Artist and illustrator Tom Sarmo hosts this workshop focusing on using your art journal as a resource for new and original craft/art ideas. Learn how to build collaged, mixed media journals that provide a rich, continuous idea cache. The workshop will explain resource opportunities, innovative ideas, and concrete, how-to examples for creating and maintaining idea-sketchbooks. A variety of materials-use will also be covered. Explore Tom’s artwork at tomsarmo.com. All materials for this workshop provided; $10 materials fee. Registration is required.
Headmistress Heather McKenzie teaches this workshop on one of the most important (and neglected) aspects of fine knitting: good finishing techniques. Students will bring several squares to each workshop and learn the best seaming skills (and other useful techniques) so that finished projects don’t look as though they’ve been made “with loving hands at home” – to quote our headmistress. After this workshop, you’ll be ready to tackle any pieced garment or knitted project. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#day or call 720-865-1206.
The world’s most recognized supermodel, Barbie™, was born in March 1959; 53 years later, she’s still figuring in the childhood dreams of lots of girls (and even boys) who love fashion dolls. Our summer beginning knitting class is dedicated to creating outfits for Barbie™ and her friends. Use your new skills to dress up your fashion doll or make some youngster’s Barbie™ dreams come true. Our expert teachers will share with you all the techniques you’ll need to be an avid knitter for Barbie™ and beyond. All materials provided: $20 materials fee.
Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th st Denver 80211
Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included). Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#craft or call 720-865-1206.
Take a break from shopping at our Gigantic Used Book Sale and join us for a full day of fun family activities including storytimes, crafts, entertainment, and giveaways. Sponsored by Mountain States Toyota.
Tómate un descanso de la Gigantesca Venta de Libros Usados y acompáñanos en estas divertidas actividades para toda la familia: cuentacuentos, manualidades, entretenimiento y regalos. De las 10 de la mañana hasta las 4 de la tarde. Patrocinado por Mountain States Toyota.
The wording, symbols, abbreviations and charts involved in knitting patterns can be daunting. Increase your knitting pattern literacy with this workshop designed to help knitters conquer the most complex instructions. Our master teacher, Heather McKenzie leads this workshop centered around a glorious, chain link scarf that will have you bravely tackling complex patterns in no time. Materials list provided with registration confirmation. Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#secret or call 720-865-1206.
At the intersection of craft and art, you’ll find hyperbolic crochet! Mad fiber genius, Ann Myhre, last seen at Denver Public Library teaching students freeform knitting and crochet, returns for an out-of-this-world workshop on crochet as sculpture. Yes, this photo is an example of the amazing, awe-inspiring art form known as hyperbolic crochet – and that’s no hyperbole. All confident crocheters that know the basics are welcome to join. Materials list provided with registration confirmation. Registration is required.
This year’s Etsy Crafting Party will be dazzling – we are drawing inspiration from the city of lights – Paris! Did you know that at one time Denver city planners aimed to pattern Denver’s layout after the grandest European city, hence the nickname Paris on the Platte. Yes, there was a time before the smoke-filled coffeehouse! Denver crafters are invited to celebrate Denver and Paris and lots of great crafting experiences at this annual Etsy Crafting Party sponsored by Fresh City Life and Denver Handmade Alliance.