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May 2 - Indigo Dye!
30April

Dress down for this one folks, it may get messy!

This week in the clubhouse we're going to be playing with indigo dye! Once called blue gold, this oldest of dyes was a rare luxury. You are all familiar with the synthetic version of the indigo plant that is used to dye our blue jeans. The natural version of this process holds a little bit of funk and a little bit of magic.

We'll explore some resist methods and some techniques borrowed from the japanese tradition of Shibori, to create patterns on our fabric.

We'll provide the dye bath, gloves and pieces of white cotton muslin. Bring your own white fabric or a t-shirt to dye if you'd like. Make sure it is 100% plant or animal fibers (cotton, silk, wool, etc), no synthetics for this one.

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REGISTER FOR INDIGO DYE - MONDAY MAY 2!

May 4 - Wine Bottle Wednesday!
04May

It's one of our most popular workshops, and because it keeps selling out before you can get your tickets, we're going to host a Wine Bottle Wednesdays once a month! Bring some full bottles and some empty ones and we'll show you how to score, break and polish them into the ultimate upcycled party favor...

We've perfected the method and are ready to teach you - you can expect to leave here with two finished glasses.

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REGISTER FOR WINE BOTTLE GLASSES - SOLD OUT

May 7+9 - Silk Marbling
07May

Zen and the art of marbling. Remember those beautiful old paper stacks called books? Well the older (and fancier) ones often had marbled edges and inside covers.  We'll be teaching you how to marble your own paper with custom colors and intricate patterns. Once you get the hang of it we'll show you how to create a beautiful marbled piece of silk.

 

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REGISTER FOR SILK MARBLING - SATURDAY MAY 7! REGISTER FOR SILK MARBLING - MONDAY MAY 9!

 

May 16 - Plant Pounding!
16May

Yes, you read that right: Plant Pounding this week in the Clubhouse. We'll be creating beautiful prints from flowers and leaves while venting our frustrations with hammers! We'll be using watercolor paper and fabric to put our designs onto.

First we'll be going on a short walk in the neighborhood to see what we can find to create our designs with. Please wear comfortable shoes, pants and sunscreen if needed. We'll be visiting the farmers market for flowers in the morning before you get here. You can also bring some clippings from your yard.

 

REGISTER FOR PLANT POUNDING - MONDAY MAY 16!

May 18 - GlassBlasting!
18May

This week in the Clubhouse we're using our sandblaster and vinyl to etch images into glassware.  Dig through your recycling bin and bring those jars that used to hold pickles, spagetti sauce, or olives and we'll give them a whole new life. We'll have some glass on hand too.  Don't be late to this one, or you'll only get to make one piece!

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REGISTER FOR GLASSBLASTING - WEDNESDAY MAY 18!

May 21 - Wire Trees
21May

This week we're going to explore the fun you can have with wire. We'll be using simple hand tools to twist and bend wire to create miniature tree sculptures.

 

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REGISTER FOR WIRE TREES - SATURDAY MAY 21!

May 23 - Steel Can Luminaries
23May

Just in time for the porch sittin' weather, these awesome nightlights will make your patio warm and fuzzy!  Come with a drawing you'd like to see in lights and we'll show you how to make some awesome tea lite holders for the Memphis spring!

 

REGISTER FOR LUMINARIES - MONDAY MAY 23!

May 28- Cement Planters!
28May

 

Join us in the Clubhouse today for cement planters! Concrete is the hot new (but old) DIY material. We'll give you some basic tips and tricks to get started using it. We're going to learn how to make and cast a simple mold. We'll show you some different ways to decorate your pot once it's cast. We'll also have some plants and soil on hand for your cool new containers!

 

CEMENT PLANTERS - SATURDAY MAY 28!

June 4 - Needle Felting Animals
04June

Join us in the Clubhouse for needle felting, an awesome and ancient art form. We are going to learn how to turn wooly fibers into animal sculptures using just a special needle. Easier than sewing stuffed animals, felting is versatile and really easy to learn. You'll be amazed at how simple and beautiful this craft is. Feel free to bring an image of an animal or choose from one of ours.

REGISTER FOR NEEDLE FELT SCULPTURE - SATURDAY JUNE 4!

June 6 - ID Bracelets!
06June

Got a good nickname? This week in the Clubhouse we're using our metal stamps to create our own ID bracelets. We'll learn a little about metal work, a little about leather work and get to use letter punches!

REGISTER FOR ID BRACELETS - MONDAY JUNE 6!

june 18+20 - Stained Glass Suncatchers
18June

This week in the Clubhouse we'll be learning the basics of stained glass. We'll be snipping glass and soldering. We have colored glass and mirrors to use... Come create some awesome sun catchers with us.

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STAINED GLASS - SATURDAY JUNE 18! REGISTER FOR STAINED GLASS - MONDAY JUNE 20!

 

June 27 - Beeswax Candles
27June

This week we're making beeswax candles two different ways. First we're going to learn how to blow out eggs to make awesome egg shaped candle molds. Second we'll learn to hand dip tapers using all natural beeswax. Join us for this deliciously scented project.

REGISTER FOR BEESWAX CANDLES - MONDAY JUNE 27!

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