Tuesday, April 24, 2007

spring workshops at nathalie-roze & co.


Read ahead for a selection of springy crafty/fashion workshops taking place @ nathalie-roze & co. and visit the website for the full scope of great-looking classes happening this month & beyond.

Easy Embroidery
Saturday May 5th, 10am to 1pm

Learn how to do chain-stitch embroidery and use this technique to 'draw' an image on silk with embroidery floss, to be used as a pillow or tote bag panel, applique, quilt square, or whatever you like. Examples will be shown. Bring your own pattern to embroider or purchase a bird or flower pattern from the instructor. Participants may bring their own silk embroidery thread/floss, transfer paper, patterns, fabric, needles and hoops, etc. (available at most sewing/craft shops and some thrift stores) OR purchase items from the instructor for $5 -15. $45+GST, including gourmet tea & a baked goodies served during the break.
Instructor: accessories designer Suzanne Wall

Sunday May 6th, 9:30am to 12:30am
Sat. May 26th, 9:30am to 12:30am

In this hands-on session, learn how to make a batch of organic soap, using the cold press method. Learn all about making your own natural, moisturizing soap - then, choose your own scents (essential oils) and exfoliants to make a fresh batch customized to your personal preferences. All ingredients are 100% natural and fair-trade. Participants will leave with several bars to enjoy at home or to give as gifts.
Note: participants should dress casually.
$45+GST, including gourmet tea & baked goodies served during the break.
Instructor: Amanda Montgomery, owner of simply. soap company

Basic Hand-Mending: Buttons & Repairs
Tuesday May 22, 6pm to 9pm

If you've forgotten or never learned how to sew on a button, stitch up a drooping hem or mend a torn garment, then this beginner hand-sewing class is for you. Why retire damaged clothes or get over-charged for basic repairs at the drycleaners, when you can learn how to easily remedy rips, tears and holes yourself? It's a no-brainer, once you have the basic techniques down. Participants are encouraged to bring along their hole-y sock, snagged sweaters, rogue buttons, ripped jeans or whatever garments need mending to practice on.
$45 + GST, including all supplies (needles & thread), plus gourmet tea & baked goodies served during the break.
Instructor: Julie Sinden, textile artist & accessories designer (Jules & Annie)

Japanese Shibori and Indigo Dyeing
Sunday June 3rd, 10am to 1pm

Shibori is an ancient Japanese method of stitch resist surface design. Participants will learn the basics of this technique, which can result in beautiful and intricate patterns, using little more than a needle and thread. In the Japanese tradition, stitched natural fibre fabric shibori projects will dyed in indigo , the only natural dyestuff that produces a true and clear blue. Participants will learn how to create and use the most basic type of indigo vat (dye bath), and will have the option of making a set of napkins, yardage to be used in future projects or a simple tote bag.
$60 + GST, including all materials as well as gourmet tea & baked goodies served during the break
Instructor: Julie Sinden, textile artist & accessories designer (Jules & Annie)


All workshops - unless otherwise indicated - are $45 to $60 each and typically include basic materials as well as gourmet tea & baked goodies served 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).
QUESTIONS: infoATnathalie-roze.com

NOTE: workshops are intentionally delivered to small groups (just 3 to 6 participants each) & fill up quickly, 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
TTC: Closest subway stop: Pape (take the bus S. to Queen) - also easily accessible via any Eastbound Queen St. 501 streetcar...parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sundays!


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