Events

Paste Paper Gift Wrap

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | November 18, 2019

paste papersMonday November 18, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday November 19, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tired of the same old gift wrap? Then this class is for you! Paste papers are made by applying a mixture of paint and pigment to damp paper and then using tools to create pattern and texture on the surface. Different methods will be demonstrated to guide you as you create your own paste papers with vibrant colors.

We’ll use methyl cellulose in a paste recipe that’s easy to recreate on your own. We’ll be working with acid-free paper, so you can even use the papers in your bookmaking or other craft projects.

Each participant will leave class with a collection of paste papers and a basic knowledge of paste paper technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience is required – this is a great class for a beginner.

Cost: Members $40.00 / Non-Members $50.00

Materials fee: $15.00

Supplies: Apron, old credit cards or gift cards that can be cut into and used as design tools, plastic utensils, wood grain or other tools to create marks.

Note: Bring the the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

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Women's Festival of Crafts

City Hall | Burlington, VT | November 30, 2019

2019 Women's Festival of Crafts posterSaturday November 30, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday December 1, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shop locally for the holiday season!

Come and shop at over 50 booths filled with handmade jewelry, pottery, recycled art, greeting cards, clothing, housewares, and more wonderful women’s craft! 

This show is a great alternative to the “usual” post-Thanksgiving shopping insanity. No waking up at 3:00 a.m.!

The Women’s Festival of Crafts is free and open to the public. Thanks for supporting Vermont artists!

For the most up-to-date information about the Women’s Festival of Crafts, please visit their website.

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Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

Montpelier City Hall | Montpelier, VT | December 14, 2019

Elissa Campbell in her boothThe Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is the spot to buy gifts from some of the best makers in Vermont. When you “gift local” you not only support our Vermont community, but also turn your friends and family onto another great Vermont business.

From booze to booties, clay to quilts and sweets to balms, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market has crafts from over 45 Vermont artisans to complete your gift list.

While you’re at the market, make sure to buy a raffle ticket. Each vendor has generously donated a unique Vermont made craft and there are nearly 50 chances to win! All raffle proceeds directly benefit Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.

Admission is free and the market is fully accessible!

For more information about the Market, please visit the event website.

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