Community Collective Crafting Drop In

Tuesday Night Crafting Drop Ins

Join us beginning at 5PM Tuesday evenings for two hours of drop in crafting! Project offerings vary, and most up to date information can be found on our social media pages! Please read below so you know what to expect.
Each week a variety of materials will be available to explore and experiment with, including felting, rug hooking, macrame & papercraft. The intention is that projects will be self-directed but Kelly is on hand to support with questions, and tutorials & reference sheets available in store. You are welcome to share a skill with the group, or to learn from others who might have more practice with a particular craft. 
These drop ins are offered free of charge, with many materials used provided by community donations to our Craft Swap  - please donate requested materials if you can spare them! 
  •  Donations of non-perishable goods for the Dartmouth Community Fridge are greatly appreciated, suggested items: pasta & sauce, canned goods, bars & crackers, pantry staples.  We can also take cash donations which our team will use to purchase food for the fridge. 
  • Registration is no longer REQUIRED! We have relaxed the format so drop in anytime between 5-6:00PM to start working! 
  • Materials are free to use in store and projects are yours to keep; Should you wish to take materials home to continue working (embroidery hoops, felting needles, felting blocks, burlap, rug hooks, etc) a small charge to cover the cost of these items will apply. 

WORKSHOPS BEGIN AT 5PM & WRAP UP AT 7PM: You are welcome to join for the full two hours, or just drop in for a few minutes of crafting and conversation. 

To keep these events safe and comfortable for everyone masks will be strongly encouraged as our workshop space makes distancing difficult. We do provide masks for free at the door if you forget yours. Shared materials and spaces will be cleaned frequently.  These workshops are offered regularly, please stay home if you are sick!
Hoping to come as a larger a group?: These drop ins are intended to connect the community with new friends - if you have an awesome group of crafty pals who would like to create together, please contact us to set up a private workshop time and we can sort out those details. 
Kid Friendly? Ages Welcome?: The intent behind these projects is to build community so the invitation is largely extended to older teens and adults; These workshops are not intended for children and youth under 16 years of age.  
Our community table is open with drop in colouring and crafting the rest of the week for kids and little ones to enjoy! 

 Community Table

The rest of the week if you are in the store and our Community Table is set up with activities then you are welcome to join in colouring, bracelet making or whatever other fun they come up with!

Want To Stay Up To Date?

Want to keep up on projects & dates - sign up for our Community Newsletter or follow along on Instagram and Facebook @trainyardstore

💜The Trainyard Team 


A note on accessibility at the shop: We have a graded entry that allows for smooth mobility or stroller access, but the door is currently not powered. If getting the door open poses a challenge we are more than happy to help (an auto opener is top of our dream list). Inside the shop aisles are wide and allow for freedom of movement and music is at mid-volume and located to one side of the shop. Some customers do notice the scent from our candles, soaps & coffee but no scents are added to the environment.