Thursday, April 14, 2011

May 7 Free Felting Demonstration for Mothers Day at the Artisans Coop in Bodega

Monica Ashley Invites Families to Add Wool Felting to Seasonal Celebrations

By Sono-Ma     Holly     April 12, 2011

Is there anything that says Spring more perfectly than a soft brown bunny hiding in the tender green cabbage leaves?

Monica Ashley, local crafting instructor, invites your children to learn to make their own Spring creation during the “Children’s Easter Bunny Workshop with Basket and Eggs“ this Saturday at Cast Away Yarn Shop. The class is offered on Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. The cost is just $30, which includes supplies.
This fun needle felting classes is designed for children 8 to 12. Learn how to make a fun Easter Bunny with little eggs, just in time for Easter!” says teacher, Monica.

Location: 111 4th Street, Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

More Information: 707-546-YARN (9276)

Monica offers needle felting classes for more advanced students as well. This popular Peter Rabbit is just one example of the wonderful, whimsical details you can achieve with wisps of wool under Monica’s wing.

Monica plans a free felting workshop on Mother’s Day weekend, and invites families to come out and visit her at the Bodega Artisan’s Coop on Saturday May 7, 2011. (The co-op is located at 17135-A Bodega Highway, Bodega, California 94922. Call for more information at: 707-876-9830.)

Travel out the scenic Bodega Highway and find a tiny gem in the valley that lies on the edge of the Sonoma Coast: the quaint hamlet of Bodega. Forever famous for serving as Alfred Hitchcock’s the Birds’ film set, Bodega is home to a handful of charming antique stores. Bodega also has its very own Artisan’s Cooperative where a hand painted sandwhich board calls out “Meet Today’s Artist”.

Venture into a clapboard cottage and awe over the unique works of more than 40 local artisans, including our beloved Monica Ashley.
Stay for a bit to do some felting with Monica, and you’ll go home with a lovely Mother’s Day Flower:

Monica invites you discover the amazing locally produced wool roving and yarns offered at the cooperative, while she guides you in learning how to create with wool.

Monica hopes you’ll linger on to hear about her summer camps for children or to shop from the fabulous collection of goods offered at the Artisan Coop. From stunning wool caps to Monica’s hand made dolls crafted from wool , there is much to discover and just in time for Mother’s Day!

See you there!

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