i recently teamed up with the H2 hotel in healdsburg to begin monthly craft workshops. i'll be setting up shop in this eco-modern hotel in april, may, june & july. we're kicking off these sessions with a vintage necktie dyed spring egg workshop this saturday. i want to give a shout out to robert mahar of mahar dry goods who taught a version of this class at my old shop the craft kitchen a few years ago. he used to sell the kits so you could easily make the eggs at home, but he's currently taking a little break from crafting. nonetheless you can still check out his blog, which is full of crafty wonderment! so if you're in sonoma, stop by the hotel for some spring crafting coupled with a sparkling wine tasting from J vineyards.
here's the low-down...
Apr 23, 2011
Green Room | 1-4pm
Free to hotel guests, $10 to outside guests.
Includes a tasting of J Winery Sparkling, kids accompanied by adults are free!
You’re hip to the green scene. you recycle. You try to eat local. You may even compost. But when it comes to finding a use for those heinous ties grandpa wore…you’re stumped. Well, not anymore. instead of shying away from the paisley and striped ties in the back of the closet or at the thrift shop, you’ll learn how to transfer the prints of vintage silk neckties onto eggs. Using this unique method you’ll imprint the intricate colors and patterns of ties onto the egg’s blank canvas as it becomes a lovely and unique object d’arte showcasing the prints of those forgotten ties.