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Embroidery by Ashley Wong.

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Welcome to Craft Club, the Globe’s new event series and Facebook group where feature writer Jana G. Pruden and special guests teach you new crafts live online.

The Globe is thrilled to offer this new (free!) bi-weekly series. You can learn new skills, ask questions and benefit from this social connection as we share our projects.

See the soaps, collages and crackers readers have made so far in our DIY series

Join the Facebook group to get advance notice of events and a short list of supplies required. Then, every two weeks, Jana will be live on Facebook and The Globe and Mail website learning a new hobby from an expert. Topics we’ve tackled so far include embroidery, collage and making soap. Still to come – watercolour painting and paper flowers.

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If you try any of our Craft Club projects, we would love to see what you made. Tag us on Instagram (@globeandmail) or Twitter (@globeandmail) and use the hashtag #GlobeCraftClub.

Skip to a Craft Club lesson

Coming April 13: Paper flowers

Fleurs on Canvas.

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Chantal Larocque, the New Brunswick artist behind Paper and Peony, will teach how to make a multicoloured paper flower bouquet, entitled Fleurs on Canvas. The piece can be mounted on a small canvas, or on a decorated piece of cardboard. Watch the livestream April 13 at 7 p.m. ET on this page or on Facebook.

Supplies for our Paper Flower Class

  • A few pages of 65 lb. cardstock in colours of your choosing
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue sticks, or white glue
  • 6 x 6 inch canvas (can be oval or rectangular), or other display board
  • Curling tools, such as chopsticks, knitting needles or wooden dowels.

Before class

  • Print out the template on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet – please enlarge it when printing to 200% so it fills the page – and cut petals as indicated.

Craft Club Lesson One: Making cheese at home

Edmonton chef and food educator Cindy Lazarenko taught how to make ricotta cheese and homemade crackers on Jan. 19. See the recipes.

Craft Club Lesson Two: How to make soap

Natalie Pepin, who teaches heritage skills and Indigenous arts through her business, ReSkilled Life, taught soap-making on Feb. 2. See the full recipe.

Craft Club Lesson Three: How to make a collage

Scott Nolan, a Winnipeg song writer and producer who has been making collages during the pandemic, shared his tips on Feb. 16.

Craft Club Lesson Four: Hand embroidery

Neda Toloui-Semnani gave a lesson in hand embroidery on March 2.

Craft Club Lesson Five: Handmade notebooks

Catalina Sanchez taught how to make handmade notebooks using a few simple tools on March 16.

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Craft Club Lesson Six: Hand lettering

Danielle Sweeney, the Toronto-based artist behind Design in Words, taught a class in hand lettering on March 30.

How to participate: Join our Facebook group, RSVP to the event on Facebook and if you make any of these projects, tag us on Instagram (@globeandmail) or Twitter (@globeandmail) with the hashtag #globeCraftClub.


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