Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Holiday Surprise & Workshop Goodness!!

A very special workshop and visit in store for us this December.  One of our favorites, Kristen Robinson is making a special trip out to share some loveliness with us!! She's teaching three of the most delightful workshops in one action packed day!  Class details and pictures are below...this will be limited seating, so please do book early, you WILL NOT want to miss out:)

Celebrate the Holidays

Celebrate the holidays with 3 charming projects that can easily be adapted for any
holiday or celebration. In class we will create an adorned gift card or jewelry pouch. We will then move on to a charming soldered and blinged up ornament, and then onto a fabric gift bag that is adorned with
free motion stitching and a tassel that doubles as an ornament meant to be displayed year
round. Kits are included in the cost of class and are packed full of hand dyed ribbon,
rhinestones, beads, trim, fabric and other goodies; enough supplies to make 2 gift card
pouches, 2 ornaments and one large gift bag.

If we have time in class we will add a wee bit of hand stitching to our projects as well as
a bit of soldering to out tassels.

Student's should bring:
  1. Thread of your choice (all colors provided will be crème, grey and silver)
  2. Sewing Needle
  3. Any fabric or trim you wish to add to your project
  4. Scissors
  5. Wire Cutters
  6. Round Nose Pliers
  7. Acrylic Paint & Brush (for ornament) - sample color is an off white
Optional If You Do Not Wish to Share
  1. Sewing Machine
  2. Soldering Iron
  3. Cutting Mat
Class Details:

When: Saturday, December 06, 2014
Where: Milpitas, CA at Intrepid Thread
Time: 11-5
Price: $120 - Includes Kit with additional supplies for extra projects
Complimentary Muffins, Juice & Water Included
Lunch: Please pack a lunch
Registration: right tab of blog (limited to 12 students)

Large Gift Pouch

Small Gift Card or Jewelry Pouch

Soldered Ornament

Monday, October 6, 2014

Guest Teacher: Robin Dudley-Howes

Dolly Tassel Necklace

Robin Dudley-Howes $120
Optional Kit Available for $45

February 7, 2015, 10:30am-5pm

Intrepid Thread

 How to Register: PayPal link on right tab

Class Details:
Dolls and dosen’t get any better than that! Add some sparkle and pretty fibers
and you get a one of a kind mixed media show stopper! Join Robin for this magical class
and learn lots of techniques to convert seemingly odd parts into a magical tassel to wear
or add to your art collection. Robin has been making tassels for over 20 years and playing
with dolls for 45 so she has lots of experience and advice she’s willing to share on what
makes a good tassel lay properly along with problem solving and construction techniques.
Learn sturdy applications to construct odd parts onto a vintage metal salt shaker along with
easy wire, fiber and chain assembly for the “skirt” paired with a little soldered metal trim
to add extra dangles. She’ll have kits available for purchase however you are not obligated
to buy one if you want to bring your own supplies. The kits will have: antique doll head,
vintage shaker, doll arms, key, fibers and old lace, metal trim, chain, wire, beads, glass vial
and vintage ephemera. The kits will be neutral colors, one of a kind and will vary from the
picture but be equally as dazzling! IF I have extra heads and shakers those will be available
for purchase separately along with other fun doo dads. There is a small bit of soldering
but most of the class time will be used to assemble the tassel. The necklace portion is not
included in the kit but I may have some for purchase depending on availability. The most
important part is making the tassel itself.

Supply List (please bring the following supplies):

~Soldering equipment and solder (if you don’t have any let me know ahead)
~jewelry pliers: round nose, chain nose and cutter
~extra charms and odd bits to add to your tassel
~small hole punch tool for metal
~fabric and paper scissors
*If you are not purchasing the optional $45 kit, please bring things like fibers, lace, ribbon, vintage salt & pepper shakers, thimbles, dolly heads etc

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