Workshop Schedules

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Deadline to make changes or cancel to your registration with refund must be done 48 hours prior to the event.

Rug Hooking Experience at Fort Point

Traditional Rug Hooking is both a craft and an art! Come Learn with Us!

Duration: 3 hours
Wednesdays 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00
Saturdays 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00

Fee: $95.00

Visit us at scenic Fort Point, also known as Admiral's Point to learn the Art of Rug Hooking. Established in 1748 by the British in order to protect the mercantile assets that had been established in nearby Trinity, this historic site has stood the test of time and so have our rug hooking traditions.

Like many other textile traditions in Newfoundland, today's mat-makers tend to blend tradition with their own innovation. Come explore your creativity with us!

In this picturesque setting surrounded by the sea, join our certified instructor Winnie Glavine, and listen to her as she reminisces about growing up in Newfoundland. Winnie is delighted to share with you the rug hooking skills she employs in her practice and you will leave well informed about this long standing Newfoundland tradition. We invite you to join us and be inspired!


Minimum class size: 4 participants - Maximum class size: 8 participants
* Picnic lunch at our scenic site can be arranged for additional charge
** Not available on Wednesday August 16th or Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Botanical Forage By The Sea

July 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Joe's Bar

Fee: $70.00

Newfoundland and Labrador has an abundance of resources from which quality, therapeutic ingredients can be crafted into organic beauty products. Enjoy a botanical hike while foraging with Indigena Skincare's creator, Lisa Walsh. This 2-3 hour journey, will allow you to forage the beaches and the woods for boreal ingredients, while learning how our ancestor's used indigenous ingredients in their skin care products. Create your own beauty product and discover tips on mixing natural ingredients into your skincare regimen. The experience starts and ends at Joe's Bar, in scenic New Bonaventure, near Historic Trinity. Built specifically for the film "The Grand Seduction", Joe's Bar is located right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop of natural wonder to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

Minimum: 6 participants - Maximum: 12 participants Package Includes:

*Botanical Hike with artisan skincare formulator
* Forage for natural beauty ingredients
* Nutrition break with special juice blends for improved health and well-being
* Creation of skincare product using ingredients collected
* Demonstration and learning for self massage
* Boreal Skincare Guide and skincare samples included Value $30
**Optional Lunch & Guided Tour at the nearby Random Passage Site can be arranged.

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To learn more about Lisa Walsh, visit

Woodworking at the Cooperage

A Children's Craft Experience

Every Thursday in July & August

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $40.00 - Includes Craft

Set in the heart of historic Trinity, learn the art of creating from wood! Working with our skilled and knowledgeable Cooper, this workshop offers children (ages 7+) an opportunity to learn how to use traditional hand tools to build a craft of choice (car, truck or whale). Practice hands-on skills while learning about the local heritage of carpentry trades applied in Newfoundland. This 2-hour workshop will also include a small talk regarding safety and the importance of being careful when working with tools. Children are provided with safety goggles for the workshop and will take home their own craft creation

Maximum: 4 participants

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The Merchant Tour - A Craft & Tourism Experience

Every Wednesday & Sunday from July 1st - October 4th

Fee: $130.00

This exclusive tour experience includes key historic sites that tell the story of the East Coast Fishery. And because craft enhances our story, the tour includes visits to studios where you will meet local craft producers & artisans. Find out what inspires them to create while you shop for quality, hand-crafted products or that special one-of-a-kind creation. From the Merchant's Plantation in Trinity to Bonavista, your guide is well versed in culture and craft. *Wednesdays & Sundays Only.

Cost includes admission to historic sites & shops, tour guide and transportation. Lunch is at your own cost but expect to pay $20 - $25. Weather can be unpredictable in Newfoundland & Labrador so it is suggested you wear suitable footwear and dress comfortably. *Tours can be customized. **Cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the day of the tour will incur full charge. ***Special group tours can be arranged for alternate days and group size.

Minimum per tour: 3 participants

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En plein air Shibori and Natural Dyes

July 29th

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $35.00

This is a single day Touring and Exploring Special Offer. Jump into the exciting world of natural colour and layering of pattern on cloth with Susan Furneaux. Susan is an award winning artist who works with natural dye, hand embroidery and found objects to tell stories in cloth and thread. She is eager to share her passion and knowledge. Working with Susan, you will create a one-of-a-kind piece of silk cloth using simple stitching and local plants.

If the weather is suitable this workshop will be held outside. Please dress for conditions of the day. This workshop is in partnership with the Trinity Historical Society and is set in historic Trinity on the Bonavista Peninsula. Lunch is at your own expense. **A picnic lunch can be arranged upon request. For additional information on the artist, visit

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The Art of Print Making

August 28th

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $140.00

Explore print methods that allow you to produce quality, hand-printed fabric that is unique to you. Learn E-Z screen printing techniques from printmaker & textile artist, Audrey Feltham of Atelier West Studios. With over 25 years of experience, Audrey will assist you in developing your own stencil(s) which allows you to print from paper to textile. Experiment with your creative side while using professional materials and found objects. This all-day workshop is set in a beautiful Heritage District and hometown of Sir William Coaker, Founder of the Fishermen's Protective Union.

All materials, lunch and site tour of the Factory Building with its impressive array of printing equipment used to create Fishery's Advocate are included. Dress Code: Workshop participants are encouraged to wear old clothes or bring an apron. Due to time limits for creation and the drying process, found materials will be provided as well as several images & stencils ready for development. This workshop is intended to be a time to focus on the traditional and creative process of printing and not intended for those wishing to create a large body of work.

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Smoke-Free/Scent-Free Environment

We are pleased to provide a smoke-free environment. Additionally, for the comfort of all delegates, we ask your cooperation in refraining from wearing scented products while attending the workshops.