Saturday, January 23, 2010

February Events and Workshops at Wise Daughters' Craft Market

Screenshot: Wise Daughters Craft Market Newsletter, February 2010, at artjunction.blogspot.comScreenshot: Wise Daughters Craft Market Newsletter, February 2010
Hello Craft Fans!

Happy New Year to you all. My new year is off to a good start, with the shop named one of the best new design stores in the city:

Here is your February newsletter, full of great workshop opportunities to help combat the winter blahs. Hope to see you all at Wise Daughters' first anniversary celebration on Sat, Jan 30. Details at under Special Events.

And I have a special request for you, designed to help make Wise Daughters even better in 2010. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out a customer survey by clicking this link:


Wise Daughter Craft Market

One Year Later!

I’ve lived in the Junction for 20 years, but it’s not until I opened Wise Daughters that I really connected to my community, meeting all kinds of talented artists, of course, but also community leaders, parents and other business people. What a rich mix! I can’t thank my regular customers enough for choosing to shop local and handmade, and making Wise Daughters such a hub of creative activity.

New Products
  • For any age: Charming squishy dolls with the message, “I think I rock” on the back of each unique creature, by Megan Goos.
  • Stunning light sculptures, such as this design made of paper created from maple leaves, by Joanne Rich.
  • Politician finger puppets by Gabe Thirlwall. Federal and municipal varieties. What you do with them is up to you!

Theatre for Kids...
Bonanza BoLeRo felt cabaret
Sat, Feb 27, 1:00 – 2:00
Ages 2 ½ to 7. Admission by donation.
For more info, call 416-887-5691
Boris "Bolero" Roginsky

February Workshops
Please pre-register

Remedial Knitting
Fri, Feb 5, 1:00 – 3:00
Can you only knit rectangles? Did you knit a sock once in the 80s? Melissa McColl will get you back in fine form with a refresher class in: casting on, different stitches, reading patterns.
$30 includes needles, practice yarn, illustrated instructions, list of suppliers.

Absolute Beginner Knitting

Wed, Feb 17, 7:00 – 9:30
Melissa will teach you to cast on, knit and purl.
$55 includes full kit to complete a cozy scarf.

Raucous Resin (Returns)!
Part One: Sat, Feb 6, 1:00 – 3:00
Part Two: Wed, Feb 10, 6:00 – 7:30
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Billi Jo Cox of bJo Designs will show you how to embed almost anything in resin to create jewellery that really makes a statement.
$65 includes materials.

Bookbinding: Japanese Stab Binding
Thurs, Feb 18, 7:00 – 9:30
Amy Borkwood is back to share Japanese stab-binding, an ancient method that allows for sheets of paper to be bound together into a soft- or hard-cover book with a decorative spine.
$35 includes all materials.

Felt a Landscape or Still Life
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 – 5:00
Workshop leader: Wendo van Essen. Learn the 5000 year old wet felting technique to create a background, then add 3 dimensional elements with a felting needle to create a still life or a fuzzy landscape. You will take home a finished piece of tactile textural art.
$60 includes all materials.

Art Cards to Make and Trade
Wed, Feb 24, 7:00 – 9:30
and the last Wed of each month...
Workshop leader: Lisa Pijuan-Nomura. Express yourself on a 2.5 x 3.5 inch card.
Pay-what-you-can. Materials provided.
But one card must stay at Wise Daughters to display!

Winter Hours
Sun, Mon: Closed
Tues: 11 – 7
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 11 – 7
Sat: 11 - 6

Join us for Sit ‘n’ Stitch, Tues 7 – 9

Please call 416-761-1555 for more info or to register for workshops

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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.