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all the crafts!

There were so many classes to choose from at Craftcation – over 50 for each day! Most required pre-registration, but there were others that were drop-in and you could also get waitlisted for classes, too. Here are a few I got to take on a whim!

Each day there were casual crafts set up poolside – what a lovely setting! They were less structured and more open play; you could stay for as little or as long as you wanted. I taught one of these casual sessions (my mini succulent terrarium craft) and attended two others: terrazzo jewelry (above) with Jennifer Perkins and fabric dye coloring pages (below) with friend roomie Rebecca! I don’t play with clay much so it was fun to learn a trendy technique – I would love to create some clay beads and charms to use in my pomtass crafts. For fabric coloring, we used rainbow patches and Jacquard liquid color. I’m thinking I’ll make a mini plushie with my rainbow patch.

After teaching back-to-back classes, I still wanted to make something of my own, so I went to see if I could get into my friend Jennie’s class: advanced embroidery. I had taken her beginner embroidery workshop many moons ago, so I was excited to learn additional stitches. There was time to practice three stitches: couching (I learned this in her beginning class too, so it was good review), spiderweb (the ‘normal’ way and the ‘whipped’ way), and tunnel stitches. I really want to make time for more embroidery projects and learn to ‘draw’ with different stitches.

Oh, so much fun! What new crafty skills have you tried lately? Share below!

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