• Craft & Chat: HENNA/MEHNDI Artistry

    Henna has been used in ancient Egypt, ancient Near East and then the Indian subcontinent to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool, and leather. Today, in South Asia, Mehndi is use in celebration of special occasions such as weddings and birthdays in the joyous gathering of people. The Henna paste symbolizes good health and prosperity in marriage, and in some cultures, the darker the henna stain, the deeper the love between two individuals. Henna is also often used as a temporary tattoo. Henna is also used to safely dye hair, nails, and fabrics like silk, wool, and leather. Please join us in exploring this…

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    Let’s Wrap It – Explore Furoshiki

    IEGAP’s Craft & Chat committee connected with AS@P (Asian Staff at Princeton) for an Explore Furoshiki event on December 13, 2023, at the Carl A Fields Center. There was food, furoshiki, and fun to be had!  All furoshiki materials and food were provided via IEGAP and AS@P. Everyone had the option to wrap a small box, a small bottle, or to make a handbag. Guests were encouraged to bring a small gift to put into their furoshiki box. The presenters were Mami Akiyama – Co-President of AS@P and Mich McLean – VP of IEGAP.  Special guests were also invited to the event: Ijeoma D. Nwagwu – Assistant Director of the Office of Sustainability, Academic Engagement and Campus as Lab Initiatives (thanks to Anuradha Vedantham – Co-president of AS@P) and…

  • IEGAP Craft & Chat: Explore Furoshiki

    Please join IEGAP – Craft&Chat and AS@P ERGs for our Furoshiki Cloth Wrapping event. Furoshiki is a Japanese, sustainable cloth wrapping of gifts and lunch boxes. Furoshiki can wrap oddly shaped objects, and you can make bags out of furoshiki. Marie Kondo’s YouTube video about Furoshiki. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIeSahFAaY   Please bring your own scissors and a small gift to wrap in furoshiki.  

  • IEGAP Craft & Chat: Design & Unwind

    The IEGAP Craft & Chat Committee will be hosting Design & Unwind; take a break from the end-of-semester craziness and pre-jump into summer with a beautiful self-made bouquet. We will have everything you need to make your very own floral bouquet (vase, tools, and flowers). Cookies, coffee, and tea will also be provided 🙂  When: Wednesday May 10th, 1-2pm Where: Louis A Simpson, (Basement) B60A-B Seats are limited to 30 people so sign up fast!  Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFMYOoUJP2KtR-tKBo72Ktx87guMpmc3Vtq1cKRzKxo/edit?usp=sharing

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    Bead and Bond Event

    Crafting is the finest way to unwind during a lunch break at work. The Craft and Chat committee organized a Pandora-style bracelet event called “Bead and Bond.” The participants gathered around a table, grabbed their beads and bracelets, and got right to work. The event reminded us of all of our elementary school crafts days as we talked about color-coordinating beads and charms. Some participants crafted two or three bracelets to distribute to friends and loved ones. An hour of crafts was followed by tea, coffee, cookies, and a lovely cranberry cake. It was amazing to put a face on our members, and we all had a great time making…

  • Bead&Bond – crafting event

    Dear IEGAPers, We are happy to invite you to our first Craft and Chat Committee event in this academic year:  Bead and Bond We will be making Pandora-like Bracelets using glass beads and metal bracelets. You may be able to make up to two bracelets. You can keep the bracelets for yourself or give them as a gift! Cookies and coffee from Olives will be served.  

  • Craft and Chat: Wycinanki

    Please join us to make your own paper work of art. No experience necessary, please bring scissors, we will provide everything else.

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    Craft & Chat

    It’s hard to believe it is already December! This is a time to get cozy and there is nothing better than sit together and have some fun. This is what IEGAP members decided to do on a Wednesday afternoon. We came for an hour of cookies, coffee and some serious crafting. It was so great to see people meeting in person again and having fun making a macramé.

  • Craft and Chat

    We hope you’ll join us for this simple, no-experience-necessary, craft event. A free macramé kit will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants. The event will be held in the Louis A. Simpson Int’l Bldg., room B60 A&B on Dec. 1st.