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Love 2 Create Art and Crafts Convention

Love 2 Create logoSpoil yourself and book any 4 workshops per day presented by experienced and well known teachers. Over 25 crafts to choose from such as glass tile making, foil art, felt decorations, flower making, scrapbooking, serviette decoupage, pewter, mixed media, encaustic art, beading, mosaic, fabric paint, stencil, woodcraft and decoupage to name but a few. You will learn the technique of each craft and will finish an item to take home.

Do you want to start a new craft and can never figure out where to start? We are doing it again for the 6th time… 2 days full of crafting and FUN. Why not come for the day, spoil yourself and attend 4 workshops (each 80 minutes). Choose from a list of 30 different crafts hosted by experienced teachers. Introduce and book together with a friend and you save R99 or book on your own for 2 days and save R99. (Unfortunately you can’t have both options). You will learn while having fun and finish 4 items to take home.

All materials, instructions and tools are included. Only 10 people per workshop allowed and each workshop is 80 minutes long!!

There will be various LUCKY DRAWS taking place throughout event with prizes to the value of R4000!

Date: 29 and 30 May 2015
Venue: AGS Church, Cape Town
Address: AGS Church, Bellville (Voortrekker Road -old Furniture City Building)
Website: http://itzvanallez.co.za

Love 2 Create Art and Crafts Convention


Hearts and Crafts June Newsletter

Joan Launspach has been intensely involved with crafts for more than 21 years. In 1989 Joan started teaching calligraphy after being retrenched because she was pregnant. During this time she saw the first decorative rubber stamps and knew immediately they would appeal to calligraphers. Using all their savings she bought a machine to make rubber stamps and Stamps Unlimited was created.

Within three weeks the machine had paid for itself and a week later broke in half from over-use! Her husband Mitch and a friend designed and constructed a more robust machine which is still operating today. Joan started with 20 designs and when she sold her business 10 years later she had over 1000 stamp designs and was employing 26 people. She was a finalist in the Small Business of the Year Award in 1996.

Joan kept up to date with trends and new ideas by attending the major craft shows and workshops in America and Europe.

Joan has taught crafts throughout South Africa and in Europe and because of her extensive knowledge and warm, easy-going manner of teaching there is always a huge demand for her classes and workshops.

Her busy schedule currently includes teaching crafts to disabled adults, entrepreneurial crafts to children, mixed craft classes to adults and training company staff members to do gift wrapping.

Joan also organises very popular craft days in aid of several charities.

As well as being an exceptional teacher Joan is herself a very talented crafts person and has produced some beautiful work in calligraphy, pewter, mosaics, origami, fabric painting and stamping, decoupage, gift presentation and paper making.




Ladybird Crafts

Carol Tait started Ladybird Craft about 12 years ago when she  moved to Pretoria. She  runs craft classes from her home studio in Lynnwood Glen. These include decoupage, mosaic, paint techniques for walls,  and furniture and gilding. Beginners are very welcome. She also sells associated products.

The main aim of the courses is to encourage students to explore their creative side. Classes are small and personal and without the regular classes students have the opportunity to meet like minded people who often become friends. The healing aspect of craft is encouraged.

Ongoing classes are held for those that want to continue learning new techniques.
Classes are held Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30
Saturdays from 9.30 to 12.30 : Usually 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Tuesday evening Workshops are held in the summer from 18.00 to 20.00

There are once off work shops as well as monthly classes. She also offers evening classes and classes for children. The classes are hands on and a manual is available for teachers. Classes take place in a garden studio with secure parking.