Feathers, Yarn, and Branches

20130627-155141.jpgCOMPLETELY delayed, but a few weeks ago I was invited to the inaugural DIY Workshop for Topaz and Arrow here in DC as their InstaGram Giveaway winner! I was so excited to have WON something, and to go to my first outing on my own in DC!
So the workshop was called “Feathers, Yarn, and Branches”, hosted by the lovely ladies of BeCoolMom, DeNada Designs, and PandaHead. I walked in post-brunch (so already a few mimosas in, not going to lie) and was warmly greeted to fresh cocktails, fresh sushi, snacks, tea, summer sun, and friendly faces. The space was gorgeously, and effectively decorated with the materials we were using, finished products, and a slideshow of inspiration thrown up on the exposed brick walls. I took an open seat and watched as the instructions began.
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Morgan and Virginia spoke about inspiration, prep, where to buy products, and even how to paint the branches and do different loops for covering your branch in yarn. Me being semi lazy and boozed up, went with what I found to work for me. I chose my favorite colors, teal and black, and painted feathers. I took white yarn and sporatically wound it around my branch and then tied the feathers to it, making a staggering hanging sequence.20130627-155335.jpg20130627-155353.jpg20130627-155412.jpg20130627-155446.jpg20130627-155504.jpg20130627-155520.jpg
I originally planned to take my feather hanger home and hang it above my bed, but with three cats I figured it wouldn’t last. Also, the boyfriend liked it, so we hung it up at his place. Voila.

Anyway, the event was great; it was amazing to be able to connect with and create with other women my own age with such similar interests. It was well organized, and put on, and the cocktails and sushi additions were the perfect perks!
That being said, I will definitely be going to another Topaz And Arrow workshop. Sadly, the July even is during one of my weeklong beach stays, so I will have to wait until August for my next DIY festivity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go! I definitely recommend all you area crafters to head on over to their next event, on Sunday, July 28th, entitled “Summer Bohemian”. Buy your tickets HERE!
Also, check out the video from the Feathers, Yarn and Branches event below!

Thanks, Topaz and Arrow for such a great event!!! ❤

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8 responses to “Feathers, Yarn, and Branches

  1. Super cute decorating idea… I’ve been seeing these around a lot lately on free people/pinterest/etc and have been meaning to do something similar. Maybe make a sculpture out of some spare deer antlers or something.

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  2. very beautiful. my mom loves doing arts and crafts this is something she would certainly do!
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  3. Beautiful pictures, I love your blog sooooo much ❤ Would you like to join my summer GIVE AWAY party on my blog? That would be awesome! X Anna

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  4. Here’s a look at a Topaz Arrow workshop in action – many thanks to filmmaker Raul Zahir De Leon ( All Our Noise , Wilderness Bureau ) for documenting Feathers, Yarn, and Branches – our inaugural event!

  5. This is so cool! I would have loved to go to something like this. I have become so crafty nowadays! Love your final outcome!

  6. Ticket sales launched today for the inaugural workshop, “Feathers, Yarn, and Brands: A Home Decor Craft Session.” June 23, 1 to 3 PM at 52 O St., NW, Studio 302. Tickets ($37.50) are available through Topaz Arrow’s website . Read on for a word from the duo on why they launched the venture, and what to expect from the series.

  7. Ticket sales launched today for the inaugural workshop, “Feathers, Yarn, and Brands: A Home Decor Craft Session.” June 23, 1 to 3 PM at 52 O St., NW, Studio 302. Tickets ($37.50) are available through Topaz Arrow’s website . Read on for a word from the duo on why they launched the venture, and what to expect from the series.

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