Row by Row Quilt Kit

Leslie Wright

Tags Lunenburg Makery, Quilting, Sewing

We are super excited to be launching our Row by Row Quilt Pattern Kit today!This is our first year participating in the Row by Row Experience shop hop that takes place across North America all summer long. This year's theme is Home Sweet Home.  We were delighted to have a chance to use Lunenburg's nautical heritage and historic architecture as inspiration.  Our row, Lunenburg on the Water designed by Kat Frick Miller, includes the classic 'Lunenburg Bump' home and The Dory Shop with dories in tow on the waterfront.  Our row is assembled using foundation paper piecing techniques.  Pop in on June 25th for...

Etsy: Made in Canada Market in Halifax

Leslie Wright

  Find us in Halifax this coming Saturday, September 26 as part of the Nationwide Etsy: Made in Canada pop up market!  We'll be taking part, for the second year in a row, leading crafty workshops throughout the day.  The event is made up of over 70 makers, collectors and artisans from across Nova Scotia.   Stop by to see us in the Workshop tent, # 61 indicated in orange, from 10am - 7pm this Saturday to get in on the crafty fun.    

Paper Collage Workshop with Susan Black

Leslie Wright

We're excited to be pairing up with Lunenburg's newest artist, Susan Black.  Susan has recently transplanted her textural and vibrant collage art and illustration studio from Pugwash to our lovely town and we're feeling pretty lucky for it. On Saturday May 23, Susan is offering her first Makery workshop, Illustrated Floral Paper Collage. Susan will share her favourite tools and techniques she uses to create her striking collaged illustrations.  Register here. Susan brings with her years of professional experience working with companies like American Greetings, Cloth/Paper/Scissors, P&B Textiles and many more.  This workshop will be an incredible opportunity to learn from a...

Sewing Notions – Wovens, Knits and Spandex

Leslie Wright

Tags Sewing Notions

You have your pattern picked out and you are on the way to the fabric store. Depending on what you're planning to sew, your pattern should tell you whether you need a woven fabric, a knit fabric or a stretch fabric. Each of these has its own set of qualities and properties. Understanding these differences and matching them to the kind of garment you want to make is important for sewing a successful project. Woven Fabrics                    Straight of Grain                                                   Bias A woven fabric has fibres running parallel to the selvedge (the finished sides of the fabric). These are called the...

Altered Cinderella Window Display

Leslie Wright

Comments 1 Tags Altered, Makery Staff Makes

Spring is the time when people tend to think of robins, putting away the big coats and getting the gardens primed. Here at The Makery it's also the time of year when we start seeing prom and wedding garments coming in for alterations. Micheline and Johanna are kept busy upstairs in Altered sewing under layers and layers of shimmering tulle, beaded bodices and tailored tuxedo jackets.  With this in mind it seemed only fitting to make a classic Cinderella-themed window display to promote our services! We had been searching local thrift shops for weeks looking for the perfect dress. It had...