Bird Berden demonstrates personal stationery techniques at Paper Source in Dallas.
Guest blogger Lydia Regalado is an arts educator and blogger who writes for Art&Seek about people who gather to make things.
I recently posted about the Chicago based paper boutique Paper Source, now open at North Park Mall. I was pleased to learn that they also offer workshops, and this past weekend Paper Source held their inaugural class/workshop Girls Night Out. Set up like a round robin crafting extravaganza, participants created three projects and learned about the products and possibilities Paper Source offers, even for the beginning crafter. With their wide array of graphic stamps, tools and beautiful papers from around the world it’s easier than you think to personalize stationary with pretty papers and emboss on eco-friendly tote bags and cards. Not only is it easy, so much fun!
Their trademarked mission, “Do something creative everyday,” is inspiring. “It makes me want to be a kid again!” shared one participant. Just in time for the holidays, the Paper Source website has great how-to instructions and videos, as well as a schedule for upcoming workshops.
Next Up: Yarn vs. Metal
Inspired by last weekend’s ReadyMade lecture topic on materials, I’m exploring the needle arts this week: first with a visit to the Woolie Ewe in Plano, and then with a wire crochet class at Beading Dreams in Dallas.
Woolie Ewe is a candy store for the yarn enthusiast! Filled with the yarns and patterns of designers from around the world, Woolie Ewe offers a large selection of notions for knitting, crochet, needlepoint and needlefelting projects. Additionally, Woolie Ewe offers classes and help for the beginning and advanced needle artist. If you never thought of knit as high fashion, come meet NYC designer and author Wenlan Chia of Twinkle September 23, from noon to 5 p.m. Her designs changed my perspective on knitting and inspired me to get out my needles. Just in time for fall, her chunky and delicious yarns and knit designs will be on display. More information.
Looking forward to reporting back, and hope to see you there!