It's crazy to think we're almost half way through the year already! Lately time just seems to be flying by and I sometimes have to remind myself that 2010 was more than 10 years ago now... Seems crazy, right!
As a kid, time felt so slow and while I loved summer, it was the slowest time of the year. One thing that helped the time go by faster, were all the craft camps, hanging out with friends by the pool, and the sunshine. While I'm not promising adult summer craft camp (I wish!) I am recommending summer craft workshops! Because we could all use a fun crafty break to have fun and create something new. This July, I'll have in-person and a few virtual classes so we can craft together! From indigo dyeing to mending, to wearable embroidery, and more, there are tons of possibilities for you to have an enjoyable crafty getaway. See them all below.
Visible Mending: Covering with Patch Applique from 6-7pm on July 7 with Wydwood Creative
Kids (and adults) are hard on their clothes. Help them last a little longer with fun appliqué patches. Learn how to cover a hole or stain and create a playful appliqué patch in whatever design you (or your little one) desires. Join Melissa of MCreativeJ to learn how. RSVP here.
Bee T-Shirt Clothing Embroidery Workshop from 6-8pm on July 8 with Monster
Have you ever wanted to add embroidery to your t-shirt? Well now you can! Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in a two-hour online workshop. You'll learn the leaf stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and stem stitch to create this bee and leaf design, specifics of how to embroider on clothing, and tips and tricks to making your embroidered clothing last. Simply bring your own t-shirt and let's get stitching. Class participants will receive a materials kit upon registration that includes DMC embroidery thread, an embroidery needle, a transfer pattern, iron on stabilizer, an embroidery hoop, printed instructions, and live instructions via Zoom. This class will take place over Zoom on 7/8 starting at 6 p.m. PST. A recording of the workshop will be shared after the class. Whether you're an embroidery newbie or a stitching pro, you're sure to learn new stitches, techniques, and tips! Register by 7/1 to allow time for the supplies to reach you.
Cactus Bandana Wearable Embroidery Workshop from 6-8pm with Spacecraft
Add some stitched flair to your favorite bandana. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for an in-person workshop and learn to stitch cacti onto your bandana. We’ll use the long and short satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and French knot to add prickly plant details to the bandana of your choice. This class also comes with a full kit that includes: 4 peel stick and stitch detailed cactus designs, 5 skeins of DMC thread in various colors, a needle, an embroidery hoop, iron on stabilizer, and printed instructions. RSVP here and BYOB: You will need to provide a bandana of your choice to embroider.
Landscape Patches Wearable Embroidery Workshop from 5-7pm with Jenny Lemons
Calling all nature lovers. From the orangey sand swept desert dunes to the tree lined blue ridge mountains, capture your love of the great outdoors with an embroidered patch. Join Melisa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in stitching a landscape patch. We’ll use the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and the whip stitch to create iron-on patches that you can add to your go-to travel pack or favorite jean jacket.
This virtual class comes with a full kit that includes: 4 peel stick and stitch landscape designs
white cotton fabric, felt, an embroidery hoop, needle, 5 full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, iron-on stabilizer, and printed instructions. A recording of the workshop will be available after class. Please register by July 12th in order to receive your kit in time for class.
Summer Fruit Tote Wearable Embroidery Workshop from 5:30-8pm with Wyldwood Creative
Squeeze some fun out of grocery shopping and running errands with this fruity tote bag. Join local fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in learning how to embroider fruit onto a tote bag. We’ll use the back stitch, seed stitch, reverse chain stitch, and French knot to add fruity details to a canvas tote. This in-person class comes with a full kit that includes: 8 Peel stick and stitch fruit designs, full skeins of DMC thread in various colors, a canvas tote, an embroidery needle, an embroidery hoop, iron on stabilizer, and printed instructions. Whether you're an embroidery newbie or a stitching pro, you're sure to learn new stitches, techniques, and tips! RSVP here.
Indigo Dyeing Workshop from 1-3pm with Spacecraft
See the magic of indigo dyeing unfold! Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for an in-person, hands-on, two hour, dyeing workshop. We'll cover how to fold and bind fabric to create beautiful indigo dyed patterns on cotton napkins. Attendees will receive 4 napkins to dye and are encouraged to bring additional materials to dye. RSVP here.
Plus, find me at these in-person events:
July 17: Trunk Show at A Little Knitty 10-3pm
I'm excited to join A Little Knitty for a pop up trunk show! You'll be able to see and purchase new embroidery kits, patterns, and finished pieces of decor. Plus, while you're in-store, check out our upcoming workshops.
July 25: Tacoma Sunday Market 10-3pm
I'm excited to be back at the Tacoma Sunday Market! This is such a cool market filled with vintage and handmade makers, live music, and of course food. Market will be held at 3700 S Park Ave, Tacoma, WA. You won't want to miss out.