Small Craft Skillshare and Pop-Up Shop: Aromaholic and Chuppy Love

When you think of the Trumbullplex, you might not think of it as a place to make a facial cleanser, find a crocheted bear, or visit a lemonade stand. But chances are, you do think of it as the home of all that is unique, independent, and creative. And from the skillshare, to the pop-up shop, to the refreshments, everything about Small Craft’s August 11 event is one-of-a-kind, no-strings-attached, and do-it-yourself. If those are your values, this is your Saturday!

August’s skillshare is entitled Scrub-a-Dub-Dub! A DIY Guide to Facial Cleansers. Join Liz Drabik, owner of Aromaholic: Intoxicating Bodycare, in making a simple and inexpensive facial scrub using all-natural ingredients. We’ll start the class with a guide to the basic ingredients, and discuss which are best suited to different skin types. Participants will then get to choose from a variety of materials such as clays, ground nuts and seeds, base oils, and essential oils in crafting their own unique scrub.


Photo: Genna Cowsert

The day will also feature a special guest pop-up shop by Chuppy Love. Only the coldest heart could resist this line of cute little amigurumi characters, crocheted by local graphic designer and crafter Genna Cowsert. All of Genna’s bears, lambs, monsters, and other creatures are handmade, using allergen-free fiberfill and Eco-Fi eco-friendly felt. We’ve enjoyed Genna’s participation in many of our past events, and we’re proud to showcase her adorable aesthetic and fine craftsmanship.

As always, we’ll be offering free coffee, tea, and homemade vegan baked goods. And this month, we’ll also feature a kids’ lemonade stand! Ramona, 6, and Henry, 3, will be making and serving ice-cold lemonade at pay-as-you-wish prices. Stop by their stand and quench your summer thirst, while supporting an early education in independent business.

Admission to our pop-up shop is free. There is a $5 materials fee for those who take part in the skillshare.

Small Craft Pop-Up Shop and Skillshare
Saturday, August 11
Pop-Up Shop open 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Skillshare begins at 3:00 pm
Trumbullplex Theater
4210 Trumbull

About trumbullplex

Mission statement circa 1993: We have formed the Trumbullplex; also know as the Wayne Association for Collective Housing, to create a space where we control our own lives. We are a not-for-profit project dedicated to self-sufficiency in all facets of our lives; in our housing, our work, and our energy. We support other projects that share our goals of dismantling racism, sexism, homophobia, and the oppression of poor people through activities in our theater and housing collective. We want to create a positive environment for revolutionary change in which economic and social relationships are based on mutual aid and the absence of hierarchy. Through consensus decision making and full participation in carrying out our decisions, we create the circumstances and expectations for collective empowerment. Ultimately, we strive to realize these goals through respect and constructive communication among ourselves. Theater Collective Mission Statement We partner with the Trumbullplex residents, neighbors, artists, people of conscience, and any potential allies to build a safe space for sharing art and ideas free from oppression.
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