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Salt Lake City, April 3, 2017–Craft Lake City and West Elm announce the May Felting Workshop with Stacie Van Arsdale of Little Teeth Marks. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Elm City Creek.

Since elementary school, DIY Festival alum Stacie Van Arsdale became interested in creating characters and staging them in whimsical sitcom situations. Her imagination carried over into her adult life where she creates fanciful felted animals using techniques she’s learned along the way. Founding Little Teeth Marks in 2011, Arsdale offers precious faux taxidermy animals, plushies and fashionable hair arrows that are always on point. Mixing a touch of charm with the surreal, Arsdales’ designs capture fanciful ideas from another world.

“I’m very exited to share my love of needle felting as well as help foster creativity in the community,” says Arsdale. “These workshops are a great opportunity for people of all creative types and skillsets to learn new skills.”

Participants at this workshop will learn how to felt wool and how to create a darling faux taxidermy brooch.

There is a $30 material fee. Pre-registration is required. Visit our website or Facebook page for more information. West Elm is located at 50 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111.

Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check in with the Craft Lake City Workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins, or their spot will be iven to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our workshop coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot, first-come, first-served. Waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.

About Craft Lake City: We are a 501©3 Charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2017 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 11 from 5p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m.

About West Elm: Since it launched in Brooklyn, NY, in 2002, West Elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home. Their Missions is three-fold: 1) offer choice in products and services, helping customers create a home that tells their story, 2) build community with customers, collaborators and associates, connecting like-minded strangers through inspiration, conversation, events and activities, and 3) focus on consciousness and honest business practices in everything they do, from handcrafted and local products to supply chain transparency and sustainability. West Elm has worked with 100+ independent designers. Their limited-edition collaborations help emerging and established artists and makers reach new markets while preserving the integrity of their designs.