Family Day

We will be closed Monday February 20th for Family Day. We hope you are able to enjoy some time with family and friends.

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Creative Drop In

Stop by the store on Monday, Thursday or Friday afternoons for some hot mulled cider and creative fun. Bring any kind of creative project or come and look at the magazines and books in our library. It's a way to get out of the house to a warm, happy environment!

Classes and Workshops

Are you looking for something creative to do this month? Why not join one of our classes and learn a new technique. We are offering 8 classes and 2 special workshops in February, from beginner Beading 101 to Wire Wrapped Pendant. There is something for everyone.
If there are new techniques you would like us to teach, please drop in and let us know or send us an e-mail and we would be glad to look into offering new classes.
Art Knitting with Sayward Johnson
Learn a new technique! Sayward has a unique approach to knitting with wire. In this class you will make a shaped vessel with copper wire and also learn to hammer and shape your construction as well as how to seal, paint and patina metal. Many of the techniques can be used with enamelled Artistic Wire and you could add beads and fibres if the mood suits you.
Sayward graduated from the renowned Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her beautiful art work has been in a number of exhibits including the World of Threads Festival in Oakville, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and the City of Ottawa Art Gallery. She has won a number of awards, has been featured in magazine articles and her work is in a number of collections.
There are 2 date option (students are not required to come both dates)
Saturday February 18th - 10am to 3pm - $85 - Limited seats remaining
Monday February 20th - 10am to 3pm - $85
Saturday February 4th - 9:30-12pm - $50
Russian Spiral - Create a stunning spiral bracelet using seed beads and an assortment of 4mm gemstones and crystals. There are so many colour possibilities!
Wednesday February 8th - 1:30-3:30pm - $35
Tree of Life Pendant - Learn to create a unique tree pendant with Artistic Wire and gemstone chips. This technique can be modified to larger wall pieces or to make personalized birthstone keepsakes by changing the beads.
Saturday February 11th - 9:30-12pm - $45
Wire Bending and Chain Necklace - Learn to bend and wrap Sterling Silver wire, connecting bead segments to chain. A matching pair of earrings will also be made.
Saturday February 11th - 1:30-4pm - $40
Wire Wrapped Pendant - Learn to twist wire around a pendant to create a cage with bail that can be attached to a chain or a cord.
Saturday February 18th - 9:30-12pm - $35
Beading 101 - Are you new to beading but not sure where to start or what all the terms mean? In this class we will clarify the basic tools needed to start beading as well as some of the stringing materials and supplies that are most commonly used. You will learn to make a pair of earrings and a bracelet complete with crimps and a clasp.
Saturday February 25th - 9:30-12pm - $45
Introduction to Knotting - Learn the traditional technique of knotting using silk thread, bead tips and gemstone beads.
Saturday February 25th - 1:30-4pm - $45
Knotting with French wire - Advance your knotting skills using silk thread, French wire and gemstone beads.
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