About the eventValentine Heart Pom Pom Wreath Workshop: Online - Self-Paced
In this online, self-paced class, make luscious Valentines wreaths from textured pom poms and tassels made from eco materials you collect.
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Online Self-Paced Class: Choose the day you want to do the class! Two hours of detailed video instruction available to you on your own time, in an Online Event Page. The videos can be downloaded so you can keep forever. PDF design instructions and resource guide comes with your ticket too!
Limited Starter Kit Available HERE
You will need to gather your own materials, but can supplement with a starter kit made by me of hand-dyed cotton ropes, hand-dyed hand-cut ribbons, and vintage yarns - all in a variety of shades of pink. This way you can customize your project to your own taste and budget!
Work with Seattle-based Fiber Artist Mandy Greer, as she teaches you her own unique style of making highly textural Pom Poms and tassels from reclaimed fibers and luscious wools, cottons and boutique yarns. To do the project, you will collect your own materials from the provided material list, so you can adjust to your own budget, taste and creativity. Our project will be making this luscious, one-of-a-kind Eco-friendly Valentine's Wreath - it will look like no one else's and be so much more gorgeous and meaningful than any wreath you can buy. And with your skills from the class, you can continue making other projects and gifts as well! My focus is to get people thinking about how to use reclaimed materials that might normally get thrown away, blended with things they might already have. During class, I will share my secrets for getting really luscious Pom Poms, and my PDF map for how to make your Heart Wreath have an elegant, defined shape. As a fiber-based installation artist, I have always been drawn to using childhood crafts, and handi-craft processes and elevating them into entire fairy-tale-like environments. Pom Poms always feel a bit magical to make, and give you a little hit of dopamine when you cut them open! Come sooth yourself with some crafting, work at your own pace, and end up with something truly one of a kind! https://cdn-az.allevents.in/events5/banners/6d90f060-759b-11ee-a64e-59f093a9cc30-rimg-w720-h720-gmir.jpg
Materials You will need:
Gather your own materials, and you can supplement with my optional starter kit too. This is an estimate and you can adjust as you make your wreath.
You would need: • very sharp small sewing scissors. These are a good choice • cardboard piece approx. 6” long x 4” wide • Pompom makers: I use Clover set with 4 sizes. You can get them here or here • a hot glue gun • Wire Heart Wreath form: Your choice what size! But I use about 12” x 13” in the videos. • 2 yards 12 inches x 4 inches of pink woven fabric to wrap your wreath form • a variety of fluffy pink yarns, strings, old fabrics, notions - in approx. three shades light, medium, dark pink. One fluffy skein, one medium size, one thin size of each shade. This is approximate and up to you what works for your budget. • one skein of acrylic Gauge: 4 - Worsted - primarily for tying pom poms • hanging wire: 24 inches long. This can be any thin wire, even picture frame wire or craft wire. • contrasting color for tassels, like black or red( or they can be pink!) These should be thin sock yarns, crochet thread, embroidery threads, etc. • three beads for each tassel. If you make three tassels, plan to have 9 beads. But you can adjust this to your own taste. • needle that is small enough to help you thread your beads on.
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How to access your class:
• Click "Select a Date" at the Red Button and click today's date - You will have access to the Online Event Page as soon as you register, and it stays live as long as you need. • Once you register, you will receive an email receipt from Eventbrite from “bm9yZXBseSB8IG9yZGVyICEgZXZlbnRicml0ZSAhIGNvbQ==.” • Go to the confirmation email and click “View the event” OR • Visit the event page and click Access the Event ( after you register) OR • Log into Eventbrite and go to Tickets. Find your order and click Go to online event page. Attendees sign in to view class content: By default, attendees must log in with their Eventbrite account to view the online event page. When they get to the online event page: If they are logged in with the correct account, they will see class content. If they aren’t logged in or they logged in with an incorrect account, they're prompted to sign in again.
•On the Online Event Page, you will find 5 videos that total 2 hours of class time. The password to access the videos will be there. •You will find a jpeg of the heart wreath map to help you design your wreath, to download and print. •You will find a detailed resource page of suggestions where to buy items to do the class, on the Receipt you recieve. • The Online Event Page stays live after the day you have registered for. But you can download the videos, as well as the other resources, and it is best to do so if you want to access them long term. • The event page can be accessed by ticket holders only, and it is one ticket per student. Please don’t share the materials with people who have not registered. https://cdn-az.allevents.in/events8/banners/6e16c230-759b-11ee-b041-adcee10c043e-rimg-w720-h478-gmir.jpg https://cdn-az.allevents.in/events4/banners/6e80cea0-759b-11ee-b041-adcee10c043e-rimg-w720-h618-gmir.jpg
Optional Starter Kit : $45 plus shippingORDER KIT HERE
- If sold out, get on waitlist HERE. If I get 10 on the list, I will dye another batch. I have created just 10 Starter Kits with some of my favorite materials, most hand-dyed by me. These can supplement your own gathering of materials.
-hand-dyed (by me!) cotton rope, large -hand-dyed cotton rope, medium -hand-dyed, hand-cut vintage cotton ribbons in bright pink -hand-dyed, hand-cut poly ribbons in dusty rose -hand-dyed fluffy wool yarn in bright pink -vintage rug yarn in bright pink -vintage hand-cut ribbons of sparkly poly
Kit will be shipped 3 business days after you order it. Please allow enough time for shipping for it to arrive before your class.
No-contact pick-up available at my Columbia City, Seattle studio
Mandy Greeris a multi-disciplinary artist who creates heightened narrative space through fiber-based installation, photography, performance, film and community-based action.She teaches her experimental approach tofiber workshops in her own Columbia City, Seattle-based studio.Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Centro di Cultura Contemporanea at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy; Cathedral St. John the Divine in NYC; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; Aqua Art Miami; Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Mandy has received numerous awards including the Arts Innovator Award from Artists Trust/The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation and the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. She has been featured and reviewed in many publications including the New York Times, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Redefine Magazine, Seattle Magazine and Art Ltd.Mandy Greer has an MFA from the University of Washington, and has taught clay, fiber and art in a broad spectrum of settings. She has taught as an adjunct professor at The University of Washington and The University of South Florida. She has taught school-aged and adult programs at The Frye Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, The Hudson River Museum and through Seattle Public Schools and Mercer Island School district. She has lectured and taught workshops at UW, Evergreen State University, Western Washington University and Emory University, and has designed and taught clay curriculum to teachers in Bellevue Public Schools.mandygreer.org