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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.

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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.

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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 June 22: Tie dye

Tie-dyed hijabs made by Sana Saleh and Muhammad William Saleh.

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Tie dye a T-shirt (or other item of your choice!) with TikTokers Will and Sana Saleh of @SalehFamily and Lala Hijabs. More details and a supply list will be posted the week before the event, which will be streamed here and on Facebook.

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.

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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: 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.

How to participate: Join our Facebook group, RSVP to the latest events 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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