28 - 30 Aug
Shibori Dyeing with Indigo
// Arounna Khounnoraj (Canada)
Textile genius and screen printing expert, Arounna Khounnoraj is the brains and hands
behind Bookhou designs, beautifully screen printed and sewn products with emphasis on natural materials. Making her way to our sunny
island, she is going to teach us Shibori dyeing techniques – definitely in trend for 2014-2015. Be prepared to get your fingers stained as you learn to transform plain white fabrics into impressive original patterns. You also get to
14 - 15 Oct
walk away with your personalized Shibori tote
bag and scarf and proudly say, “Hey, I did this!”
// Natalie Miller (Australia)
Natalie Miller, the queen of knots, will be heading down to our side of the world this October to teach us macramé – the art of decorative knotting. Learn the basic knotting
23 - 24 Oct
techniques to make a variety of styles, designs and patterns that will definitely
The Art of Visual Story Telling
challenge the old-fogyish accents of the
// Irene Hoofs
1970s. You will also learn to web your very own macramé pot hanger, which we believe
With over 8 years of experience in blogging and
will add a fresh modern look to your home.
creating content online, Irene Hoofs, founder of
With these ‘knotty’ skills at your fingertips,
Bloesem, will be going over all the tips and tricks
you will be able to explore future macramé
of how to create online content for your blogs
projects on a grander scale. So will you be
and other forms of social media like Facebook,
signing up for this class or knot?
Twitter, Instagram etc. Specifically catered to newbie bloggers, the class will be split into two 2-hour sessions - theory and practice - for you to put your best foot forward online. Along with understanding the process of searching and creating original content, the class will also equip you with the basics of Photoshop, such as editing images and creating collages.
10 - 13 Oct
// Natalie Miller (Australia)
Weaving is no granny’s past time… to this fiber artist, maker and weaver from Australia, Natalie Miller, it is her source of escapism and satisfaction. A registered architect and a mom of 3, Natalie has been creating the most beautiful tapestry weavings in her vibrant and eclectic studio. We are
18 - 21 Sep Be Insta Good!
// Jelito de Leon (Philippines)
photographer from Manila whose photographs
extremely lucky to get to see her live in action on how to weave beautiful woven wall hangings – an interior accessory that has recently found its way onto the walls of many sleek and stylish homes. Be prepared to get your hands tangled with yarns and definitely have a wooly good time!
are inspired by the daily things he sees around him. A very popular Instagrammer with over 50k followers, we couldn’t think of a better person to teach us about Instagram than Jelito
20 - 23 Nov
himself! Learn how to take shots that stand out on Instagram and optimize this platform for your small businesses. And yes, we will be looking forward to seeing your beautiful feeds after the class too!
// Anne & Luke Suthern (Australia)
Anne and Luke Suthern hail from the land down under and the sweet couple are also the makers of the Deckle and Hide candles that Bloesem carries in our store. Their candles come in 5 scents and are made from 100% botanical ingredients. In this class, participants will learn the secret to making beautiful and unique scents using botanical oils. They will then learn how to make soy container candles scented with their own individual scents. You can even bring your own candle jars so each candle is even more special!