1. The Craft of Leather- WeMake Workshop with Tanner Goods

    Written by cre8tivegirl | March 15, 2012

    Tanner Goods is a small team of craftsmen who produce beautiful modern leather products by hand that any outdoor enthusiast or trendy city slicker would appreciate. Located in Northeast Portland and in the LeftBank Project, Tanner Goods skilful art utilizes the same tools that have been put to work for decades in the manufacturing of leather goods. 

    Each piece is crafted from premium, domestically sourced material–English Bridle American leather and heavy weight 10-ounced waxed canvas (from the sole remaining textile mill in America that still produces this specific fabric), which is awesome!

    We are super excited that they have opened up their doors for a private WeMake workshop. The night will start with food and drinks at The Sting Ray Cafe and then we’ll head over to the manufacturing studio where we will learn about the process Tanner Goods uses to create their collection of stunning wares. Everyone in attendance will have an opportunity to create either a awesome lanyard (step-by-step) or stamp a lovely leather red moleskin, (or both!)  Space is limited so please be sure to register early. 

    DATE OF THE EVENT: March 28, 2012

    TIME: 5:30-8:00 PM

    PLACE: The Left Bank Project (The Sting Ray Cafe is at the entrance)


    • Lanyard $30 (they retail for $50!)
    • Moleskin $15
    • Create Both $45

    REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, March 19th at 9am 

    Please check our website for more information and follow us on twitter for up to date stuff!

    Check out all the lanyards here

    We will be stamping Leather Moleskins with our WeMake Logo, designed by Travis Kochel of TK TYPE

    Photos courtesy of Tanner Goods

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  2. A few photos from our trip to Tanner Goods. We will be scheduling more discovery workshops with them, stay tuned!

    Check out more photos here via Ethan Allen Smith

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  3. Bamboo and Laser Cut LOVE - WeMake Discovery Workshop with GROVE

    Written by cre8tivegirl | April 25, 2012

    Grove founders Joe Mansfield and Ken Tomita began their journey in 2009. By chance they happen to have studios across the street from each other. Joe did custom laser engraving and Ken built furniture. It wasn’t long before they realized that they shared a passion for quality products and smart design, Grove had blossomed.

    You can certainly see the quality of craftsmanship within each and every one of their products. Their lovely iphone cases are CNC milled from 100% solid blocks of Bamboo, then meticulously filled and sanded by hand. From there they rub on 3 coats of a natural custom blended oil and wax, waiting 8 hours between each coat. The final product is adorned with beautiful custom laser engraving. Production is limited and to make it extra special all of this handiwork is done here in Portland, OR.

    We are delighted that they have open their doors for a private WeMake Discovery Workshop and we invite you to come learn about their process, creating such beautiful products for your iphone, ipad, and macbook. Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to create a custom laser cut bamboo coaster utilizing your own artwork or provided materials.

    Space is limited so please be sure to register early!

    DATE OF THE EVENT: May 17th, 2012

    • 6:00-7:00 PM Studio Tour
    • 7:00 - 8:30 Hands-on workshop

    PLACE: Grove Headquarters (address will be provided with your registration)
    COST: $30 

    REGISTRATION BEGINS: Friday, May 11th at 9am 
    Please check our website for more information and follow us on twitter for up to date stuff!


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