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The Craft Box News & Happenings ~ September 2018
All storage and yarn are 20% off! Just arrived are some wonderful totes and containers for scrap booking and paper storage. Fall is a great time to get your supplies organized for the busy crafting season to come and also a great time for knitting and crochet!
Save The Date: Our anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, October 6th. It’s always a fun time with goodie bags, gifts for the first 20 people through the door, drawings for gift baskets and CAKE!! We’ll send out another reminder in our October newsletter.
September is one of our no-take months, so look for our October newsletter when we’ll announce the day to call and make an appointment for compensated drop-offs. We do take donations at any time that we’re open. Please, no dumping or donations left at the building after hours or without our knowledge. Whether you’re bringing a donation or a drop-off for compensation, please inspect your boxes for pests that may have taken up residence. If we find evidence of bugs, moths, beetles or mice, we will immediately discard the items (if donated) or put outside and ask that they be picked up (if for compensation) and we will not accept future drop-offs from that person. Thank you for your diligence and understanding.
Did you know that we donate craft items to over 20 different charities? Although we are not a non-profit, we try to support other non-profits in their various missions. We can always use help sorting items for the charities we give to, please give us a call if you have an hour or two to spare to help us.
You can sign up via our website or call the store.
Introduction to Wet Felting #0918-01
Friday, September 14th: 1:00-3:00 p.m. $30.00 ($20 class fee, $10 materials fee, payable to the instructor the day of class.)
Instructor: Nicholas Pepping
In a nutshell, wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric that can then be used to create a number of things. In this class we will be going over the basics, techniques and varying ways that you can turn roving into a finished product. Get ready to get a little messy, and have a lot of fun!
Basic Iris Folding & Quilling Techniques #0918-03
Friday, September 21st: 1:00-3:00 p.m. $16.00, all materials provided
Instructor: Cathy Hansen
You may be asking yourself, “What the heck Is Quilling and Iris Folding, and why would I want to learn it?” Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc. Similarly, Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a design. The center of the design forms an iris—a shape reminiscent of the iris diaphragm of a camera lens.In this class you will learn some basic steps to begin iris folding and quilling. You will leave the class with four completed projects. No experience necessary – all you need are your favorite scissors and paper adhesives, plus a desire to be creative!
Having trouble finding time and space to work on all your UnFinished Objects? Just want some time with friends to work on your projects and have fun? Then grab a friend and join us at The Craft Box for our monthly Crop & UFO night! For only $12, you will be provided with a light snack, a glass of wine, beer or craft soft drink, and a whole table to yourself, to work at uninterrupted, for 4 hours! Space is limited to 8 people, and spots will fill up quickly! BYO supplies and tools to work on your projects, however, if you find yourself needing something more, shopping at The Craft Box will also be available for participants.
Coming in October:
Sugar Skull Face Painting #1019-01
Thursday, Oct. 4th: 6:00-9:00 p.m. $60 total, $40 workshop fee, plus $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor on the day of the class.
Have you admired the sugar skull face paintings in the years past and thought how cool it would be to do that on your own face? Or maybe you’ve tried to paint sugar skulls and would like to hone your skills. In this workshop you will learn everything you’ll need to know to paint your own face or that of a loved one, friend or client. Learn the basics about which face paints and brushes to use, painting techniques, sugar skull design to create your own personalized Sugar Skull. Paint your own face or bring a friend to paint. Please don’t bring your children, this is an adult workshop – ages 16 and up. The person being painted, yourself or your “model”, must have a clear, clean face, with no make-up.
Floral Head Wreath Workshop #1019-02
Thursday, Oct. 11th: 6:00-9:00 p.m. $35 total: $20 workshop fee, plus an additional $15 materials fee, payable to the Instructor the day of class.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to design and make a beautiful silk flower head wreath to go along with your sugar skull face painting*. These head wreaths can also be used for many different occasions throughout the year, such as Mayday, summertime festivities, Renaissance Festival, weddings, photo shoots and more. It’s a versatile skill to know. All materials are provided for this class. There will be a lovely selection of silk flowers and ribbons to choose from.
*There is a companion Sugar Skull Face Painting Workshop that will teach you everything you need to know to design and paint a beautiful Sugar Skull face for Day of the Dead. See description above, or you may sign up for this class as a stand-alone workshop.
The instructor for the 2 classes above, Sophia, is a professional body & face painter, photographer, artist and amazing crafter. Her body and face painting work has been featured on magazine covers! Learn more about her here: Sophia Rose Xcentricity Art
All classes need reservations 2 days before the class so that the instructor can plan. All classes require a minimum of 2 students in order for it to occur. Classes must be paid for in advance. If not paid in the store or online, please call with a credit card number.
Our Conference room is available to rent for your next group gathering! To reserve time in our conference room, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rental rate for the Conference room is $10/hour with a 2 hour minimum. Holds up to 10 people. Our Class Room is also available to rent, please send requests to the email address above. The rental rate for the class room is $25/hour with a 2 hour minimum.
We will do our best to accommodate any schedule requests, however, reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only requests until confirmed via email.
The voting was very close, but Kathleen was our Bracelet Challenge Winner. She received $10 in Craft Box Bucks.
Our next Creative Challenge will be Fall Leaves. You may use any type of craft medium but the entries need to be 18″ square or smaller. Entries are due Monday, October 1st and we will vote on them until October 27th.
We love our creativity challenges and hope that you do too! We are challenging our customers to a very special project and giving you extra time to complete it.
The challenge is to use a coloring book page as inspiration for your creation. The works of art will be due on November 1st and you must include the coloring book page with the item.
Size limit is 36″ x 36″ or smaller. The winner will receive $25 in Craft Box Bucks!!! Call the store if you need more information.
We’re located at:
6191 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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The Craft Box brings new life to gently used craft items and reduces waste by encouraging creativity through the sale of craft items, promoting community, and providing support through the giving of items, time and talents.