atlanta craft council: demo & project

The hotel is booked, the cases brought out and I am in serious prep mode for the American Craft Council Show in Atlanta this weekend. I was quite honored to be asked to do both a demonstration and a hands-on project. I am still debating which animal pillow I will make...so it will remain a secret until 11 am Saturday at the Cobb Galleria.

Yesterday I settled upon the embroidery designs after brainstorming over breakfast with my 10 year old art director. We decided on some sweet spring designs: a simple bunny, for younger or less experienced participants, and a happy flower. The embroidery project will start at 12pm - I will bring along 15 of the bunnies and 10 of the flowers...so come early to ensure you get your favorite.

Each small drawstring bag is made of unbleached cotton osnaburg and has a jute string. We probably have ten here and there...all over the house. They are perfect for snack bags, lunch sacks, picnics, i-pods and headphones, crochet hooks and yarn, toiletries for trips - just about anything needing to be stashed can be tucked away into your very own hand decorated pouch.

If you are in the Atlanta area, please stop by and say hello...
and don't forget to check out some of the other artist demonstrations as well:

11am-12pm: Amy Gresens, Piercing and Epoxy Resin Jewelry
12:30-1:30pm: Lunch and Learn with Monica Moses
2-3pm: Sandra Nissen,  Precious Metal Clay Techniques
3-4pm: Julie Glasser, Techniques in Bead Weaving
4-5pm: Theresa St.Romain, The Art of Fold Forming Metal
5-8pm: $5 after 5 Craft Social

11-11:45am: Amanda Weiss, Handmade Pillows
12-12:30pm and 12:45-1:15pm: Amanda Weiss, Embroidering Cotton Bags (hands-on) 
1:30-3pm: Pamela Beagle-Daresta (Young Audiences), Miniature Handmade Books (hands-on)
3-3:45pm: Felicia Haywood, Crafting Plush Creatures
4-5pm: Felicia Haywood, Hands-on Plush Creatures

12-1pm: Sylvia Cross (Young Audiences), Cuttin' up the Books! (hands-on)
1-1:30pm and 1:30-2pm: Karin Mervis (Young Audiences), Mixed Media Money Boxes (hands-on)
2-3pm: Maggie Estes (Young Audiences/MODA), Paper Pop-up Cards (hands-on)
3-4pm: Katy DeMent (Young Audiences), Handmade Recycled Papermaking (hands-on)