DIY @ MOV Two took place on April 9th and it was a pretty great evening. First there’s the setting; the night started while the sun was going down and the city was still visible. It’s hard to beat the view of the West End across False Creek from the Museum of Vancouver. Then there were the hands-on workshops available to introduce people to different crafts. I saw lots of first time spinners, knitters, weavers and felters who looked like they were having a ball. The girl with Birkeland Bros. Wool (I unfortunately didn’t catch her name) did a great job breaking in the unpsun. Spinning is a lot trickier than it looks.
The Fibre Manipulator Jewelry station was strewn with buttons and fabrics providing visitors with materials to create their own fabric jewelry.
For the more paper arts inclined, there were collage materials provided by collage collage and urban source.
Because I was balancing a camera in one hand and a rather large glass of wine in the other, I, um, didn’t make anything. But I did buy something from the Got Craft? market and struck it lucky with my goody bag contents so I made it out of there almost as well crafted as everyone else. Albeit without the satisfaction of having made it myself.
See the rest of the photos (large) as a slideshow or in my DIY @ MOV Two flickr set.