Friday, February 23, 2007

crafty/fashion workshops @ nathalie-roze & co.

There is a ton of great (& always affordable) learning opps going down @ nathalie-roze & co. In fact so much stuff that I’m going to post a few teasers, and then urge you to check out the whole roster on the website.

Tuesday Feb. 27th, 6-9pm
Beginner Boiled Wool "Felting":
Knitters & non-knitters will learn how to create "felt" via temperature-shocking fragments of store bought wool sweaters (knitters are welcome to bring their own projects to experiment on). The heat, agitation & soapy water morph the knitted pieces into matted, dense new fibre that doesn't fray (aka "felt"). Once made, participants will create a "felted" brooch, iPod cozy or coin purse. Inspiration sheets will be distributed and more complex project samples discussed - plus some top tips.

$45+GST, including all materials as well as tea & a snack.
Instructor: Julie Sinden, designer behind the popular hat & bag label Salt & Pepper Textiles.

Sunday March 4th, 12noon to 4pm
Natural Hand-Dyeing 1 (warm tones/reds & yellows):
Participants will be introduced to the magical world of dyeing with natural dyestuffs (plants, bugs, minerals). In this hands-on workshop, students will learn everything they need to know to continue an exploration of natural dyes at home, including mordanting, preparing the dyebath, and dyeing with a variety of fibres. This workshop will also explore the differences between tropical dyes and more local/household dyes. Everyone will leave with their own dye sample set and references.

$60+GST, including tea & baked treats. - 10%, if you sign up for both sessions
Instructor: Julie Sinden, textile designer behind the Salt & Pepper label.

Saturday Mar. 10th - 1:30pm - 4pm
OR Saturday Mar. 31st @ 9:30am - 12:30pm
(Organic) Soap-Making
Learn how to make a batch of your own organic soap, choose your own scents and find out how to do it all on your own again later. All ingredients are 100% natural and fair-trade.
Participants will leave with several bars to enjoy at home or give as gifts.
$45+GST, including all tools & materials - plus tea & a snack
Instructor: Amanda Montgomery (aka the 'soap chef') of simply. by amanda

All workshops - unless otherwise indicated - are $45 each and include materials as well as tea & baked goodies during the break.

Register by phone with a credit card at: 416-792-1699 OR in-person using debit, cash or credit (M/C or Visa only).

NOTE: workshops are intentionally delivered to small groups (just 3 to 6 participants each) & fill up fast, so don't snooze on it!

Sorry - spaces cannot be reserved without payment.

WHERE: at the studio (in the back of the shop) at nathalie-roze & co.
1015 Queen St. East (at Pape) in Leslieville
Closest subway stop: Pape, and also easily accessible via any Eastbound Queen St. 501 streetcar


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