The Craft Lab is a Vancouver based company offering workshops in textile arts. We support people in their creative explorations and encourage skill sharing and making connections. Workshops are open to novice and advanced individuals to learn and experiment with materials and techniques that are connected to textiles including weaving, dyeing, felting, surface design, quilting, sewing and more. We are enthusiastic supporters all things handmade and attempt to use sustainable practices whenever possible in our work.
The Craft Lab is operating roving workshops, but with the current pandemic we have put these on hold. Please sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on upcoming events.
Heather Young is a designer and educator based in Vancouver BC. She completed a Masters of Design in Fashion and Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art and received a Fashion Design Degree from Lasalle College in Montreal. Her practice includes material and craft history, regional processes, sustainability, and building community through craft. Areas of research encompass design process, product design, clothing and textiles. She currently teaches at ECUAD - Industrial Design and LaSalle College - Fashion design. Her highly regarded DUST clothing label was sold internationally, and she is the founder of The Craft Lab, created to connect the public to hands-on textile workshops with
educators and artists.