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Jan 3rd, 2015 | Category: Crafts

The holidays are through and January is here, and for many folks, this means working on winter crafts and projects. Want to paint pottery? Work with wool? Knit, crochet, quilt, spin? There are lots of options in our northwest corner. Here are just a few.

Creativitea is always a fun place to visit, especially in winter. Located at 1312 11th Street in Fairhaven, this fired-art studio – with a tea bar – allows patrons to select and paint their own pottery or glass fusing. Each piece has a price; there are no hourly fees.  Pick a mug, plate, or other piece, and enjoy your time painting it to your liking. The staff will then glaze and fire your piece, and it will be ready for pickup in 3-5 days. For more information, see www.creativitea.com.

eARThbenders & artisans on Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham is a drop-in ceramics and pottery studio that offers five pottery wheels, a slab roller, hand building tables, kilns and a variety of glazes. All ages welcome. See earthbendersandartisans.com for more information.

Make booties, mittens and more at a Wool Felting class hosted at Harmony Fields in Bow on Jan. 24. COURTESY PHOTO

Make booties, mittens and more at a Wool Felting class hosted at Harmony Fields in Bow on Jan. 24. COURTESY PHOTO

Want a day surrounded by yarn and fiber? Enjoy the various stores, such as Northwest Handspun Yarns (nwhandspunyarns.com) and Apple Yarns (appleyarns.com) in Bellingham, WildFibers in Mount Vernon (wildfibers.net), Pinchknitter Yarns in Stanwood, Knot Just Yarn in Burlington, Country Yarns in Snohomish, and Great Yarns (greatyarns.com) in Everett. Be sure to ask about classes and special events as well.

Harmony Fields farm in Bow is holding a Wool Felting class on Saturday, Jan. 24. Come out to the farm and make your own mittens, slippers or booties with teacher Elizabeth Moncrief. Use wool from our farm sheep.  See details at hfproduce.com, under workshops.

Build your own luminary lamps, illuminated species or other form with a series of workshops at Tri-Dee Arts in Mount Vernon. These classes will take place Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 16-18 and Jan. 23-25. For more information or to sign up, call 360-336-6131 or email us at sales@tri-dee.com.

For soap making check out Otion: The Soap Bar in Bellingham. Supplies are available for soap, lotion, candles, and other home and beauty products. See www.otionsoap.com.

Ragfinery has fabrics of all kinds available on site, and also offers classes. One class this month is a Beginning Sewing course that  takes place Jan. 14-15 at which participants learn the basics of sewing and make a tote bag they can take home. A Ragfinery sewing machine is available to use if a participant does not have one to bring. For more information, check out ragfinery.com.

The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner also offers workshops. Check out www.monamuseum.org.

For more options, visit grownorthwest.com. What do you enjoy making in January? Share it with us at editor@grownorthwest.com.


Published in the January 2015 issue of Grow Northwest

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