Craft Classes at Marigold and Mint

Get smart about flower arrangements and felt bunnies at the Melrose Building on Capitol Hill.

By Sarah Hirsch February 28, 2011


Marigold and Mint, that way-too-adorable, French-feeling home and garden shop inside Melrose Market on the Hill is hosting classes fit for dinner party hosts, wedding and baby shower throwers, and anyone who’s anxious for spring to come.

Local artist Kata Golda started making felt toys for her baby girl in 1999; she now owns her own business and sells to shops across the country. She’ll be stopping by to teach a felt class on Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 9:30, after store hours. The class will focus on making stuffed bunnies; all of the materials and tools are included, and of course, you’ll take your new pet home. The class will be limited to six students; no experience is necessary.

Just a week later, on Wednesday, March 23, Marigold and Mint owner Katherine Anderson will teach a spring flower arranging class. Also from 6 to 9:30, this course can accommodate eight students. It’s the first in what Anderson, who runs what we’ve heard is a really amazing native flower farm east of the city, hopes will be a regular series of classes. If all goes as planned, she’ll do this at least once a season, with flowers harvested from her land and other materials found in the surrounding woods.

Here’s to year-round hands-on urban botanical immersion.

Each class costs $100; contact the store for more information, or to sign up. (Word to bunny lovers and would-be floral designers: Marigold and Mint has, like, a fan club. We don’t expect the 14 available seats to last too long.)

Check out the slideshow for a preview of what you can expect to make and take home with you.

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