FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If we didn't answer your question below, don't hesitate to contact us!
Are reservations required?
No, but they are highly recommended.
We always want to be available for people who want to do some spontaneous crafting, but if you want to ensure we have the project you're interested in and the space for you and your group, we do encourage you to book a reservation.
IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE?
Nope. If you're crafting: you pay the price of your project and any drinks/treats. If you're joining us for coffee: you pay the price of your drink/treat. While we don't have an admission fee, we are a business. While we invite everyone in to our space, if you want to use the studio for your own craft project, or to study or work at The Makerie, you can do so with a $5 hourly studio fee, per person. Half day and full day rates are available as well.
DO I HAVE TO CRAFT?
While we would love it if you did, you are certainly welcome to just enjoy a coffee or treat in our creative space.
DO i have to bring anything to craft?
Generally speaking, nope! In most cases, we provide everything you'll need to finish your project.
There might be the odd project or workshop that requires you to bring something in. For instance, you can customize shoes at The Makerie, but we don't provide the shoes.
DO YOU PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS?
You betcha! Our staff, known as Craftenders, are here to help you along. We'll provide all the basic instruction to get you going, check in on you along the way, but we won't hover so you have freedom to create!
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN CRAFT TO WORK ON?
If it is a quiet and safe craft, then yes, with the purchase of a Studio Fee. If you are bringing in your own project, you are expected to be completely self sufficient. The Makerie will not provide any tools or supplies for your project. You also assume all liability and risk associated with your project.
CAN I WORK OR STUDY AT THE MAKERIE?
If we have space to accommodate you, then yes, with the purchase of a Studio Fee. Seating at The Makerie is always priority for our makers, and you may be asked to leave if we need a seat for a crafter. We are a maker space, not a cafe, and with that comes operational costs that we must pay for, which are covered with your Studio Fee.
HOW DOES THE STUDIO FEE WORK?
The Makerie is a maker space, first and foremost. With that, comes operational costs not faced by other kinds of businesses. The Studio Fee allows us to open our creative space to the entire community without having to restrict access with a membership or admission fee. The Makerie is a business, and is for customer use only
If you come to The Makerie to craft one of our projects, you pay the cost of that project.
If you come to The Makerie to enjoy our coffee bar, you pay for your treats, and we assume that you'll probably stay for an hour or so.
If you come to The Makerie to work on your own craft project, study or work, if you purchase something from the coffee bar, the first hour is on us, with the $5 hourly Studio Fee payable for every subsequent hour, paid up front.
If you come to The Makerie to work on your own craft project, study or work and do not purchase anything from the coffee bar, the $5 hourly Studio Fee is payable up front for every hour the studio is used.
CAN I JUST BUY MORE COFFEE IF I WANT TO STAY LONGER?
No, sorry. I mean, you're always welcome to buy more coffee, but it will come with a side of Studio Fee.
Can I stay for an hour anD purchase more time as needed?
No, sorry. The Studio Fee is payable on entrance to The Makerie. If you find that you're in need to stay longer due to unforeseen circumstances, you of course can pay for more time with a Craftender or at the front till, but it is not an open-tab-see-how-things-go system.
DO YOU HOST KID'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES?
The Makerie is a great place to celebrate all kinds of milestones. That being said, we are not structured or staffed to host hands-off-we-look-after-everything kids birthday parties. If you have a child who would like to invite a few friends to craft and adults will be on hand to supervise and provide assistance, then we can probably accommodate that. If you're unsure, CONTACT US and we can chat.
CAN I DROP MY KIDS OFF TO CRAFT?
No. The Makerie is not staffed to supervise children. Anyone under the age of 16 must have adult supervision.
DO YOU HAVE CRAFTS SUITABLE FOR TODDLERS?
While The Makerie is generally suited best for teenagers and adults, we always have projects that the littles will enjoy. That being said, most involve scissors and a hot glue gun and require some level of adult support. We do always have colouring sheets available for toddlers.
WHERE DO I FIND Out about your crafts and special events?
Can I sell my crafts at The Makerie?
The Makerie does not offer consignment opportunities to makers as we think it's a broken system where we'd end up taking way too much, if not all, of your profit in administration fees. Instead, we offer makers an opportunity to apply to host a pop-up shop at The Makerie. If you're an approved maker, there will be no cost to you to host a one-day pop-up shop on site.
DO YOU SELL ART SUPPLIES?
Not really. But every now and then we might. We'll see.
CAN I GET A CRAFT KIT TO GO?
Yes! Makerie to Takerie is how you can get your craft on at home! We even ship across Canada, if you'd like to enjoy The Makerie but aren't located in Prince George!
DO YOU HOST CORPORATE CRAFT EVENTS?
We love having staff groups come and craft with us! CONTACT US, tell us about your group, and we'll work with you to plan something special for your team.
CAN I RENT THE MAKERIE FOR A SPECIAL EVENT?
The short answer is that it depends. We LOVE being a part of all the amazingness that the community has to offer and are open to chatting about what the possibilities are. So, if you have a special event or idea that you'd like to see happen at The Makerie, CONTACT US and let's chat.
DO YOU OFFER TAKE OUT from the coffee bar?
You bet! But don't expect us to be the fastest coffee in the North. Gunther, our manual espresso machine, is a one-at-a-time kind of machine and takes his time to prepare you what we think is a really dang good cup of coffee. We hustle like hell to get you on your way as fast as we can.
WHAT KIND OF COFFEE ROAST DO YOU SERVE?
Right now, The Makerie serves one roast, a medium dark blend from Pull Caffe. We absolutely love it and think you will too. Read more about it and check out our COFFEE BAR MENU HERE.
CAN I GET SOMETHING TO EAT AT THE MAKERIE?
You can enjoy house-baked treats from the Bakerie at the Makerie. Our kitchen is literally two feet by two feet square and we bake in a toaster oven, so our food options are limited.
do you offer gluten-free baking?
We offer gluten-friendly baking. We are committed to having at least one baked good every day that is gluten, dairy and egg free. Most of the time, that item is vegan as well, so long as it doesn't contain honey. While we do take precautions to avoid cross-contamination, we do use glutenous flour in our kitchen as well as oats that are not certified gluten-free. As such, we will never guarantee our baking to be celiac safe.
Do you offer keto baking?
can i pre-order baking?
As we do all of our baking in a toaster oven, we generally don't take pre-orders for baked goods. You can always ask though, in case we happen to have the capacity to accommodate your request. CONTACT US HERE.
Do you serve breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Nope. Just baked goods.
Do you have a microwave where I can heat up my cup of noodles?
No. There is no outside food or drink permitted at The Makerie.