My Philosophy

Workshops Essayer is your home for inspired living. I love to highlight my favorite craft DIY’s, design tutorials and recipes for all kinds of yummy dishes, drinks and treats. At WE, I believe all you need is a hint of whimsy, a dash of impish charm and a sprinkle of inspiration.

My Story

Looking back on it now, I realize that I was born a maker.  I loved making things from a very young age.  Every time I came across something I found fascinating, I wanted to learn how to make it.  I learned how to sew, knit, cook and other basic crafting skills so I could learn to make things I loved.  And the older I got, the more intense my unquenchable need to learn new skills became.

And this thirst lead me to a job I love: introducing and teaching others of the joys of making something with your own hands.  For the past several years, I have worked with several schools in Hoboken and NYC teaching enrichment programs.  I am constantly on apps like Pinterest finding new and interesting things to explore not only for myself but for my students as well.  And then I present my own take of the project along with the tutorial right here on this blog.

This is my dream life: I get to eat, sleep and breathe making things!

Meet Eddie

Eddie Mazarura

Founder & Principal

Eddie Mazarura founded Workshops Essayer in 2011.  She graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology  with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications.  After working in healthcare PR for many years, she took that giant step forward to combine her two loves: working with children and the art of creating, to create her dream job.  Her interests include reading, binge watching TV, swing dance and learning how to make some of her favorite things.