Thursday, April 2, 2015

Earth Day Celebration in Ludington, Michigan!

I am really excited to be participating in an Earth Day art exhibition at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts this month!  Check it out--a free event!  Earth Day 2015  I am showing pieces in the LACA gallery as well as teaching two workshops on Friday the 17th.  Call 231.845.2787 for more information.

Make a Basket with Recycled Cards
Date:  April 17, 2015
Meeting Time:  1:00-3:30PM
Adult Class 

Class Description:  Do you have numerous greeting cards left over from holidays and celebrations?  Repurpose these colorful images into a special wonderful handmade basket.  Use a threaded needle and a hole punch to construct your basket—no previous sewing experience necessary.  I will also demonstrate how to use crochet to make the basket---basic crochet familiarity is beneficial but NOT required.  All supplies provided but please bring along favorite leftover cards if desired.   Tweens welcome if enrolled with an adult partner.

Make Jewelry with Recycled Materials
Date:  April 17, 2015
Meeting Time:  5:30-8:00PM
Adult Class 
Class Description:  Embellish yourself, friends, and family with unique and special jewelry! Upcycle a variety of materials such as, buttons, sari silk, fabric scraps, beads, and keys into fun fashion accessories.  We will make a necklace, key chain, bracelet and more.  All supplies provided but bring favorite buttons or beads if you wish.  Tweens welcome if enrolled with an adult partner.  No previous experience necessary.
Pieces for a basket---before assembling

Side view of a card basket

Top view of a basket--I used divider pages from an old cookbook

Chain bracelet using sari silk fabric

Recycled silk key chains

Using recycled silk and beads to make up boho necklaces

Wrapped bracelets with recycled silk and odds and ends of yarn

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