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Angela Peace

angela-peace-photoAngela studied Chinese knotting and Kumihimo while living in Hong Kong

During those years surrounded by exceptional knotted art, she found her passion and realized the endless possibilities for weaving the warmth of fiber and the coolness stone into bold contemporary jewelry.

Today, Angela continues to explore new and traditional fibers, knots and techniques and how they relate to jewelry design and fabrication.

Her work has been shown and recognized at the state and local levels in Mexico and Canada.

Upcoming Events

September 2017
Cdn $120.00 +Kit fee: $20 + HST for the basic kit, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Chinese Knotting Foundations (2 days)

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn with Angela Peace how to tie and how to use some of the basic Chinese knots in your jewellery designs. The class covers the single and double button knots, coin knots, and plafond decorative knots and snake, flat and multicoloured button knots cord making techniques. Learning how to combine the knots with beads and pendants in design options will be a strong component of the class. In the latter part of the class you will design and…

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October 2017
Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Kumihimo with Micro-Thread Warps

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Learn how to make micro-thread warps that imitate the silk warps used in traditional kumihimo with Angela Peace. Techniques for attaching the 8 warps to the kumihimo disk, and managing the fine threads without tangles are all part of the process. After the Kumihimo disk is set up, you will work on a box style braid that is well suited to multi-strand warps and which can be used as a pendant neck cord or wrap bracelet. Skills learned…

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November 2017
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Knotted Waves Bracelet

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: This is an introductory micro-knotting class with instructor Angela Peace and introduces the mounting knots and the two basic half hitch knots. These knots will be used to create a comfy free-form fiber and seed bead bracelet with knotted loop and bead closure. This class provides a good foundation for more advanced knotting projects. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Micro-macrame Bring to class: you may use your 15% Student…

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December 2017
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $5 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Traditional Pearl Knotted Necklace

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Angela Peace will teach you how to confidently tie those tiny silk knots between pearls and how to attach a clasp using the professional French wire method. The skills learned in this class can be applied to other stringing and related projects. These techniques are a must for jewelry designers. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Pearl Knotting and Attaching a clasp using French Wire Bring to class: (you can use your 15% Student Discount to purchase your…

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How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be 18 years or older in order to be able to take any of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.