Brewtifully Made

Threads of Creativity Crafting a Community Tapestry

March 22, 2024 Tracy Dawn Brewer Season 2 Episode 12
Brewtifully Made
Threads of Creativity Crafting a Community Tapestry
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Embark on a creative journey with us as we team up with the magnificent Elly Dallas of TinderSpec fame, a virtuoso in freehand embroidery bringing her LA flair to Canton for an exceptional workshop. Imagine spending an afternoon in the quaint fromage de monde, needle in hand, as you transform threads into a tapestry of your own design under Elly’s expert guidance. With only 18 spots, this intimate affair promises a blend of artistry and the comfort of homemade soup amidst a backdrop of delightful cheese assortments.

As we sketch out the playful world of rabbits, we'll not only feed your creativity but also your appetite for communal experiences and delectable eats. Bring your favorite denim to life with personalized stitches or start fresh with new materials; the choice is yours as Elly leads us through an odyssey of embroidery. The charm doesn't end there – explore downtown Canton's allure, with its inviting free parking and array of dining options to cap off a day rich with craft, conversation, and cuisine.

Join the Brewtifully Made family for a heartwarming episode that weaves together a passion for artful making and the joy found in simple, yet exquisite, pleasures.

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Speaker 1:

Hello, welcome back to Brutally Made, so excited to have you here with me today. I appreciate everyone listening and following along on YouTube the doodles and speaking of doodles, choosing Fridays Elo Loves Doodle for today is rabbit. So I love bunnies, rabbits. My baby granddaughter is obsessed with them. So, just going to doodle along some rabbits and talk about a fun collaboration that I have coming up in April, on the 21st, and it is with the lovely Ellie Dallas. She's also known as TinderSpec on Instagram and she will be in the area for a visit, and so I asked if we could do a fun day downtown Canton to have a little bit of freehand embroidery. She teaches workshops and classes in this beautiful art in Los Angeles, california, in that area, and she will be here, and I wanted to see if we could offer that to people that lived around here, and she said yes, and so I'm very excited that we have 18 spots available.

Speaker 1:

On Sunday, april the 21st, we will be at fromage de monde, which is a beautiful cheese house I want to call it that. It is so pretty, nicole has a beautiful space that's next door that she lets people reserve and have a little get-togethers, and so there is space for 20 of us, so between Ellie and I making two, so that's 18 seats left, for a small fee of $40. You will have a beautiful grazing tray to enjoy that day and beverages, and then we will also have all the supplies for you to create a freehand embroidery of your choice. You can design it. You can bring your stuff too. So if you love to embroider and you have flosses and threads and needles and hoops and fabrics and things, bring those along. You can have those at your disposal and Ellie will have a bunch that you can use. And so she does these amazing portraits and pictures of people with thread and sketching them out and showing you different stitches. And once that's done, you can mount that and frame it and it's a beautiful gift. Or you can make it for yourself. You can incorporate it onto a piece of clothing. You could even bring the clothing. Let's say you have a denim jacket and you want to embroider an image on there, bring that with you, bring a hoop and we'll work on that together.

Speaker 1:

It's from one to four, so you're going to have three hours of time to get to just enjoy one another's company, have some snacks, just a very relaxing, fun afternoon downtown Canton. I love being able to visit the downtown businesses and get to collaborate with Nicole's beautiful restaurant and shop and then also inviting an out of town guest and get to experience that Parking is free in Canton on the weekends and so there's street parking along that's shops road. The parking lots behind the shop or kind of beside the shop are usually pretty sparse on a weekend, especially like a Sunday afternoon, so there's parking in there. So there's just a lot that you can do in the area when you know that something is going on, and even from one to four after four o'clock there's restaurants that are open. So make plans to meet other friends and family and go to dinner afterwards. Because again, we're just having a grazing tray and it's funny, I call it that because Nicole taught me that it is not a charcuterie board, unless their charcuterie is French, for I think something like chopped or cut meats. And the trays are way more than that with the different cheeses and fruits and nuts and jams and, you know, breads and things. So they're called grazing trays. So I learned a lot from taking a beautiful class with her At that facility, which is something you can do too.

Speaker 1:

They have the most amazing Sandwiches and paninis and soups. Oh my gosh, the soups are incredible, so good. Just the other day I hope I don't mess this up, nicole it was Hungarian pepper soup. It was like this cheese base Holy Toledo, was that good? Oh my gosh, I just it was so good. It's totally worth. I love soup. I can eat soup all year long. I love it when it's cold out, but man, I just that's like one of my favorite meals is a really good soup. I love making soup. I love ordering it for a meal. Some people think it's only like a second or third course, but I can't help it. I just I love soup and they have some awesome soups there, but I just you know Ellie has.

Speaker 1:

Ellie Dallas has been a friend of my daughter's for years. She was also in my daughter's wedding and my granddaughter is Named after her one of my granddaughters. So I have known Ellie for a very long time and watched this beautiful young woman Just grow into an amazing adult. She does some of the most creative oh my gosh art based. She has a master's in art too and she's she's been a teacher out in California. Um, she does live modeling for, for sketching, and you know life figure modeling just beautiful and just so talented and I know that she has also created some zines. I think there was any. It's not signs or they magazine, so there's. Zines are a little the little book glitz that you have a lot of artists creating and there's been shows where you exchange those and purchase those, and so she has one or a couple, more than one, but I know I've purchased one that she's created and just you know such a wonderful heart and just a beautiful person and I just I'm so excited I'll get to spend some time with her while she's here. I'm just so extremely proud of her and what she's doing and I've always considered her part of our family and I know how close that she is with my kids and Just I'm really excited that I can, you know, do this and and have this moment of time With her and get to share it with other people that just wanted to hang out and create Together.

Speaker 1:

That's just the most exciting part. You know just laughing along and stitching things together and you know just having time to just relax and and do something. You know hands-on. And I Want to do more of these. I want to create more experiences when I have the ability to get people together and create together, enjoy some great food, and just you know that time together, that downtime. So Watch for some more of these coming up.

Speaker 1:

I thought about almost like a speed Type of creating. I don't want it to go fast, I don't want you to feel like you have to produce something in a short amount of time, but I think it'd be fun to have a few different options Together at a location with some great food, and that you know, when you get done with this project, you have another one to move on to, and so at the end of the night You've created a few different things to take home and you've got to, you know, laugh and talk along with your friends and kind of like a fun spin on the paint and sip premise. But a different step, a different thing. I love those, but I only have so much wall space and so I can't hang anymore, and so I want to create and make things, maybe that I can wear, or maybe that I can gift, or maybe is a little, you know, knick-knack or who knows. So just you know, expanding on that and then getting to take a few things home with you. So I'm working on some ideas about having those events, and so I really am excited about collaborating with some locations that are now reaching out to me asking if I would hold events at their location which I am 100%, 110%, 1,000% in. I am very, very excited.

Speaker 1:

I have an event coming up in a couple of weeks with a nonprofit that I got to do another date by November so I will be there leading that paper number, helping everyone get their colors and painting that, and what was really cool is that I also was asked to design the gift for someone, and it is one of my patterns and it turned out gorgeous. I am so excited about that so I can't wait to share more. I've been doing a lot of stuff with some nonprofits. Last weekend I got to face paint downtown for Be A Better Me Foundation and then I got to be part of granting a wish for a beautiful young boy who is very ill and so got to face paint at his birthday, and so I wanted to be able to take my talents and give back where I can, and so I really appreciate these organizations reaching out, asking and thinking outside the box in different ways that I know I can contribute and make things memorable, and that's really important to me. I really appreciate the opportunities to do that, so I just wanted to highlight my event with Ellie coming up April 21st. Again, there are only 18 tickets that are going to be available and so they just went on sale. So, yeah, I hope that we get a great group together and it'll be a lot of fun and I will continue to do these more often.

Speaker 1:

And it would be a fantastic opportunity to eventually create a retreat for artists and get speakers in and maybe do something at one of the resorts that are around me and have people learn from one another and be inspired by one another. That would be tremendous. So that's in a pack of my mind working on something like that. So if you are interested in participating, if you're someone who has got a heart to share what they do, let me know, just send me a message. And if you're local and you would want to participate in a brutally made speed making evening, you'd want to offer a little kit or something to put together for maybe 10, 15 people and then also set up your booth so you can sell that night, let me know and then I can, you know, organize that night at a local restaurant or facility, and that would be a lot of fun.

Speaker 1:

We could have like three or four different artists sharing what they do as a class and then you would rotate out of that class after, let's say, 45 minutes to the next one, maybe an hour, but then you could still let people shop at your spot. So maybe if they didn't sign up for the classes, you could still you know people that are there can shop your your spaces and you know I probably need a food truck. So if you have a food truck and you're interested in participating, you know we could. The ticket price could be a voucher, for you know a certain amount of money for your food truck that they would get to spend that night, and I think I could make it happen and make it really fun for people that either have purchased the tickets to participate or people that are just at that spot and they want to patronize the locations that we're at. So very excited about that idea and I appreciate the people that have reached out to me already wanting me to create these experiences. So, so cool.

Speaker 1:

So we are getting closer to Easter, we got another week, but I just wanted to tell you thank you. I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart and I believe you are brutally made. So here's my crazy different kinds of bunny sketches. Wow, that colorful one is something else. That's what you happens when you're doodling. It's not supposed to be. You know something serious. So have a great weekend, be safe and I will talk to you next time. Take care Bye.