Our first experiment with a paid workshop... and a slow start, but as always, we learn a lot when we get together. We had one paid participant, but more shop customers and neighbours dropping by with interest. The shop upstairs smelled like beeswax and no one seemed to mind, so a good start to the Maker space experiment.
Next month we will be doing "costume consulting workshops" we are still working on the structure but want to help people realize their vision and make/alter/create their own costumes with our help, but keep the workshop accessible. October 6 & 20, same place- Castle Makers at 608 Mt. Pleasant Road.
Some of the experiments for you maker nerds: we tried adding pine resin (makes wrap softer and stickier) using open weave linen (nice texture but not so stiff, less like plastic cling wrap) making bigger wraps for casserole trays (15"x18" for a 9 x 12" pan) and smaller wraps for glasses. We also tried sewing & waxing lunch bags and bread bags (took longer to distribute the wax evenly.) Also we worked with fabric that benefited from the yellowness of the beeswax.
Thank you to Leona for coming and playing with us and Leslie for dropping by with an extra iron and Sheryl for hosting.
art experiments turning waste into beauty