At the height of every Small Craft gathering, we all lose sight of the clock, and turn our full attention to the craft at hand. On Saturday, August 9, we’ll lose ourselves in tightly-wound coils of paper, as Megan Deel teaches us the traditional craft of quilling. And as we craft, we’ll enjoy mellow live music, endless hot coffee, and homemade vegan treats. With so many friends around us, and so many good things to share, we’ll forget that summer’s rushing by, and relax into an idle afternoon.
In the spirit of DIY, we met a new friend at one Small Craft event, and invited her to teach at the next! Crafter, photographer, and gardener Megan Deel joined us at our Garden Party last month, and captivated us with her description of quilling, a centuries-old craft in which designs are formed by curling strips of colored paper. This month, we’re delighted to have her teach us how to quill! Megan will provide all the paper, tools, and instruction needed to make two small dragonflies and a flower, and to experiment with further techniques. There’s no charge for this class, but if you want to keep exploring this craft at home, you can purchase a slotted quilling tool at the event for $3.50.
As always, you’re also welcome to bring along your own project. Let the conversation, music, and atmosphere inspire you, while you keep working on your favorite craft.
At September’s Small Craft get-together, we’ll have a silent auction to raise money for the Gwen Frostic studio. The roof of this beautiful and historic building is collapsing, causing water damage to the interior, and funds are needed for repairs. Gwen Frostic was a crafty entrepreneur, and a pioneer in celebrating the natural beauty of Michigan, so we feel it’s only right that the Small Craft community donate to this cause. Please bring a handmade item to our August get-together, and we’ll include it in our silent auction on September 13. All funds raised will be donated to Gwen Frostic Prints, and used to repair the studio.
If summer is a dream, August is that last moment when you’re struggling to ignore the cold light of day. You’ve become aware that the dream is fleeting, and you’re trying to make the most of it. If your summer has not yet included a Saturday afternoon at the Trumbullplex, we hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us. Stop and craft awhile, before you hurry on into the fall.
Small Craft August Class
Saturday, August 9
2:00 – 6:00 pm