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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

January 2018
Cdn $120.00 +Kit fee: $20 + HST payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Discovering the Pan Chang Knot (2 days)

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - January 20 @ 4:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: The Pan Chang knot is one of the most recognizable of all the Chinese knots. With an intricate woven body, the knot creates symmetry and a solid foundation suitable for jewellery design. In this class with Angela Peace, you will learn to tie the long Pan Chang, the Classic Pan Chang, the Butterfly Pan Chang and the Double Button Knot. Techniques for cord making will also be covered as you learn how to use these knots in your…

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February 2018
Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $15 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Kumihimo with Micro-Thread Warps

February 23 @ 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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Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $10 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Micro-Knotting Swing Earrings

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Create a fabulous pair of swing earrings with Angela Peace! Learn the basic knots, and how to use them with an armature (frame) to create a stable fiber shape. This class will focus on creating the square shape using a herring bone knotting pattern and fabricating it into a pair of swing earrings. Lots of colour options. Note: a kit is required; see details below. Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: None; should be comfortable working with small components and…

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March 2018
Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $8 + HST, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

2, 4, and 6-Strand Cords

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Angela Peace

Course outline: Under the guidance of Angela Peace, you'll learn three different cord styles chosen to coordinate with all of your jewellery designs. Learn the classic 2 strand twisted cord with self-loop and button knot closure, plus a four stand plaited cord and a 6 strand herringbone design. These cord styles can easily be personalized by using a variety of fibers and cord diameters. And for those times when a beaded cord is required, the 4 and 6 strand can…

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How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • 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 mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some 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.