Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fanciful Birdhouse Pinwheels by John McRae

I spent a most enjoyable evening in the Castle's studio, learning from John McRae how to construct "Fanciful Birdhouse Pinwheels". John is an amazing teacher and a master in creating whimsical objects. He is the utmost champion of Dresden trim, a vintage embossed paper trim from Germany. Here he transforms Dresden into fanciful pinwheels. We learned to construct a birdhouse from scratch. Using only some wooden dowels, cardboard, glue, paint and lovely papers and Dresden, he showed us his tricks of the trade. If you want to learn from a master check out his other classes at the Castle.

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