Plans for tonight? Spins and Needles (DJ + DIY arts and crafts)

Jane Porter is a local sustainability practitioner. After a three year stint in Finland studying and working with sustainable startups, she’s jumped into the Ottawa scene face first to see what’s shaking, vibrant and green. You can find her at

Jane will be back with another guest post tomorrow, to tell us what she thought of this event!

As a recent returner to Ottawa, I’ve never been to this annual craft-mas installment, but what could be better than listening to good tunes while attempting to sew xmas stockings?

Spins and Needles is Canada’s traveling Crafts + DJ event. Started in 2005, they’ve gone international with their “mixing beats and making stuff” concept. One of the founders (and the DJ for tonight) is Jason Pelletier, a local.

I know many people have tried to stave off the fact that Christmas is approaching fast but get to your holiday decorations/gifts early – without going to the mall.

And hey, it snowed today in Ottawa. All the more reason to get into the holiday spirit!

When: TONIGHT Friday November 26th @ 8:00p.m. onwards
Where: Legion Hall (330 Kent St. @ Somerset St. W.)
Cover: $8 – includes access to all materials and instructions, 19+

See you there?