Kristina de Pizzol’s (at top) Pollen + Wool, the eclectic retail shop at 21 Throckmorton Ave., celebrates its first anniversary this month with a pair of DIY Summer Workshops. Courtesy images.

Pollen + Wool, the eclectic retail shop at 21 Throckmorton Ave. with a tagline of “Gather. Made. Splendid. Live the Life You’ve Imagined,” celebrates its first anniversary this month.

In doing so, the shop is unveiling a pair of DIY Summer Workshops on candle making and fabric arts, a move that’s in line with owner Kristina de Pizzol’s vision of the “space as a creative gathering place where people can come, enjoy their time and hopefully learn something.”

The first workshop, set for Thursday, Aug, 10 (7-9pm), focuses on Soy Candle Making, with Erica Skone-Rees, owner of Rare Bird Makers’ Studio, guiding attendees to create their own clean burning scented soy candles. Blend your own scents using fragrance and essential oils, with Skone-Rees providing a wide variety of fragrances including florals, herbs, musks, smoky leather scents, and more. Attendees will leave with three 4-ounce soy candles. $70. SIGN UP HERE.

The second workshop, set for Thursday, Sept. 14 (6:30-9pm), focuses on creating Fiber Art Wall Hangings using gorgeous fibers of wool, acrylic, alpaca, and cotton. Get inspired by driftwood, crystals, and feathers, as the class will have yards of yarn in many colors, found branches and lots of beads and stones for you to chose from. Bring your imagination and leave with a piece of art that adds whimsical magic to any room. $75. SIGN UP HERE.