At Mayfair, we loved talking to makers about their process. As makers ourselves, we know about the love that goes into making handmade, and we appreciate the time, effort, and passion that went into the goods these artisans brought with them, from handmade, to hand-curated. Bringing these folks to Maker Practice for the market was the first step; the next step is getting you here to work with and learn from them!
Bonnie Lindner of Daydreams Factory will be joining us this Saturday to teach pyrography. Bonnie will show you all the amazing things you can do with the woodburner, a tool we love. While we're just starting our woodburning practice, Bonnie has been making amazing art on reclaimed wood for a while, and it shows. Her pieces are dynamic, whimsical, and detailed. She and her husband make functional pieces that are truly works of art. How cool is it that she's not only willing but excited to share her craft with others? We love that desire to educate others and empower them through making beautiful things by hand.
We also enjoyed meeting Akos Regal of Regal Heads, who taught a flower crowns workshop. Marlayna and Britney of BaM Co-Create, who cohosted Mayfair with us, are pictured above with me. As you can maybe tell from my smile, I absolutely adore my crown. It was pretty much the only thing that got me through making dinner last Monday (it's amazing how great you feel wearing flowers and lights). I asked Akos if she'd be interested in coming back on June 21st to teach the workshop again and now it's on our calendar! At Mayfair, Akos took the time to talk to Mary and me about head wraps and showed us the beautiful and meaningful fabrics she buys in Ghana. We appreciated her attention to detail in explaining the meanings behind these colorful wraps; she made us both feel welcome and comfortable as she fielded our questions. She makes beautiful clothing as well as part of her Regal Clothing line.
Allison White's White Space Textiles is a gorgeous collection of hand-dyed, natural fabrics she creates using the traditional Japanese Shibori method with Indigo. She sells wearable pieces and others for display. We loved the beautiful collection she brought with her to Mayfair, so I asked her if she teaches. Lucky for all of us, the answer is yes! She'll be teaching on June 15, and you'll get to take home a bandanna and a canvas bag featuring your unique take on the techniques she'll teach.
With each of these workshops, we're excited to pass on a new maker practice to you...and honestly, we'll be picking up tips to expand our own! When you take workshops with us you're supporting small businesses, helping dreams grow, and learning in the process. All the gold stars!
Happy Making, Amy