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Revisit the crafts we’ve learned in livestreamed events with feature writer Jana G. Pruden and special guests, including embroidery, making notebooks and painting with watercolours

Embroidery by Ashley Wong.The Globe and Mail

Welcome to Craft Club, the Globe’s event series and Facebook group where feature writer Jana G. Pruden and special guests taught new crafts, answered questions and connected with fellow crafters. Over the 13 classes in the series, we learned how to make ricotta and baked scones, pasted collages and painted watercolours, practised hand lettering and hand-stitched notebooks. You can catch up on all the lessons with the videos below, and get more details on the crafts and people we learned from in the accompanying links. We hope we inspired readers to tackle something new or revisit an old hobby, work through any challenges and make something they loved.

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

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Craft Club Lesson 1: Ricotta and crackers

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 2: 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 3: 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 4: Hand embroidery

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

Craft Club Lesson 5: Notebooks

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

Craft Club Lesson 6: Hand lettering

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

Craft Club Lesson 7: Paper flowers

Chantal Larocque, the New Brunswick artist behind Paper and Peony, taught attendees how to make a multicoloured paper flower bouquet, entitled Fleurs on Canvas, on April 13.

Craft Club Lesson 8: Watercolour

Ashley Gayle and Vanessa Ansah of artistsonline.ca taught how to paint a floral design at our watercolour class on April 27.

Craft Club Lesson 9: Miniatures

Tom Brown, a Calgary artist and miniaturist, taught how to make a tiny bowl and wooden spoon on May 11.

Craft Club Lesson 10: Scones

Raufikat Oyawoye-Salami, winner of Season 4 of The Great Canadian Baking Show, showed how to make lemon, white chocolate and cranberry scones on May 25. See the recipe.

Craft Club Lesson 11: Tie dye

TikTokers Will and Sana Saleh of @SalehFamily and Lala Hijabs taught how to tie dye a T-shirt (or other item of your choice!) on June 22.

Craft Club Lesson 12: Mosaic

On July 20 we made an eclectic mosaic of found and salvaged objects on a wooden base with London, Ont., artist Jenny May. Find details on the supplies you’ll need.

Craft Club Lesson 13: Knitting

For our final Craft Club lesson on Aug. 31, we learned how to make a basic striped scarf from avid knitter Tarra McCannell.

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