Happy September!

I love September! There, I’ve said it. I was one of those geeky kids who couldn’t wait to get back to school. September meant new discoveries and a fresh start for a school year. It’s still like that for me – except that exploring new things now applies to beading, metalwork and anything else that catches my creative eye!

Our annual Back to Class event kicks off the month! 2018 marks the Fifth Anniversary of this popular and free event. In recognition of this milestone, every who registers for a class on September 8 – either in-store or on-line – will be in the running for a $50 Gift Certificate! Register for one class, you get one ballot; register for two classes, you get two ballots; three classes – you get the idea!

Our Fall season is also when our creative instructors debut new class projects. To kick off this month, Gillian Clarke has a new chainmaille project that takes full advantage of three colours of rings, as well as an encore class project that is perfect for chainmaille “newbies”. Christine Woollacott will kick-up your bead loom skills with a design that adds embellishment as you loom the base of your bracelet.

Here are the classes and open sessions scheduled September 1 – 10:

Wednesday, September 5
Open Metal Studio: Kiln Enamelling
Facilitator: Christine Woollacott
5:00 – 9:00pm
This is a perfect time to start or finish a current project with Christine’s assistance!

Planet BeadFXFREE Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Give yourself dedicated time to bead with like-minded friends!

Thursday, September 6
FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Enjoy beading over coffee and conversation!

NEW JPL Three Metals Chainmaille Bracelet
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
6:00 – 9:00pm
Discover another weave in the Jen Pins Linkage family!

Saturday, September 8
FREE Back to Class Open House
11:00am – 3:00pm
See for yourself what projects our instructors are offering this Fall!

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair
“The Aud”, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener
9:30am – 4:30pm
We’ll be bringing a variety of beads, buttons and findings for knitters and fibre-lovers!

Sunday, September 9
Chainmaille with Scales: Bracelet and Earrings
Instructor: Gillian Clarke
12:00 – 3:00pm
Explore new design options by adding scales to your chainmaille!

Garden Fringe Bracelet: Weaving 3D designs with a Loom
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
12:00 – 4:00pm
Embellish as you weave your loom bracelet!

Monday, September 10
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your lampwork beads with friends at the torch!

Click on the class/open session title to see complete details including course descriptions and applicable fees. You can also go to the September class calendar to see all of the month’s activities.

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