A few weeks ago, Lisa from Zelma Rose and I hosted an embroidery workshop at West Elm in Emeryville and I thought I’d share some photos today! By no means am I an embroidery expert, but that’s what was so great about this event; with a few basic stitch techniques, everyone was able to create custom and fun wall art for their homes.
One of my favorite aspects about hosting a workshop is gathering the supplies. There just something about so much crafty goodness is one place that makes my brain rush with creativity. Minted provided the fabric for the event and boy did it blow me away. So many fun prints and patterns. I can’t wait to use the leftover scraps for some upcoming projects (stay tuned!). DecoArt also provided the paint so we could color block and match the fabric perfectly.
Even though I wanted to buy the entire store by the time everyone was done crafting, West Elm provided such a perfect space for the event. I mean, look at that bedding and that exposed brick!
If you weren’t able to attend the event but are curious to know how to recreate this project at home, don’t worry, I got you covered! I’ll be sharing a tutorial very soon!
So that’s it! A huge thank you to everyone who came out to craft on a Saturday and special thanks to West Elm for hosting us!
Alright Bay Area friends, it’s time to craft together!
Lisa from Zelma Rose and I are teaming up with West Elm to teach you how to make embroidered wall art for your home! There will be light snacks and drinks to enjoy while you stitch away. Spaces is also very limited, so it will make for a more intimate workshop– perfect if you’re new to embroidery! Here are the details:
When: Saturday, August 22nd Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Where: West Elm, Emeryville (5602 Bay Street) Cost: $35
*All attendees will also receive 15% off their purchases that day.
Two weeks ago, I traveled to Austin, TX to attend my best friend’s wedding. During my trip, I was fortunate enough to team up with Becky of The Pink Samurai and host a bead decorating workshop. I met Becky through Twitter a while back and we became instant friends. That’s right– we planned an entire workshop without ever meeting in person first. The internet is seriously amazing!
First and foremost, we are so thankful to all of the makers who contributed to our amazing goodie bags! Here’s what everyone got:
I also want to thank Deco Art for supplying such lovely paint and Briley Noel for taking the photos!
The brilliant ladies from 2 Tarts Bakery also came with treats. I’m talking homemade pop tarts and the fluffiest pink icing ever– the kind that you’d consider moving to Texas for.
I can’t begin to express what a great time I had with this workshop. Thank you SO much to all the kind and creative ladies that came out to craft together! Your necklaces and keychains were all amazing and I hope we can do this again sometime.
For all of those who couldn’t make it to the event, be sure to come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks for painting wooden beads!
To keep up with my goal of hosting more workshops this year, I’ll be traveling to Texas in a few weeks to host a bead decorating workshop at The Burlap Bag along side of Becky from The Pink Samurai. We’ll be painting beads to make necklaces and key fobs until our heart’s content! There will also be snacks from 2 Tarts Bakery and rad goodie bags for everyone. It’s going to be a blast!