Day of Craft Workshops

Day of Craft Workshops to Benefit African Gogos
It’s a chance to develop your photography skills, or to learn the art of labyrinth, or to make a number of autumn themed crafts. Organized by Cheryl Curran, “Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon – South Africa Connection” will sponsor a day of Crafts Workshops on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Desert Cove Estates. Both men and women are welcome.
Local photographer Tom Skinner, the honorary mkhulu (Zulu for grandfather), will lead three sessions on making better use of your digital camera, and Cheryl Curran will teach the art of using a labyrinth. Other craft-making includes wreaths, pine cone trees, fall centre pieces, beeswax tapered candles, lavender sachets and pomanders. Extra bonus – all materials will be supplied, thanks to generous donations from community members.

To register, look over the schedule and fees below. Then email your name, phone number, and the specific workshops for which you wish to register, to Be sure to state the name and time of the session you wish to attend. Or phone 250-545-7021.

To confirm your reservation please make out a cheque to “Grannies à Gogo”, and mail it to Joan Davidson, 6451 Southwind Road, Vernon, BC, V1H 1B7.  A confirmation will be sent to you immediately upon receipt of your cheque, along with the important details of your chosen workshop, and directions to Desert Cove.

Workshop Schedule:

9 am. – Photography (session 1) – $20 (Bring your camera)

Coffee break

10:30 am. – Photography (session 2) – $20 (Bring your camera); Labyrinth walk – $10; Wreaths – $20; Pine Cone Trees – $10; Fall Centre pieces – $10; Beeswax Tapered Candles – $10; Lavender Sachets – $5; Pomanders – $5

Lunch Break

1:00 pm. – A repeat of all the morning sessions.

The lunch break will be at your leisure, as some crafts may take a bit longer than others. So bring your own bag lunch and enjoy the lovely gazebo garden at Desert Cove. Coffee and tea will be available.


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