Animal Making Workshops with Zazu Faure take place at Belles Nest in Sierra Madre, CA.  There are classes suitable for all ages.  Students complete a project in each session.  Basic sewing techniques are taught.  Both hand sewing and machine sewing workshops available.  Sign up for our mailing list to find out when new classes are scheduled.

Classes will resume in 2020. 

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Woodland Creatures Workshop

handmade holiday gifts for friends and family



Little felt critters--fox, raccoon and owl make adorable oversize ornaments or cuddly pocket friends.   You bring your imagination.  We provide all materials and patterns to make your own creatures.  Each student will complete their animal of choice in the 2 hour workshop.  Basic hand sewing. 


Workshops led by instructor Zazu Faure are held on Black Friday at Belles Nest.  A perfect antidote to the crowded mall.  Great family activity for all ages.  Walk ins welcome if space is available.






This was two hours and thirty of my hard-earned dollars so well spent.  I learned to build creatively on my basic sewing skills. The artist/instructor -- the wonderful and incredibly talented and accomplished Zazu -- provided ALL the materials and tools needed. She patiently and attentively demonstrated how, when and where to use certain items, and how to prepare fabrics and notions (in advance) for use. The setting in the Belle's Nest shop was welcoming and comfortable. I actually DID create my first "recycled monster" during my time there that morning. I left feeling empowered with knowledge and confident that I could make more of these "monsters"...even on my own! I hope to try to make another "monster" on my own...and then enjoy a second class with Zazu to enhance my still quite rudimentary skills. Thank you, Zazu! Thank you Belle's Nest! I really appreciate what you offer through your shop.


                                      Margaret O'Rourke

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