Series
Wed, April 1, 7 – 9 pm
Solving problem spaces – bring photos of your home and get great design ideas.
Wed, April 22, 7 – 9 pm
Designing with colours, materials and fabrics.
Series continues every 3rd Wednesday.
Fee for each session is $10, or all 6 for $50.

Make a Sock Monkey
Wed, April 8, 7 - 9:30 pm
Hand sew a sock creature using all kinds of embellishments to add character.
Fee $30 includes all materials.

Drawing for the Faint of Heart
Saturday, April 18, 10 am – 12 pm
Forget your fears and learn a different approach to drawing that’s fun, fast, freeing and fabulous. This is for anyone who ever said, “But I can’t draw.” Yes you can!
Fee $35 includes all materials.

Inner Diva Collage Art
Sun, April 26, 1:30 - 4:30
Explore female archetypes, goddesses and divas while you learn collage techniques to create your own inner diva paper doll. Bring photocopies of pictures of yourself, significant objects or inspirational quotes to incorporate into your collage.
Fee $60 includes all materials.

Every Thursday is Sit 'n' Stitch night from 7 - 9 pm.
Drop in to knit, needlepoint, crochet or whatever you like to do, in the company of other crafty people! No charge. Bring a mug for tea/coffee.

Would you like to join a new Wise Daughters book club?
Contact , 416-761-1555

For future workshops, see

Wise Daughters Craft Market
Local handicrafts and do-it-yourself workshops

3079B Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, M5P 1Z9
(facing Quebec Ave, just south of Dundas, behind Crema Coffee)
There is ample street parking on Dundas and Quebec.
Via TTC: Junction bus from Dundas West Stn,
Lambton bus (or 15 min. walk) from High Park Stn.

The Arts Junction: Welcome Wise Daughters!
By Neil Ross
The Arts Junction: Wise Daughters Craft Market 2009 March: Craft Market Grand Opening
"Wise Daughters Craft Market opened their doors for the first time to the Junction community on January 31st. A brand new handicraft store, Wise Daughters features the work of local artisans. The shop also offers do-it-yourself workshops on all sorts of topics for the crafty and creative..." junctionknitting's photostream Wise Daughters Will Save the Economy
"...more people are turning to handmade goods instead of mass-produced ones, partially because of an interest in buying locally and responsibly, and partially because arts and crafts are easier on thinning wallets."
Posted by Matthew Hayles Celebrating the 100 years after amalgamation in The Junction: Historical society organizing events for May 1
"Wise Daughters Craft Market, a new Junction business at Dundas Street West and Quebec Avenue, will be participating in the centennial event by demonstrating crafts community members in the 1900s would have practised..."
By LISA RAINFORD New Art & Craft Spot in The Junction

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