Florance Simpson is Dangerously Crafty!
Inspiration for creatively intrepid artists & crafters.

Located in beautiful Victoria, BC

Monday, May 30, 2011

June Classes

Check out all the fabulous classes happening at Dangerously Crafty this month...we think there is something for everyone. Starting this month Florance is offering a new option for those short on time and cash that would welcome the opportunity to take a 'Quick Class', check them out in our June class offerings below!

ArtChix Captured Fairies

Capture your own Fairy using ArtChix Paper Dolls and a little imagination...add your favorite bits & bobs and you have a beautiful altered art piece! This fun class teaches you how to create 3 dimensional mixed media vignettes. Pre-registration is required.
Thursday, June 9 two times to pick from!
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 supply fee to Dangerously Crafty at registration plus
$25 payable to instructor in class.
Please bring along a pair of scissors for fussy cutting & a craft knife if you have one.

Mermaid Paper Art Dolls…a Paper-Doll-A-Palooza 'Quick Class'

In this 'Quick Class' you will learn the basics of creating your own delightful, articulated Mermaid paper art doll. Follow along step-by-step as we build, colour using Sakura pens and embellish a lovely Mermaid from the new ‘She Sells Sea Shells’ line of stamps from Catherine Moore. Wonderful to give or to keep…these beauties add elegance to mixed media art, scrapbook pages, tags, bookmarks and so much more.
Two dates to choose from.
Instructor: Florance Simpson
Fee: $10 includes all supplies
Date: Friday, June 10
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday, June 12
Time: 11:00 am – Noon

Felted Jewellery Class

Join instructor Tierre Taylor in creating beautiful felt jewellery that is truly stunning because of its colourful nature. Soft and light and lots of fun make and to wear! You will learn to felt strands that will be made into earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Felt also mixes well with beautiful beads…if you have favourites at home that you would like to incorporate into your design please bring them to class.
Pre-registration required - limited to 4 students maximum.
Instructor: Tierre Taylor
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $40 payable to instructor includes all supplies

ATC Swap Meet

This month we will be trading 'Mermaid' themed ATC's...if you wish to join us please bring 6 Mermaid ATC's for trading. You are also welcome to attend to see what it's all about without trading at your first meeting.
Please note...in fairness to those who bring ATC's to trade & the amount of work that it takes to create the cards if you do not bring cards to trade you will not be able to take any cards from others only view them.
There is no fee for this meeting.
Date: Thursday June 16
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Queen of Tarts...a Paper-Doll-A-Palooza 'Quick Class

Using Marie Antoinette from the 'Queen of Tarts' Catherine Moore line of stamps in this class we will cover the basics of colour choices & blending using Prismacolour pencils to add life to your paper doll art creation today!
Pre-registration is required.
Two dates to choose from.
Instructor: Florance Simpson
Fee: $10 includes all supplies
Date: Friday, June 17
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday, June 19
Time: 11:00 am - Noon

Hand Embroidery for Beginners

Embroidery is the art of painting with thread. It is one of the most desired forms of surface embellishment for clothing, linens and accessories. Painting with thread is relaxing, easily portable, and suitable for all age groups.

If you have always wanted to learn but didn’t know where to begin this is the class for you. This INTRODUCTION TO EMBROIDERY CLASS will teach you the basis of choosing the right needles and floss, how to transfer patterns as well as learning the 10 stitches most commonly used today. These include…Straight, Cross, Satin, Stem, Back, Chain, Buttonhole, Fern, Fishbone and French Knot. You will also learn simple appliqué and embellishment techniques.
You will have a project that is suitable for framing, adding to another surface for mixed media, or as the start of a band sampler.
Please note that this is two 2 hour classes taught on two dates. This will enable you to work on the project at home and come with questions for the following week.
Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, June 18 & 25
1:00 - 3:00 pm both days
Class fee including kit $85.00 is payable directly to the instructor.
Your Class Kit provided by Instructor will contain:
* fabric….pre-printed with original design* assorted embroidery floss
* needles
* lace and ribbon
* color copy of pattern
* information handouts and stitch diagrams
Requirements List…..please bring to class:
* small sharp pointed scissors
* pins and pincushion
* ruler and pencil
* 6” round or oval embroidery hoop…metal wood or plastic. What ever feels right for you.* thimble
*clean hands
* your glasses if you need them for close work

ArtChix Flying Fairies...a Paper-Doll-A-Palooza 'Quick Class

Using the fabulous ArtChix Paper Dolls (available exclusively at Dangerously Crafty in Victoria) you will create a double-sided fantastic flying fairy.
Pre-registration required
Instructor: Florance Simpson
Two dates to choose from
Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 11:00 am - Noon
Cost: $10.00

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