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Holiday Cheer!



Join us Sat November 30, 2019 for our first Trunk Show. Lisa from Sewing Shenanigans will be at the studio from 10:00 am to 1:00pm.

Sewing Shenanigans specializes in funky, modern project bags, notions pouches, shawl cuffs, pillows, etc.  Lisa uses high-quality fabrics and pays great attention to detail to create beautiful pieces that you will be excited to own.  She also makes one of a kind quilts for you to snuggle under while knitting or crocheting. All of Lisa's beautiful makes will be available for purchase.



Unable to commit to a makeshop but have an hour to yourself. Want to learn a new quilting technique or brush up on an old one. Come to make1 on Sun Dec 1, 2019.

Andrea will be demonstrating the technique she used to make the Festive Table Runner on Sunday Dec 1, 2019 at 1:00.  Also note the pattern for the Festive Table Runner will be half price on Dec 1.


Are you making gifts for friends and family? Try to relax and enjoy the process of making. Whether you make cookies, knit a scarf or sew a project bag for someone special, the time spent making gifts should be enjoyable and not rushed.

Here are a few ideas to help you enjoy your making:

-Put the kettle on and sip a hot chocolate (with a dash of peppermint liquor) or a cup of tea while making your gifts. 

-Play your favourite music or listen to your favourite holiday movie as it plays in the background and stopping to watch the funny bits.

- Limit what you expect to complete in a given time. This way you stay on track and if you exceed the expectation then you are ahead of the game.

-Meet with friends and make the same project. Meet weekly, same day, same place, same time. You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish. The encouragement and support from friends to show up gets you out the door.

-Meet at make1 on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm and Friday afternoons from 1:30pm-3:30pm for Knit and Chat as well as Wednesday evenings from 6pm-8pm for Sit and Sew. If you don't have anyone to make with, always know that Jo is in the studio. Note that sewers are welcome on the Tuesdays and knitters are welcome on the Wednesdays. Everyone is Welcome at make 1!


I just want to make a note and give recognition to all the makers that have dropped in to share their current projects with me. I am amazed at the talent that I see. So many creative people! 

I also want to thank so many people for welcoming me to the neighbourhood and popping into the studio to meet and see what make 1 is all about. 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,

Jo and the make 1 team.