Our Community Space plays host to a variety of awesome community events & creative workshops. Find upcoming events listed below. These listings change often, so check back for updates and new projects! 

All workshop registration & payments happen directly with the instructor. Please read the terms & conditions provided by each instructor before registering, and contact them directly with any questions.The Trainyard is not responsible for refunds on workshops. 


We rent our space for workshops, meetings & community events; Workshop rentals are available Saturdays & evenings for a flat rate. Our space has a capacity for 8 adults (seated), two moveable tables, access to miscellaneous art supplies, a tub sink, small sofa & great vibes! 

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Weave Your Own Rug with Rag Rugs By Karina

14 March @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Want to learn how to create your own rug out of upcycled textiles? Join Karina for a two-part workshop where you’ll learn how to prepare fabric for weaving, and weave your own rag rug on a loom!

This two-part workshop takes place over two Saturdays in March. In the first session, weavers learn how to prepare fabric strips, load the loom and weave your rug. The second session is spent finishing off the rug, unloading from loom and final touches. Participants will need to bring at least six or seven old bedsheets in desired colours for use in their rug, as well as a strong pair of scissors for cutting the fabric! The workshop includes your very own handcrafted, adjustable, solid pine loom, you can weave till your hearts content!  If you just want to weave one rug, loom rentals are available instead. 

Karina will provide more information on what to expect from the workshop, what to bring, and how to register if you send her an email,

Saturday March 14, 11am-2pm (first half)

Saturday March 28, 11am-2pm (second half)

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All registration takes place with Karina, The Trainyard does not collect payment or handle registration or refunds for workshops. 


14 March
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Karina Carter


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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y1H1 Canada
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