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Workshop #1--Carson-Roberts Retail Display--by Melissa Uhlhorn

3:30 - 5:00 Friday

1:00 - 2:30 Saturday

Carson Roberts offers the finest in merchandise, all displayed to perfection throughout the store on beautiful display accessories.  Using craft materials and found objects, participants will create display props commonly found in department stores—hat stands, wig stands, jewelry displays, shoe displays, mannequins, signage—everything to dress up a department store window, haberdashery counter or dressing room.  Templates, a pair of fine tip scissors and all other supplies will be provided.  Materials to bring: a ruler and exacto knife.  

Class size limited to 15 Cost $25

 

 

Workshop #2--Carson-Roberts Shoe Department--by Ann Grahek

1:30 - 3:00 Friday

     9:00 - 10:30 Saturday

In this workshop Kenventioneers will be making a pair of shoes for Ken® Doll from the soles up. All the necessary supplies to make a pair of loafer style shoes and a pair of slippers will be provided.  Participants will learn techniques that they can use later at home to make many different style of shoes for Ken®.

Participants will receive patterns to fit both vintage and contemporary Ken® dolls, including supplies for 2 pair of shoes & 1 belt, as well a pair of new scissors to take home with you.  No materials required.

Class size limited to 10 Cost $30

 

 

Workshop #3--Monogrammed Scarves & Handkerchiefs Boxed Sets--by Nancy Kelly

   4:30 - 6:00  Thursday

     11:00 - 12:30 Saturday

Carson Roberts is known for offering the finest apparel and accessories. In this workshop Kenventioneers will be creating two boxed accessory sets, each containing a luxurious silk scarf and coordinating handkerchiefs.  The first accessory set will include a silk cravat and 2 handkerchiefs for your favorite guy. And just for her, the second accessory set will include a printed silk satin scarf and 2 dainty handkerchiefs.

There is no sewing required. Participants will be provided with all necessary items in appropriate scale to create the two boxed sets.  A pair of fine tip scissors and all other supplies will be provided.  No materials required.

Class size limited to 15 Cost $25

 


 

Workshop #4--Carson-Roberts Storefront Display--by Sharon Hiscott

2:30 - 4:00 Thursday

11:00 - 12:30 Friday 

Are you fascinated and intrigued by those Kenventioneers that showcase amazing dioramas in the competition room? Wouldn't you love to take home a diorama of your very own? In this workshop you will be making  a Carson-Roberts Department Store window diorama! 


Using foam core and other crafting items you will design, decorate, and accessorize your very own one of a kind display to scale for Ken® and friends.  A pair of fine tip scissors will be provided.  Materials to bring: a ruler, pencil and eraser.  We will supply the rest of the diorama necessities. 

Class size limited to 15 Cost $30

 

 

 

Workshop #5--Carson-Roberts Gift Wrap--by April Ernst

9:00 - 10:30 Friday

3:00 - 4:30 Saturday 

Remember when department stores had a gift wrap service or department?  This is a hands on workshop and demonstration where we will make several sizes of gift boxes pre-printed with vintage motifs for his or hers birthday, child’s birthday, Christmas, and all occasion gift giving.  Participants will take home pre-printed “rolls” of gift wrap for diorama use.  Additionally, we will make that all important Carson-Roberts shopping bag!  Participants will take home completed projects and enough material to complete several more boxes and bags. A pair of fine tip scissors and all other supplies will be provided.  No materials required.

Class size limited to 20 Cost $15

 

 

 

Workshop #6--Sew-Free For Ken®--by Debra Freeman

12:30 - 2:00 Thursday

If you can cut on the dotted lines and sew a button onto a shirt, you can make an exclusive Ken® vest and matching tie just like the vintage sew free outfits designed for Barbie®.  Ken®'s vest and tie fabric will be custom-designed in vintage graphics.  He will be the envy of all his friends in your doll room. Fabric, glue, buttons, thread and needles will be provided. Participants will also learn how to tie a man's tie in miniature.  Carson-Roberts will sell out of these items quick! A pair of fine tip scissors and all other supplies will be provided.  No materials required.

Class size limited to 25 Cost $20

 

 

Workshops Schedule

 

Thursday

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Workshop 6

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Workshop 4

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Workshop 3

 

Friday

9:00am – 10:30am

Workshop 5

11:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop 4

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Workshop 2

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Workshop 1

 

Saturday

9:00am – 10:30am

Workshop 2

11:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop 3

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Workshop 1

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Workshop 5

 

Registration Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015!

Questions? Contact Workshops Chair, Debra Freeman at:  debrafreeman@embarqmail.com



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