For this month's team-building event, the Trend Hunter team took a trip to The Make Den, a sewing studio in Toronto.
The Make Den offers a range of beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for crafters who may be looking to begin a new hobby or sharpen their skills in a particular area. With help from the sewing studio's experts, some of the functional handcrafted items that you can be taught to make include everything from leather bags and sandals to lingerie. For our fun day, the Trend Hunter team was guided through the process of making a simple leather card holder, which involved learning the techniques involved in treating the material to accept colored dyes, as well as punching and lacing to finish off the project—this is just a snippet of what The Make Den packs into its Leather FUNdamentals course.
As well as specifically appealing to Toronto locals, this makerspace is launching The Woven Wolf, which will make its resources available in interactive e-learning formats for those who are based outside of the city.