Saturday, December 11, 2010

Midnight Madness Sale Schedule!

Looking to plan your trip to the Midnight Madness around the times of our rotating sales? Here's the schedule:

8pm-9pm : 20% off purses, paper goods, and prints
9pm-10pm : 20% off bath goods, baby goods, and plush creatures
10pm-11pm : 20% off skirts, aprons, kitchen goods, and home decor
11pm-12am : 20% off jewelry and tshirts

All night specials include: 30% off all recycled craft supplies and DIY Kits and 20% off all holiday cards and ornaments!

And remember the Holiday Ape will be on hand for photos from 9-10pm!

See you tonight!! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Hours and Website!

Hey Friends,

The good news is that we have a brand new website! Check it out at

The bad news is that we're still working out some of the glitches on the site, so until all is clear, we'll be double posting some of the pertinent news on events and classes on this blog.

And more good news....we've expanded our December hours for the holiday season! Visit us in person:

Monday, December 6th - Friday, December 18th : 12-8pm
Saturday, December 18th - Thursday, December 23rd : 10am-8pm
Friday, December 24th: 10am-3pm

And remember, we'll be open until midnight on Saturday, Dec. 11th for our 6th Annual Midnight Madness Sale!!

Midnight Madness Sale!

Saturday, December 11th: 8pm-12am

Our 6th Annual Midnight Madness Sale is back for another year of holiday madness!

* Rotating sales all night! A different section of the shop will be 20% off each hour! Tshirts, plush, jewelry, prints--they'll all be on sale at some point in the night!

* All night specials include: 30% off all recycled craft supplies and DIY Kits and 20% off all holiday cards and ornaments!

* Free Holiday treats!

* Photos with the Holiday Ape from 9-10pm!

* Holiday DJ spreading the cheer!

* Door Prizes and Giveaways all night long!

PLUS a portion of all sales will be donated to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center!

Take your holiday cookies for a dip in the chocolate fountain and enjoy some great deals!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Custom AmyD Apron Party!

Custom AmyD Apron Party!

Monday, December 6th 7-9pm

at Wholly Craft (3169 N. High St.)


10 spaces only, RSVP required!

Thinking about picking up an AmyD apron for someone on your holiday list? Sign up for this exclusive shopping event to create a custom apron! Meet local crafting superstar AmyD and see the nitty gritty of her apron operations. Amy will bring in her selection of apron pieces and let you choose your colors, ruffles, appliqué designs, and pockets (including beer pockets!). She’ll put the apron together on the spot while you enjoy wine, appetizers, good company and a private Wholly Craft holiday shopping experience. Customize your gift, hang out with your gift’s maker, eat, drink, and be merry—it’s the antithesis of harried holiday shopping but you’ll end up with a one-of-a-kind treasure!

Space is limited to 10 participants. Please call 447-3445 or email to reserve your space (payment is required at time of reservation). One custom apron per reservation, but feel free to bring a friend for fun!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gnarly November Weekend!

FRIDAY, November 12th

Gerdeman vs. Gerdeman:
works by Elizabeth Gerdeman and Dan Gerdeman

Opening Reception: 7-9pm
Two prominent artists, two distinct and beloved styles, shown side by side at wall gallery during the month of November. Curated by Stephanie Rond, this unique show features new works by the Gerdemans (no relation). Visit the opening reception for an intimate look at the show, along with music, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists.

SATURDAY, November 13th
Clinton Reno
Trunk Show

Local poster artist Clinton Reno will bring his entire collection of prints and posters to Wholly Craft for a one-night only event! Be the first to snag brand new works from the artist (or the last of a limited edition print!) and take your time to peruse his selection to pick out your favorites. Reno has designed and screened posters, CD Artwork and T-Shirts for hundreds of acclaimed rock bands, including Coldplay, My Morning Jacket and Interpol. His critically appreciated work has landed him in a variety of art shows in cities across the map and his work has also been featured at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and numerous Flatstock poster conventions.

SUNDAY, November 14th

Mr. Pickles Tshirt Blowout!
Local crafting superstar Mr. Pickles will be retiring many of your favorite tshirt designs, so here’s your last chance to grab them at rock bottom Pickle prices! Goodbye Tbone. Sayonara Mr. Sexy. Adios Scurvy Friends. Mens and Womens Tshirts in a variety of sizes will be part of the sale, all priced at $5 and $10. One day only!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Classes!

Sewing Lab: Machine Basics
Thursday, November 4th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $22
Supplies needed: a working sewing machine, your sewing machine manual (if you have it), a bobbin, any extras that came with your machine (feet, disks, etc…), sewing scissors, sewing pins, a spool of all purpose thread, scraps of cotton quilting fabric measuring around 18” x 22”
Did you get a new sewing machine? Do you spend more time staring at or fiddling with your sewing machine than actually putting it to use? Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions has been sewing for over two decades and can certainly help you win the battle between human and machine. She specializes in older models but can also work a basic modern machine (no computerized models, please). We will complete a sewing techniques sampler in class to help you practice with your machine. Proper maintenance and care will also be covered during this lab. In order to ensure personalized instruction, the lab is limited to 4 people, so reserve your spot quickly!

Project Sew: Zipper Pouch
Sunday, November 7th; 1-3pm
Class Fee: $22
Supplies needed: a working sewing machine and manual (if available), two fabric scraps measuring 18” x 22” of light to medium weight cotton quilting fabric (one for the lining and one for the exterior), one 7” zipper, a spool of all purpose thread and a bobbin,
sewing scissors and straight pins
Using an adorable pattern featured on Craft Zine by Skip to My Lou, instructor Emily Westenhouser will help you create a pleated zipper pouch. This class is perfect for the beginning seamster who has a basic knowledge of their sewing machine. We will learn pattern layout, sewing in a zipper, adding a lining, and pleats. Please visit Wholly Craft to see the sample of this project!

Beginning Knitting
Sundays November 7th and 14th ; 3:30-5pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 11 or size 13 knitting needles and two skeins of worsted weight (medium thick) yarn.
Keep your hands busy with a skill that’s both relaxing and productive! Knitting creates calm and a plethora of warm accessories and great gifts. This class is for absolute beginners---we’ll start with the basics and move on up to some serious scarf making. Seasoned knitter Adrienne of Crafty Beavers will teach us casting-on, basic knit and purl stitches and combinations, as well as casting-off. In this class we’ll make an cell phone cozie and start work on a scarf.

Spinning Wheel Primer
Monday, November 8th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $20
Have you thought about purchasing a spinning wheel but want to try it out first? Lexie of Balaton Fibers will cover the basic parts of the spinning wheel and what to look for when purchasing a wheel. Each student will take home a yarn sample they spin. This is a small class so sign up fast!

Cable Knitting Crash Course
Wednesday, November 10th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $20
Materials Needed: available upon registration
Take your knitting to the next level! In this one session, you’ll learn the techniques to create beautiful cabled patterns on your scarves and hats. Adrienne from Crafty Beavers will guide you through the necessary skills and you’ll walk away confident to cable!

Introduction to Amigurumi
Monday, November 15th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5
Materials Needed: Please bring yarn of your choice and a crochet hook smaller than the suggested gauge.
Create your own nest of unique amigurumi creatures! From cuddly to creepy, you’ll learn the design and crochet skills necessary to create any style of creature you prefer! In this class, you’ll learn how to make common shapes used in amigurumi and sketch and design your own creature. Amigurumi techniques and tips will be taught and immediately employed in the creation of your very own one-of-a-kind crocheted pal. Intermediate class: basic crochet skills required.

Introduction to Origami
Thursday, November 18th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5
Introduce (or re-introduce) yourself to the wonderful world of paper folding. We’ll cover some basic folds & bases. Projects both practical (boxes, envelopes) & whimsical (balloons, cranes) will be covered. Each student will receive papers to take home and use for their own projects.

Project Sew: Hostess Apron
Monday, November 22nd; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $25 (all materials included)
Get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with a beautiful hostess apron! Make it for yourself or as a gift for your holiday host! In this class, you’ll use a kit featuring pre-cut fabric pieces in a variety of delicious designer fabrics to sew up the project in one short evening. Instructor Carolyn Deer will guide you though the ins and outs of completing a full apron and you’ll walk away with the skills and step by step instructions to complete many more on your own! This is a project for advanced beginners—basic sewing skills required.

**Please note that advance registration is required for all classes. To register please call 447-3445 or stop by the shop. Class Fees must be paid in advance, materials fees may be paid day of class. Full Class Policies are posted at the store, emailed upon registration and are available upon request.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Workshops!

  • Advance registration is required for all workshops. Please call 447-3445 or visit the shop to register for classes.
  • Class Fees are due at time of registration. Materials fees may be paid day of class.
  • Class Policies are posted at the shop and available upon registration.
Project Sew: Oilcloth Tote Bag
Saturday, October 9th 2-5pm
Class Fee:
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)
Instructor: Carolyn D.
A simple project that will have you sewing and toting in no time! Spend a Saturday afternoon learning or refreshing basic sewing skills to create a sturdy and colorful tote bag. The oilcloth bag is waterproof and just wipes clean and will get you used to working with thick, heavy duty materials.

Introduction to Cross-Stitch
Sunday October 10th; 12-2pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)
Instructor: Dana K.
Cross-stitching is not just about ducks on pillowcases anymore! In the class, you’ll use a kit from Subversive Cross Stitch to get started stitching away on your own sassy saying. You’ll learn neat starts and finishes, pattern reading, counting out cross stitch, and french knots.The instructor will also share information and resources on how to create your own patterns.

Introduction to Spinning Yarn
Monday, October 11th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $12 (all materials included in kit—drop spindle, wool roving, instructional booklet)
Instructor: Lexie S.
Are you a fiber fanatic? Take your fanaticism to the next level and learn to spin your own yarn! With careful instructions and the materials provided in this workshop, you’ll be spinning your own yarn in no time. And with the skills you learn in this session, you’ll walk away with the ability to spin skeins for all your knitter friends for the holidays!

Advanced Beginner’s Knitting Clinic
Wednesday, October 13th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Instructor: Adrienne R.
Did you learn to knit then never make it past the basic knit scarf? If you’ve mastered the basic knit and purl stitches but feel shaky about everything else, then this is the clinic for you! Seasoned knitter Adrienne of CraftyBeavers will show you the ropes of basic knitting skills including increasing, decreasing, and changing colors. She’ll also provide trouble-shooting guidance for common knitting mistakes like the dreaded dropped stitch. You’ll also walk away with basic pattern reading skills and the confidence to tackle any beginner’s level pattern. All this in one afternoon!

Introdution to Zines and Zine-Making
Sundays October 17th and 24th; 3-5pm
Class Fee: $25
Instructor: Brittany M.
New to zines? Thinking about writing and distributing a zine but don’t know where to start? Start with this workshop! Here, you’ll learn a bit about the history of zines and their cultural significance before embarking on a project of your own. The workshop will survey different styles of zine design and familiarize you with the tools of the trade. You’ll construct your own mini-zine over the two sessions and learn about distribution channels in the final session.

Beginning Needlefelting
Monday, October 18th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)
Instructor: Christina W.
A super fun, easy-to-learn craft with tons of possibilities! With the basic skills you learn in this workshop, you can create any number of 2D and 3D objects and creatures made entirely of wool. In the workshop itself, you’ll learn a dry needle felting technique and use this to create a 3D needlefelt appliqué on flat felt background. It fun and great for beginners!

Intermediate Knitting
Wednesdays October 27th and November 3rd; 6:30-8pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 10.5/11 circular needles 16 inches or smaller, size 10.5 double
Instructor: Adrienne R.
If you already know the basics of knitting, it’s time to take your skills to the next level—knitting in the round! In this class, you will learn all the skills necessary to create a striped hat. Lessons include circular knitting, adding stripes, and intermediate pattern reading. Once you’ve mastered this skill set, the possibilities are endless!