Dive head first into this community with the help of the Makers Digest. Serving up a weekly rundown of creative, hands-on events in Vancouver. Discover a city where you can screen print on just about anything, create a new design using lasers, and get to know the inner workings of your sewing machine.
Spotlights on Vancouver Makers
Denise Corcoran (Thrifty By Design) is a community catalyst, crafter extraordinaire and upcycler of things based in North Vancouver, BC. Her passion is to turn ‘junk’ into new and funky pieces. From refinishing furniture found at the dump to repurposing discarded items like wine corks into jewelry, there is no limit to what a bit of time and know-how can create. And save from the landfill.
Sharing her enthusiasm for crafting and upcycling, Denise facilitates ‘Crafternoons’ throughout Vancouver, is a guest tutor in Quest University Canada’s continuing education program teaching a course called Crafting with ‘Crap’, and is the BC Champion for the fourth annual Culture Days, a national, nonprofit 3-day event promoting culture throughout Canada. Denise is also in the midst of writing a crafty book. Crafting is da bomb!