Happenings in Craft



Langara Fine Art’s Department

The Fine Arts Diploma Program at Langara College is an intense study of visual arts and design, providing students with a wide set of studio skills, as well as the opportunity to specialize in one or more of the studio disciplines. Langara is well known for their extensive and innovative jewelry program.


Capilano University – Textile Arts

Students learn about textile arts by exploring many different processes. Projects reflect a wide range of approaches from sculptures and wall pieces to wearable garments and textiles for the home. Textiles have a rich and varied history and reflect these diverse cultural practices. This is reflected in historical textiles and by contemporary artists across the world. Today Textile Arts and other Crafts media represent a response to computer technologies and global production. This can take many forms, from a renewed interest in hand and local production, an awareness of recycling or using materials responsibly, as well as web based knitting bees and experimenting with computer technologies in weaving, sewing and printing.


Emily Carr University

The Visual Art Major maintains an emphasis on studio programs with a concentrated focus in ceramics, drawing, illustration, painting, photography, print media and sculpture. Faculty have a strong interest in hybrid and interdisciplinary practices that merge these disciplines as well as an engagement with traditional and emerging technologies.


Community Organizations

Collage Collage

Collage Collage is a place that strives to uphold the tremendous creative abilities that children have, in surroundings that
adults find equally stimulating, provoking and above all, inspiring. The offer craft workshops for children and occasionally for adults.


Circle Craft Coop

Circle craft Co-Operative features the work of craftspeople from across British Columbia. Circle Craft has been a major force in promoting the work of craftspeople in British Columbia since 1972.


Urban Source

Urban Source has been Vancouver’s number one choice for alternative art materials for over 15 years. We collect from over 100 different local industries, diverting safe, useable off-cuts, discards, misprints and over-stock from the land fill. Materials are then sorted, organized and prepared for the store. Most importantly, we come up with a variety of innovative uses for everything we collect.

Artists, designers, teachers, students, daycare workers and families rely on us for providing one of a kind art materials. Local industries are happy to have us haul away their unwanted goodies thereby reducing their disposal costs.

3126 Main St Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7



Knit Social



Knit Social is a knit-centric event company that produces knitting retreats, independent yarn sales & swaps and Vancouver’s largest fibre festival, Knit City. It is our mandate to help the community of knitters, crocheters and other fibre artists on the West Coast grow and become even more closely tight-knit.



Business By Design

Business By Design is run by Deborah Richardson, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) to help entrepreneurs- particularly of small businesses- build their businesses by exploring, reflecting on and focusing together with Deborah on areas that require change in order to create an action plan with conscious direction to impact positively on their businesses.  Heavily involved with organizations such as Startup Canada, The BC Chamber of Commerce Chamber Learning Network, Women’s Enterprise Centre of BC and Douglas College, Deborah’s experience and skill set have helped many get results.

For more information on Deborah:  http://businessbydesign.ca/