Friday, September 9, 2011

here we go!

It is such an honor to be able to present our 2012 Makerie! We are incredibly thrilled to be back for our second year and I can't tell you how excited I am with the workshops our amazing teachers have put together for you. With the return of the fabulous Flora Bowley (who will be teaching a two-day in-depth workshop and is writing her first book!) and the amazing Alessandra Cave (leading phenomenal photography workshops and is an absolute inspiration to simply spend the day with), combined with the addition of five brand new inspiring classes and teachers ~ you are really in for a treat this year!

The lovely Liesl Gibson, founder of Oliver + S, brings a world of sewing and teaching experience into the classroom with two wonderful workshops. Liesl delivers a fresh, modern approach to pattern design ~ just take a look at her darling new sewing book! You could spend a day on a creative crochet journey with the sensational Jenny Doh of Crescendoh, whose mission is to connect the creative passion of the individual and build an authentic community of like-minded souls. Don't we love that? Creative Thursday founder Marisa Anne will be teaching students the art of making a creative character and how to use embroidery to design a 'stitched painting.' Marisa is a passionate advocate of living your creative dreams and I can assure you her wonderful words of wisdom will be woven into her workshops. And if you're anything like me and share a love for beautiful paper and a handwritten note, you will have the chance to spend a delightful day learning the historical art of letterpress. You will create your own stationery in the charming BirdDog Press studio with the ever-inspiring Allison Bozeman leading you through her printing process (and boy, does she have an eye for design!). Rounding out our final class offerings, the adorable Aran Goyoaga of the award-winning food blog Cannelle et Vanille, will be teaching her unique (and gorgeous!) food styling tips and food photography techniques. Her first cookbook is in the works!

But wait... that's not all! We have some brand new ideas we'll be incorporating into the retreat weekend we think you'll love, and those wonderful little details will unfold as we get closer to April.

And to top it all off, Fancy Tiger will be back with their cozy cabin pop-up shop and Firefly Handmade will culminate the weekend with another splendid market, celebrating the love of creativity and the world of handmade.

So here we go! We can't wait and believe more and more how good creativity is for the soul. Well go on now... take a peek at what we have in store for 2012. We think you just might find some things that make your heart sing!


p.s. If you would like to read a bit about last year's event, you can find some very kind words here.

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