COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 we have cancelled all of our in person classes temporarily. We hope to welcome you all back soon!

 

In the meantime we are able to offer some limited services. 

 

We can welcome one individual in each of our work spaces per day and are now currently providing access to both our leather working/shoemaking space and our sewing space.  

We are happy to provide dyeing, breakdown and sewing services, call for details.

 

We are also renting out machines again and are looking forward to providing the tools and space your need to complete your projects.

We encourage all visitors to wear a mask while working in our spaces.

If you have any questions please reach out to us directly at costume.alchemy.yyc@gmail.com.

Our Story

We were founded in 2019 by Kim Lennox and Gina Bennett, and are located in Calgary. We offer workshops and classes in order to inspire and enhance everyone’s creative spark and spirit. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the magic by joining us today. We are looking forward to offering workshops again soon and are currently keeping busy providing dyeing, breakdown and sewing services to the film and theatre industries.

Our Artistic Values

Costume Alchemy was born out of a desire to see Calgary artists share their knowledge and grow in their crafts. We believe our community of artists and technicians grows stronger when we collaborate and continue to elevate our skills.

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Workshops

Something for Everyone

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Bras, Bras, Bras, and Corsets!

March is all about your undergarments! Check out the workshops page to view our offerings on the beginner bra, the foam bra and of course the corset! A partial band bra course is in the works too, with dates TBD.

Balls of Knitting Thread

Knitting 101

February 22, 29 and March 7, 2020
In this 3 part knitting course you will learn all the basics of knitting and complete a Game Day Toque from start to finish with confidence! By the end of the course you will be ready to apply the knowledge you have learned to projects of your own choosing.

Thick Blue Smoke

Indigo Dyeing

March 15, 2020
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Indigo is a versatile dye that lends itself perfectly to shaped resist, clamp, and numerous other traditional techniques. Create a natural indigo vat, work on samples, explore overdying and learn all about Indigo Dyeing with Caroline Forde

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Cricut Magic

DETAILS COMING SOON!

Fashion Design Models

Pattern Cutting I : Manipulating Blocks

April 19 and 26, 2020
This two session workshop will teach you to turn your design into a paper pattern. April will guide you through manipulating your block, creating the paper patter, constructing and critiquing a toile, and then finalizing your pattern. Bring your design to life with April in April!

Get in Touch

Calgary, AB

403-805-2563

403-463-9163

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