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Sewing & Textiles

Sew Your Dream Work or Cooking Apron

$65

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Nov 24, 2019 at 12 pm

Using a super simple apron pattern as a template, you'll decide where you want pockets and how many, what length and whether you want to tie it on or just slip over your head. Block print a pattern on your finished apron if you wish. You bring 2 yds of fabric and we've got the rest!

ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching, and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items 

Woven Ornaments

$50

with Emily Nicolaides

Calendar Dec 5, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving while making tiny woven ornaments. You'll learn about warp and weft, yarn selection, and basic shape weaving. Weave one ornament or as many as you can! Open to all skill levels

EMILY NICOLAIDES is an artist and teacher residing in Richmond, Virginia. She began weaving functional wares in 2013 when she took her first class at Penland School of Crafts. Since then Emily has continued her textile education through Penland, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and most recently, the American Tapestry Alliance.In 2016, she began experimenting with frame loom weaving and unconventional warps. Today she combines linear and circular weaving to create nontraditional shape tapestries through custom built frame looms.

Intro to Machine Tufting

$200

with Tim Eads

Calendar Dec 15, 2019 at 10 am

Participants will be introduced to using power tufting machines to create rugs by hand. During the 6-hour class, we'll cover the basics of setting up the backing cloth and frame, threading and working the tufting machines. You'll begin creating your own rug or pillow design that is 22" x 22". You will also learn how to cut, glue, and finish a rug for use on the floor or as a wall hanging.

The tufting frame, cloth, and yarn are included in the cost of the workshop. Additional supplies and the tufting machine will be available for purchase at a discounted price. Tufting machines will be provided to be used during the workshop so you don't need one to take the class.

TIM EADS is an artist, designer and master printer in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Tim regularly teaches at Penland School of Craft and Tyler School of Art. Recent exhibitions include Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE. He has work in several public and private collections. 

In order to keep this class affordable and open to all, there are two different payment options: pay in full at time of registration OR $75 deposit with scheduled payments. Full payment due week of class. Due to limited seating, the deposit is nonrefundable. Email kb@studiotwothree.org with any questions.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $62.50, paid every two weeks.

Wonky Improv Quilting

$65

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Jan 18, 2020 at 12 pm

Come learn a fun, improvisational way to sew a quilt square on the fly with no measuring(!). Bring scraps or choose from ours, and we'll cut and sew using a super easy method. This is a great way to use up small scraps of your fave fabrics.

ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching, and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items 





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