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Gillian Clarke

gillian-clarke-picture-300wGillian retired early from an unsatisfying corporate job and is now exercising her creative side and dying her hair odd colours. She is a self-taught chainmailler who loves to share her obsession.


Upcoming Events

May 2019
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Tubular Bead Crochet Boot Camp

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: Bead crochet has an undeserved reputation for being difficult. Its not, and the results are stunning! This full day class with Gillian Clarke will teach you all the basic techniques you need to make a spiral pattern crochet bracelet. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Bead crochet Bring to class: If you have a 2mm crochet hook, please bring it (I will also have some for purchase). Size 6 beads…

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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Awesome Scale Maille Necklace

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: This necklace will unleash your inner Game of Thrones personality! This chainmaille piece with scales is dramatic, yet light and easy to wear and surprisingly quick to make. We will use anodized aluminum jump rings and pre-cut scales in two colours of your choice. Using two colors really helps you understand the construction. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills required. This is an intermediate project. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $5 with option to buy a crochet hook at cost, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chain Stitch Beaded Crochet Necklace / Wrap Bracelet

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gillian Clarke

Course outline: You may have seen beaded crochet chains on Pinterest - they are very easy to make and very much in step with popular BoHo style. Gillian Clarke will take you through the steps to make a single-strand necklace that doubles as a wrap bracelet. Once you know the basic method you can get as creative as you like by changing the beads or the cord, making multiple strands and using different clasps. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique:…

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How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.