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Block Printing for Holidays

$45

with Elizabeth Cogar

Calendar Dec 15, 2018 at 1 pm

Using Indian woodblocks and a block you'll carve yourself, you can decorate items to give as gifts. Bring tea towels, dinner napkins, table runners, yardage or anything else you'd like to decorate! The printing we do will be machine washable.

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).

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 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 

Repeat Pattern

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Dec 16, 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.

Repeat Pattern

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Feb 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.

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.





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