SPONSOR NEWS: February 2012
This month we have another stellar line up of workshops for crafters and crafty biz people (including a cool new demo series) from Wise Daughters, and a unique opportunity to own some incredible rugs like the ones pictured above from Afghanistan. Read on for February news from our darling sponsors!
Please contact sponsors directly to sign up for classes or with any questions related to their listings.
The Textile Museum of Canada is giving art collectors the chance to own a one-of-a-kind collector’s rug from Afghanistan.
These exquisitely crafted pieces have been handpicked by textile expert and collector, Max Allen. Originally part of his own collection, the rugs were chosen for their craftsmanship, colours and designs. Now, he has generously donated 48 rugs to the Museum to be sold at incredible prices. The sale begins on Wednesday February 15th at 5 pm and runs until Saturday February 18th at 4pm or until we sell out!
Encaustic Mixed Media
Sun, Feb 5, 1:00 – 5:00
Supria Karmakar returns to introduce the ancient Egyptian art of painting with pigmented, molten wax. You will create encaustic miniatures to turn into greeting cards or framed works of art. $95.
Knit Fix It… or Oops! What do I do now?
Wed, Feb 8, 7:00 – 9:00
When you make a knitting mistake, do you know how to fix it, or do you banish the project to the closet of broken dreams? This workshop will give you the skills and confidence to save aggravation and save those projects! $35. Prep required – please call for details.
Silkscreen your own Design
Sat, Feb 11, 1:00 – 5:00
Screen printing is one of the most versatile, low-tech and easy printing methods available – once you know how. In this workshop, you will create your own stencil and practice printing on fabric, tote bags, aprons and tea towels. $80.
Japanese Paper & Glass Tile Pendants
Thurs, Feb 23, 7:00 – 9:00
Learn how to apply Japanese paper to glass tile to create one-of-kind pendants. $40 includes supplies for 3 pendants plus one silver plated snake chain.
Following January’s Art of Selling and Art of Marketing Level 1, we present:
The Art of Marketing via Social Media Level 2
Wed, Feb 1, 7:30 – 9:30
Ok, you’re on Facebook and Twitter, and maybe Etsy, but where are your customers? There are people out there looking for your art or handmade product, so build an online presence to appeal to them!
Craft Fair How-To
Wed, Feb 15, 7:30 – 9:30
Learn how to dress your table or booth, promote your business and network. You’ll take home a package of time saving resources, including the Craft Fair Checklist.
One workshop for $25 or $20 each when you register for more than one.
NEW – DEMO SERIES
Please call to reserve.
Sat, Feb 18, 10:00 – noon
Want to try machine knitting but don’t know where to begin? Melissa McColl of Vintage Baby Revival has built her business on machine knit garments and wants to share her passion with you. See her work on two different machines, get advice on purchasing and maintaining your own machine, and check out tons of examples of projects that will inspire you to jump right in! $25.
Sat, Feb 25, 10:00 – noon
The act of spinning fibres into yarn is relaxing, rewarding, meditative and addictive. Find out where to buy your wheel and supplies, play with some unspun fibres and see what they look like spun up into luscious yarns. Melissa will introduce you to her wheel, explain its parts and decipher spinning jargon for you. You’ll take a mini skein of yarn home too! $25.