Grannies get crafty

Grannies a Gogo

It’s a chance to develop your photography skills, learn the art of labyrinth, or to make a number of autumn themed crafts.

Organized by Cheryl Curran, Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon – South Africa Connection will sponsor A Day of Crafts Workshops on Oct. 1 at Desert Cove Estates. Both men and women are welcome.

Local photographer Tom Skinner, the honorary mkhulu (Zulu for grandfather), will lead three sessions on making better use of your digital camera, and Cheryl Curran will teach the art of using a labyrinth. Other crafts include wreaths, pine cone trees, fall centre pieces, beeswax tapered candles, lavender sachets and pomanders. All materials will be supplied, thanks to generous donations from community members.

To register, look over the schedule and fees, then e-mail your name, phone number, and the specific workshops for which you wish to register to Be sure to state name and time of session you wish to attend, or call 250-545-7021.

To confirm your reservation please make out a cheque to Grannies à Gogo, and mail to Joan Davidson, 6451 Southwind Rd., Vernon, B.C., V1H 1B7. A confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your cheque, along with the details of your chosen workshop, and directions to Desert Cove.

Workshops are as follows: 9 a.m., photography (session 1), $20, bring your camera; coffee break; 10:30 a.m.,  photography (session 2), $20; labyrinth walk, $10; wreaths, $20; pine cone trees, $10; fall centre pieces, $10; beeswax tapered candles, $10; lavender sachets, $5; pomanders, $5; lunch break; 1 p.m., a repeat of all the morning sessions.

The lunch break will be at your leisure, as some crafts may take a bit longer than others. So bring your own bag lunch and enjoy the lovely gazebo garden at Desert Cove. Coffee and tea will be available.

For more information about Grannies à Gogo, see