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Give the Gift of Making: December Workshops & Craft Fairs

Updated: Nov 23


December is the perfect month to shop small and give the gift of crafting. Wether it's a craft kit or a craft class, you'll have plenty of options for both with all of the workshops and craft fairs. So bring a friend or family member and enjoy this time together.


Here's where you can find MCreativeJ this holiday season:


December 2-4: Urban Craft Uprising Holiday Show

Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s largest indie craft show! At UCU, now in its 18th year, fans can choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children’s goods, toys, housewares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, geekery, art, food, and much, much more. Each show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. This bi-annual show features over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art and design. Hundreds of fans are lined up before our doors open to receive our famous swag bags full of goodies from our vendors and lovely sponsors. Not only can you peruse the aisles full of vendors, but there are also hourly crafty book signings and demos to check out. This show is free and fun for the whole family! We look forward to seeing you!


December 3-4: Phinney Ridge Winter Show

We are pleased to announce that our beloved winter tradition will return in person in both of our buildings and parking lots for year 42! Come see makers that you have grown to love over the years and meet new ones, too. More event details.


December 6: Virtual Holiday Cactus Ornaments with Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

Looking to spend time with friends and family this holiday season? Why not stitch a quirky cactus ornament together in a workshop? Fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ will share how to create Santa hat and Christmas light cactus ornaments in an online two-hour, hands-on workshop. No embroidery experience needed. We’ll cover basic hand embroidery stitches so you can create your own playful cactus holiday ornament. These ornaments are perfect to hang on your tree or give as unique gifts. Each attendee will receive a workshop kit mailed to their door that includes an embroidery hoop, assorted full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, white fabric, an embroidery needle, felt, twine, and printed instructions. RSVP by November 29 to save your spot for class.


December 8: Winter Botanical Embroidery at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

Let's stitch some winter greenery. Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one with local fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. We’ll cover embroidery basics like the satin stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, French knot, lazy daisy stitch while stitching winter plants in this hands-on, two-hour workshop. Each attendee will receive a workshop kit that includes an embroidery hoop, assorted full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, cotton fabric, winter botanical transfer designs, an embroidery needle, felt, a sawtooth hook, and printed instructions. Whether you're an embroidery newbie or a stitching pro, you're sure to learn new stitches, techniques, and tips. Bring a friend and enjoy holiday crafting!


December 9-11: Valley Made Market Holiday Show

This year's Valley Made Holiday Market lineup is truly magical! We have 44 talented vendors joining us at The Vinery on Dec. 10th & 11th. Enjoy a special Sip and Shop for 21+ on December 9 and all are welcome December 10 and 11. Find more event details here.


December 13: Virtual Succulent Ornaments with Jenny Lemons 5-7pm

Love the idea of a plant ornament but aren’t sure you can keep it alive? Why not stitch one! Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in creating an embroidered succulent ornament. In this two-hour, hands-on, virtual class you’ll use the satin stitch, straight stitch, stem stitch, French knot, and couching stitch to create a delightful and sparkly holiday plant ornament embroidery. Class comes with a full kit that includes a 5-inch beechwood embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, a transfer pattern, felt, a sawtooth hook, and printed instructions. Save your spot by December 6 here so we can mail you your class kit.


December 14: Pacific Northwest Pendants at Wyldwood Creative from 6-8pm

Calling all pacific northwest lovers! Want to learn how to hand embroider a mountain range landscape pendant? Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a 2-hour workshop. This hands-on experience includes all the materials you’ll need to create a beautiful hand embroidered pendant. The workshop covers beginner friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, and long and short satin stitch. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a silver oval pendant setting, full skeins of DMC embroidery floss, an embroidery hoop, blue fabric, printed instructions, and an embroidery needle. Grab a ticket for you and a friend here.


December 15: Winter Botanical Napkins at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

Let's stitch some winter greenery. Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one with local fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. We’ll use the stem stitch, French knot, leaf stitch, and bullion knot stitch to add winter plants to napkins in this hands-on, two-hour workshop. Each attendee will receive a workshop kit that includes an embroidery hoop, assorted full skeins of DMC embroidery thread, two white cotton napkins, winter botanical transfer designs, an embroidery needle, and printed instructions. Whether you're an embroidery newbie or a stitching pro, you're sure to learn new stitches, techniques, and tips! Save your spot in this workshop here.


December 17: Last Minute Market at Wyldwood Creative 12-6pm

The perfect place to pick up those last minute gifts! The last minute market is here for you! Join us and several PNW artist for a day of shopping small. Find the perfect handmade good for everyone on your list. Find more details here.


December 18: Maker Magic Market at Block 41 from 10am-4pm

Let’s celebrate the magic of handmade goods! ✨ Maker Magic is a pop-up gift market decked out with 50+ handmade and local makers from around the Seattle area. Find more event details here.


December 29: Indigo Dye at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm

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. Save your spot for this workshop here.


Looking for more events and workshops? See what's coming up on the MCreativeJ events page.

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