The Minnesota Pinners Conference is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center next week, Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, and we've been invited to participate. I've never been to a Pinners Expo, so I'm not quite sure what to expect, but the idea is to see and try some of the kinds of projects/ideas you might have seen on the Pinterest platform. There are lots of classes in a broad spectrum of categories such as Home, Decor, Lifestyle, Crafts, DIY, Entertaining, Food, etc. There is also a huge long list of vendors who will be represented. We'd love to have you join us for any (or all) of our 4 classes! Feel free to use (and share) our code LAKE when you register to get a 10% discount of admission/class fees. To learn more about the Minnesota Pinners Conference, click here.
We have been busy pulling fabrics and prepping kits so that our projects can be completed (or at least well underway) within the one hour (!) allotted for each class. The sewing classroom will accommodate 30 people and will be set up with Janome sewing machines, scissors and ironing stations. We understand (and fervently hope) that there we someone from Janome there to help with thread jams and other sewing machine issues...
We start out Friday morning at 11 AM with our tried and true Kenwood Party Buntings. This is always a fun project and is super beginner friendly! Each bunting will have 5 flags in different fabrics and shapes on a long grosgrain ribbon. We'll have a big variety of lovely fabrics and different color schemes kitted up for you to choose from.
On Friday Evening we'll debut our Japanese Boho style trivet. Each kit contains a variety of vintage and new cotton, linen, flax and wool fabric pieces that you can arrange into your own design. There is a layer of heat reflective fleece for the lining. We've included a sashiko needle and two colors of sashiko thread and we'll review a variety of simple stitches that you choose from to complete the project on your own time. The design is completed with simple leather handle that you can also sew on by hand.
Everyone can use a new oven mitten, can't they? On Saturday at 1:00 pm we'll make a lined, heat resistent hand or machine quilted oven mitten. We have these kitted up in a wide variety of fabrics with contrasting linings and a handy leather hanging loop. We're going to have to move fast to get this one done in an hour, but I think we can do it!
Last, but not least on Saturday at 2:30 pm we'll make a super simple, but oh-so-useful zipper pouch (the Kennilworth clutch) with the worlds easiest zipper application. Again we'll have a bunch of different styles and colors of fabrics in our kits, so everyone should be able to find one they love. We've included a Kraft-tex patch so you can personalize the outside with your own sewn on label.
If you're at the convention, stop by and say "Hi." we'd love to meet you.