Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HandmadeMN Demos at American Craft Council Spring Show - Save the Date!

HandmadeMN has been invited to present craft demonstrations at this year's 24th Annual American Craft Council Show in St. Paul, MN at the St. Paul River Center. The event, which runs Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18, will feature over 240 established artists presenting handcrafted jewelry, clothing, furniture, home decor, and more.

Several of our team members will be presenting demonstrations on Saturday, April 17 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm. Here's the list::

Cheri Meyer of FromOutoftheCracks
Free-form Peyote Stitch Bracelet
Peyote stitch is an off-loom bead weaving technique, using a beading needle and thread. The free-form variation results in a one-of-kind item, created as you go.

Sarah Bober of SBDesign
PMC Silver Origami Cranes
Love the look of origami but want something more durable than paper? Learn how to create origami cranes from fine silver using Precious Metal Clay paper.

Corrin Kaluza of Athena'sLittleOwl
Custom Flag Banner
Have something to announce? Learn how to create a unique, handmade flag banner using new or re-purposed items found around the house. These banners are perfect for parties, holiday decorating, weddings, kids rooms, etc.

Julie Meyer of JuileMeyer
Recycled Plastic Fabric
Creatively reuse plastic grocery bags instead of throwing them away! Learn how to fuse plastic bags into a fabric you can sew into totes, lunch bags and more.

Renae Redenius of Trigo
Shibori Felting
Shibori Felting is an exciting way to add surface interest to knitted wool fabric. This demo will not only guide you through the process, but it will also give you some wonderful project ideas!

Monique Parent of GlassGardenDesigns and Toni Kuffel of WildDogStudio
Fused Glass Pendant and Trinket Dish
See how a fused glass pendant is created! This demo will be an overview of glass fusing basics, and may even inspire you to take a glass class for more hands-on learning.

From the American Craft Council (ACC) website:
The show will also celebrate the American Craft Council's move to Minneapolis from New York in July, which spotlights the vibrancy of the regional and local craft community!
The HandmadeMN team is very excited about this move, and looks forward to collaborating with this renowned nationally recognized organization. We welcome the ACC to their new home!

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