Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Collage Creative Challenge has returned!

The Creative Challenge has returned this January, with this month's product: Crafter's Workshop Stencils.
We already received several great entries for this month, but it's not too late to join!

Send us a picture of your creation, using any of the Crafter's Workshop Stencils to by Jan 31st at the latest.
By sending us your picture you automatically enter our raffle for a $50 gift certificate! The winner is picked at random and announced in our e-newsletter we send out at the beginning of each month. We love seeing what our customers create, so don't be shy and show off! Send us that picture by Jan 31st.
Next month's creative challenge product: Felt

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Paper Quilling: A new old favorite

First perfected by French and Italian nuns in the 16th and 17th centuries, the art of quilling paper has emerged again as a popular paper craft. In the past, it was mostly performed as a leisurely activity by those in high class households. Women used gilded papers to decorate religious texts, coat-of-arms, cabinets, frames, etc. We're excited that its being revived as a paper craft since the end result can be oh-so mesmerizing! Both of our stores are stocked with supplies to get you started with your favorite new craft.

These are samples of other ways to use quilling paper. The monogram is a very popular project as well as creating wearable items, like the earrings on the right. Almost every month we offer a quilling class. If you'd like to keep up with our classes, please sign up for our newsletter!

Monday, January 20, 2014

In the mood for LOVE

We're stocked with Valentine's day classes and new seasonal products at BOTH stores. Check out all the sweet goodies below! Make some handmade valentines or sign your sweetie up for a class or two!

Classes at our ALBERTA ST. location:
Felt Ball Garland -- Tuesday, Feb 4th
5:30 - 7:30 pm // $15 // at Alberta St.

Mini Heart PiƱatas -- Thursday, Feb. 6th
6 - 7:30 pm // $20 // at Alberta St.

Felt Heart Earrings -- Friday, Feb. 14th
6 - 7pm // $5 // at Alberta St.

Classes at our SELLWOOD location:

Stitched Felt Hearts -- Tuesday, Feb. 11th
6:30 -7:30pm // $15 // at Sellwood

Date Night Drop Off: Heart in a Jar -- Friday, Feb. 14th
6:30 - 7:30pm // $20 // at Sellwood

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Portland's Own, Bridget Benton is Coming to teach at collage in March!

We are pleased as punch to announce that we will be hosting a two-day workshop with Portland's own, Bridget Benton!  Bridget will be teaching her "Create Your Critic" Workshop in our Alberta St Store's classroom on March 8th and 9th.  Click HERE for class sample photos, and click HERE for all the nitty gritty details!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolve To Be More Creative!

Care to join us for a wonderful acrylic painting workshop?

Basic Acrylic Painting - Saturday, January 4th
This class will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of acrylic painting. 
Through the exploration of brush strokes, color, and composition, you'll get step-by-step instruction 
as you create a unique painting of your own.

Time: 1-5 pm
Instructor: Jenna Lechner
Location: Alberta
Cost: $60
Call us at 503-249-2190 to grab a spot!