"I Made This Myself"
Toronto's favorite Sewing and Design Studio is very excited to be opening the doors to our fabulous new Bloordale
location! Please come and help us celebrate this special occasion by wearing your favorite handmade garments and accessories! You made it and now it's time to show it off - the DIY revolution is here!
The Make Den (www.themakeden.com) was founded with the intention of creating a space where people could create their own fashion, and where the excitement and satisfaction of "Making it Yourself" was accessible, easy and fun. A space where design and creativity would be complimented with serious sewing and tailoring skills, top notch equipment and amazing teachers. Nurturing the next generation of Canadian fashion designers and inspiring creativity and self sufficiency
since 2010, and offering sewing classes for complete beginners all the way up to Advanced Tailoring and Couture Dressmaking, Bag Making, Quilting and Fabric Art classes, The Make Den has classes for everyone.
After three years as part of 69 Vintage Collective in the upcoming Bloordale neighbourhood, we are proud to be opening the doors to our spacious new studio,
at 1244 Bloor St. W., just across the street from our former location. In addition to our well equipped new sewing space, we will be unveiling our brand new screen printing and textiles studio, a new retail space for fabric, patterns and sewing notions. Over the coming months we will be rolling out a new lineup of fun fashion based classes in 2013 including Haute Couture Techniques, Millinery classes, Jewellery classes and 3D printing workshops with Hot Pop Factory. (www.hotpopfactory.com)
Hot Pop Factory is a collaboration between design duo Bi-Ying Miao and Matthew Compeau. They started Hot Pop Factory,
a small company specializing in the use of 3D printing as an experiment in personal manufacturing and mass customization.
Their first project is a collection of 3D printed jewellery called Stratigraphia, which they see as a first step in
teaching people about emerging 3D technologies. Their goal is to empower individuals to take ownership of the objects and spaces they use and inhabit each day.
Hot Pop Factory will be at The Make Den on Nov 30th to demonstrate 3D printing technology
Millinery classes will be taught by Corinne Monique and Jade Kinrade. Corinne trained at the Paris American Academy,
where she learned the art of Millinery from Jean Paul Gaultier and has worked for Greta Constantine, House of Spy and Wildhagen Hats. Jade has worked with Heidi Ackerman, Wildhagen Hats and has shown at Toronto Alternative Fashion Week.
Fascinator workshops will give students the opportunity to experiment with sinamay ribbon, feathers and
blocking techniques. 8 week Advanced Hat Making classes will allow students to experiment with various hand sewn hat-making techniques using wool felt and couture finishing.
"I MADE THIS MYSELF" is a celebration of all things that have been made with love, and by hand - right here in our awesome city.