Breathe new life into those worn and stained train luggage cases (small little pieces of luggage) in this eight hour class with lifelong crafter Lucy Hardy. You will smile with delight when your case comes back alive in a new way. These cases work perfectly for sliding under a plane or bus seat for carry-on luggage. Use them as baskets and cosmetics, portable sewing kits and face cloth holders—the uses are endless! Choose a child themed fabric for your favorite little one to use as an overnight case on a sleepover to Grandma’s house. See samples on Facebook under Hardys’ Handiwork. Be looking NOW in thrift shops for a case—they can be elusive. The instructor has a very limited supply for sale—first come, first served. Students must provide their own supplies. Supply list will be provided.
Acorns have remained an important and nutritious food source for many animals including humans, around the world, for hundreds of thousands of years. Learn how to identify, gather, process, store, and use acorns in the kitchen. This will be an in-depth lecture-style class with ample time for questions.
Come create with Nancy, using felting needles and colorful wool roving you will be able to make a cookie cutter item to get familiar with the process of stabbing. Then it is off to making a pumpkin, learning 3D. The final project of the day is creating a gnome, working with multiple types of wool roving and expanding on shaping. Start off as a beginner leave feeling like a pro.
Modern botanical watercolors are part art and part illustration. Learn to use round brushes to create botanical plant illustrations without the need for drawing skills. In fact, you don’t need any art experience at all. The instructor will provide a list of materials upon registration. Learn about color, value, and brush strokes to paint expressionist plant paintings in watercolor.