|Craft Lake City DIY Festival alum Abraham Von Waffles joins us at the West Elm workshop series for this fun and seasonal Ugly Holiday Sweater Workshop. Von Waffles, a lifelong creative spirit, has worked tirelessly in collaboration with his partner Squid Vishuss to present imaginative and quirky illustrations for the past several years. Taking his aesthetic eye and using it to curate his own vintage business, Trashpaca, Von Waffles brings his keen sense of fashion to this event.
“Super stoked to be teaching this workshop!” says Waffles. “I am excited that people will get to come to this workshop and make the weirdest holiday sweater they want to create.” Participants will create a Viking styled piece of jewelry using metal smith techniques taught by Annika Quinn.
There is a $30 material fee. Pre-registration is required. Register here. Visit craftlakecity.com/workshops or the Facebook page for more information. West Elm is located at 51 S Main St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check in with the Craft Lake City Workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins, or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our workshop coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot, first-come, first-served. Waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.
About Craft Lake City: We are a 501©3 charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2018 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 12 from noon to 6 p.m.
About West Elm: Since it launched in Brooklyn, NY, in 2002, West Elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home. Their mission is three-fold: 1) offer choice in products and services, helping customers create a home that tells their story, 2) build community with customers, collaborators and associates, connecting like-minded strangers through inspiration, conversation, events and activities, and 3) focus on consciousness and honest business practices in everything they do, from handcrafted and local products to supply chain transparency and sustainability. West Elm has worked with 100+ independent designers. Their limited-edition collaborations help emerging and established artists and makers reach new markets while preserving the integrity of their designs.