Wednesday, May 24, 2006

free workshops for you (this saturday)

Perhaps my final post about Crafternoon Tea (this Saturday!) - but no promises:

Crafternoon Tea DIY Zone Demos & Mini-Workshop Schedule :
(times may change slightly)

All demos & workshops are FREE to Crafternoon Tea visitors.
Materials, tools and hand-out sheets are provided.

11:30am Easy Soap-making - simply. by amanda (workshop)
Amanda Montgomery (aka The Soap Chef) will teach the traditional cold-
process method of soapmaking, including an overview of oils, natural
colourants and useful tips - plus take home your own bar of 100% fair
trade, organic soap!

12:30am Bookbinding (paper craft) - Le Petit Pig (mini-workshop)
Paper artist Janet Chan will take participants through the basics of
traditional bookbinding - everyone will leave with their own tiny book.

1:15pm Intro. to Handspinning (yarn) - pleasurecraft fibre (workshop)
Yarn artisan Kristyn Woodfine will introduce the basics of how to spin
prepared wool fleece into your own custom yarn, using a tool with an
ancient design: the Drop Spindle.

2pm Beginner Cross-stitch - Crafty Like A Fox (workshop)
Craftista Christa Rowley will show participants essential cross stitching
techniques and discuss fabric, stitches and problems that may arise for
beginners. Everyone will get to try it out by stitching their initials with a
pattern provided. If time allows, Christa may also do an interactive rug-
hooking demo.

2:45pm Textile Art - Hillary Webb (demo)
Artist Hillary Webb will show visitors how to create natural dyes from their
own backyards and kitchens. Plus a demonstration of how she creates
one of a kind textile art pieces using waxed naturally dyed fabric, hand
embroidery and embellishment.

3:45pm Beginner Sewing: How to make an easy tote bag (demo)
Watch Sew Be It Studio's seasoned instructors demonstrate step-by-step
how an easy tote bag is constructed - this project is perfect for
the stylish beginner sewer. Take home the instruction sheet
and try it at home yourself!

4:30pm Easy Jewellery-making - White Lotus Design (earrings 101 workshop)
Learn the basics of jewellery making with designer Edina Racz. In this
simple earring workshop, participants will make 2 pairs of fabulous
everyday earrings using quick & simple beginner level techniques.


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