If you haven’t checked out the Events page recently make sure you do. May will be an exciting month for zween!
First up is Oddmall; Emporium of the Weird on Saturday, May 7th from 10-6 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Akron, Ohio. What is Oddmall you ask? “Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity. …umm yeah. Anyway, it’ll be fun. Trust me.”
Though zween will not be vending at Oddmall, I am so excited to check it out, it sounds absolutely fascinating!
Next is the MayDay Show at Bela Dubby on Saturday, May 14th from 1-5 pm brought to you by the Cleveland Craft Coalition. Help us save Greater Cleveland from boring crafts by coming out and supporting 16 local artists!
Then, on Sunday, May 22nd, come on out to Crafty Goodness for a riviting class in the traditional style of embroidery from Morocco called Fesi. Students will be making their very own sampler to display with pride along with the knowledge of how to make their very own embroidered greeting cards. Check out my last post for more information about the technique, how I came to learn it, and how you can sign up for the class.
And finally, on Sunday, May 29th, I will be teaching a class on felt bead making, also at Crafty Goodness. Felted beads are great for making jewelry and embelishing your knitted or crocheted pieces. This class is for ages 10 and up, so it would make a nice Sunday afternoon activity for a parents and children. More information about the felt bead making class can be found on the Events page.
I’m not the only one teaching at Crafty Goodness this May. Check out the complete class list which includes a wide array of techniques which include mosaics, poly clay jewelry making, henna art, beginning crochet, beginning embroidery, and much much more!
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