The Crafter's Box is a subscription membership project for those that love to make. Monthly, The Crafter's Box features an expert maker and a new crafting technique. Our makers curate a box of materials and tools, and build an online workshop so that members can learn about and craft a specialized project.
Here's where we share about our featured maker as well as the unique materials and specialty tools that can be found in each box. Welcome!
Holiday 2020 - Inked Forest Illustrations, Peggy Dean
Welcome to our workshop exploring the medium of ink through illustrations & silhouettes of magical, mystical forests inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Artist Peggy Dean of The Pigeon Letters shares her skills, techniques and knowledge behind this flexible paint alternative to explore illustrating greenery using her very own line of ethically produced paint brushes.
We will explore ink as our medium of focus and all of the unique characteristics ink offers. The ink Peggy chose in this workshop is so opaque it can be applied over colorful watercolor washes as she shows us how to use this technique to create beautiful silhouettes.
Together we will explore the tones and hues of deep green while experimenting with the transparency of watercolors. Peggy will teach us how to properly prep our paints and palette wells while utilizing techniques to create detailed trees with white ink over a dark watercolor wash to create an opaque finish. The result? A gorgeous, whimsical forest painting to frame for your home. When finished with your first piece, explore ink in a host of different colors through our add-on kit. Keep creating in a new medium!
Learn more: https://thecraftersbox.com/2020-holiday-featured-maker/
Traditional Cold Press Soap, Ashley Marie LeBaron – A Premium Workshop
In this premium workshop, we are learning from artisan Ashley Marie LeBaron as she leads us through the traditional craft of cold process soap making and the significance of using natural, skin-nourishing ingredients your skin needs and deserves. This artisan apothecary workshop will teach you how to work with lye, mix ingredients, use essential oil blends, and mold beautiful soap loaves with the traditional cold process technique.
Learn more at: https://thecraftersbox.com/2020-q4-premium-featured-maker/
December 2020 - Himmeli, Samantha Leung
Welcome to our workshop exploring the intricate art of Himmeli. Artist and designer Samantha Leung introduces her craft with a detailed, digital workshop starting with the fundamentals of geometric pattern design that teaches about the Finnish holiday craft of Himmeli: a brass mobile or hanging craft highlighting the beauty of a delicate, geometric design.
Learn More: https://thecraftersbox.com/2020-12-featured-maker/
Everlasting Paper Palms + Garden Rose & Cosmo Florals, Sandra Gaestel
Welcome to our workshop exploring the delicate art of hand crafted crepe paper florals. Artist Sandra Gaestel shares her skills, techniques and knowledge behind this medium to build detailed floral arrangements — in this special bundled kit we’re combining everlasting paper palms + delicate garden roses and cosmos. Sandra has curated a toolkit of the materials she uses in her own studio to bring life to her craft. We can’t wait for you to dive in.
November 2020 — Cozy Knit Cabled Socks, Ksenia Naidyon
Welcome to our workshop where we explore handknit socks with artist Ksenia Naidyon featuring three unique cabled patterns — so all knitters, intermediate to advanced will have a cozy sock pattern that is perfectly comfortable for both their feet and their skill level. While this is an intermediate-level workshop, beginners will be ready for the challenge as we’ve included the materials and guides you need to be able to knit your own cozy socks.
Learn more at: https://thecraftersbox.com/2020-11-featured-maker/
October 2020 — Landscape Macrame, Rachel Breuklander
Welcome to our workshop exploring macrame — the unique art of tying knots in a series of patterns to create custom designs from cotton rope and string. In this workshop, artist Rachel Breuklander shows us how to take macrame to the next level by focusing on dyed cotton string to embellish and build knotted landscapes using a simple combination of classic macrame knots, such as the lark’s head knot and the square knot.
Learn more at: https://thecraftersbox.com/2020-10-featured-maker/
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I absolutely love getting to know the makers and hearing about their though process. Thank you so much for your sweet spirit!