Class Alert: Rope Vessel Making with Gemma Patford
The things Gemma does with some rope and a bit of paint will astound you. We want to invite you to step into Gemma Patford's colorful world of handmade crafts and try your hands at creating beautiful crafts as well. Gemma, the self-professed first lady of the Macrame Bloodline, will be coming to teach 3-hour Bloesem Classes on Rope Vessel making on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of June. (You can find more details about class dates and times here.) Already huge fans of her rope creations through her instagram, we can't wait to host the classes!
The Melbourne-based maker is one of the artists responsible for the BIG comeback of crafts. Sharing her skills back home, this lovely lady also teaches classes along with collaborating on projects with other crafty individuals.
15 metres of cotton rope can help us store unattractive things very attractively, with a little help from Gemma Patford of course... She transforms rope into the most beautiful baskets. In this class Gemma will teach you how to create and decorate your own stylish rope clutter-catchers. We are going to learn how to sew and style your own unique rope masterpiece using paint, scrap fabric and embroidery.
If you prefer something more visual to entice you to join us the gorgeous pictures below should be plenty. They are evidence enough that 1) the woman is a crafting genius, 2) you think the baskets are amazing and what to sign up for the class with us.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and suitable for ages 16+. The price of the class covers 3 hours of learning and creating, delicious food and drinks. AND at the end of the workshop, you will wave goodbye with a rope basket made by Gemma and a sweet goodie bag so you can continue your rope creations at home!
So we have some news to update you about. When I say news, I mean literally news, like newspaper. Yes Bloesem has just debuted volume 1 of the Bloesem Gazette. And, we were also featured in The Straits Times Singapore on Saturday.
Last week was a little crazy, that now looking back I remember very little off, but thankfully we have the Bloesem Gazette to remind me. Early last week, Irene and Anouk were brainstorming and when these 2 creative minds come together we can only expect awesomeness. So on Tuesday, Irene told me about their idea of doing the Bloesem Gazette, but the catch was that it had to be done in 5 short days! A little crazy but still do-able we thought. Lucky for us we had a great printer on hand, ready to roll out the Bloesem Gazette for us.
So what you see is the Bloesem Gazette in all its glory. 12 pages full of Bloesem news, the scoop about the latest Bloesem classes, interviews with teachers, shop stops and reccomendations and even a gorgeous cake recipe from our dear Elodie (who taught 2 awesome food styling classes over the weekend, we'll share more about that this week. pinky promise).
Last week was probably the busiest - most exciting and exhilarating week of my Bloesem career, now i'm ready to sleep for one week straight! Tomorrow we will tell you more but today we start with Christine ... Over to you Christine:
This month – our Dutch pride & joy – vtwonen launched their new collection of goodies for your home. From trays to ceramics.. from cozy cushions to curtains. A super pretty tile collection for inside as well as out and musthave wallpaper with an industrial twist. My favorite is this years bedding collection of dip dye duvet covers in the sweetest colors pearl green, jeans blue & purple grey. So.. mix & match your way to the vtwonen shop and pamper your home with some of these lovely new items! Have a great week! x Christine – House of C
(Image Elodie Bellegarde)
In the mood for food? We sure are, and have been since this amazing lunch a few days ago. These are the Bloesem Classes happening over the weekend: We will be learning food styling from the best!
Instagram is the key to discovering amazing designs/designers like this.
Is it just me or are mushroom cleaning brushes a thing? They look adorable though.
.. Black/white/wood/grid - amazing.
This mug reminds me of chocolate sprinkles, what's not to love.
Genius DIY project with beautiful results: Packing Tape transfer
The White Shirt according to COS x NENDO.
Chapterfriday teaches us how to google like a pro. #lifeskills
More houses we wished were ours..
We anticipate a slightly crazy fun weekend with the Bloesem Team and our food styling teacher Elodie, we'll share how the class went soon but if you want to see how it's going #bloesemclass on instagram is probably the best place to look.
With not 1 but 2 amazingly popular instagram accounts (@blackpigment & @monbraee which just celebrated 50k followers), Erica's photos are by far one of my top picks on instagram so far. On top of everything, she is super friendly and her feed is like a little travel diary of Shanghai, where she's from. Travel, food, beautiful spaces, you name it and Erica, self-confessed #whiteaddict, has most probably instagrammed it (gorgeously).