May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Sew with Mom!

Above birdie sewn by Lily (age 5)

Above birdie sewn by Lily (age 5)

I will be hosting a special mother's day sewing workshop at The Art Room on Sunday, May 14th during their regular Family Drop-In hours of 12pm-4pm.

Learn how to sew appliqué designs and make a beautiful tea towel for mom! The project should take about one hour to complete and can be done in pairs if children prefer to sew with a parent. $40 per project.

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Private Lessons
May
1
to Aug 31

Private Lessons

Private lessons from Kelly are available upon request. Are you interested in beginner sewing lessons, advancing your sewing skills, baking, cooking? Please contact Kelly.

Sewing lessons rates are as follows:

Private (1 person): $50/hour, includes use of sewing machines and all tools; does not include fabric.

Semi-private lesson (2 people): $40/hour per person, includes use of sewing machines and all tools; does not include fabric.

Material fee (if students choose not to purchase fabrics and notions themselves; this is ideal for children's sewing lessons): $10-$20 depending on the project.

Travel fee within GTA (for lessons not held at Purple Workbench sewing studio): $10/lesson.

Read more about crash course private sewing lessons here.

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Sewing with Kelly - Appliqué Owl
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Sewing with Kelly - Appliqué Owl

Have fun with the zigzag stitch! Appliqué sewing classes teach kids to sew layers of fabric together to build fun shapes. This class uses Purple Workbench Sewing Kit to simplify construction. The owl design uses basic shapes and is suitable for the newest sewers. A selection of fabrics to personalize your owl will be available. You also learn how to sew on a button!

The Appliqué Owl project is two classes over a two-week period: Wednesday June 15 from 4-6 pm and June 22 from 4–6pm.

Cost is $120 (includes $20 PWB Sewing Kit, all necessary materials as well as the sewing machine - you only need to bring yourself and come have fun!) 

Classes do not require previous sewing experience. Recommended age of participants is 8+, but younger children are welcome with option to accompany your child to the class. 

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Sewing with Kelly - Stripe and Pocket Tote
Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Sewing with Kelly - Stripe and Pocket Tote

The Art Room - Toronto

The Art Room - Toronto

Learn sewing basics while designing a useful tote bag with stripes and an accent pocket. This class uses Purple Workbench Sewing Kits to simplify construction. A choice of pocket pattern and ribbon colours will be available.

The Stripe and Pocket Tote project is two weeks long: Wednesday June 1 from 4-6 pm and June 8 from 4pm-6pm. Cost is $120 for both classes (includes $20 PWB Sewing Kit, and all required materials, including sewing machine!) 

Classes do not require previous sewing experience. Recommended age of participants is 8+, but younger children are welcome with option to accompany your child to the class. 

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Delicious dumplings
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Delicious dumplings

I have been folding dumplings since I was 5 years old. In recent years, I have been working to build a simple recipe that is loved by the whole family. These dumplings are a staple in my freezer and make an easy meal that my daughters devour, despite being packed with vegetables. Although dumplings can be made vegetarian, this workshop will involve the meat variety only.

Learn how to make delicious and healthy dumplings from scratch. In this workshop, you will learn one of my favourite recipes for a simple dumpling filling, we will wrap the dumplings together, learn how to cook them from fresh and frozen, and dine on a few varieties for lunch. You even get to take home a whole bag for your freezer! All ingredients included.

$50

Maximum 4 spots

 

 

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Secrets to a perfect pound cake
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Secrets to a perfect pound cake

Learn the secrets to baking a perfect pound cake! 

In this three hour session, you will learn the basics to baking this simple cake with a dense, moist centre, and a crisp, hard exterior. You will also learn how simple it is to change up the ingredients to suit your tastes! 

Cost includes a demo, hands-on baking, a light lunch to accompany a fresh piece of pound cake for dessert, and your own cake to take home. All ingredients included.

$65

Maximum 4 spots

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