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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!

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VintagePurseTambraCYou’ll be inspired by this rendition of our Vintage Coin Purse, beautifully executed by Tambra C of Baltimore, MD.  She created this one as a special birthday gift for a special friend.  She first strip-pieced a variety of Jacquard Batik cottons she collected over time thru Cultured Expressions, adding abundant diagonal quilting stitches.  She says, “I love heavy quilting for my smaller items, thus mine is done in this fashion. I finished with a mini felted wool bead and cowrie shell!”


“Here is a pic of the lining staged with the dollar that goes with the purse. I was taught always give a monetary gift when giving a purse or handbag.”  I’ve never heard of that, but I like it!  Fro the lining she used a ermnant of black kimono silk, for a little international twist ; )

VintagePurse-TambraINSIDEThe Vintage Coin Purse Kit is affordably priced at $10.95 (add your choice of fabric), so once it’s done, consider adding a little something extra inside the purse, such as teabags for the tea lover, a favorite lipstick, a special verse, jewelry or other personal item of significance to the recipient.  You’ll still be well within budget, enjoy some creative time, and give a very special gift.

And you can’t make just one, so pick up a pack of 6 or 12 extra frames and go assembly line!

We LOVE it! Thanks, Tambra!!

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