Eco Crafts

Create eco-friendly & non-toxic alternatives

Flower Pressing Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

Learn about the beautiful art of flower pressing in this fun hands on workshop. Explore different methods of pressing & preserving flowers. Find out what flowers are best to press and dive into a world of endless creativity. Pressed flowers can be framed or used to adorn note cards, writing paper, book covers, bookmarks, jewelry, candles, and lots more. Also, for those who are interested in the scientific elements of botanicals, pressed flowers & plants, can be used for field notes.

Join us for a memorable evening and preserve a flower while creating a beautiful piece of artwork to take home and display.

Foxy Wool Dryer Balls | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy  | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

Protecting ourselves and our planet has never been so important. Now is a great time to move towards a more eco friendly lifestyle. During this workshop you will learn about the benefits of sustainable & eco friendly living and make your very own products to take home.

What makes wool dryer balls so great?

These things look like overgrown tennis balls and are made of 100% wool yarn, that over time becomes “felted,” making them especially durable and not at all prone to unraveling. One set of wool dryer balls will last what seems like forever, softening thousands of loads of laundry, no batteries, refills, repairs or reconditioning required. Making these a wonderful eco friendly alternative - to dryer sheets and fabric softener.

How wool dryer balls work?

Wool dryer balls cut at least 25% off the time to dry a load of laundry, saving time and energy. They work their way into tight spaces and that’s what makes them so awesome. Dryer balls also agitate against the fibers in clothes and linens, everything feels softer coming out of the dryer

During this fun workshop you will learn how to make your very own sloth wool dryer balls, through the art of needle felting.

 

Never needle felted before? No sweat! It's not as hard, as you might think. Seriously, anyone can do it! You will get to create and take home 3 wool dryer balls with you during this workshop.

Fun fact: Wool dryer balls usually last for about 2-4 years or 1,000 loads

September 2020

Beeswax Wraps Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 1 hrs of instruction & supplies 

 

When packaging or storing food, many of us use plastic wrap to help keep our food fresh. However, there are some great alternative eco friendly options that we're excited to teach you about!

Beeswax food wraps have become increasingly popular, not only because they are environmentally friendly but, also because they are budget friendly. This wonderful product is reusable and allows your food to breath. They are a great natural and sustainable alternative for food storage and will keep your food fresh longer.

During this fun and interactive workshop, Alan will guide you through the steps, to making your very own beeswax wraps to take home.

Natural Tea Dyeing Workshop | LVL I -  Beginner friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

During this workshop participants will learn how to make their very own natural dyes using various types of tea. Alan will guide you through the steps with ease, while you create 4 different colors of dye and experiment using them on  fabric and paper.

At the end of this workshop, attendees will get to take home 4 small bottles of their dyes that they made to create with at home.

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1574 Argyle Street, Suite 4 

Halifax, NS B3J 2B3

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