Upcycling can prove to be challenging, but it’s almost always rewarding in the end, which is what makes it worth it… most of the time. Other makers at the Fraser Valley MakerSpace can attest to this. I’m almost sure of it. When I (Daljit) first joined the Fraser Valley MakerSpace in February ’16, I brought my yarn projects because who doesn’t love a good skein of carefully, hand-dyed and finely woven yarn? Seriously, I know I have problems when it comes to disclosing exactly how much yarn I have in my stash, but I digress. I wanted to do something that would challenge me and force me to think out of the box. When a girlfriend mentioned she’d be tying the knot at a winery near Niagara Falls, I had visions of wine bottle lamps for days. I knew what I was going to gift her and her husband. At least I thought I did. I remember playing with stained glass when I was younger (I’m not really that old, but it was back in the day, before I discovered […]
Islay is the Fraser Valley MakerSpace’s resident chain maille maker. She’s worked on some incredible pieces, but her latest project has probably caught the eye of more than one patron of the ‘Space. We’ve all become mesmerized by her technique and patience for working through a project for a former colleague. Islay’s chain maille jewelry seems like a walk in the park compared to the amor she’s been working for the last few months, or at least since late February. Islay’s chain maille has inspired a few new projects by other makers, but months of hard work is finally paying off as the steel suit of armor is coming together. Mere construction of the collar has taken over 100 man hours, broken up into two hour stints. The collar alone has taken almost a month an a half, but steel rings are much harder to work with as the material is more rigid than other popular chain maille materials. Her poor hands are tired at the end, but the satisfaction of seeing this project come to life has been worth […]
This week we were made famous (I may be stretching that a bit) when we were featured in the community section of the Langley Advance website! You can check out the article here!
The Fraser Valley Makerspace will be holding their AGM on August 12th at 6:30 PM. We will be voting on new board members, reviewing the past year and planning for the next years activities and goals. If you are interested in getting involved with running the space please feel free to attend. The meeting will take place at the Fraser Valley Makerspace (4812 216th street, Langley BC) at 6:30 PM. Reminder: Only paid or honorary members can stand for office and vote, all others are encouraged to attend and provide input and/or feedback regarding group activities.
This year was the first year we had a booth at the VMMF and I think we really did a great job. Thank you everyone who came out and manned the booth, enjoy the photos! Photos can be viewed here.
Don’t forget the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is this weekend. Check it out at http://makerfaire.ca. And we have a booth so be sure to stop by and say hi! Also, we received a couple nods from the Georgia Straight recently. Check those out here: Maker Faire shines light on new makerspaces Maker Faire returns to PNE Forum
My wife better start saving
A few quick and interesting videos on cloaking. Hey Jason
A big thanks to the Georgia Straight for the shoutout in your latest issue. If you haven’t seen it yet, we got a mention in an article on Makerspaces. It’s worth a read and shows you some of the folks running spaces in Vancouver. http://www.straight.com/life/734836/makerspaces-connect-people-and-projects-vancouver
A big thanks to the Vancouver Hackspace for hooking us up last time Jason was in there!