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Free DIY Class at Renegade Craft Fair + Best of the Web

by Grace Bonney

This weekend I’m breaking out my crafting gloves and teaching a full day of how-tos at in NYC! Along with Paul Lowe of (he’ll be teaching on Sunday), we’re working at the booth to show people how to make . I’m going to be teaching people how to make customized wood-burned cutting boards. I’ll be teaching a new round of students every 15-20 minutes and the class and supplies are totally free! So if you’re in NYC tomorrow, swing by the and come find me at the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day booth for some fun (and free!) crafting. It will be a great day and a fun way to make some handmade gifts for family and friends. xo, grace


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    • Allison

      Ack! You’re right, I wrote Brooklyn on accident. It’s in Chelsea at the Metro Pavillion: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011


  • I am so excited to see you spreading the word on wood burning, Grace! I snagged a wood burning kit a couple months ago and am finding it to be such a satisfying way to personalize gifts, and with all the amazing woodworked goods out there right now it’s the perfect time for people to get more in touch with this awesome craft.

  • I’d love to know where you bought the cutting boards that you’re so beautifully wood-burning. They’re on my list for Christmas gifts. Wish I were closer so that I could attend the fair!

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