Paper Suncatchers

Thanks to all those who came out today to learn to make paper sun catchers!

You can join us at Teaching Craft Circle next month and learn to do simple wooden box decoupage or make a mini altar.


Beginner 3 Seam Cloak

We are excited about the upcoming “cloaks and robes” workshop!

Directions for the Beginner 3 Seam Cloak Directions are now available as a PDF.

When you come to the workshop, you will have guidance through each step. In ten steps you can have a new cloak! You can also print and make it on your own at home.

Cloaks & Robes Weekend Workshop

lady j cloakJoin us for this special weekend sewing workshop and learn how to create your own cotton garments for pagan ritual, Halloween, or just for fun!


Non-sewers and experienced sewers are both welcome.

We have a limited number of loaner sewing machines. BYO machine and extension cords if you can.


3 Seam Cloak Class
T-Robe Tunic Class
Sleeved and Hooded Robe
(Simplicity 5840)
# of Spots and Brief Description Non-sewer, or beginner interested in making a simple hooded cloak from a sheet.

10+ spots

Already did Class 1, beginner, or intermediate sewer.

Learn how to make a simple T-robe with no hood.

8 spots

Already did Class 1 or 2 or a sewer ready to learn to work from a store pattern.

Make a hooded, sleeved cloak. We are using Simplicity 5840. (provided)

6 spots

Supplies Needed.

Please wash and dry all fabrics before class.

66″ x 96″ twin sheet
(for small kids)81″ x 96″full sheet
(for big kids/ adults)

1 spool of 1/2” to 1” wide ribbon to match your cloak

2 ½ or 3 yards (if you are very tall) of 54 to 60 inch fabric, any type. Just make sure that 54 or 60 inches goes around the hips and tummy.

Fabric shopping with teacher is on Sunday Sept 11 after Coffee Hour. Meet at 12:30 in Gore Hall stage area of First Unitarian.

7 and 7/8” yards of 45” wide cotton OR a King Size sheet.
Friday Sept 16
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
in Gore Hall

Garment Construction.

(Most will be done today)


Garment Preparation.

Begin Construction.


Cut pattern and fabric out

Sept 17
10 AM – 3 PM
in Gore Hall
(BYO Lunch)
Extra time for those who need more time to finish. Garment Construction continues. Garment Construction.


All classes are $10 for the weekend.

Early bird registration is in person on Aug 28 at the Opportunity Fiesta.

Regular registration begins Aug 29, 2016  by email until all spots are filled. There are roughly 24 spots. While space allows, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

To register or for more info email




Rose Orange Potpourri


Happy Spring Equinox! We made this at Imbolc and shared at Ostara. In case you wanted to make some rose-orange potpourri of your own… This makes about 10 sachets with about ½ cup mix in each.

  • 1 qt. dried rose
  • 1 cup dried orange or clementine peels
  • 1/2 c. dried lavender
  • 2 tbsp. whole cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean (cut or broken into small pieces)
  • 2 sticks cinnamon (crushed)
  • 1 oz. dried orris root (NOT powder)
  • 20 drops orange essential oil

Mix everything dry together in a large bowl. Add the 20 drops of orange. Mix it again. Store in a 2 qt glass jar for 6 weeks for scents to blend. Shake periodically. Spoon into sachet bags when ready.