Why wait for a class when you can learn basketry, gourd crafting or chair caning when you are ready. You'll have access to our tools and supplies as well as our experienced staff of craft artists to help you. Work at your own pace and experience the joy of learning a new skill. Be challenged, knowing that there is an expert in the room with you when you need help.
Open Studio Hours:
Thursday & Friday, 1pm to 6pm
Saturday, 10am to 2pm
Fee: $40 for 5 hours which can be spread over two days, if you prefer.
Please call ahead to reserve a spot and tell us what you'd like to do.
We try to limit the number of students to two persons per day, so you can get more attention when you need it.
Ukrainian Egg Decorating At the Caning Shop in Berkeley
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
10:00am to 1:00pm
Fee: $45 (All supplies are provided.)
The ancient wax resist technique of Ukrainian egg decorating entails drawing a design in beeswax on an egg and then repeated dying and drawing. Usually the dying begins with placing the egg in a light color of dye, then drawing more of the design in beeswax and then dying the egg again in a darker color of dye. The process continues for 3 to 5 more times, or even more. Once the egg has dried, the accumulated wax is removed by melting, revealing a beautiful rainbow of colors. Each layer of wax protects the area from any further dying thus holding the color applied just before.
~ Class Details ~
Teachers: Pat Lemke with 22 years experience teaching eggs, and Vineha Bhat Shenoy.
Students: Age 12 and up and mature younger children, if accompanied by a parent or mature adult, are welcome.
Materials: We will supply dyes, wax, tools, candles, and eggs.
Take Home: Decorated eggs along with 6 dye packets, the remainder of your natural beeswax block and your wax writing tool.
~ Registration ~ Please call 510-527-5010 or send your name, contact info and a $45 check to The Caning Shop, 926 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
The Caning Shop, 926 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm (PST) Send comments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org