Fascinator class in April 2014

Red and black spiderweb lace fascinator

Red and black spiderweb lace fascinator

I’ve had a lot of traffic to this blog from people who have visited my posts about the Millinery (hat-making) classes that I took in the past.

For those of you who want ‘just a taste’ of hat-making, I thought I’d share this class coming in April 2014 where you can make your own fascinators over two evenings.

Fascinators – An Introduction
2 Classes – Fee: $149
“Explore the art of millinery by making trendy fascinators to wear for spring. Make two fascinators from scratch with sinamay and buckram, decorated with feathers and flowers. Whether you are an amateur or costume designer, this course is a fun and creative night out.”
Instructor: Carol Van Ee Branner

April 15 & 17
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Viscount Bennett Centre
2519 Richmond Road S.W.
Calgary, Alberta

Visit: http://www.chinooklearningservices.com/ContEd/AdultCourses/Fascinators-An-Introduction.html for more information and to register.

Note – I have taken a class with this instructor before, but I am not associated with her or Chinook Learning Services in any other way.

To inspire you – scroll through the gallery of fascinators I’ve shown off over the past few years in my blog below!

Inspiration Gallery

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Inspiration: Glass tile crafts

A variety of glass-tile crafts from Ben Franklin crafts in Hilo, Hawaii

A variety of glass-tile crafts from Ben Franklin crafts in Hilo, Hawaii

You might have noticed that I’ve taken a few weeks off from posting – I have been in Hawaii! While in Hilo on the big island of Hawaii, I popped into Ben Franklin crafts (across the street from Island Scrapbooking) and picked up a few things that I haven’t been able to find here at home – including glass tiles.

I’ve seen a lot of cute glass tile crafts on Pinterest, and have wanted to try them too, but haven’t been able to find the clear glass tiles. I’ve found coloured glass tiles (intended for mosaic), clear domed stickers from the scrapbooking section (though for my purposes I think they wouldn’t work the way I want) and I’ve seen some local crafters using clear resin instead of the tiles, but I was happy to find the tiles while on holiday. They had them in a few sizes in a few different shapes, both flat and domed.

I picked up a few different packages, but also took some photos of the different finished crafts they had on display as inspiration.

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Hopefully in a while I’ll be able to share some of my own finished projects too!

Ben Franklin Crafts Hawaii
333 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-0005