Crafts are an ongoing part of Heartfelt. Every day we're open you'll find some wonderful and sweet craft to do, for all ages. No need to register in advance. See below for an overview of our monthly crafting options and then open our printable PDF version of our current craft classes by clicking here..
Offered all month, drop in anytime during open store hours to make one of these engaging projects. Recommended for different ages depending on project. Prices vary.
On the Calendar
Thanksgiving Friday: Beeswax Lantern
Friday, November 28th
Dip a water-filled balloon in melted beeswax to make a fragrant lantern, decorated with tissue paper cut-outs of your own design. Make several for gifts! Drop in between 10 am and 4 pm. Ages 4 to adult. $10.
Make a Date!
Crafting by appointment. There are those special projects that require focused one-on-one time. Call Lisa 612.877.8090.
For the Love of Handwork - A Note from Lisa
Arts and crafts have always been an important part of my life. My older sister Clare is an amazing artist, now and as a child--some of my fondest childhood memories were of our art sessions at the dining room table, where she taught me drawing techniques, human figure proportion and more. My father was both a talented woodworker (he made boats as well as furniture) and watercolorist. Dad believed in using high quality paper and brushes so we would head to Curry's, the art supply store in downtown Toronto, to stock up on heavy blocks of paper and good brushes--it is one of the only times when price wasn't our first consideration! I still have some of Dad's brushes, these many years later.
In junior high, I took Home Economics, learning more advanced machine sewing techniques than those taught me by my mother (she sewed many of our clothes and, believe it or not, the sails for one of my father's boats!). In high school, my Art History class inspired even the jaded teen I had become, as I added color theory and weaving to my repertoire.
When I moved to Minneapolis with my husband and daughter, we happily discovered the Waldorf school, where my crafty girl flourished and I discovered parent handwork. For many years, I helped organize groups of parents as we made natural fiber dolls and animals, which we sold to raise funds for the school. My hand crafting and teaching skills grew and I learned to knit in an evening class at Southwest High School.
Teaching crafts at Heartfelt feels like a dream come true and the culmination of a lifetime love affair with arts and crafts. I am thrilled and honored to share my handwork skills and enthusiasm for the handmade with you and your children.