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Stitching

EMBROIDERY SAMPLER:

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Aug 21, 2018 at 6 pm

Come stitch with Studio Two Three’s adorable embroidery kits featuring everything you need to make a pillow or wall hanging -- thread, scissors, needles and wonderful designs by Richmond artists Chris Milk and Sarah Hand. We’ll go over the basic stitches and get to work!(Photo is of Laura McDonald's sampler... she took this class in fall of '17).

Supply List: All supplies included in the kit which is included in the class fee!

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 (www.yippyskippy.biz).

FREESTYLE LATCH HOOK

$45

with Kristin Hott

Calendar Jul 21, 2018 at 1 pm

Not your Cookie Monster or rainbow cloud memories from the 80's, folks! (Unless that excites you)... get ready to design your own pattern / landscape and get hooked! All materials provided. Bring some of your favorite yarn to incorporate. You'll learn how to cut your own, hook and groom and have a great time.

 

A "retired" 90's pop music drummer, KRISTIN HOTT now makes music with color, form and history. Her hand sewn dolls incorporate vintage fabrics and buttons, and her flower crowns are bright, whimsical and Frida-esque. She makes and upcycles through her creative company, Yellow Lantern Co., from a tiny hand-built pallet studio in Mechanicsville, VA. An experienced educator and workshop facilitator, Kristin seeks out the fun and spontaneity in making and invites you to adventure along, too.

 

MACRAME A PLANT HANGER

$45

with Emily Nicolaides

Calendar Jul 18, 2018 at 6 pm

You learned how to make a macrame tapestry, next learn macrame in the round. In this workshop, you'll master a few more knots while designing and making your own plant hanger, personalized to whatever vessel you want to display with it. *Bring a small or medium potted plant or bowl.

EMILY NICOLAIDES is a Richmond based artist and teacher. She combines linear and circular weaving to create nontraditional shaped tapestries through custom built frame looms. She began studying weaving while working towards her BA at the University of Mary Washington. Since then she has continued her education in weaving through Penland School of Crafts and the American Tapestry Alliance. When she’s not weaving, Emily enjoys cooking, supporting the local music scene, and volunteering with Friends Association for Children.

QUICK! MAKE A DRESS!

$75

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Jul 14, 2018 at 10 am

You’ll be delighted with the outcome of this class… a simple summer dress or tunic made using one of the wonderfully designed patterns of Sonya Philip (100 Acts of Sewing). It’s fast and easy and you’ll learn a trick or two, too. Students should bring 3 yards of cotton or linen(no knits) and a sewing machine, if you have one. Pattern (sizes XS-XXXL) is included in class fee.

*Basic sewing skills needed -- how to work your machine (rethread, bobbin winding, etc). Sign up for our Sewing 101 class first if necessary. No garment sewing skills necessary.

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 (www.yippyskippy.biz).

SASHIKO STITCHING

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Jun 26, 2018 at 6 pm

This form of Japanese stitching is easy to learn and endlessly useful for mending and decorative embellishment. We'll stitch a simple sashiko sampler and learn about ways to mend fabric that will hold up against frequent use. Bring something you'd like to mend!

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 sells small batches of fabric items as Yippy Skippy. She also runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and is a freelance writer.

 

 

SEWING 101: FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

$45

with Sarah Curtis

Calendar Jun 20, 2018 at 6 pm

Have a sewing machine in your closet and no idea how to use it? Bring your machine (and manual) or use one of ours and learn about the basics so you can start making stuff! We’ll cover threading, winding and loading a bobbin, changing the needle, basic stitching, adjusting the stitch length and basic techniques.

SARAH CURTIS started sewing in 2010 when she simply wanted to save some money on roman shades then shifted her focus to clothing in 2012. Now, thanks to gobs of sewing classes and inspiration from sewing bloggers around the globe, her once-casual hobby has spiraled into a goal to someday never buy ready-to-wear clothing again. You can see what she’s made so far at www.dresshandmade.com.

 

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