Sunday, July 21, 2013

Joy Yagid's 52 Faces- Crafty KAtie Week 28

Maplewoodstock is a two day music and art festival in Maplewood New Jersey. I have been the vendor coordinator for the past 8 years. Saturday morning is the hardest day of my entire year, trying to get all 120 vendors in their place with no argument is quite a challenge, it takes focus and patience.
This year a local photographer and friend, Joy Yagid, decided to capture my craziness and make me the subject of her 52 faces blog- check it out

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Knitting, Crochet, and Felting

Knitting, Crochet, Felting
ages 7 and up

Each child will receive their own knitting needles to learn to knit. Using colorful yarn kids will create small and simple projects while learning knitting and purling.Crochet is a lot like knitting but with just one hook. I will show the students that using different sized hooks and techniques produce different looks. I have many books and magazines for the students to explore. We will be making "book worms," a simple crocheted bookmark that I learned to make in fourth grade with my homeroom teacher.(she's STILL making bookworms with her classes!) Felting is a fun and slightly messy way to use wool. Wool gets dipped into water and a drop of dish soap gets added, students then manipulate the wet wool to shape it into a flat piece or a into bowl shape. the flat pieces can be cut and sewn together to make all sorts of other crafts, or pieces of beautiful art work

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weaving, Macrame

Weaving, Macrame
ages 7 and up

This program will teach children how to make their own looms, while exploring funky and unique shaped ones. Traditional weaving yarn will be provided, as well as surprising textures and found objects. As the children will learn weaving doesn’t always use a loom, some objects can be woven together just with our hands like baskets and hats. Macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Using dowels and colorful yarn or string I will help the children to knot their strings together to make, an owl, key chains, or belts.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Batik, Silk Screening, Printmaking

Batik, Silk Screening, Printmaking
ages 5 and up
This activity is perfect for a birthday party, Girl Scout workshop, school/library enrichment class, or just a creative playdate with a group of friends!
Batik is traditionally used with hot wax and dye, but not in this class! We will use glue, crayons, and a few other surprise mediums! Silk screening is a type printmaking in which a design is imposed on a screen. The children will design their own screens and print on various fabric mediums. Printmaking will explore extraordinary shapes and textures to create beautiful pictures. Stamping and stenciling with found objects and even vegetables! Each child will create an amazing piece of usable and wearable art.

Prices are based on the number of participants,time allowance,and activity. group rate available for parties over 10.
All materials provided

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Craft Master Kid Wrangler-the many Talents of Crafty Katie

Knock knock! Who's there? It's me Crafty Katie! After a small hiatus, I have come back with exciting news. I have started another adventure, I am starting a second business hosting kids entertainment! Workshops, birthday parties, play dates, after school enrichment,class parties,girl scouts, camps, and events. I am really excited because I get to show off my talents as a craft master and kid wrangler!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Princess Camp

Crafty Katie to host Princess camp at Parteaz

August 8-11th
August 15-18th
A little make believe everyday!
Dress - up, tea parties, crafts , manners & FUN!
Bring your lunch! We provide the "tea" and we'll make a yummy dessert!
$35/ day - $30/ day for 2 or more days
Ages 2 & 3 with caregiver
Ages 4-6 Drop-off

Crafty Katie at the South Orange Public Library July 2011

Visit Crafty Katie at the South Orange Library to help make a quilt that will have a permanent home in the library. This year's theme 'One World Many People'
Friday's from 11:30-12:30
July 15, 22, & 29th-
registration is required

South Orange Public Library