Friday, January 12, 2007

jan & feb workshops at nathalie-roze & co.

Check out the cozy and affordable upocoming workshops at nathalie-roze & co. below. Also note that Nathalie-Roze is looking for workshop instructors: "If you are an artist, crafter or designer who'd be interested in teaching a specific workshop in 2007, please contact Nathalie-Roze with a proposal - at least, a blurb about yourself and what you do. Workshops are intended to be beginner-friendly and accessibly priced too."


Please call 416-792-1699 to register for workshops - all sessions are small (never more than 6 participants) & most fill up quickly.

Jan. 14th & February 11th (Sun.):
Soap-Making with
Amanda Montgomery of simply. by amanda,1pm - 4pm
Learn how to make a batch of your own organic soap, customize scents & textures and leave knowing how to do it all on your own again later. All ingredients are 100% natural and fair-trade.
$45, including all tools & materials - plus tea & a snack
Participants will leave with several bars to enjoy at home or give as gifts.
Jan. 16th & 23rd (Tues. evenings)
Jewellery 101 (Wire & Bead Earrings) from 6 - 8:30pm
An introduction to wire jewellery-making for absolute beginners - learn how to use essential tools as well as basic techniques to create various designs.
$40+GST, including all tools & materials, plus a snack
Participants will leave with a minimum of two pairs each
(age 14+ up)
Instructor: Nathalie-Roze Fischer

Jan. 20th (Sat.),1- 4pm & February 8th (Thurs.), 6 - 9pm
Boiled Wool "Felting" for non-knitters
Participants will be introduced to this easy technique, using store-bought 100% wool sweater fragments. Once shrunken, these bits will be transformed into quirky brooches or appliques. Yarn corking will also be explored as a felting option.
Julie Sinden, designer behind the popular hat & bag label Salt & Pepper Textiles. $45+GST, including all materials as well as tea & a snack.
Jan. 21st (Sun.), 1-4pm & February 7th (Wed.), 6 - 9pm
Sewing 101 (easy tote bags) from 1pm to 4pm
Absolute beginners will learn the very basics of machine sewing - threading, key stitches, making a fool-proof pattern, creating simple appliques & some free-hand embroidery to create a one-of-a-kind tote bag.
No more than 4 per session, so register early!
$45+GST, including snack, materials for appliques & use of machines.
Note: Participants must bring their own fabric, thread & optional extras (ribbon, buttons, etc.) or buy the project kit for $10.
Instructor: Nathalie-Roze Fischer
Jan. 28th (Sun.), 1-4pm
Beg. Boiled Wool “Felting” for Knitters
Intermediate knitters will knit up mini-yardage samples in various fibres, then try this easy shrinking technique to create a “felted” brooch or coin purse. Inspiration sheets will be distributed, samples shown, techniques explained and more complex projects discussed.
$45+GST, including all materials as well as tea & a snack.
Julie Sinden, designer behind the popular hat & bag label Salt & Pepper Textiles.
Natural Hand-dying 1 (warm tones/reds & yellows):
Feb. 4th (Sun) 12noon to 4pm

Natural Hand-dying 2 (cool tones/blues & greens):
Feb. 10th (Sat.) 12noon to


Beginner Cross-Stitching
Easy Crocheted Flowers (appliques & brooches)
Paper Crafts (soft-cover notebooks & cards)
Fabric Jewellery
Intro to Pin/Needle Felting
Beginner Knitting
Sewing 102: Skirt Alert
Hand-Sewing (basic mending)
Hand-Beading & Embroidery
Drop-Spinning (Making Your Own Yarns)
Crafting for Teens
DIY Spa Goodies
Sewing on Paper
Renegade Scrapbooking
T-Shirt Surgery 101
DIY Sachets & Eye-Pillows
Batik 101


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