Friday, January 13, 2012

Learn to Make Felt Flowers While Supporting Your Cause

Charcoal Gray Dahlia
I've always wanted to have crafting workshops in my store, but I've never quite figured out what to teach. Yesterday, listening to news stories marking the two-year anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti, I hatched a plan.
Dahlias for Haiti
You may remember our Dahlias for Haiti project, where we made nearly 700 of these felt flowers, and you our wonderful customers bought them for $12 each? Together we raised almost $7000. I think these little flowers can continue to give to many great organizations via how-to classes.
Dahlias for Haiti
I would like to teach you how to make these fun, happy flowers in workshops at Laura Bee Designs. I will donate 20% of the class fee to the non-profit (501c3) of your choice! These flowers are easy to make and can be used to decorate all kinds of projects. Wouldn't a workshop be a fun way to celebrate a birthday or brighten up a gray winter day?
Dahlias for Haiti
Here are the particulars:
  • Classes will be two hours, hosted at my store on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, to be scheduled via email (orderdesk (at) laurabeedesigns.com) or phone (206) 789-4044.
  • Class fee will be $30 per person, with a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 10. (Larger groups can be accommodated, as can off-site classes.)
  • 20% of total class fee will be donated via check directly to the non-profit (501c3) of your choice within two weeks of the class date. If you aren't sure of a non-profit to support, we can tell you about some of our favorites. We need to know the name and contact info for the organization before the class date.
  • Classes are for adults only (over age 13).  (Kids classes may be considered in the future.)
  • Students will leave class with completed flowers plus materials to make more at home (6 flowers total).
  • No special skills are needed to make these flowers except basic manual dexterity with scissors and hand-sewing needle.
I will work up some fine print regarding payment terms and cancellation policies, but those are the main points. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a workshop!

1 comment:

~ AKM ~ said...

SO. VERY. EXCITING!