‘Crafternoons’ are when you take time to craft with a bunch of peeps... Maybe knitting, canning, wedding DIYs or in this case making kewl stuff out of ‘junk’. Thrifty By Design Crafternoons are upcycling workshops for all ages and all skill levels. Crafting really is da bomb and a great way to get creative, try something new and meet neato people.

I facilitate upcycling workshops throughout Vancouver with various partners – libraries, community organizations, non-profits, etc. Check News & Events for an upcoming workshop. Join me for a Crafternoon or email me at denise@thriftybydesign.ca to partner up.

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Thrifty By Design is the adventures of Denise Corcoran, a North Vancouver based community catalyst, crafter extraordinaire & upcycler of things.

It all began one fateful day in August 2008, I bought an old Singer sewing machine at a garage sale in Gibsons, BC for $10. My $10 included the sewing machine plus a lesson on how to use it. Just the basics but that was everything since I knew nothing about sewing. I didn’t take any home economics classes in high school – I was an art nerd. I knew all about silk screening and photography but cooking and sewing were one big mystery. Even now I struggle!

Join me online in my crafty adventures on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ThriftyByDesign.

Find out what my TBD participants and partners are saying about me. I’m feeling the love – crafty peeps are da bomb. They definitely make the world a brighter and happier place.

Join me for an upcoming TBD Crafternoon. Find my listing of upcycling workshops, events & general crafty happenings here.