2 weeks and counting

2 weeks and growing

Now that Ventana has a few weeks under its belt we're in full swing!  

Workshops have been a hit.  We have two very exciting workshops coming up this weekend.  One very dear to my heart: Paper Flower Masterclass.  Paper flowers have been made for centuries, often enduring for decades, frequently longer than their makers.  I just gave away the last paper flower from my wedding nearly 10 years ago.  We've been giving away flowers in our first days here at Ventana as a gesture of thanks to people coming in for a browse.

Learn to make the Ventana peony flowers, roses and more Saturday morning with expert craft tutor Adri Shaw.  Limited seats are still available. Sign up on the website or in the shop before Friday to secure your spot.

For the little ones, as well as all ages, we have our inaugural screen printing course being taught this Sunday by fabulous local artistic talents Dustys and Lulu.  We are very lucky to have their creative flow in the workshop space.  We can't wait to see the awesome canvas tote bags that come out of this session!
Paper Flower Master Class
Saturday 9am
Screenprint a Canvas Tote
Sunday 10am
Several new items in store...

Our Zoe and Morgan jewelry line has been garnering much attention.  The gypsy heart necklace and earring set is our newest resident.  Come in soon to have a closer look.

Local mohair blanket makers, Windermere, have just shipped us a lovely collection of nice, colourfully warm, full-sized blankets.  They are looking lovely on the shelf in their rainbow glory!

We have a new arrival from California

This little wall hanging sheep didn't fare as well as his mates in his travels from overseas.  His ear has been repaired, which is why he is for sale at 18% off the normal price.  You wouldn't know he's been damaged - the repair has been done with the utmost attention to detail.  Come in to see for yourself.

A bit of inspiration from the Martinborough Museum

I recently visited the Martinborough Museum and was very impressed by the craft talent of the locals from years past.  If you haven't been, it's well worth a visit!


And finally, this week's 'Workshop Promotion' challenge!  

1. Win a free spot to Saturday's paper flower workshop by being the 10th person to email in your favourite flower.

2. Win a free spot to Sunday's screen print a canvas tote by being the 10th person to email in your favourite children's book character.