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Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

The last week of August was dedicated to shibori dyeing with Arounna from Bookhou. Arounna and John reside in Canada but were here for a week's stay along with 5 classes - 3 shibori classes and 2 other water coloring classes. 

The artistic couple took this chance to explore Singapore and do abit of painting too. We loved following their journey on Arounna's instagram account. They painted in the park and noticed all kinds of beautiful flora and fauna which we might have taken for granted. 

Anyway, back to the shibori class.. it went swimmingly! With the shibori print being one of the hottest trends on the market (we've been seeing alot of it online for awhile now), it was fun seeing the students explore different techniques and coming up with different patterns. Arounna brought along some samples she had created previously for reference which really helped inspire everyone.

We also learned that the indigo dye is really powerful. Everyone left looking very contented but also looking abit dead with their blue finger tips! At least everyone had a great time!

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou


  Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Prepping their patterns by using marbles, rubber bands and ice cream sticks.. just some of the options.

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Post-dyeing: The most satisfying part of the entire process - cutting away the rubber bands and revealing the pattern!

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Food break!

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Voila!

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

The aftermath..

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

Bloesem Class Recap | Shibori Dyeing with Arounna of Bookhou

If you joined us for the shibori class, thank you! And we hope you had as much fun as we did. If you missed it we are sorry to hear that but we always organize different classes so you might find something else you would enjoy as well.

.. If you are interested to find out more about Bloesem Class

.. Class coming up: Be Insta Good with Jelito de Leon or read our post about the class here.

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Class Alert : We're making Tassels

Bloesem Class Alert | We are making Tassels with Morrison Polkinghorne! Won't you come and join us? 29 & 30 Sept 2014Image credits: apairandaspare

 

 

Class Alert: We're Making Tassels!

Class details: Monday 29 SEP 2014, 6.30pm to 9.30pm - OR - Tuesday 30 SEP 2014, 1pm to 4pm  Bloesem Creative Space in Tiong Bahru, Singapore 77 Seng Poh Road #01-81 Singapore 161077

If you think that TASSELS are just ancient ornaments on hems of royal garments or a series of threads wound around a cord hanging beside your curtains… You might have just missed out on the latest trend around! These embellishments that date back to the ancient times are making a HUGE comeback in both the fashion and interior industry. From dresses to necklaces and even earrings, many of this year's coolest fashion pieces have some sort of tassel action happening, offering any outfit a splash of elegance, a tint of flirtation, or just a quick bit of colour. Home decor is also not far behind... Tassels are appearing on furniture of modern homes as chic and artful accents to lamps, pillows, table runners and much more!

Join in the trend and learn from Morrison Polkinghorne the art of tassel making. He will teach you the traditional techniques to make intricate tassels but with contemporary and bright coloured strings to make them a real pop on your body or in your home! Once you have mastered these techniques of tassel making, it will allow you to make a tassel fringe or a multi-key tassel in no time which you can use as accents in your future design projects.

Morrison Polkinghorne is Australia's most Internationally renowned textile expert. His business Passementeries, specializes in hand-crafted 8th century French-style fine tassels and trims, ornamental ropes and bullion fringe for discerning clients, national trust and heritage homes, and for heirloom restoration. Each item leaving his small workshop shows the same attention to detail, a precision, demonstrated only in hand-crafted work by skilled artisans. Morrison is also the director of Globetrotting Gourmet and co-author of "The Burma Cookbook". Together with his partner Robert Carmack, they organize and host culinary tours to Southeast Asia. 

Bloesem Class Alert | We are making Tassels with Morrison Polkinghorne! Won't you come and join us? 29 & 30 Sept 2014

Bloesem Class Alert | We are making Tassels with Morrison Polkinghorne! Won't you come and join us? 29 & 30 Sept 2014

Bloesem Class Alert | We are making Tassels with Morrison Polkinghorne! Won't you come and join us? 29 & 30 Sept 2014

It will be 3 hours of tassel making fun accompanied with delicious food and drinks! The workshop will cover traditional techniques to making tassels which include rope making, quick and simple knot tying, as well as some easy ways to embellish your tassels. With just a few twists and turns, Morrison will guide you through making your very own simple key tassels. He will then teach you more advanced designs such as the blind tassel where you will learn to decorate the head of your tassel with a detached buttonhole stitch and tie a lattice over the skirt. All the materials needed for the class will be included as well, and are all yours to take home to continue the tassel fun. You will be amazed at the number of different tassels you will be able to create, because we are too!

Bloesem Class Alert | We are making Tassels with Morrison Polkinghorne! Won't you come and join us? 29 & 30 Sept 2014

Image Credit: MarthaStewartPlanete Deco, Glitter Guide

 ... Morrison Polkinghorne

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Class Alert: The Art of Visual Storytelling

Bloesem Class ALERT | The Art of Visual Story Telling with Irene Hoofs: 12 Sept 2014 in Bloesem, Singapore

Class Alert: The Art of Visual Story Telling by Irene Hoofs

Racking your brain for creative content to post on your blog or social media platforms? Squeezing your creative juices dry to grow visitors on your corner of the Internet? Envying photos on blogs that look amazing, but don't have Photoshop skills at your fingertips? Fret no more, we have a class just for you!

Join us for a 4-hour crash course taught by our very own Irene Hoofs from Bloesem Blogs, where she will go over all the tips and tricks of how to create online content for your blogs or other forms of social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Specifically catered to newbie bloggers, the class will split into two 2-hour sessions – theory and practice – for you to put your best foot forward online.

Irene Hoofs is the founder and editor of the Bloesem blogs where she share ideas for design, for leisurely pursuits, for creating soul-soothing interiors, for love of the handmade, for vintage appreciation and for the art of traveling. Over the years, Bloesem has grown into one of the most innovative and successful design blogs having won VT-wonen Best Life-style blogger award 2012, and ranked #13 for ‘The World’s Best 50 Design Blogs’ by the Times online... just to name a few! Irene is also the founder of Bloesem Kids, a blog for design-conscious parents to revel in the daily updates which include finds, crafting, cooking, fashion and occasional book reviews by Irene and other guest writers. Also widely reviewed, Bloesem Kids won #BeastBest award from Newsweek in 2013 in the Parenting category and was ranked numerous times on Babble.com in different categories.

Read on to find out more about the class..

Bloesem Class ALERT | The Art of Visual Story Telling with Irene Hoofs: 12 Sept 2014 in Bloesem, Singapore

During the second 2-hour block, Zara S., Creative at Bloesem, will give you a hands-on lesson on the basics of using Photoshop such as editing your photos to make them look professional, preparing images for the web, creating photo collages and using basic Photoshop tools. We will also give you sufficient time to write a your very own blog post and create photo collages to put your newly learnt skills to use!

Zara S. joined Bloesem in Singapore last year. She is a passionate instagrammer and graduate from NUS Division of Industrial Design in Singapore. After spending too much of her time in university on youtube and reading blogs, she found her true passion in social media. She spends her days in the Bloesem studio writing, styling and creating content for the Bloesem blogs.

Bloesem Class ALERT | The Art of Visual Story Telling with Irene Hoofs: 12 Sept 2014 in Bloesem, Singapore

The class will be held Friday 12 September 2014, 10.00 am to 2.00pm at the Bloesem Creative Space in Singapore, 77 Seng Poh Road #01-81 Singapore.
 
And of course besides leaving with a head full of knowledge, we will make sure your belly will be full of delicious food and drinks! You will also have plenty of time to have a chat with Irene and ask her anything about blogging and social media marketing! All you need for the class is your laptop!
 
Bloesem Class ALERT | The Art of Visual Story Telling with Irene Hoofs: 12 Sept 2014 in Bloesem, Singapore
 
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Class Alert: Macrame

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Class Alert: Knots & Ropes - Macrame class with Natalie Miller

Believe it or “knot”, macramé – the art of decorative knotting – is making a comeback… from being 1970s accessories such as the owl wall hanging and out-dated tacky craft to now fashionable macrame jewelry, clothing, plant holders, or even wall hangings sizzling with vibrant colours and innovativeness. Embrace this macramé revival and learn from Natalie Miller the art of knotting cord into intricate patterns. With some twine and chic knots, she will teach you to make your very ownwall-hanging-style pot hanger to give your homes a fresh modern look with a natural touch.

 Natalie Miller is a fibre artists, maker and weaver living in the beautiful Southern Highlands an environment of constant inspiration. A registered architect and interior designer for the past 20 years, Natalie finds creating and craft very meditative and loves to explore the different techniques of textiles. She studied tapestry weaving at Sturt Art and Craft Centre, Mittagong in 2013 and ever since have been creating the most beautiful tapestry weavings and macramé pieces in her vibrant and eclectic studio. Natalie is also a mom to two big boys and a little girl and lives with her husband in a beautiful scenic countryside town of Kangaloon.

Learn from Natalie basic macramé knots and techniques to make a variety of styles, designs and patterns that will definitely challenge theold-fogyish accents of the 1970s. With these ‘knotty’ skills at your fingertips, you can explore new elaborate textile creations such as lightshades, chairs, rugs, pillow cases and the possibilities are just endless! It’s gonna be an addictive skill, once hooked you will be tying knots in everything! 

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Sally England 

3.5 fun hours of learning to be a dextrous knotter! Natalie will teach you several knotting techniques and how to web your very own wall-hanging-style pot hanger. You will also learn the ropes for making future macramé projects on a grander scale. Of course, all the materials needed to make your pot hanger will be provided (including a glass pot), plus an extra goodie bag to continue your macramé madness at home. Accompanied with delicious food and drinks, it will be “knotty” time creating and engaging with like-minded crafters like yourself! So will you be signing up for this class or "knot"? 

PACKAGE DEAL Attend both of Natelie’s classes, 'Knots and Ropes’ --- and --- 'Tapestry Weaving’, and enjoy a $40 discount by dropping us an email to purchase both classes.

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Sally England // Clay beads planter 

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Mini succulent egg planter // Double planters

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Plant hanger by Lisa & Denis // Planter by Kira and Matt

Bloesem Class Alert | Knots and Rope: Learn how to make macrame plant hangers with Natalie Miller - 14/ 15 oct 2014

Dip dyed macrame pot hanger by Studio Raw

First image credits: Heather MooreTheFamilyLoveTreeChiChiDeeHandmade

... Natalie Miller Design

.. Sign up for Natalie's Macrame class 

.. Sign up for Tapestry Weaving Class too!

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Class Alert: Tapestry Weaving

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Class Alert: Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller

If you think that weaving is just a granny’s pastime, you will be mind-blown by our new tapestry weaving class! Natalie Miller is coming all the way from Australia to teach us how to make beautiful woven wall hanging to add some colours to those empty walls in your home. A perfect combination of fashion and ancient craft work, exquisite yarn and natural fibers, and even some colour-blocking to create playful patterns… these beautiful fibrous fixtures have found their way onto the walls of many sleek and stylish homes.

Natalie Miller is a fibre artists, maker and weaver living in the beautiful Southern Highlands an environment of constant inspiration. A registered architect and interior designer for the past 20 years, Natalie finds creating and craft very meditative and loves to explore the different techniques of textiles. She studied tapestry weaving at Sturt Art and Craft Centre, Mittagong in 2013 and ever since have been creating the most beautiful tapestry weavings and macramé pieces in her vibrant and eclectic studio. Natalie is also a mom to two big boys and a little girl and lives with her husband in a beautiful scenic countryside town of Kangaloon.

Learn from Natalie how to warp hand dyed wools, silk, roving and raffia up onto a timber loom as well as different tapestry weaving techniques. You will also explore the essence of colour, form and texture to create your very own woven wall hanging from a range of fibers. This will definitely be a colourful and inspiring class you wont want to miss!

Find out more about the class after the cut..

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

It is going to be 6 fun hours of learning, creating and engaging in the many facets of weaving!  The workshop will cover the fundamentals of weaving including preparing a warp, warping a loom and reading a weaving draft. Natalie will guide you through weaving your very own woven wall hanging from design through execution and finishing.

And yes, nothing’s complete without delicious food and drinks! You will also have plenty of time to receive one-on-one help from the teacher as well as mingle with other like-minded creatives like yourself. At the end of the class, you will take home your very own woven tapestries and Ashford timber weaving loom (retail price SDG 59.-) as well as a goodie bag filled with cotton warp and a selection of wool and fibers for you to continue weaving at home! Be prepared to get your hands tangled with yarns and definitely a wooly good time!  

Natalie will also be teaching a class on Macrame.. Don’t miss this opportunity and make sure to catch Natalie’s other class *Knots and Ropes*

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Some more weaving wonders we found over on pinterest!

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

via Maryanne Moodie

Great wall hangings.. place them over your bed or just on a blank wall to give a little life and color to the space..

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

via Anne Sage

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

via La Torna

 

 

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

via Miss Moss

If you like something a little more minimalistic..

Bloesem Class Alert | Join us for Tapestry Weaving with Natalie Miller, October 10/11/13 2014, Tiong Bahru, Singapore

via UO

So these are just some of the possibilites.. and as you can seen it is endless! So many colors, so many patterns.. what ever you like you can make it for yourself in this class!

.. Natalie Miller

.. Sign up for Tapestry Weaving Class

.. Sign up for Natalie's Macrame class too!

 

 

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Bloesem Class is back in session

  

Here's looking back on the classes with Ken and Erin! They sent over this beautiful clip.. oh, they captured the love for our neigbourhood tiong bahru so well ... it is such a pleasure to have our studios in this lovely neighbourhood, it feels like home and we have such creative neighbours! We are also really looking forward to all our upcoming classes.. here's what you have to look forward to:

 

Join us for the Upcoming Bloesem Classes:

Shibori Dyeing with Indigo

Water, Paint & Brushes - Watercoloring class

Be Insta Good - Instagram Class

Tapestry Weaving Class

Knots & Ropes - Macramé Class

 

See you in class. Bloesem Class is back in session!

Bloesem Class is back in session: See what's in store this August, September and October!

Video credit : Ken Loechner (his workshop at Bloesem Class) 

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