Welcome to Craft Club, the Globe’s
event series and Facebook group where feature writer Jana G. Pruden and special guests teach you new crafts live online.
Embroidery by Ashley Wong.
The Globe and Mail
The Globe is thrilled to offer this (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, making soap and paper flowers.
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
Craft Club Lesson 1: Ricotta cheese 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.
VIDEO Craft Club Lesson 5: Notebooks
Catalina Sanchez taught how to make handmade notebooks using a few simple tools on March 16.
VIDEO 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: Baking 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.