more fun than the campaign trail!

gabes puppets

these fun finger puppets will have you laughing all the way to the polling station! each one is handmade by ottawa’s own gabe thirwall – hand silkscreened and sewn with enough room for your finger (tee hee) – now you can make your politicians do and say whatever you want!

Make Your Own Sassy Summer Dress!

class dresses

Join us and learn to sew and make jewellery this spring!  All classes will be held at Flock Boutique, located at 1275 Wellington Street West. All materials will be provided.

For questions or registration please call or email Flock at (613) 695-0834 and info@flockboutique.ca

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Here are the classes for April/May!

Jackie O Intermediate Dress Making Class
Tuesday April 12 and 19, 2011
7:00pm-9:00pm
$100+HST

Join Heidi Laing and create your own 60’s style summer dress à la Mad Men! This class will teach you to customize a pattern to fit you, install zippers, and create button loops and tidy hems. This class requires some sewing machine experience. Please bring 2.5m of cotton for your dress along with matching all-purpose thread. All other materials are provided. Please let us know if you need a sewing machine or will be bringing your own.

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Adult Beginner Jewellery Class
Wednesday April 13, 2011
6:00-9:00pm
$45+HST

You can learn all of the basics of beaded jewellery making in less than 3 hours! Bridget Remai, co-owner of Flock Boutique, will take you through the basic tools and techniques required to make beaded jewellery. You should leave the class with between 4 and 8 finished pairs of earrings.

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Summer Fling Beginner Dress Making Class
Saturday April 16, 2011
10:00am-3:00pm
$100+HST

In this workshop, Heidi Laing will teach you to create your own easy-breasy summer dress that’s just as cute over your suit for a day at the beach as it is for strolling around town. This class will teach you to customize a pattern to fit you, sew French hems, make tidy hems and button holes, create draw strings and bias tape. This class is beginner friendly but some experience with a sewing machine is recommended. Please bring 2.5m of cotton fabric for your dress and a spool of matching all-purpose thread. All other materials are provided. Please let us know if you need a sewing machine or will be bringing your own.

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Jackie O Intermediate Dress Making Class
Tuesday April 12 and 19, 2011
7:00pm-9:00pm
$100+HST

Join Heidi Laing and create your own 60’s style summer dress à la Mad Men! This class will teach you to customize a pattern to fit you, install zippers, and create button loops and tidy hems. This class requires some sewing machine experience. Please bring 2.5m of cotton for your dress along with matching all-purpose thread. All other materials are provided. Please let us know if you need a sewing machine or will be bringing your own.

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Adult Beginner Jewellery Class
Wednesday April 13, 2011
6:00-9:00pm
$45+HST

You can learn all of the basics of beaded jewellery making in less than 3 hours! Bridget Remai, co-owner of Flock Boutique, will take you through the basic tools and techniques required to make beaded jewellery. You should leave the class with between 4 and 8 finished pairs of earrings.

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Summer Fling Beginner Dress Making Class
Saturday April 16, 2011
10:00am-3:00pm
$100+HST

In this workshop, Heidi Laing will teach you to create your own easy-breasy summer dress that’s just as cute over your suit for a day at the beach as it is for strolling around town. This class will teach you to customize a pattern to fit you, sew French hems, make tidy hems and button holes, create draw strings and bias tape. This class is beginner friendly but some experience with a sewing machine is recommended. Please bring 2.5m of cotton fabric for your dress and a spool of matching all-purpose thread. All other materials are provided. Please let us know if you need a sewing machine or will be bringing your own.

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Jewellery Box Class for Kids!
Sunday April 27, 2011
1:00-3:00pm
$25+HST
Suitable for ages 6-10

Join Laura Fauquier for another artistic-adventure! In this class students will learn different techniques for decorating a jewellery box and leave with their own beautiful creation!

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Pretty Picnic Intermediate Dress Making Class
Saturday April 30, 2011
10:00am-3:00pm
$100+HST

Create your very own classic dress to keep you cool all summer. In this class you will learn to customize a pattern, make a fitted bodice with lining, make a pleat, and finish seams. This class requires some sewing machine experience. Please bring 2.5m of cotton for your dress along with matching all-purpose thread. All other materials are provided. Please let us know if you need a sewing machine or will be bringing your own.

an open letter to spring…

cape pic

dear spring:

please understand that while i love all seasons equally, my heart is wanting spring to come so i can wear this cape, my new wardrobe staple. i’m sure you can understand that a piece this cute just can’t sit in my closet for much longer!

xoxo
bridget.

Workshop Trunk Sale!

trunksale web 2011 spring

Hey Ladies!

We’re having our 3rd annual Spring Trunksale on Thursday March 24, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm! Eight of our favourite designers are sending us special shipments of past collections, slightly damaged items and samples at heavily discounted prices! It’s a great way to jumpstart your spring wardrobe!

There will also be fun, food and lots of laughs…maybe even an unplanned water feature like last time…hee hee!

xoxo
The ladies of Flock & Workshop Studio & Boutique

pics! flock’s lovely crafting classroom

flock classroom space

i know i haven’t posted pics of the workshop renovation yet (it looks beautiful – bright, sunny, airy! – by the way) but i am at flock today and wanted to share pics of our lovely new classroom space! i taught a class here last week and it was soooo much fun that each one of you should come right on in and sign up for a class with us! check earlier posts for our february/march schedule!

xoxo
bridget.

workshop is open!

so, as it turns out, you CAN do a whole renovation using nothing but a mallet, a pair of jewellery pliers and an a 3 year old half full bottle of wood glue – how’s that for creativity and craftiness? the colour is icy moon drops (seriously, look it up!) and the shop is ready and looking twice its size and ten times as lovely! we’re going to open up in a couple of hours and, despite the weather, you ladies should make time to come out and see us and all of our fantastic summery stock!

pics to come soon!

xoxo
the ladies of workshop