Tea Crafts: A Happy Repose

A delicate, pedestaled teacup just filled with lightly scented soy wax.
Tea Crafts: A Happy Repose Tea Crafts: A Happy Repose Tea Crafts: A Happy Repose

Our Craftinatrix Trish Tilly held crafters in sway at our Tea Painting and Tea Cup Candlemaking workshop.

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.  ~George Gissing

Last Saturday, the Fresh City Lounge at Central Library was buzzing with crafters on a mission -- to make some adorable candles and then create handpainted tags to go with them. One of the most interesting elements of the class is that the delicate paintings were made using steeped teas as the medium. And even though crafters were not relaxing over a cup of tea, a sense of tea-induced tranquility seemed to infuse the students.

The prevailing sense of easy joy and calmness seemed to help everyone's creativity. Most participants left the class with solid candlemaking skills and an in-depth handout on soy candlemaking, along with several finished candles and a few tea paintings that were designed to be included with the candles as gift tags.

At Fresh City Life, we have selected technique-based learning experiences for our 2011 Craft Services workshops that inspire students to explore each craft further. Keep in touch with us at Facebook and Twitter.

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