Having fun in the world of faeries

The Old School House in Qualicum Beach offers faerie-building workshop

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An enchanting class complete with all the magic and wonder of faeries is being offered at The Old School House arts centre next week.

This year the week-long Faerie-Making class, previously put on by artist Vivien Frow, is being taken over by Tammie Hunter and her daughters Sara and Victoria. Both daughters have taken the class and volunteered in it for years.

“It’s a really fun thing to do,” said Sara. “You set your mind to it, start doing it, and you can make tons of little faeries.”

Victoria said the different kinds of faeries that can be made are endless including hair-tie faeries, faerie doorways, twist tie faeries and cloth doll faeries. 

The sisters are both very crafty, thanks to their mother Tammie they said, and have also become very adept at needle felting and scrapbooking. Victoria is also a member of the Arrowsmith Potters Guild.

Faerie making is especially fun, Sara said, because of all the colours and materials you can choose from. These include pipe cleaners, cloth dolls, pieces of fake flowers, hair bands, food coloring, sequins, ribbon and more. The dolls can also be painted a variety of colours.

“Your mind is your limit and you get to express yourself,” Sara said.

Victoria said depending on the kids, they can take home anywhere from a few to dozens of faeries.

The class only accepts 10 students, ages 5 and up, and there is only one stipulation.

“All faerie believers are welcome,” Victoria said.

The class runs Monday July 25 to Friday July 29 at TOSH in Qualicum Beach from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily. The cost  is $75 and all supplies are included. To book, call TOSH at 250-752-6133.


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