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Workshop Update

Private knitting, crochet and sewing lessons in Tucson, Arizona.

I'm taking a little hiatus from teaching my monthly craft workshops, but that doesn't mean I'm not available to give you a little one-on-one crafty inspiration and instruction.

I am currently taking appointments for private lessons in knitting, crocheting and sewing, all levels, beginner to advanced.

For those of you in the Tucson area, I am able to schedule appointments on weekdays, evenings or weekends. My current rate is $25 for a one hour session or $40 for a two hour session.

Send me an e-mail to schedule your appointment.

Happy crafting!


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Workshop: Snowflake Ornaments


At your request, we'll be making Christmas ornaments for the next workshop. These geometric clay snowflakes will be a simply elegant addition to your Christmas tree and likely the closest thing we'll have to snow during the holidays here in Tucson.

For your convenience, I'll be offering the same workshop two times.

When: Sunday, October 25 or Sunday, November 8 from 1-3 p.m.
Where: My Tucson Home
Cost: $25

I'll provide all the materials and a little snack. There should be plenty of time for you to make at least two ornaments. Space is limited, so e-mail me to reserve your spot and let me know which date you will be attending.

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August Workshop - Decorative Tiles


Hello, my Tucson friends! I'd like to show you how to make decorative tiles. I'm going to keep the method a surprise for now, but rest assured, this is a super easy and fun project that you can make with basic supplies you probably have in your own home. You may even want to keep this inexpensive project in mind for use as Christmas gifts.

When: Sunday, August 23 or Sunday, September 13 from 1-3 p.m
Where: My Tucson Home
Cost: $25

I'll provide all the materials and a little snack. Space is limited, so e-mail me to reserve your spot.

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July Workshop - Button Bracelets

Hello my Tucson friends! If you've been following along on the blog or my social media lately, you may have seen my latest creation, button bracelets. It's a fun little project and something you may even be able to teach the kids over summer break.

Let's get together and make a few.

When: Saturday, July 25 from 1-3 p.m.
Where: My Tucson Home
Cost: $25

I'll provide all the materials and a light snack.

Space is limited, so e-mail me to reserve your spot.



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March/April Workshop

Spring is pretty much here in Tucson, so for my next workshop, we'll be creating some fun garden art by transforming old plastic water bottles into beautiful flowers.

This class will be offered at my SE side Tucson home on both
  • Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
This workshop is B.Y.O.B. ;-)

I have some empty plastic water bottles available for use, but you are encouraged to bring a couple empty, clean plastic bottles of your own so you can make more than one flower.

I will provide all the other materials and a light snack.

The cost is $25 and can be paid the day of the workshop. To ask a question or reserve your space you can e-mail me.


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January and February Workshops

As many of you know, candle making has been on my DIY bucket list for quite awhile now. I finally gave it a try and would like to share my new-found knowledge with my Tucson friends.

My next workshop will be offered on both


  • Saturday, January 31, at 1 pm
  • Sunday, February 15, at 1 pm


at my SE-side Tucson home and the cost is $35.

We're going to start the afternoon by making scented jar candles. As our candles are cooling I'll share a second project and we'll make some scented lip balm. I have a variety of different scents you can use for both the candles and the lip balm.

As always, I'll supply all of the materials and a little snack.

Class size is limited. To reserve your spot in the class or ask a question, send me an e-mail.

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November Workshop: Typography T-shirts

Hello my Tucson friends! I have a fun project planned for you in November.

This month, I'll teach you how to make a typography t-shirt with solar activated dye.

After applying the ink, you'll conceal part of the print, set your shirt in the sun and let the magic happen.

The process is so cool and I can hardly wait to share it with you.

When: Sunday, November 9 at 1 p.m.
Where: My Tucson home
Cost: $25

You will need to bring your own shirt to print on, but I'll supply the ink, brushes, stencil, and of course a little snack.

Reserve your spot by e-mailing me at thechillydog@gmail.com.



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October Workshop

I enjoy yarn crafts, especially as summer transitions into fall. My latest passion is making cotton washcloths. Even though I have been knitting and crocheting for years, I just discovered how quick, easy and relaxing this project is and I'd like to share it with you.

My next workshop will be on Saturday, October 18, from 1-4 pm.

This one is for all of you who want to learn how to crochet or have a little refresher on very basic crochet skills. Absolutely no experience necessary. I promise ;)

I'll teach you some of the most common crochet stitches and techniques as you make your very own crochet washcloth.

The cost is $25 and I'll provide the materials and a little snack.

Reserve your spot by e-mailing me at thechillydog@gmail.com.

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September Workshop

It's been a busy couple months, so I'm taking a breather in September. I'm not going to be offering a group workshop this month.

However, I am still taking appointments (in Tucson, only) for one on one knit and crochet instruction, any skill level, beginner to advanced. We can meet at my house or I am happy to visit yours.

The cost is $15 for a one hour lesson or $25 for two hours. E-mail me at thechillydog@gmail.com to schedule a time.

Also, if you love to knit and crochet, make sure to enter my September Giveaway featuring a crochet hook case form my new shop.

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August Workshop

My next workshop will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 1 pm and it's BYOB, sort of ;)

We'll be making water bottle flowers for your yard or garden. I'll be saving my clear plastic water bottles for the next few weeks, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Once you know how to make these recycled flowers, it would be a great craft project to share with the kiddos in your life.

The cost is $25 and I'll provide the instruction, materials and a light snack.

Workshops are held at my Tucson, Arizona home and are limited to no more than six participants. Payment can be made the day of instruction.

You can reserve your spot by e-mailing me at thechillydog@gmail.com or give me a call/text.

Also, if you are interested in private knit or crochet instruction, beginner to advanced, call or e-mail. I am always happy to schedule a time to work with you.

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July Workshop

It is quite rewarding to create something with your own hands. Sometimes you just need a little encouragement to get started and I am here to help with monthly craft workshops.

Workshops are held at my Tucson, Arizona home and are limited to no more than six participants. Payment can be made the day of instruction.

My next workshop will be held on Saturday, July 26, from 1-4 pm. We'll try to beat the intense desert heat and make our own Christmas in July by creating quilled snowflake ornaments.

Even though these snowflakes look quite intricate, you'll be surprised by just how easy they are to make. They can be used to decorate your tree or hang them from the ceiling to add a little touch of winter to your home. 

The cost is $25 and you can make as many snowflakes as time allows. I'll provide all of the materials and a snack, too.

To reserve your spot, e-mail me at thechillydog@gmail.com.



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