Friday, April 17, 2009

Inspiration Board Workshop at JB Knacker

Our Inspiration Board Workshop is Wednesday, April 29th from 6-8pm.. Much of the inspiration for this workshop came all the way from Montreal. If you haven't checked out Zita's blog at, you are missing some fun! This unique blog, which is better than most of our design and decorating magazines out there, has so many pretty pictures and creative ideas. One of these ideas was the inspiration board you see above. Zita chose a beautifully aged frame and a very earthy muslin-type fabric to give her board an almost old world flair and then posted some of those items that inspire her.
JB Knacker is excited to host our first Inspiration Board Workshop!! Our inspiration boards will be a beautiful place to put those pieces of our lives we need to see on a daily basis to keep the creative "juices" flowing and a skip in our step...hope you can come along!!

From 6-8pm Lillian Kruse and Rita Wheeler (creative souls extraordinaire who also helped to inspire this workshop) will be guiding us in creating this beautiful framed masterpiece w/ vintage and ephemeral elements. Our ingredients will consist of any number of vintage frames (all sizes...antique gesso frames, old window panes and chunky wood frames), fabric (cutter cottage quilts, velvety crazy quilts, old linen feed sack, fresh vibrant prints...the sky's the limit) and a few needed elements (backing, adhesive, hardware...) from Home Depot and ephemera from JB Knacker. Embellishment of our inspiration boards will be the really fun part...tattered love letters, rusty crusty tokens, sweet millinery flowers, vintage jewels, words, letters and phrases as well as b/w pics and old negatives will be on hand to build upon. I urge the participants in this workshop to bring a little token from their stash to really make this inspiration board their own.

So do what you can to free up the evening of Wed., April 29th from 6-8pm, and we at JB Knacker promise to keep the inspiration flowing! And just to add to the fun, all workshop participants will get to shop JB Knacker at 20% off the entire store!! Can't wait to hear from you!

*Cost $40.00
*All materials provided, but bring Basic Craft Kit if able (scissors, pencil, gluestick, ruler)
*Yummy dessert & refreshments served
*Added bonus ~ the entire shop is discounted 20% for our workshop participants from 6-8pm
*Call 515 233-2600 to preregister or stop by the shop at 123 Main Street, Gilbert
*Or email Brenda at
*Only 8 spaces
available ***Update as of 4/17, we have 4 spaces available***

**Next workshop ~ Soldered charm workshop on Wednesday, May 13th

**Used the word inspire/inspiration 11 times in this post if you don't count just now


Every piece of junk is someone's memory. said...

Wow! This looks like a great class. Hope to see you sometime this week.

Anita said...

Fun idea...

Ok- the Victorian wire flower stand is $225.00- kinda pricey but way soo cool...pretty good shape, sturdy, missing a few wires in the front- call me at 8 AM if you want it- 319-929-6695.

We had a GREAT SALE...Today was glorious...I think you n eed a ROAD TRIP

JB Knacker said...

Hey...thanks for the quick reply! It's only out of my price range because I was thinking for resale, but not a bad price in general for that unique of an WILL sell tomorrow! I would love to come your way tomorrow, but gotta man the shop and it's my 17yr old daughter's prom night. She's not real excited as she isn't into dances and such, but we found a beautiful vintage dress, and she looks so pretty! Sell it all tomorrow and then relax w/ a few cold beers! Brenda