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CRAFT GROUP Schedule

2024

 

 

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January

 

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February 

  • Thu 2/8/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Jzin Teng of Castle of Costa Mesa: Two gnomes in Love (Needle-Felting). $30.
    • In the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   
    • If the weather is good, we shall meet in the garden of the Company of Angels.
    • Please text Jzin (949) 400-7082 if you plan to attend, this makes it easier for me to prepare enough supplies. Thanks!
    • Bring your own small scissors (to make tiny cuts onto wool fibers for making fine details) so you do not need to wait to share limited scissors.
    • View blog here: Past craft group making gnomes.
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  • Wed 2/14/24 9am – 12pm All welcomed – Valentine’s Tea and Homemade Sandwiches Chez Alena.  $20
    • Julia Baker will lead a simple Valentine’s Craft 
    • Suggested tip: $10 for Tea and Refreshments, plus $10 Craft Supplies fee.
    • Location: Chez Alena cute homestead cottage 7” from The Waldorf School of Orange County. 22162 Laguna Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
    • RSVP is appreciated. This better helps the host plan the gathering:  Alena (949) 929-2925 
    • View photos of Craft Group party at Alena’s: Thanksgiving Break 2022, 2023.
    • Chez Alena catering flyer
    • Alena teachings cooking classes to Adults and Children (see photos).
  • Thu 2/15/24 9am – 12pm Alena: Homesteading Craft: Nutrient-dense lunches for growing children. $35 Fee.
    • Location: Chez Alena @Chez_Alena cute homestead cottage 7” from The Waldorf School of Orange County. 22162 Laguna Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
    • RSVP is appreciated. This will help instructor plan the class better:  Alena (949) 929-2925
    • Chez Alena catering flyer
    • Alena teachings cooking classes to Adults and Children (see photos).
  • No craft group this week: Mon 2/19/24 – Fri 2/23/24 WSOC February School Break
  • Thu 2/29/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Cathy Scott: Making embroidery in small 4” embroidery hoops. $10
    • Click here to view photos from that day
    • We will embroider and decorate 4” embroidery hoops, adding backing for a finished look. $10 fee includes lesson and materials such as embroidery hoops, threads, linen, ribbon, decorations and backing materials. Bring your embroidery ideas and finished hoop embroidery if you have it.
    • 8:45am – 12:45pm, in the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   

 

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March



Thu 3/7/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Nina Jones and Cathy Scott: Embroidered Book Marks. $10 fee

    • Click here to view photos from that day
    • In the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   
    • If the weather is good, we shall meet in the garden of the Company of Angels.
    • Pick up craft kits for Elves Workshop 2024 at the Company of Angels.
    • Questions about Elves Workshop 2024? Ask Nina (714) 742-0456
    • Click here to view past Elves Workshop photos: 2022
  • CANCELLED. Nancy was unwell. Mon 3/11/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Nancy Pensamiento. Knitted Mama Hen and Baby Chick. Beginners welcomed. $15 fee today.
    • In the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   
    • If the weather is good, we shall meet in the garden of the Company of Angels.
    • Please note: We will be meeting on Mondays for knitting
    • Please text Nancy (310) 735-3143 if you plan to attend, this makes it easier for the instructor to prepare enough supplies. Thanks!
  • Thu 3/14/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Sewing Cute Animals for Easter Baskets with Waldorf Handwork Teacher Miss Phyllis Gilmer, Week 1 of 2.
    • In the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
    • If the weather is good, we shall meet in the garden of the Company of Angels.
    • $25 covers both weeks (3/14 and 3/21/24) . All materials included.
    • Check out Miss Phyllis’ Etsy shop here.
  • CANCELLED. Instructor Nancy is unwell. Mon 3/18/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Nancy Pensamiento. Week 2 Knitted Mama Hen and Baby Chick, come finish up all your knitting and crochet projects.
    • Beginners welcomed. $15 fee today.
    • In the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   
    • Please note: we are meeting on Mondays for knitting
    • If the weather is good, we shall meet in the garden of the Company of Angels.
    • Please text Nancy (310) 735-3143 if you plan to attend, this makes it easier for the instructor to prepare enough supplies. Thanks!
  • Tue 3/19/24 First day of Spring
  • Thu 3/21/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Come and bring your unfinished projects and we can chat and craft together!
    • In the cozy back room of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
  • Postponed to April 7 (see new flyer) due to rain forecast: Sat 3/24/24 This is the first time I hear of sheep shearing in Costa Mesa: Bring your children to this Costa Mesa Sheep Shearing event. There will be rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, and an alpaca. Come watch them shearing the goats and the sheep. See the 3/24 flyer above for details. Questions? Contact Shelmarie Main (949) 285 – 4521
  • (Mon 3/25/24 – 3/31/24 WSOC Spring Break Week 1
  • Sun 3/31/24 Happy Easter!

 

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April 

 

  • Mon 4/1/24 – 4/8/24 WSOC Spring Break Week 2
  • Saturday 4/6/24. Come with us for a field trip to Vista Fiber Arts Festival. We can carpool and leave here tentatively at 9am and make it for the workshops (see above). You must register for the workshops online if you wish to attend them. Let’s hoard some craft supplies in Vista Fiber Festival together! See flyer above.
  • Sun 4/7/24. Costa Mesa Sheep Shearing at Hana Field. This is the first time I hear of sheep shearing in Costa Mesa: Bring your children to this Costa Mesa Sheep Shearing event. There will be rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, and an alpaca. Come watch them shearing the goats and the sheep.
    • See the flyer above for details.
    • Questions? Contact Shelmarie Main (949) 285 – 4521
  • Thu 4/11/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Jzin Teng of Castle of Costa Mesa: Needle-Felted mouse in a Cozy Pumpkin House $35 for both weeks. (Week 1 of 2)
  • Thu 4/18/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Nina Jones and Cathy Scott – Embellish Your Clothes with Embroidery
    • Bring your clothing to embellish! A shirt, an apron, a pair of jeans, a bag? Perhaps embroider some hearts or flowers for your child’s clothes?
    • Supplies and instructions are provided. This session is free, unless you prefer to embroider in an embroidery hoop. Then, the fee for an embroidery hoop would be $5. 
    • Inside The Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. If the weather is warm, we may craft in the garden on the left of the store.
    • Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   
  • Sat 4/20/24 6-10pm WSOC Gala Fundraiser: Bauhaus Ball. An Evening of Whimsy and Wonder. Westside Museum, 729 Farad Street, Costa Mesa, CA. 
  • Thu 4/25/24 8:45am – 12:45pm “A Mouse in a Pumpkin House” Needle-felting with Jzin, Week 2 – Finish up your projects, or join us to start one. ($35 fee covers supplies and lessons for 4/11 and 4/25)
    • We had too much fun chit chatting on April 11, 2024 session to complete our projects, so now we will gather again to finish what we started on April 11, and chat some more!
    • Bring your unfinished crafts, let’s make mice and finish up our projects.
    • bring a pair of sharp, pointy scissors if you have, for cutting a window into your pumpkin, so you do not have to wait around to share scissors.
    • if you haven’t paid yet, you can Venmo or Zelle instructor the $35 fee via this link.
    • If you are new to this project, and would like to join us, please RSVP Jzin (949) 400-7082 so I bring enough supplies for you. $35 fees include supplies for new students.
    • See here for photos from Week 1
    • In the garden of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County. If it gets cold, we will work inside The Company of Angels back room.
    • Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024. 9am – 1pm.Our Eurythmy teacher Ms. Silvia and our craft group member Gaby are hosting a Mini-Retreat in a yurt in Huntington Beach: Art Therapy and Understanding of your Dreams.

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May 


 

  • Wed 5/1/24 9am – 12pm Alena Audenis. Homesteading Craft: Incorporating traditionally fermented foods in children’s daily diet. $35 fee.
    • Location: the beautiful and inspiring Chez Alena @Chez_Alena cottage, 7″ drive from WSOC. 22162 Laguna Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
    • RSVP is appreciated. This will help instructor plan the class better:  Alena (949) 929-2925
    • Tell and bring your friends!
    • Chez Alena catering flyer
    • Alena also teaches private cooking classes to Adults and Children (see photos).
  • Sat 5/4/24 May Faire. (Come visit Jzin’s Castle of Costa Mesa handmade sale booth!)
  • Thu 5/9/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Woodwork with Waldorf Woodwork Teacher Jack Bryant and Mauricio Diaz –  Wooden Butter Knife. 2 Thursdays: 5/9/24 and 5/16/24. No fees.
    • 2 Locations: at 8:45am We will meet in Mr. Jack Bryant’s Woodwork Shop, Building 7 on WSOC campus. You may enter campus from the front office.
    • At 10:45am, Mr. Jack will have a class in the woodwork shop, so from 10:45am – 12:45pm, parent Mauricio Diaz will lead our group to finish up work in the garden by The Company of Angels. (We may head indoors in the back room of the Company of Angels store, if the weather is cold).
    • Please wear closed toed shoes.
    • The Woodwork studio has limited seating. Please kindly RSVP Jzin Teng (949) 400-7082 for a head count.
    • Just for fun, you can view photos of that time I took Toymaking class with Jack: Click here.
    • Follow Jack on Instagram 
  • Wed 5/15/24 9am – 12pm Alena Audenis. Homesteading Craft: Nourishing Sourdough Bread. $50 fee.
    • Location: the beautiful and inspiring Chez Alena @Chez_Alena cottage, 7″ drive from WSOC. 22162 Laguna Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92646.
    • RSVP is appreciated. This will help instructor plan the class better:  Alena (949) 929-2925
    • Tell and bring your friends!
    • Chez Alena catering flyer
    • Alena also teaches private cooking classes to Adults and Children (see photos).
  • Thu 5/16/23 8:45am – 12:45pm Woodwork with Waldorf Woodwork Teacher Jack Bryant and Mauricio Diaz –  Wooden Butter Knife. 2 Thursdays: 5/9/24 and 5/16/24. No fees.
    • 2 Locations: at 8:45am We will meet in Mr. Jack Bryant’s Woodwork Shop, Building 7 on WSOC campus. You may enter campus from the front office.
    • At 10:45am, Mr. Jack will have a class in the woodwork shop, so from 10:45am – 12:45pm, parent Mauricio Diaz will lead our group to finish up work in the garden by The Company of Angels. (We may head indoors in the back room of the Company of Angels store, if the weather is cold).
    • Please wear closed toed shoes.
    • The Woodwork studio has limited seating. Please kindly RSVP Jzin Teng (949) 400-7082 for a head count.
    • Just for fun, you can view photos of that time I took Toymaking class with Jack: Click here.
    • Follow Jack on Instagram 
  • Thu 5/23/24 8:45am – 12pm A very special class from Handwork teacher Ririko Oshiro – Plant Dyeing
    • RSVP to reserve a space. Ririko by texting her directly: (310) 866-8318
    • In the garden of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County.
    • Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.   
    • $40 fee includes natural wool yarn, felt, other materials and instructions.
    • Ririko says – We will enjoy creating gentle natural colors by using plant materials. (3-4 colors) We will dye wool yarns and felts.- We will also explore basic techniques of shibori for one of the dyes.- Please bring:1) An old/new glass jar like a Mason jar or emptied store-bought pasta sauce jar.2) 4 plastic bags for wet yarns and fabrics.- I will wash and mordant yarns, felts and cotton fabrics to prepare them for dyeing. I will pre-make all the dye baths because it will take a lot of time to extract colors. But, in the class I will explain how to prepare yarns and fabrics, and I will demonstrate how to extract colors from plants. If you can bring flowers from your garden or nature walk (dried or fresh), it will be helpful and appreciated. I will bring some, but if we can collect more, it would be better. We will like-wise appreciate collected avocado pits.
  • Fri 5/24/24 WSOC no school in-service day
  • Sun 5/26/24 9am – 1pm. Our Eurythmy teacher Ms. Silvia and our craft group member Gaby are hosting a Mini-Retreat in a yurt in Huntington Beach: Spring Awakening for the Soul. Recharging your life through Art Therapy and Understanding of your dreams.
  • Mon 5/27/24 WSOC no school: Memorial Day
  • Thu 5/30/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Jzin Teng of Castle of Costa Mesa: Wool Roving Fairy Mobile $40.

 

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June

  • Thu 6/6/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Shirley Rosales – Craft to be determined.
  • Thu 6/13/24 8:45am – 12:45pm Cathy Scott – Craft project to be determined. Craft Group Potluck Farewell Party in The Company of Angels Garden.
    • Bring a potluck dish to share with all.
    • How to make Craft Group better? Please tell Jzin what Craft Group sessions you would like to attend next year. What new teachers, projects you like to see, change of day, or if you wish to teach.
    • Pick up craft kits to help craft over the summer for Elves Workshop 2024. Thank you for your craft donations! Click here to view past Elves Workshop photos: 2022
    • In the garden of the Company of Angels store on the Campus of The Waldorf School of Orange County.
    • Address: 2350 Canyon Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
    • If you have not done so yet, sign up for Summer Camps for your children on the Waldorf School of Orange County Summer Camps link.
  • Thu 6/13/24 WSOC Last day of Pre K and Kindy, Last day of Nursery Gathering
  • Fri 6/14/24 WSOC Last day of School and High School

 

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Castle of Costa Mesa Summer Camps

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CRAFT GROUP 2024-25

  • How to make Craft Group better?
  • Please tell Jzin (949) 400-7082 what Craft Group projects you would like to attend next year. What new teachers, projects you would like to see, or if you wish to teach.
  • Would you like to lead or participate in a large group fundraiser project such as knitted farmyard blanket, stone soup knitted project, felted Playscape, nativity, dollhouse set, woodworking project or more?
  • Please share your creativity with us! Thank you!

 

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