Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Umbrella Girl Productions Trunk Show!

Saturday, May 23rd


Umbrella Girl Productions presents a Spring Trunk Show at Wholly Craft this Saturday! Emily Kitturah Westenhouser, the one-woman sewing extraordinaire behind Umbrella Girl Productions will be showcasing her full stock of sewn stationery, greeting cards, gift tags, and hair scarves, including her brand-new Spring 2009 line of stationery. The new line includes

Pattycake Bakery cupcake cards and Columbus Favorites! cards featuring sixteen photos of Columbus landmarks by Mary Martineau. It’ll be a day of shopping and sweet surprises, including a special guest appearance by local musicians, Dottie and Clyde at 6pm . Mark your calendars now for this special chance to stock up on your favorite designs!

End-of-May Classes!

Sewing Lab
Saturday, May 30th, 1-2:30pm
Class Fee: $12
Did you get a new sewing machine or do you have one collecting dust in a corner? 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 a decade and can certainly help you win the battle between human and machine. She specializes in older models but can also work a basic modern model (no computerized models, please). Proper maintenance and care will also be covered during this lab. In order to ensure personalized instruction, the lab is limited to 3 people, so reserve your spot quickly!

Sew Basic
Saturday, May 30th, 3-5pm
Class Fee: $15 (or take both sewing classes for only $22)
Whether you’re looking to create a fashion vision or just alter a piece that no longer fits, this is the class for you! Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions will be back to teach some basic hand sewing skills and demonstrate several sewing techniques to make and alter simple garments. Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. Please bring a shirt or skirt you’d like to learn how to alter.

Beginning Knitting
Sundays, May 31st and June 7th, 4-5:30pm
Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: size 8 needles, 1 skein medium weight yarn
Now is the time to finally pick up some knitting needles and learn a new skill! 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 the Crafty Beavers will teach us casting-on, basic knit and purl stitches, changing colors, and casting-off. In this class we’ll make an ipod/cell phone cozie and start work on a scarf.

* Space is very limited and advance registration is required for all classes. To register, please email, call 447-3445, or stop by the shop during business hours and make arrangements for pre-payment of class fees.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Trunk Show!

Sweetie Pie Press and Misanthrope Specialty Co.
Mother’s Day Trunk Show @ Wholly Craft!
Sunday, May 10th, 12-5pm

This weekend, we’re graced with an unexpected visit from Toronto artists Becky of Sweetie Pie Press and Rev. Aitor of the Misanthrope Specialty Co. and we were lucky enough to arrange a last minute trunk show for you! They’ll be bringing out the full line of their work at the shop from 12-5pm on Sunday, so this is not to be missed. Sweetie Pie Press is a one-woman, one-inch button empire with hundreds of original designs and fabulous limited edition artist-series buttons. In addition to selling his prints and illustrations, Rev. Aitor will be taking appointments for Unflattering Portraits (as seen on CBS Sunday Morning with Mo Rocca!)—please call 447-3445 or email us at whollycraft-at-yahoo-dot-com to set up a 45 minute appointment for your portrait. Or bring mom in to sit for an unflattering family portrait, and make it an unforgettable Mothers Day! Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended due to the limited time frame.
Hope to see you there!!