The store has been crazy busy this week as folks are finishing up or just starting their Christmas shopping but I wanted to stop by here really quickly with some very exciting news.

Beginning in January 2012, The Foundrie will be partnering with Perennial to offer some really great make and take classes that focus on re-purposing and re-using discarded materials to create new and useful eco-friendly items like the ones pictured above.

Perennial is a non-profit social enterprise that promotes a creative and sustainable lifestyle for all! Perennial turns trash into treasure and teaches the St. Louis community to do the same. I am so happy to be working with Jenny and Brie to bring these classes to The Foundrie. Classes on the schedule so far for 2012 include:

Picture Frame to Dry Erase Board
Learn how to transform a salvaged picture frame into a beautiful and unique dry-erase board. Transform your picture frame into a calendar, a place for notes, or a spot to keep track of all your to-do lists and stay organized in 2012! You will explore the exciting process of design and creative repurposing while learning the basics of eco-friendly wood refinishing and upcycling. All materials provided.

Just $35
To Register:
Pay online: http://www.perennialstl.org/classes-events/
or e-mail classes@perennialstl.org
or call Perennial at 314.802.7384

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/249507755116913/

Old Sweaters to Spring Gear
Spring has arrived, but don’t toss those sweaters yet! Perennial will guide you through the process of transforming old sweaters into spring gear. Learn how to upcycle and transform felted sweaters into planters, outdoor decorations, board games and a handmade spot to sit outside and bask in the sun.  After this class, you’ll be ready to throw a backyard party with all your best pals!

Just $35
To Register:
Pay online: http://www.perennialstl.org/classes-events/
or e-mail classes@perennialstl.org
or call Perennial at 314.802.7384

Facebook event link:https://www.facebook.com/events/156587274445112/

These ladies are super talented and creative and I can’t wait for them to share their talent with us during these classes. I think this is the start of an amazing partnership.

For more info on Perennial click the tab on the top of this page!!

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