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Textiles

Embellish with Embroidery

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Jan 29, 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 

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 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 

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Repeat Pattern

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Feb 17, 2019 at 10 am

Make your own fabric! Students will take screen printing on fabric to the next level by creating a four-way repeat pattern. This pattern will be used to print yardage of your own unique design to use for garment sewing, tote bags or whatever else you want to create.

MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at  Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.

Repeat Pattern

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Mar 16, 2019 at 10 am

Make your own fabric! Students will take screen printing on fabric to the next level by creating a four-way repeat pattern. This pattern will be used to print yardage of your own unique design to use for garment sewing, tote bags or whatever else you want to create. All materials will be provided.

MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at  Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.

Sewing 101

$45

with Lisa Hutchinson

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 Lisa’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.

LISA HUTCHINSON has been sewing for 23 years thanks to her momma!  Early on she used second hand fabrics and materials to create clothing and textile art.  After studying fashion design she continued down the road of reuse by upcycling and recycling as much as possible. Hoping to lower her environmental impact she shifted to clothing repair and mending, check out her sustainable stitches at topstitchmending.com.

Full Course

Sewing 101

$45

with Lisa Hutchinson

Calendar Apr 9, 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 Lisa’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.

LISA HUTCHINSON has been sewing for 23 years thanks to her momma!  Early on she used second hand fabrics and materials to create clothing and textile art.  After studying fashion design she continued down the road of reuse by upcycling and recycling as much as possible. Hoping to lower her environmental impact she shifted to clothing repair and mending, check out her sustainable stitches at topstitchmending.com.

Sewing 101

$45

with Lisa Hutchinson

Calendar Jun 18, 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 Lisa’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.

LISA HUTCHINSON has been sewing for 23 years thanks to her momma!  Early on she used second hand fabrics and materials to create clothing and textile art.  After studying fashion design she continued down the road of reuse by upcycling and recycling as much as possible. Hoping to lower her environmental impact she shifted to clothing repair and mending, check out her sustainable stitches at topstitchmending.com.





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