Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hoyden Academy Workshops at Clockwork Alchemy!




The St.Clair Aeronauts are proud to introduce the Hoyden* Academy!

* Hoyden- Noun, Victorian. a boisterous girl.

We at the St.Clair Aeronauts believe in promoting creativity and artistic endeavors through workshops and activities in the San Jose Area.  This year we are bringing our special brand of practical Steampunk Arts and Crafts workshops and panels to the 2016 Clockwork Alchemy Convention.  We will be offering 10 different activities over the course of the weekend, all FREE of charge.  See below for times and locations and click on the links for more information on each workshop.



Get Information on Materials and Links for Workshops at this Google Docs Link.

Don't see the class you want?  Click Here for More Hoyden Academy Workshops in June!

Embroidered Greeting Cards Location: The Workshop (San Juan Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Friday 5pm - 5:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Decorative Bobby Pins Location: The Workshop (San Juan Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Friday 6pm - 6:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Victorian Art of Crochet Location: The Workshop (San Juan Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Friday 7pm - 8:50pm
Presenter: Laurel Brock
Duration: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes 
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Hats and Mitts From a Sweater (requires sweater) Location: The Workshop (San Juan Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Saturday 11am - 11:50am
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Non-English Steampunk  Location: The Study (Carmel Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Saturday 1pm - 1:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Sari Silk Bangles Location: Alternate Workshop (Panels Hallway)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Saturday 3pm - 3:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Weird Crochet (intermediate) Location: The Workshop (San Juan Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Saturday 8pm - 8:50pm
Presenter: Laurel Brock
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Friendship Bracelet Knotting Location: Alternate Workshop (Panels Hallway)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Sunday Noon - 12:50pm
Presenter: Leigh Klossen
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Steampunk Zentangle Location: Alternate Workshop (Panels Hallway)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Sunday 2pm - 2:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Introduction to Tatting Location: The Academy (San Martin Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Monday 11am - 11:50am
Presenter: Leigh Klossen
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Basic Tailoring (requires materials) Location: The Study (Carmel Room)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Monday Noon - 12:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Basic Tassel Making Location: Alternate Workshop (Panels Hallway)
Scheduled Presentation Time: Monday 1pm - 1:50pm
Presenter: Sophia St.Clair
Duration: 50 Minutes
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Hoyden Academy Workshops in June- San Jose



Hoyden Academy Workshops in June
Held in our home in San Jose.

Bloomers:  June 5th:  10am - 4pm.  Limited to 8 people.
Learn to draft a pattern for a pair of Bloomers and then sew your own with expert instruction and guidance on hand!  Materials List will be provided.

Pricing:  You bring the materials and the sewing machine:  $25.  
              I provide the materials and sewing machine: $50.

Bustles:  June 11th:  10am - 4pm.  Limited to 8 people.
Learn to draft a pattern for a Bustle and then sew your own with expert instruction and guidance on hand!  Materials List will be provided.

Pricing:  You bring the materials and the sewing machine:  $25.  
              I provide the materials and sewing machine:  $50.

Cloche Hat:  June 18th:  10am - 4pm.  Limited to 8 people.
Learn to draft a pattern for a Cloche Hat and then sew your own with expert instruction and guidance on hand!  Materials List will be provided.

Pricing:  You bring the materials and the sewing machine:  $25.  
              I provide the materials and sewing machine:  $50.

Hoyden Academy Tutorial Tuesdays:  Bring your sewing machine and projects over for some one on one assistance, instruction and expert know how.  Tuesdays, 5pm - 10pm:  June 14th and July 12.  More dates added if interest is shown.


Private Instruction by Appointment.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

See the St. Clair Aeronauts at the 2014 Bay Area Maker Faire


You too can meet Capt. St. Clair and his crew! Be a Part of History....Alternate History! 


We hope to have a area in the San Mateo Maker Faire for the StClair Aeronauts Steampunk Airmail Delivery Service. 

We'll have parchment paper and pen and ink. We'll have Airmail stamps circa 1883. We'll have envelope paper and envelope patterns (we'll even have a little glue!). And, of course, we will have our fearless crew of Delivery persons in Uniform to deliver your precious messages! 

So come by, and write a letter to someone at the event. You can pen a criptic message, or start a short story in the middle of the action. Make your envelope, address it and add a stamp and we'll make every effort to deliver it that day. 

You'll hear our crew wandering Maker Faire exclaiming. "Airmail, Airmail Delivery for...." Just imagine your own name there and take home a memento of the 2014 Maker Faire. 

Or, if you don't care to write a letter, come sit in the parlor and watch the busy world go by and bustling airmail delivery persons go about their business... and be sure to bring your camera to snap some action shots with a few useful steampunk props and members of the crew! 


See Pictures of the St. Clair Aeronauts in action HERE

See Video of First Mate, Mrs. St.Clair HEREHERE and HERE (about 2 minutes in) 

Want to see some letters from our first event? Check out Letters written for the Sunnyvale Steampunk Convention, 2008 HERE.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

See the St. Clair Aeronauts at the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire!






































You too can meet Capt. St. Clair and his crew! Be a Part of History....Alternate History!


We will have a area in the San Mateo Maker Faire for the StClair Aeronauts Steampunk Airmail Delivery Service.

We'll have parchment paper and pen and ink. We'll have Airmail stamps circa 1883. We'll have envelope paper and envelope patterns (we'll even have a little glue!). And, of course, we will have our fearless crew of Delivery persons in Uniform to deliver your precious messages!

So come by, and write a letter to someone at the event. You can pen a criptic message, or start a short story in the middle of the action. Make your envelope, address it and add a stamp and we'll make every effort to deliver it that day.

You'll hear our crew wandering Maker Faire exclaiming. "Airmail, Airmail Delivery for...." Just imagine your own name there and take home a memento of the 2013 Maker Faire.

Or, if you don't care to write a letter, come sit in the parlor and watch the busy world go by and bustling airmail delivery persons go about their business... and be sure to bring your camera to snap some action shots with a few useful steampunk props and members of the crew!


See Pictures of the St. Clair Aeronauts in action HERE.

See Video of First Mate, Mrs. St.Clair HERE, HERE and HERE (about 2 minutes in)

Want to see some letters from our first event? Check out Letters written for the Sunnyvale Steampunk Convention, 2008 HERE.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Steampunks at Stitches, 2013

 
Ah... Stitches! Four Football Fields of Yarn, String, Wool, Needles, Hooks, Spacers, Beads, Books, Ribbon, Patterns, Buttons, Jewelry and... Vinegar (we don't know why).

Join your fellow South Bay Steampunks at the Premier Knitting, Crochet, and Fiber Arts Expo.

The Convention Center is pretty enormous, and we won't want to stick together much with so much to see and do, but let us at least meet for tea and cookies at 2pm.

When: Saturday, February 23th at 2:00pm.

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center: 5001 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054
Inside the Market Hall, to the right of the stage, near the Cafe and the restrooms, next to booth 1437: Birch Street Clothing.  Map Here.

What to Bring:

$5 to get in plus the $5 off on line coupon (otherwise, bring $10 to get in.)
Your wallet (some people may want to call their credit card company and impose a spending limit... I mean you CT!)
A recycled bag or tote to carry all the yarn you are going to buy
A camera to capture all the ideas you are going to want to make later
A notebook to write down all the contact information for all the amazing vendors who will have handed out all their bezillion buisiness cards already
A thermous of tea (unless you want to pay their exorbidant cafe prices)
A cup or mug to drink out of
Cookies to share

Anyone needing a ride from the San Jose area or public transit stops need only contact me at stclairaeronauts@gmail.com or by phone 925 787 2591 to make plans. We have plenty of carpool room!

Once inside we won't hear our cell phones in the din, but we will check them and you can always look for the goggles!

See you there! As Always, Everyone is Welcome!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dashiell Hammett Day in SF

Hey all you Literary, Noir and 40's Enthusiasts!
 
Join us for a day to celebrate Dashiell Hammett, famous author of the Maltese Falcon and other books. We'll dress in our Noir/1940's best, take the walking tour described in The Dashiell Hammett Tour by Don Herron (http://www.donherron.com/?page_id=501), and end up at the famous John's Grill (http://www.johnsgrill.com/) for fancy retro drinks and maybe an early dinner.
 
Here are some links to inspire your fashion choices for the day. All the info you need below. Please RSVP so we know to expect you.
 
 
 
Dashiell Hammett Day
 
 
When: February 16th, 1pm-5pm.
 
 
Where: Meet n.w. corner of the new main library at 100 Larkin in San Francisco’s Civic Center (n.w. corner is closest to the intersection of Fulton & Larkin, marked with a giant revolving “L” sculpture) — if this corner is blocked off for some huge event (it happens, it happens), the n.w. corner of McAllister & Larkin a block north is the backup.
 
 
The plan: Look Fabulous, Learn about Dashiell Hammett and his several fantastic literary contributions to the Noir genre, wander around San Francisco, end up at John's Grill the better to enjoy fancy beverages and an early dinner (around 3pm when they are less busy).
 
 
What to Bring:
  • Wayward Friends and Family
  • Enthusiasm for Noir literature
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Your best Retro duds
  • Money for food and beverages
  • A camera to capture the moment
Cheers!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Steampunk New Years Eve Party, Dec 31st, 2012





Join us for a Steampunk Tea Party at our house on New Years Eve.

All the fine china, hot tea, and baked goods (and finger sandwiches!) you can manage and some steampunk parlor games or readings or storytelling or crafts and so on to occupy us until Midnight and beyond.
And this year we will continue our epic game of Combat Croquet by lantern on the lawn so bring a heavy coat and a covered lantern (or flashlight as you wish) if you mean to play...
We will also have our traditional Steampunk New Years Pinata of Craft Supplies to wack at midnight!

We live in San Jose, so guests would need to make their way to the South Bay, but we could probably manage some crash space. We also have two indoor cats who are super friendly but shed.

What to Bring:


Yourself
Wayward Friends and Family
Any Small Children you belong to
Something stylish And/or Steampunky to wear
A Tea Cup
An iPod of music you enjoy
Party games you like to play (hey, we can even keep it Historical! Wink anyone?)
Any celebratory streamers/horns/hats/etc you have hanging around (or kidnap from Target, hehe),
A plate of your favorite finger sandwiches or other savories and an appetite for tea and cake.

We'll privide tea (Black, Green, White, Chai, Roobios, Herbal, Oolong, you name it... its in the Tea Cupboard) and china teapots, the cups and saucers we have and enough baked goods to sink Amsterdam.

When: 8pm, December 31st (7pm if you want to help decorate)

Where: 501 Raymond Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

RSVP Much Appreciated. Last minute attendees, Please don't hesitate to Join us!

As Always, everyone is welcome!