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Studio Carta Pop Up & Gift Wrapping Event

Join us on Saturday, November 12th for a pop up event with Studio Carta! She will be showcasing her vast collection of Italian ribbons, scissors, and desk accessories. In conjunction with the pop up event, we will be sharing our gift wrapping tips and tricks for your best holiday gift wrapping yet!

Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Time: 11AM to 6PM

Faraway Islands: Lightship Basket Making on Nantucket & Japan

The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum is holding a very special exhibition this summer. The exhibit is called Faraway Islands: Lightship Basket Making on Nantucket & Japan, and is running from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day. The exhibit features artists from Nantucket and Japan that are making Lightship baskets. We are honored that work from some of our students and instructors has been chosen for the exhibit.

It's definitely worth a trip to the island to see the exhibit and vacation for a few days!

More information available on The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum's website.

Nantucket Basket style Bracelet Class

Our next special class is on Tuesday, August 16th where each student will make a Nantucket Basket style bracelet. All materials are included and students will have the option of a compass rose on the ends or a Nantucket map. Go to http://www.graymist.com/class_schedule to sign up!

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Date: Saturday, July 9th, 2016
Time: 10AM to 1PM OR 2PM to 5PM

World renowned calligrapher Molly Suber Thorpe is joining us to teach her popular workshop, Modern Calligraphy for Beginners.

The workshop is three hours long and covers all the basics of modern script calligraphy, from holding the pen to writing the complete lowercase alphabet. The workshop is hands-on using traditional materials: pointed nibs, pen holders and ink. All the supplies you'll need for the workshop, including a beautifully-packaged kit and letter guide booklet for you to keep, are included in the ticket price.

The workshop includes:

3 hours of instruction with Molly Suber Thorpe
2 pen nibs
1 straight pen holder
1 oblique pen holder
1 jar of black ink
1 pad of quality practice paper
1 baseline and italic line guide
Plurabelle's own resource and letter specimen booklet

Absolutely no previous calligraphy experience is required. Whether you will be picking up a calligraphy pen for the very first time or are seeking hands-on instruction to enhance your existing, beginner-level calligraphy skills, this class is right for you!

Sign up at PlurabelleStudio.com

Templeton General Flower CSA

Looking for a way to brighten up your home this summer? Join the Templeton General Flower CSA! Laura of Templeton General is a great friend of GrayMist, and we're thrilled to be a pick up location for her flower CSA this year.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This year Templeton General is offering a flower CSA to a limited number of members. Members sign up in advance, which helps the grower buy the supplies needed for the upcoming season. In return for their investment, members receive a bouquet of fresh picked flowers, greens, and other interesting cuttings grown out in Templeton, Massachusetts. Shares will be available for pick up in the store on Thursdays during the growing season from noon to 6PM.

Start date is dependent on weather, each member will be notified via email when pick up will start. There are 4 week, 8 week, and 12 week shares available, please choose according to your desires. Flowers will be arranged and wrapped for easy transport. When you arrive at home, or the office, please fill a clean vase with water, unwrap the bouquet and trim the stems, then place your flowers in the vase for an instant arrangement.

If you happen to be going away during a week of your share, feel free to send in a friend, family member, or neighbor! Just let us know in advance please.

Sign up at: http://www.templetongeneral.com/pages/flower-csa

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