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Get Crafty This July with Arts & Crafts Workshops and Events

Updated: Jun 14


July Workshops and Events

During the summer months, I love to slow down, enjoy the gorgeous pacific northwest weather, and make time for new things. Maybe it's a new brunch spot or a type of craft. Summer just feels like it holds endless possibilities. The longer days mean there's more time to fit things into our schedule.


If you're looking for a fun activity to add to your July events, then check out an embroidery workshop or art fair below. Each arts & crafts activity is a fun-filled way to spend a few hours or a full weekend.


July Arts & Crafts Workshops and Events in the Seattle, WA Area

West Seattle Summer Fest

July 12-14: West Seattle Summer Fest

This three-day event is the perfect combination of outdoor fun, music, and arts & crafts! Attend one day or all three for a concert, to enjoy the food, and to get goods from local handmade artisans. MCreativeJ will be there with hand embroidery kits for makers of all skills levels.


Wildflower Embroidery Basics Workshop

July 16: Wildflower Embroidery Basics at Monster from 1-3pm PST

Sick time Tuesday workshop. Learn to embroider wildflowers in this day time embroidery basics workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two-hour, hands-on workshop is a great mental health break from your workday and covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, reverse chain stitch, leaf stitch, and French knot. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes: a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, surprise pink pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions.


Alki Art Fair

July 19-21: Alki Art Fair

Love the arts and the beach? Then the Alki Art Fair is perfect for you! Come stroll the beach and see all of the local handmade artworks from PNW artisans. MCreativeJ will be there with hand embroidery kits for makers of all skills levels.


Stumpwork Strawberries Workshop: Stitch in 3D

July 26: Stumpwork Strawberries- Stitch in 3D at Make Apothecary from 6-9pm PST

Want to create textural embroidery that pops off the fabric? Join fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ to learn stumpwork with this delightful strawberry design.


Stumpwork is a type of textural embroidery that uses padding and wire to create elements that stand away from the fabric creating 3D elements. In this 3 hour class you’ll learn how to make a sculptural strawberry and leaves that stick out from the fabric.


You’ll learn how to stitch the stem stitch, pistil stitch, detached chain stitch, berry stitch, couching, long and short satin stitch, button hole stitch, and corded detached buttonhole stitch. All materials are included. This class is best suited for makers that have stitched before, however all are welcome.


Indigo Dye Workshop

July 27: Indigo Dye at Make Apothecary from 12noon-2pm PST

Explore the magic of indigo dyeing with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. Learn how to fold and bind fabric to create patterns and designs with indigo dye. You’ll love seeing the dye change colors, and your designs come to life! Each attendee will receive four cotton tea towels to create their own patterns and are also encouraged to bring additional materials to dye. This class can get messy, so please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dye on. If you are bringing additional items to dye, please nothing larger than 3ft x3ft.


Floral Embroidery Basics Workshop

July 28: Floral Embroidery Basics at Bunnell Family Cellars with On the Eastside Events from 12-2pm PST

Flower power time! Learn to embroider flowers in this hands-on embroidery basics workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two-hour class covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches like the satin stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, detached chain stitch, leaf stitch, and French knot. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, floral transfer designs, embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, a yellow pattern fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions.

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