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June 2021 - Painted Leather, Kel Cadet Lyons

In this workshop, we explore the art of painting with style and vibrancy on a custom leather clutch. Weve collaborated with artist Kel Cadet-Lyons of R-KI-TEKT in a craft honoring culture, art and design. Together, weve hand-selected a variety of paint brushes and bright, playful hues to create a harmonious dance of colors and patterns. Kel walks you through her step-by-step tutorial while sharing her personal color theory, simultaneously exploring surface treatments and patterns in using an oil-based marker to add contrast and details. Kel encourages you to unearth your power in creativity, drawing inspiration from things in your life that bring you happiness as you test and hone skills using your new collection of tools and materials. Continue your exploration by utilizing found objects in your home as your next painting tool, or by using leftover paints to breathe new life into a...

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Leather Sandal Making with Rachel Corry - A Premium Workshop

In her Leather Sandal Making workshop, Rachel Corry of Rachel Sees Snail Shoes will teach us every aspect of the sandal making process. Though the thought of handcrafting your own sandals may feel a bit intimidating at first, Rachel breaks the process into clear, simple and straightforward steps, empowering us to create footwear worth flaunting. In your workshop, Rachel teaches a simple slide style of sandal with an optional slingback. Its simple to make any other style of sandal, even one of your own invention, with Rachels guidance. Well first go over tools and materials and then get right into checking patterns against our own feet. No matter the sandal design, the making process is the same: patterns, cutting, draping, slots, taping, scratching, gluing, and sanding. Your hard work will pay off, and you will be ecstatic to go out and share your new shoes with the world. Learn m...

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May 2020 - Cross Stitch, Zoe Frost

Welcome to our Cross Stitch Workshop with Zoe Frost of Junebug & Darlin . This Cross Stitch Workshop is an excellent creative practice for novice and expert makers alike. Cross-stitching is achieved through using a grid. By working in a pre-gridded fabric, theres no guessing as to where to put your stitches or what type of stitch will work best. Cross-stitching is a great methodical craft. Zoe Frost of Junebug & Darlin will walk you through each of the curated supplies in your kit. Youll learn how to read a counted cross stitch pattern, and from there, stitch your way through her speciality design, created just for our community of makers. Youll also explore technique and skills in how to back your embroidery hoop for a professional finish. Learn more: https://thecraftersbox.com/2021-05-f...

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April 2021 - Handmade Paper, Rae Samuels

In this workshop we explore the art of handcrafted paper. Join us as we work side-by-side with Rae Samuels to pour, mold, press and dry - follow along with Raes recipes or customize as you craft. Paper becomes stationery for a letter to a friend, a journaling entry or a backdrop to photo memories. Paper transforms when it becomes a thoughtful gift tag, wrapping paper, a seating card, a menu or an invitation to commemorate an experience. We use paper to forge connections with others, celebrate and communicate news and milestones such as births and weddings, and to document and share our own stories throughout time. What a wonderful history! Paper has been used for everything from currency to communication. Paper has historically been crafted using a diverse array of materials from around...

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Elegant + Wild: Dried Wreath Making with Natalie Gill Native Poppy -- A Premium Workshop

In this Premium Workshop led by Natalie Gill of Native Poppy, we explore the elegant + wild art of floral design, assembly and styling. This workshop uses seasonally available dried botanicals to create a wreath that wont wilt, but will stand the test of time and can be enjoyed for many months (if not years, with proper storage) to come. This workshop will continue throughout 2021 with new materials releases each season so you can continue creating beautiful wreaths all year long. In our podcast episode with Natalie, she shares about her journey to becoming a professional maker and floral artisan, as well as tips to styling florals and a preview of what youll learn when you join our workshop experience. Learn more at https://thecraftersbox.com/2021-q1-premium-featured-maker/ ...

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March 2021 - Drop Spindle, Lauren McElroy

If youve ever been curious about how to spin your own yarn for all of your favorite fiber arts, this workshop is what youve been waiting for. We are learning how to spin custom yarn from fiber on a drop spindle with incredible fiber artist and pattern designer Lauren McElroyIn her own practice, Lauren sources and curates her yarn from fleece to wearable art. In this workshop, Lauren teaches us how to start with top wool and spin it into a beautiful skein of hand-spun yarn. This workshop comes with everything you need; including two wooden drop spindles, combed top wool, cotton leader yarn, spools and wooden dowels. Weve also lined up the perfect set of add-ons to really take your spinning skills to the next level -- like a blending board and niddy noddy (dont worry, Lauren covers all of these in her digital tutorial). We begin by learning the fundamentals of drop spinning: how to sp...

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February 2021 - Eastern Geometric Drawing & Painting

Welcome to our workshop exploring Eastern Geometric Drawing & Painting. Fine artist and friend of The Crafters Box Zahra Ammar leads the way on how to construct two ancient patterns step-by-step: The Breath of the Compassionate and The Geometric Rosette. Once constructed, Zahra then shows how to tesselate, transfer and watercolor these intricate pieces. The result A beautiful, vibrant and shimmering piece of fine art for the home. In our conversation today, Zahra discusses her love for geometry, the rich cultural history surrounding this art, the significance of the two motifs she chose for this workshop, and much more. Learn More about this workshop: Eastern Geometric Drawing & Painting ...

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