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Hello, creative Californians! We have a great slate of creative programming in your great state this month. Join in the fun on Thursday, June 7: in LA, make handmade paper on a bike-powered contraption with the Combat Paper Project, and in San Francisco, learn about pickling.

Craft Night at Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA

For this month’s Los Angeles Craft Night, Drew Cameron from the Combat Paper Project will join us for an evening of bike-powered papermaking. The Combat Paper Project’s mission is to use art-making workshops “to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Through papermaking workshops veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experiences in the military.”

At this Craft Night, we’ll learn some basics about papermaking and witness the bicycle-powered paperbeater. Participants will be able to make a sheet of handmade paper and also create their own custom stamps from various materials. $5 admission includes materials and snacks. Free admission for members of CAFAM. RSVP is suggested:

When: Thursday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. PT at CAFAM.
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd (at Curson), Los Angeles, CA


Craft Bar at Museum of Craft & Folk Art in S.F.

Caught in a pickle and don’t know what to do on a Thursday night? Join us at MOCFA  in San Francisco to learn how to pickle different kinds of vegetables. The evening will also feature a make-your-own label station. Craft Bar’s Stitch and Bitch is making a return this month, so bring your knitting needles and yarn, or use the Museum’s. As always, MOCFA supports liquid courage in crafting, so adult beverages will be available.  $5 covers admission, tips, tricks, and materials.

When: Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. PT at MOCFA.
Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA

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