Toronto Holiday Gift Guide 2014: DIY Gifts
DIY classes and workshops to help you channel your inner elf
The Shop offers drop-in classes in the art of shibori. DIYers pleat, bind and knot white fabric before dipping it in dye for twisty prints. Dec. 23. $45. 1139 College St., 416-949-1184.
Bring your scraps of leftover fabric to The Workroom, and the staff will help you refashion it into a retro-chic change purse. Nov. 29. $55. 1340 Queen St. W., 416-534-5305.
Graven Feather’s workshops teach antique techniques (vintage lead type, lino blocks) for making personalized stationery. Nov. 29 and Dec. 10. $65. 906 Queen St. W., no phone.
Finnish glass artist Minna Koistinen’s Playing With Fire classes teach newbies to turn molten glass into delicate ornaments. Dec. 13. $79. 10 Jackson Pl., playingwithfire.ca.
The brainiacs at Hot Pop Factory guide students through design software to print gifts in ceramic, nylon, sandstone or stainless steel. Dec. 6 and 16. $45. 215 Spadina Ave., no phone.