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Ottawa Garment Guild High Tea

The Ottawa Garment Guild is hosting a springtime High Tea event! Come join us at Amberwood Lounge and Eatery (54 Springbrook Dr, Stittsville), put on your garden party best, and join us for Sunday Afternoon High Tea.  Make a new outfit for the event, or wear an old self-made favourite!! On June 23rd, from 1-3 […]

Beginner Summer Dress Workshop

This is a 3-hour workshop for folks who have used their sewing machine before for basic sewing. We will teach you to make a super cute, simple A-line summer dress.   You do not need to know how to use patterns! $50 for three hours (cash only). Fabric, pattern, thread, and in-person coaching are all […]

A community sewing hub at Fabrications

With spring just around the corner, new shops, stores and specialized services are sprouting all along Wellington West in Hintonburg, and pleasing residents with new opportunities to rediscover this vibrant and unique neighbourhood. At first glance walking by Fabrications, an established fabric boutique and sewing studio located at 1018 Wellington West, it may not be […]

Librarian in Residence: DIY books of all kinds

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. I’ve simply had enough of this incessant winter or not-spring as the season seems to be. In times like […]

Fabrications: Fabulous finds for Ottawa’s crafting scene

Ottawa’s always been lacking in the fabric store department, particularly in the downtown area – until now. Thanks to two civil-servants-turned-shop-owners, the crafting scene here in town doesn’t need to turn to the interweb to find fabric delights. Fabrications is the joint venture of Carrie and Curtis, who saw the opening for a little crafty […]