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February 17, 2010

With the advent of becoming officially settled, come events and new opportunities.  Here is what MaidenShade is up to in the next little while:

FESTIVAL ALERT!

♪ 18th Annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival

  • Saturday – Sunday, February 20 – 21, 2010
  • Show Hours Saturday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 18th Annual Dunedin Festival

Navigational address:
271 Main St
Dunedin, FL 34698Festival Crowd

Classes

♫ Also of note is that MaidenShade, (both independently in our Studio location* and also in conjunction with the Tarpon Springs Recreation Center at their Walton Street location**), is now offering classes, beginning with “How to Make a Night Light”.  These are introductory prices to celebrate our grand opening in our new location, so take advantage of them while you can, they will not last!

How to Make a Night Light Combining the functional with the aesthetic

1.5-2 Hour Class

Tarpon Springs Recreation Center: Tuesdays 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

MaidenShade Studio: Contact Us (727) 279-6063 or iam@maidenshade.com

Skill Level: Basic-Intermediate

Description

Learn how to produce a lovely handcrafted night light using MaidenShade’s methods. In-depth, step-by-step instructions are provided to successfully create a night light to our standards. You will broaden your crafting education and experience, improve your artistic eye, color coordination skills, increase your crafting comfort level, and improve your overall crafting productivity by learning our procedures and techniques. This class will benefit first time as well as the more experienced crafter. Attendees should have general crafting knowledge and the ability to manipulate items with their fingers and have fairly fine motor skills. Attendees must be able to use an iron and hot glue gun without direct supervision, and possess good hand-eye coordination.

Target Audience/Who Should Attend

Beginning to Intermediate Crafters

Class Objectives

After attending this class, students will be able to:

  • Choose and purchase a night light blank
  • Define the style and/or theme of your night light
  • Use a template to cut out fabric
  • Prepare fabric and embellishments
  • Place, trim, finish fabric
  • Attach desired embellishments
  • Produce a high-quality item

Price

$35 for a standard night light, fabric and trim, (either 3-sided or round) with upgrade choices available in shade size, fabric, and embellishment for an additional cost.  These are introductory prices to celebrate our grand opening in our new location, so take advantage of them while you can, they will not last!

Class Upgrades:

  • Fancy Beaded or Braided Embellishments: +2.25 per length
  • Extra Simple Gimp or Braid: +.50 per length
  • Ribbon: +.25 per length
  • Large Night Light: +$2.00
  • Home Décor, Designer or Wedding Fabric: +$2.75 per pattern piece
  • SAVE $1.50! Complete Package: +$6.00 (Beaded, Fabric, Gimp, Large Night Light)

*MaidenShade Studio is located at 94 South Highland Avenue, #3001 in Tarpon Springs.  Call (727) 279-6063 to book a night light party or class!

**Tarpon Springs Community Center is located at 400 South Walton Avenue, call (727) 942-5628 to sign up or for more information!

“My Light” and “Cobble Kits” Night Light Kits

 My Light Kit Example Cobble Kit Example

♪ New for 2010 are our “My Light” and “Cobble Kits” Night Light Kits! 

My Light Kits (Small Round Shown Above): Here is a complete, pre-packaged kit with all you need to create your own night light without having to assemble all of the materials!  These include:

  • Basic fabric
  • Standard night light blank
  • Basic trims
  • Glue
  • Detailed and in-depth instructions

Cobble Kits: Want more control over your night light?  This one’s for you! Pick your choice of:

  • Basic fabric
  • Standard night light blank
  • Basic trims
  • Glue
  • Detailed and in-depth instructions
  • Add upgrades for an additional cost

Prices

  • Small Basic Kits: $16.82
  • Large Basic Kits: $18.69
  • Cobble Kit Upgrades:
    • Fancy Beaded or Braided Embellishments: +2.25 per length
    • Extra Simple Gimp or Braid: +.50 per length
    • Ribbon: +.25 per length
    • Home Décor, Designer or Wedding Fabric: +$2.75 per pattern piece

Recommended Tools

  • scissors
  • iron
  • clamps
  • moist paper towel

New Location to find MaidenShade’s Work

DFAC Gift Shop LogoDFAC Gift Shop Mermaid LogoMaidenShade Night Lights can now be found at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Gallery Gift Shop!

  • The Gallery Gift Shop is THE place to find that unique gift that you’ve been looking for. Jewelry, painting, pastels, glass, ceramics, wood and fiber are all beautifully represented.
  • Most of our art is the result of the fine work of local artists. Help support ART in your community!
  • Stop by, have a look around – we KNOW you’ll be glad you did! Tell your friends about the incredible finds at the Gallery Gift Shop at DFAC – and tell them MaidenShade sent you!

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2010 8:57 pm

    What can I say? You have it all covered. Splendid job. I wish you the very best.

    (I need a tutorial on the packaging!

  2. February 17, 2010 10:22 pm

    How nice! You are VERY busy as I can see about things!

  3. Emily Sweeney permalink
    February 18, 2010 8:29 am

    Really like the packaging, looks great.

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