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Where and why we DIY gifts

It does not take much sleight of hand, in the "Winter-wonder-workshop"pavilion at the Europe, a fragrance alley to manufacture a candle: Niko Dafkos and Paul

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Where and why we DIY gifts

It does not take much sleight of hand, in the "Winter-wonder-workshop"pavilion at the Europe, a fragrance alley to manufacture a candle: Niko Dafkos and Paul Firmin, specially flew in for a candle Workshop from London, to keep a long lecture on scents; for the practical part of much is prepared.

So have you melted in the run-up to soy wax and two essential oils mixed in. Now it's just a question of the preferred fragrance mixture and the wax together to hunt. The liquid comes in a small, brown glass, in which a wick is located. The all have fixed itself with a glue gun on the glass floor. A day later, the dried candle is ready for collection – a perfect gift that smells of Jasmine, Gardenia, and rose geranium.

courses are quickly booked out

The course of Niko and Paul, have built in East London under the name of Earl of East a successful scented candles business, took place at the beginning of November and was sold out soon – as well as the additional courses in December. The advent wreath crafts this week in the pavilion at the Europe Allee on the stage, was fully booked within a few hours.

At the Europe Allee course is crafted in the framework of the "Winter-wonder-workshop". Image: Samuel Schalch

The pavilion is only one of many places in the city where adults can create. So there is hardly a Christmas market, where you can decorate not Biberli, or Christmas cards – and the desire for a Design in Vienna, eight village on the Sechseläutenplatz and to the Münsterhof live. Even in the Do-it-Migros in brunau Park you can paint the currently cloth bags, a wooden thread image to embroider or wind Tinker light; at the Creativa, which took place at the beginning of the month in the exhibition in Zurich, were the people for the courses in a queue.

at exhibition openings and celebrations, homemade, increasingly, for the good sound: on the Occasion of the 40-year anniversary of the Zurich-based Shoe designer Stefi Talman next Saturday to show the design of the interior, such as leather, high quality key charms.

The "Handsgi" is no longer bieder

In a time in which the exchangeable gifts with just a few clicks to order is homemade esteemed than ever. However, the effect of the tinkering that you forget as a small child, or a yoga exercise, the time, and in a Flow comes, finds more and more supporters and followers.

Takes no great Talent: self-printed wrapping paper. Image: Samuel Schalch

of Course, the Tinkering has not been re-invented. However, the global Craft and Do - it-yourself movement that has been going on for years, and also via platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram became popular has ensured that the "Handsgi" today is respectable. Is Tinker today, the antithesis to mass-produced goods, and a private retreat. Barely an adult, the artist is not professional and takes still time, to experiment, to stamp the home with the Potato – the distraction is too big. Before you know it, you have turned on Netflix, or hours via Whatsapp chatting.

In the courses is carefully broken this vicious circle. "I regularly receive feedback from participants that will tell you that you were able to relax in a long time time total on and off," says Julie Egli. It shows in your Workshops, how to Soaps or lip gloss for yourself, makes and collects the cell phones, so people can dive. In an intimate setting undisturbed time to spend can, in this hectic run up to Christmas, a day at the Spa.

The best Workshops

Winter wonder's workshop

Whether or not clay pots or porcelain paint, a fermentation course or winter jewelry DIY – the Do-it-yourself program in the pavilion at the Gustav-Gull-Platz is wide. From Monday to Saturday and during the Sunday sales, a craft table throughout the day also with a lot of Material, you can for free make a gift paper and cards.

Various courses
Up to 22.12.

Julie Egli

the name "Atelier Workshop," the textile designer Julie Egli only at Christmas-time courses in her private Studio. Whether scented Soaps, homemade cosmetics, or Paint and Color with marker vegetables – thanks to your expert guidance in a creative Flow.

19.12.: Lip gloss, Winter wonder's workshop
19.1.20: Dyeing with vegetable, Studio Julie Egli

community centers

In the Zurich community centres can play not only children but also adults artistic. With candles and advent wreath tie prevails currently on the weekends it's high; popular and also various pottery and wood shop courses.

29.11.-1.12.: Kranzen in GZ Buchegg
29.11.: Kranzen and candles Loogarten


Of substances through the metal rings, and dragging colors in the GZ up to the Shoe last: This material is everything that the sought-after creative heart download. And the Best part is that Everything was actually intended for the waste, because all the materials are scraps that can be sold here again. What you can make of it is shown in regular Workshops. Now, suitable to Christmas, for example, people can make gift paper and cards themselves.

9./10.12. (in two parts): stamp and printing techniques
Hohlstr. 418

Fabienne Morel

star need not always be golden, and scissors cuts everything other than boring. The designer Fabienne Morel proves with their stars-workshop: made Of high quality paper folding and cutting course participant(indoor) colorful star, the prepare as the object in the next Advent, joy.

4./5./10.12.: Stars Workshop, in the Showroom of Fabienne Morel
3.12.: Stars Workshop in the Living Room, Sihlcity

Anna & Juan

For the past eight years, the two Designer Josefina Eliggi and Luzius quickly produce man seed and naturally dyed yarns. How these can be color or process – from Knitting on Make up to Crochet, you show regularly (and not just in the run-up to Christmas) in Workshops for beginners to Advanced.

To 10.12.: Mittens knitting, Plant dyeing, to: 7.12.
silk-screen printing with natural dyes: 8.12.

Christmas markets

On the Zurich Christmas markets this year to drink mulled wine, but also Handicrafts: On the Sechseläutenplatz adult beaver can decorate, on the Münsterhof Christmas cards can be printed yourself.

14.12.: Biberli decorate on the Vienna eight village
15.12.: Card screen printing Workshop on the Münsterhof

Green Bubble

anyone Who has a soft spot for indoor plants, or simply too boring to find, you can create a small garden, and city apartment bottle into a glass.

10.12.: Bottle garden Workshop "Fish Bubble Small"
Unterortstr. 5b, 8804 Au ZH

Created: 27.11.2019, 15:20 PM

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