Monday, April 23, 2012

May Events: Acorn to Oak and Animazement

         Wow, it's hard to believe that April is almost over. It's been a wonderful, difficult month, but entirely worthwhile. May is just around the corner and we are gearing up for the summer shows. One, is our own dear Spring Arts and Craft Show on May 8th. I hope that you get a chance to drop by and enjoy seeing our gifts to you from our hands to yours.

Acorn to Oak Handmade Studio
5825 Triangle Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617

May 1st: E-textiles Class at Splat Space 7-9 pm

Some of you may remember this class from last month, due to a last minute flu on one of the presenter's parts, we have rescheduled it for May 1st. Can't wait to see everyone there to learn about using Arduinos and e-Textiles systems (Lilypad and Aniomagic) in your clothing.

May 4-7th: 4 Weekend Open Sewing Studio

Want to learn about sewing? Have a project you've been trying to get off the ground? Drop by our friendly sewing studio open house for the weekend. Myself and other local fashion designers in the area will be around to give you assistance on your latest project or projects. We hold this event twice a year both for up and coming designers and home-sewers looking to branch out and try new equipment/techniques. Dust off that curtain project or outdoor grill you've been trying to make a cover for. We hold open sewing studios once every 6 months. This event is free and open to all Acorn to Oak Handmade members.

May 8th: Acorn to Oak Arts and Crafts Handmade Etsy Show 6-9 pm

 Want to buy unique and handmade items produced locally in your area? Come check out the designer talent in the area at our semi-annual arts and crafts show. Includes: limited edition oil paintings, one-of-a-kind glass work, worked metal jewelry, handmade textiles, knitted and crocheted accessories, soap, and other fun items. Sharing our beauty with you for one evening.

May 22nd: Beginning Woodworking with Todd Hartzell and Rye Gewalt 7-9 pm

This year for Father's Day, all Acorn to Oak members are invited to try their hand at woodworking both turning wooden designs and creating kinetic wooden moving toys. This is our early father's day event and designed to help members get their fingertips wet in an evening. You are welcome to take home anything you make and the event is free and open to all Acorn to Oak Handmade members. A warm thanks to both these masters for opening their studios and designs to us.

May 25-27th: Animazement

Come to a three day open weekend celebrating Japanese and asian art. Dara McGinn will be guest lecturing in the artist room Friday and Saturday from 1 to 3 pm on making custom plushie animals and creating hand and block painted silk scarves and kimonos. We will also be in the dealer's room all three days for you to purchase our designs.

          It's nice to see the summer shaping up and look forward to an exciting season with you all. Have a great day. Check in tomorrow for more fun.

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