Tuesday, December 27, 2011

January Acorn to Oak Schedule

           Our Acorn to Oak Handmade Team is so excited and refreshed from Christmas. The new year looks great! We have a lot of exciting new guest speakers and local organizations to introduce you to for the coming year. Given all the local talent and great resources, we are moving to weekly Tuesday night meetings. Thank you so much for making this possible. There are so many great artists in the area, thanks for donating your time and resources. This would not have been possible without each one of you. We will be posting up the events as follows each month. We hope to have you come to have you drop by. Here's a little of what we have in store for Jan

Jan 10th- Quilting Bee with the Linus Foundation

Susie Holmes with the local Raleigh Linus Chapter will be coming to talk to us about this amazing organization that gives blankets to help seriously ill children. We will be do a quilting bee and have fabric, supplies, and pattern books available for you to make blankets. All finished blankets will be donated directly to the Linus Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring extra quilting fabric or supplies to donate. There is no cost for event. We will have some pre-cut quilt kits at the event for $60 if you would like to make donation to the Linus Foundation by purchasing one. You may register for free on Skillshare here: http://www.skillshare.com/January-Quilting-Bee/192736136

Jan 17th- Live Models and Beginning Lace-making

7-8 pm Shooting Live Models: Allegra Torres and Katy Bashaw will be providing live modeling for anyone who would like practice taking better pictures and interacting with live models. We will have lights and a background set up. This is great for adding an additional level of professionalism to your work. We will be discussing basic techniques and having fun.
8-10 Beginning Lacemaking: We will go over the 3 basic lacemaking techniques: cookie, roller, and sectional. You are welcome to bring your own lacemaking bobbins. We will be providing pillows, needles, and embroidery thread for you to learn to make simple designs. This event is free and open to the public. There is no cost. We will have extra cameras on hand if you do not have one and will be happy to send you any photos afterwards. You may register for free on Skillshare here: http://www.skillshare.com/Lace-Making-Class/1593794990

Jan 24th- Glassmaking at Good Harbor Bay 

We will be heading out to my friend Sallye Coyle's Glassmaking Studio to learn about the art of glassmaking. You check out her studio on her website: http://www.goodharborbay.com/. Good Harbor Bay is roughly 10-15 minutes from our usual meeting space at:
 5520 Lockridge Rd
Durham, NC 27705

You've probably met Sallye at Techshop already as she also teaches Shopbot at Techshop RDU. She's a great person and we're really lucky to have her let us into her studio for the evening. There is a $25 studio supply cost to cover the supplies for this event. You may register on Skillshare here: http://www.skillshare.com/Glassmaking-with-Sallye/2128132297.

Can't wait to see you at any or all of these fun events.

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