Makings of Spring in Washington

Makings of Spring in Washington

This Friday marks the official first day of Spring (woo x100!). Mother nature is making it happen outside + you can make it the best season indoors too! Check out some of these maker classes coming this Spring!

wild+weavings by Natalie Novak
1 // Weaving Workshop with Combed Thunder
It’s almost time to ditch your winter knits and focus on a decor refresh – tapestry, anyone? Learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom in this four hour class on April 6th at Velouria. You’ll walk away with a custom frame loom kit, your own custom creation and a some materials to keep going.
Triple Wren
2// Spring Floral Workshop
What better way to celebrate Spring than stopping and smelling the roses. Triple Wren Farms is hosting a very special workshop including; a tour of their flower farm, a demonstration on floral design and the opportunity to DIY your own spring harvest bouquet. The Triple Wren Farm is breathtakingly beautiful and nothing beats taking home a few floral pics and your DIY bouquet with fresh picks!
Book Larder

3// Cooking Class: Breakfast for Dinner
Before you are baking in the sun this Summer, start cooking in the Spring! Book Larder, a community cookbook store, also regularly hosts a variety of cooking classes. Breakfast for Dinner with Chef Kyle Wisner, will help you make some yummy ‘morning-turned-evening’ dishes. The menu + syllabus looks pretty full (an egg cooking lesson; homemade cornbread and preserves with cultured butter; egg and leek tortilla with paprika aioli; roasted kale, sweet onions, & emmer salad with hazelnuts; and yogurt with roasted apples, walnuts, and walnut oil.) Mmmmm!
Handmade soap
4// The Handmade Academy: Beginning Cold Press Soap Making
Spring cleaning and celebrating the earth warming by learning cold press soap making…sure, why not!? This class walks through fundamental of soap making with all from-scratch ingredients. The step-by-step class and supplies will equip you for making your own uniquely scented and color soaps.
Book binding
5// A Book In A Box 
….no jokes or SNL references here. None at all. ANYWAYS – learn the basics of bookmaking with this University of Washington Experimental College class. In the two day class you will create a hard cover, cloth bound book and a custom-made clamshell box.

Drygoods Design
6// Make + Do + Mend: Floor Cushions and Poufs
Gone are the days of knitting mittens and burrowing under the covers. Try your maker skills at at floor cushions at Drygoods Design and receive a 15% off class materials. Drygoods Design also offers adorable precuts if you’d like to try your hand at a smaller DIY.

Maria Hayhow

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