What you'll do
How to wax a cotton canvas tote In this workshop, you will learn basic notions to waterproof and give a great aspect to your accessories and garments in cotton canvas. It is the same technique as we use on our famous raincoats. We will first take you through the history of the technique and all the different uses for it. It can even be a life saver while travelling for waterproofing a bag or a jacket! We will then have a hands-on class where we will test the waxing technique. You will leave with their atelier b waxed cotton tote bag and enough wax and knowledge to make another project! The price includes the following material: atelier b tote bag, 2 cans of wax, waxing cloth and an instructions booklet.
I am designer and co-founder of the brand atelier b with my best friend Catherine Métivier. We design and locally make clothing for men, women and kids since 2009. I am also a guest lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal in the fashion department. Our studio is located in the heart of the Mile End. This is where we conceive and develop each of our design. We are looking forward receiving you in our creative space to share our textile knowledge!
herbal tea and sweets
a tote bag, 2 wax cans, 1 waxing cloth, booklet
Where you'll be
We will conduct the workshop in our studio located in the heart of the Mile End. The place was a hats and caps factory since the 50's. The hardwood floor, the long cutting table, iron staircase, horseshoes: many things seems frozen in time. When you enter by the shop, first you hear the floor cracking, then you see the workshop and the sewing machines purring behind. Our small team is working gently on spot.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
How to wax a cotton canvas tote bag
£56 / personNew experience
£56 / person