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Stitching

Embellish with Embroidery

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 6 pm

Bring a garment that could use a little extra detail and we'll make it special with some easy embroidery stitches. You could also bring something that needs mending and repair it with decorative stitches. 

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 

Give the Gift of Stitch

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 6 pm

Create adorable and quirky embroidery kits to give as gifts, or keep for yourself! You get to choose 4 designs from our collection of animals, phrases and Richmond icons or make your own design. Bring your sketchbook and your ideas with you! You will screen print your embroidery guide, set up your hoop and get ready to stitch - or give away!

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).

Make a Dress

$75

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Mar 23, 2019 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).

Make a Shirt

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6 pm

In this workshop you will make Shirt No. 1; a simple top with short sleeves. This loose fitting shirt is easy to wear and makes a great layering piece. The neck is finished with bias tape facing. Please bring 2 yards of laundered and ironed lightweight cotton or linen fabric (no jersey or knits). Bring your sewing machine if you have one.

*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 

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Make a Shirt

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Feb 21, 2019 at 6 pm

In this workshop you will make Shirt No. 1; a simple top with short sleeves. This loose fitting shirt is easy to wear and makes a great layering piece. The neck is finished with bias tape facing. Please bring 2 yards of laundered and ironed lightweight cotton or linen fabric (no jersey or knits). Bring your sewing machine if you have one.

*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 

Pajaki Holiday Party

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Dec 20, 2018 at 6 pm

Hailing from a region in Poland, these colorful paper, and straw chandeliers are made to celebrate holidays and brighten up homes year round. Pajakis are fun to make and decorate with all kinds of odds and ends from our craft closet-tissue paper, yarn, washi tape, felt and more. Great for gifts or to make your own home festive.

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 

Sewing 101

$45

with Sarah Curtis

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 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 the basics so you can start making stuff! We’ll cover winding and loading a bobbin, threading, changing the needle, basic stitching, adjusting the stitch length and width, and basic sewing techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn some sewing lingo and a few of Sarah’s favorite tips and tricks. We’ll close the class discussing how to best build a basic sewing tool kit.

Supply List: Bring your machine and manual (if you have them) plus any basic sewing tools you already own (if any). We have machines available, too.

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.

Weave Your Scraps

$45

with Emily Nicolaides

Calendar Feb 7, 2019 at 6 pm

Learn the basics of frame loom weaving while repurposing fabrics, wires, and ribbon. You'll learn about warp and weft, how to process scraps and tabby weave. Open to all skill levels. Option to bring your own materials. 

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.





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