Posts Tagged ‘craft’


Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is maintaining well through The Situation.  To that end, yesterday we published a tutorial video on the fabric face masks that are currently in such hot demand.  Sew an easy pleated face mask with Cultured Expressions’ quick tutorial by Lisa and Edie!


Cultured Expressions DIY Face Mask Video

These are not intended for hospital use necessarily, but for personal use. There are numerous tutorials, guidelines and opinions on the use of these masks…we encourage everyone to do some research on what will work best for you. Stay safe!!
***Note that in the video, after the pleats are sewn down on each short side, you should continue around the long edges of the mask as well. You can see this stitching in the photo above.  This will finish the edges nicely and close the open edge where you turned the mask inside out!! .
Due to the demand, we’ll be creating a limited number o finished masks, beginning April 1. Be sure to follow us@culturedexpressions on IG and FB as well as Cultured Expressions!

Video Music by @ericparker20

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HolidayCouple.jpgHappy Holidays, everyone!!  Yes, again, already!!  Which means it’s time to upload my favorite Holiday Couple graphic, so I hope you find them as amusing as I do ; )

I’m not sure where 2019 went, but I hope yours included a good amount of creative time with your favorite African fabrics ; )  If you fell a bit short of your creative goals, there’s still time to immerse yourself at the CE Studio.


Our December thru February workshop schedule gives you several chances to end 2019 and begin 2020 with an interesting project in hand!  New to the lineup is our Free Spirit Doll.  

Choose your batik or African print, and your natural hairstyle – Bantu knots, locks, braids, Afro – then embellish as you like. The class makes a fun Girls’ Night Out project, or even a Mommy & Me creative session.

You’ll also find studio favorites including the String Quilt, Corded Organizer, Color Block Batik Bag, Waistbeads and more, all offered at various dates and times. See you soon!  Register by phone at 866-MUDCLOTH, in person at the studio, or online at CulturedExpressions (click on Shop Online / Workshops)

And be sure to join us at the studio December 13 & 14, 2019 from 1-4 pm for Holiday Gift Make & Takes — Drop in and make your choice of five fast, fun gifts, priced from $5 to $25 each.  Make one, two, or all of them, including: Brass & Bead Necklace, Wine Glass Charms, Batik Bookmarks, Fabric Coasters, Embellished Pouch Necklace. No pre-registration needed. Light refreshments will be served, too. Bring a friend and make gifts for each other ; )  See you soon!

DOWNLOAD the Dec – Feb Workshop Schedule


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Lisa & FabricsJust got my confirmation for the upcoming Kuba symposium at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, October 14-16, 2012!  That means I have to make a new Kuba bag to show off there, to help promote my December 3 workshop, the Kuba Bangle Bag.  Maybe I’ll pull one of these from my stash & stitch up a simple but effective tote…

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Another first for 2011 – introdcing CE’s workshop debut at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC!  I’ll be teaching my Mudcloth Covered journals, and a new class, the Kuba Bangle Bag, in honor of the Museum’s upcoming exhibit on Kuba cloth. Contact the museum to register!

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Learn more about Cultured Expressions’ second Textile & Craft Tour of Ghana, taking place September 15-27, 2011!  If you love African fabrics, beads, embellishments and art, you’ll want to join us for hands-on workshops, visits to local artists & craft vilalges, sightseeing, and shopportunities galore!  See our detailed info packet.

We’ve scheduled  an informational conference call for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 at 7pm.  Dial into (218) 339-2500, then enter access code 815986#.  Also, feel free to email your questions for the phone call in advance to info@CulturedExpressions.com.

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Bogo-AmuletPouchCultured Expressions will take part in the upcoming Craft SuperShow in sunny Anaheim, CA, Jan 22 – 23, 2010.   On the Saturday (Jan 23), I’ll be sharing craft ideas & inspirations using African fabrics & trims, and teaching you to make your own bogolan / mudcloth amulet pouch necklace!  The event is free with show admission and more details will follow soon, so stay tuned.

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