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CIRCULAR WEAVING

$65

with Emily Nicolaides

Calendar Aug 25, 2018 at 11 am

Learn the basics of weaving in a circle. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to warp an embroidery hoop with an open center, as well as basic weaving techniques, yarn selection, and finishing techniques. You’ll walk away with a one of kind tapestry and the skills to continue weaving.

 

EMILY NICOLAIDES is an artist and teacher residing in Richmond. 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.

EMBROIDERY SAMPLER: "MORNIN!" BY SARAH HAND

$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).

This class is being offered on Dates: Sat, April 28 (Milk design) and Thurs, May 17 (Hand design).

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). She sells small batches of pins, pillowcases, tunics, sachets and pennants, and she's Education Coordinator at Studio Two Three.

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.

MACRAME A WALL HANGING

$45

with Emily Nicolaides

Calendar Jun 27, 2018 at 6 pm

In this beginner workshop, you'll learn how to tie basic macrame knots while creating your own wall hanging.

 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.

MAKE A FELT TERRARIUM

$45

with Maggie Smith

Calendar Jul 25, 2018 at 6 pm

Perfect for plant-killers and others who prefer low maintenance flora. Learn to needlefelt with special tools and wool roving, and shape your work into your fave terrarium plants. You'll never water again!

MAGGIE SMITH is a Richmond native, educated at Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. A visual artist and curator with an inclination towards the silly, she is always on the hunt to create flora & fauna from unusual materials. 

 

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. 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.

REPEAT PATTERN SCREEN PRINTING

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Aug 12, 2018 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.

 





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