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June Workshops and Events



Need a break from work? A way to unwind? Time away from family or with friends? Then you need a craft night! Set aside a few hours this month and make space to explore your creative side.


One of the biggest benefits of a craft night is the opportunity to socialize with old and new crafty friends. In our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to connect with friends and family, but a craft night provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere to do just that.


Craft nights also provide a chance to learn new skills and techniques. From dyeing to embroidery to mending to applique, there are so many options for you to choose from!


Engaging in creative activities can be a form of stress relief and provide a mental break from the demands of daily life. By taking time to slow down and focus on the task at hand, you can recharge and refocus.


See what classes you can join in this June!


June 1: Upcycled Clothing Embroidery at Queen Ann Art & Frame from 6-8pm PST

Cover up stains and small holes in your clothing with hand embroidery. Join fiber artist and author Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on workshop. Simply bring a garment to embroider and we’ll provide you with playful nature-inspired sample designs to stitch. This class will cover helpful dos and don’ts of embroidering garments as well as stitches best suited for your individual garment and pattern. Each attendee will also receive an embroidery hoop, thread, needle, and stabilizer to get started. This workshop is beginner-friendly and no prior embroidery experience is required. Save your spot here.


June 3: Embroidered Hats at Make Apothecary from 10:30am-12:30pm PST

dd some flair to a baseball hat with this hands-on workshop. Choose from a variety of playful designs, such as plants, fruit, mushrooms, landscapes, flowers, and more! Fiber artist Melissa Galbraith, will show you how to get started with hand embroidery and cover beginner-friendly stitches like the back stitch, satin stitch, seed stitch, and reverse chain stitch.

A full kit is included with this class and comes with full skeins of DMC thread in various colors, a unisex one size fits most baseball hat, transfer designs, and an embroidery needle. Save your spot here.


June 4: Valley Made Market at Mt. Vernon River Walk from 10-4pm PST

Celebrate the indie-made economy and foster community connections. Valley Made has grown to be one of Skagit Valley’s favorite pop-up events. They focuses on community, and welcomes makers from all backgrounds. Learn more here.


June 6: Ice Dye at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Explore the magic of ice dyeing with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. Learn how to fold and bind fabric to create patterns and designs as well as the playful nature of ice dye. You’ll love playing with different folding techniques and seeing your designs come to life after the ice melts! Each attendee will receive four cotton tea towels to create their own patterns and are also encouraged to bring additional cotton materials to dye. This class can get messy, so please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little dye on. Let's dye all the things!


June 8: Fabric Landscapes at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Let’s create collage landscapes with fabric! Learn how to create your own fabric landscape using applique embroidery with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two-hour, hands-on workshop will cover how to pair fabrics to create your own unique landscapes, basic applique and beginner-friendly embroidery stitches like the running stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, and fly stitch. Each participant will receive a full class kit that includes an embroidery hoop, cotton fabrics, full skeins of embroidery thread, embroidery needle, sewing pins, backing materials, and printed instructions. Get your applique on here.


June 10: Rainbow Hats at Crafty AF Studio from 10am-12noon PST

Wear a colorful rainbow. You can learn to stitch a whimsical rainbow baseball hat. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a two-hour, hands-on workshop and stitch a rainbow cap. We’ll use rainbow colors and the seed stitch, lazy daisy stitch, fly stitch, reverse chain stitch, and the pekinese stitch during class to create a gorgeous rainbow. This class is great for stitchers who have some embroidery experience, and all are welcome. Each class participant will receive a full kit that includes a blue adjustable baseball hat (one-size fits most), rainbow transfer design, full skeins of thread, a needle, and printed instructions. Join us for class here.


June 10: Ballard Art Walk & Book Signing at Monster from 6-9pm PST


June 11: PNW Pendants with On the Eastside Events at Lizzy Kate Teas from 5-7pm PST

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. Get your tickets here.


June 13: FREE Virtual Book Chat with Maker General from 4:30-5:3pm PST

Please join us for a virtual chat with Melissa to hear about her brand new book called How to Embroider Texture and Pattern. We have known Melissa for a few years now and just truly adore her and are so so excited to host this community chat with her and hear all about her process and embroidery knowledge. You for sure don't want to miss this! RSVP here.


June 15: Flower Pockets at Monster from 6:30-9pm PST

Give yourself some flowers! Embellish a bouquet into your pocket. This could be a shirt pocket, pants pocket, or even a dress pocket. Any pocket that needs florals. Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ for a hands-on, 2.5 hour workshop. She’ll show you how to get started with embroidering your clothing and cover stitches like the stem stitch, detached chain stitch, long and short satin stitch, leaf stitch, French knot, and bullion knot. A full kit is included with this class and comes with full skeins of DMC thread in various colors, transfer designs, a wood embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, and printed instructions. Attendees will need to bring their own garments with a pocket to embroider.


June 16: Indigo Dyeing at Make Apothecary from 6-8pm 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. Get your dye on here!


June 21-23: h+h americas Trade Show at Donald E. Stephens Convention & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL

h+h americas is a B2B trade show. Open to everyone who makes a living in crafts, h+h americas serves a community without membership requirements. Find more information here.


June 27: Kids Fruit Embroidery at Make Apothecary from 10am-12noon PST

Cherries, strawberries, watermelon, oh my! Let's stitch some summer fruits. Join Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ in learning how to hand embroider fruits. This is a hands-on 1.5 hour class that will cover some of the basics of hand embroidery and is a great starting point for new stitchers (ages 12 and up). We’ll use the back stitch and seed stitch to create delicious fruits. This class comes with a full kit that includes peel stick and stitch fruit designs, full skeins of DMC thread in various colors, a needle, a 4-inch embroidery hoop, cream cotton fabric, printed instructions, and in-person instruction. Save your child a spot here.


June 28: Floral Embroidery Basics at Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop from 10am-12pm 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. Get your class tickets here.


June 28: Fluffy Moths at Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop from 4-6pm PST

You’ll be a flutter over these whimsical and fluffy moths. Do you want to learn to create fluffy stitches? Join fiber artist Melissa Galbraith for an embroidery workshop. In a two hour, hands-on workshop we’ll cover a variety of embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, split back stitch, fly stitch stitch, French knot, and turkey work. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, moth transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. This workshop is for makers of all skill levels and no prior embroidery experience is required.


June 29: Magical Mushrooms at Monster from 6:30-8:30pm PST

Let’s stitch magical mushrooms! Learn to embroider a playful bunch of fungi in this embroidery workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This two hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches such as the satin stitch, back stitch, reverse chain stitch, long and short satin stitch, and French knot. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes a wooden embroidery hoop, mushroom transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, backing materials, and printed instructions. Sign up for class here.


June 30: Kids Succulent Embroidery at Wyldwood Creative from 2-3:30pm PST

Learn to stitch a succulent of your choice with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ. This 1.5 hour, hands-on workshop helps new stitchers (ages 12+) get started with embroidery. We'll cover prepping fabric in the hoop, splitting, knotting, and threading as well as basic embroidery stitches like the satin stitch, seed stitch, and reverse chain stitch. Each attendee will receive a full kit that includes: a wooden embroidery hoop, succulent transfer designs, an embroidery needle, full skeins of embroidery thread, cream cotton fabric, and printed instructions. Sign your young crafter up here.

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