The group donates the proceeds of the workshops to charity, have books on hand for inspiration, and had a lot of patience for beginners (just like I had a lot of patience for attendees who could make perfect designs). Their next available sessions are April 7th & 9th at their studio near Trinity Bellwoods, using all natural dyes. As it starts to feel like spring and Easter nears, Kosa Kolektiv are a good place to start if you want to connect to Eastern European culture in Toronto - and not just when it comes to pysanka. They were kind enough to answer some of my questions about their work.
On Monday, Indigo announced that it planned to shutter the Chapters location at Richmond and John, just one day after the World's Biggest Bookstore finally closed for good, and less than two months after the Runnymede Chapters location met a similar fate.
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The name, which obviously riffs on PWYC (pay what you can), a staple of low budget arts events, offers artists "Keep What You Raise" or "All Or Nothing" options similar to other crowdfunding sites - but the difference is that FWYC isn't charging a fee for their service. This could make it an attractive option for a lot of cash-strapped Canadian artists - stay tuned to your Facebook feeds for funding pleas of all kinds.