Workshops & Events

Our Creative Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & workshops. Since opening in 2016 we have hosted more than 200 workshops including, calligraphy, weaving, screen printing, hand lettering,  embroidery, macrame, seaglass art & lino-stamping. New projects are added often, and every effort is made to keep listings up to date. If an event you are interested in has sold out, contact the instructor and ask to be kept informed on the next date or follow us on social media @trainyardstore for updates!

Please note: All workshop registrations & payments happen directly with the workshop instructors- details vary and are included in the listings below.  Please read each workshop instructors terms & conditions before registering and contact them with any questions.

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We offer the space for workshops, meetings & community events; Contact us trainyardevents@gmail.com for details.

*Please note we don’t offer our space for kids birthday parties at this time*

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Introduction To Tapestry Weaving Workshop *SOLD OUT*

9 March @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

$95

Join Mary Anne Donovan, the House of Woolly Thyme weaver, for an afternoon of craft and creativity at Trainyard General Store. In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn to create a one of a kind handwoven wall tapestry, introducing you to the wonderful world of modern weaving.

All materials will be provided, including an array of natural fibres in beautiful colour tones and textures. At the end of the class, you will have a completed tapestry to add to your home and have a good grasp of this meditative and expressive craft.

Topics covered in this class include:

  • colour and design choices
  • mixing textures and fibres
  • warping your loom
  • weaving stitches (tabby weaving, rya knots, soumak and hemstitch finishing)
  • tension control
  • creating basic shapes and forms
  • finishing your weaving for display

No previous weaving experience is necessary. Light snacks and tea are provided.

Organizer

House of Woolly Thyme
Email:
hello@houseofwoollythyme.com
Website:
https://www.houseofwoollythyme.com

Venue

The Trainyard General Store
53 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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Phone:
9024075242
Website:
trainyardstore.com