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 www.whollycraft.com

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.)

$45

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 whollycraft@yahoo.com 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!
12-4pm
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!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

5 year Anniversary Extravaganza!


Celebrate five years of handmade fun at the Wholly Craft Anniversary Extravaganza! Join us on Friday, October 1st from 7-11pm for a storewide sale and anniversary blow-out featuring some of our favorite community partners. Bird and Flower will kick off the evening with a special live performance. Local designer AmyD will present a fashion show featuring her latest looks modeled by The Ohio Rollergirls with hair and makeup by the stylists at Lucky 13 salon. Thought Co will be on hand all night for live screenprinting—bring your own shirts or have one created on the spot. Explosive doorprizes from Stinkybomb Soap will be doled out throughout the evening. And, no party would be complete without cake—in this case, a delicious Pattycake cake!

We so excited to be celebrating five years and so grateful for all the support this community has given us! So, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our crafters, patrons, and supporters—we’re raising a glass to all of you and hope you can join us to celebrate and kick off the next five years!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September Classes and Fall Preview!

  • •Please note that our class policies have changed. We’ll give you an email or hard copy of the new policies upon registration. If you want to see one beforehand, just give a shout!
  • •To register for any class, just call 447-3445 or stop by the shop. Registrations are accepted until 72 hours prior to the class or until all spaces are filled.
  • •Descriptions below are for September classes. The full fall schedule preview is below!

Beginning Knitting
Wednesday, September 8th and 15th; 6:30-8pm
OR Sundays October 3rd and 10th; 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.

Intro to Embroidery
Sunday September 19th, 12-2pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5 (includes all materials and one Sublime Stitching pattern of your choice!)
Do you dream of having a stitched pinup or darling dachshund on your pillow or skirt? Well here’s your chance to make it happen! In this workshop, you will learn several basic embroidery stitches and how to put them to use in your own designs. Also, you’ll learn multiple fun and easy image transfer methods to ensure that almost any image will be ready to be rocked (with an embroidery needle) onto your fabric. Local designer and super fun instructor AmyD has been incorporating embroidery into her designs for years and will share all the best tricks of the trade!

Project Sew: Chalkcloth Banner
Wednesday, September 22nd; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $25 (all materials provided in a kit)
Banners and bunting are all the rage these days! Colorful flags make any occasion seem festive and can be used over and over again. The banner you’ll create in this workshop is extra special—one side of the flag is made of chalkboard cloth so you can write a new message for each occasion. This project is beginner level and is a great introduction to working with thicker fabrics like oilcloth. All materials are provided—you are welcome to either bring your machine or share the one provided.

Sewing Lab: Machine Basics
Sunday, September 26th; 1-3pm
OR 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” or three fat quarters
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!

Advanced Beginner’s Knitting Clinic
Sunday, September 26th; 1-3pm
OR Wednesday, October 13th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
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!

FALL WORKSHOP PREVIEW! (descriptions coming soon, registrations open 9/8)

Project Sew: Oilcloth Tote Bag
Saturday, October 9th 2-5pm
Class Fee:
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)

Introduction to Cross-Stitch
Sunday October 10th; 12-2pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)

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)

Introdution to Zines and Zine-Making
Sundays October 17th and 24th; 3-5pm
Class Fee: $25

Beginning Needlefelting
Monday, October 18th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)

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

Project Sew: Zipper Pouch
Sunday, November 7th; 1-3pm
Class Fee: $22
Materials Needed: TBA

Spinning Wheel Primer
Monday, November 8th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $20

Cable Knitting Crash Course
Wednesday, November 10th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $20
Materials Needed: TBA

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.

Introduction to Origami
Thursday, November 18th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: TBA

Project Sew: Hostess Apron
Monday, November 22nd; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $25

Knitted Book Cover
Wednesday, December 1st; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15

Origami Gifts
Tuesday, December 7th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: TBA

Monday, August 16, 2010

Instructors Wanted!


We’ve recently revamped our class policies and instructor contracts and we’re looking to add to our class roster for the fall. Our shop specializes in beginner and intermediate level classes in a wide variety of craft skills. Potential instructors must have at least 5 years experience with their craft medium and some teaching/training experience.

If interested, please email whollycraftclasses@yahoo.com with your contact information, a summary of your teaching/training experience and detailed descriptions of the classes you would be interested in teaching. Queries must be received by 12pm on Friday, August 20th.

If we think we might be a good fit, we’ll email you with details on our class policies and teacher compensation and ask for a formal class proposal and in-person interview. Interviews will be conducted next week and classes will begin in October.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shadowplay: Small Works by Laura Alexander

CRAFTY RAFFLE FOR ALIX REESE: JUNE 28 - JULY 5

Stop by Wholly Craft from 6/28 to 7/5 to purchase a raffle ticket for $5 to win a basket of fabulous handmade goodies from Columbus artists & crafters. All proceeds will benefit Alix Reese - an innocent victim of gang crossfire - who was shot while driving on the East side of Columbus last month.

Your $5 ticket purchase will give you a chance to win an awesome prize, as well as the opportunity to help out a wonderful young woman and her family.

Featuring awesome creations from:
Stinkybomb Soaps * AmyD * Wholly Craft * UCSA * Kunklebaby * Sweet Stella Designs * TsuruBride * MaraM * Miss Megan Mac * Indiefineable * Buckeye Bling * Label Yourself *
Mary Moon Designs * Torn Angel * Laura Alexander * Anima Metals * Mary Martineau * Poshta Stationery & Design * What The Rock?! * Laura Irene Designs*
Heather Alexander * We Are Something Else * Umbrella Girl Productions *

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Surprise Visit of Aweseomeness!

AN EVENING WITH …
SWEETIE PIE PRESS AND Rev. Aitor of The MISANTHROPE SPECIALTY COMPANY!
Our crafty friends from Toronto and touring the country this summer hitting craft shows from coast to coast and they’re making a pit stop at Wholly Craft on Thursday night! Stop in for:

Darn It! : a drop in darning workshop
Thursday, 6/10: 7pm-9pm
Sliding scale fee
Rip a hole in your favorite sweater? Attacked by moths? Live with a cat who eats socks (I do)? Learn the lost art of mending knitwear! Beckie will show you the basics of darning clothes that have seen better days. You’ll be busting out that favorite cardigan again in no time! The instruction part of the class will only last about 30 minutes, so feel free to drop in at any point between 7 and 9pm!

Unflattering Portraits By Rev. Aitor
Thursday, 6/10: approx. 6-9pm
Why put your best face forward when you can treasure a hilariously unflattering portrait of yourself for years to come? Words can not do these portraits justice, so here’s a link to the gallery of unflattering portraits! A couple of lucky folks have the opportunity to have their own portraits done this Thursday! Portraits take approximately 45 minutes and it’s pay what you wish. We’re taking appointments for the Reverend for Thursday evening—please email whollycraft@yahoo.com to make an appointment.

Mini-Trunk Show
Thursday, 6/10 7-9pm
If you can’t stick around for a portrait or workshop, at least swing by to check out the goodies these fine folks are peddling across the country this summer. Sweetie Pie Press will have a selection of individual one-inch buttons and button sets, including the popular security series and artist illustrated series. Rev. Aitor will have a mixed selection of prints from the Misanthrope Specialty Company

Show Your Pride!


At the wall gallery June 11-July 2 Opening Reception: Friday, June 11th 7-9pm
Show Your Pride! Features artwork by Michael Bush, curated by Stephanie Rond. Celebrate Pride month with a special Pride-themed exhibit at the wall gallery. Join us from 7-9pm on Friday, June 11th for the opening reception. Experience the exhibit, meet the artist, and enjoy music from CMC at the reception!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Workshops!

Beginning Knitting

Sundays June 6th and 13th: 3:30-5pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: size 11 knitting needles and one skein of worsted weight (medium thick) yarn.

Keep your hands busy this season 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 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.

Sewing Lab- Machine Basics

Sunday, June 13th: 12-2pm

Class Fee: $18

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). Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. 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!

Sewing Lab- Pleated Zipper Pouch

Monday, June 21st: 6-8pm

Class Fee: $18

Using an adorable pattern featured on Craft Zine by Skip to My Lou we will make a pleated zipper pouch. This class is perfect for the beginning seamster who has used a sewing machine. We will learn pattern layout, sewing in a zipper, adding a lining, and pleats. Please bring: your sewing machine, thread, scissors, a 7" zipper, two fat quarters (one for the lining and one for the exterior) or two large fabric scraps of a light to medium weight fabric that total about a quarter yard.

**Advance Registration is required for all classes. Please call 447-3445 or email whollycraft-at-yahoo.com to register.


Monday, May 17, 2010

May Workshops at Wholly Craft!

Beginning Knitting

Sundays, May 16th and 23rd, 3:30-5pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: size 11 knitting needles and one skein of worsted weight (means medium thick)yarn. (supplies can be purchased next door at Wonderknit!)

Keep your hands busy this season 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 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.

Sewing For Baby: 3D Baby Block

Thursday, May 20th, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Materials Fee: $10

Is there a new little one in your life? Learn how to create unique, handmade toys to share with that special little somebody! In this beginner’s level class, you’ll utilize hand sewing techniques to create a 3D object. You’ll walk away with a super soft, fabric block that they’ll be sure to hang on to for years to come!

Soft Sculpture Workshop

Sunday, May 23rd, 12-2pm

Class Fee: $15

All Materials Provided

During this workshop with May wall gallery artist Helma Groot, you will create your own soft sculptures. You will make simple patterns, and use recycled fabrics and stuffing to make objects of your own designs. Helma uses many soft sculptures in her mobiles, and she will show workshop participants the techniques she uses to create her artwork.

Sewing Lab: Machine Basics

Sunday, May 23rd, 2-4pm

Class Fee: $18

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). Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. 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!

**Advance Registration is required for all classes. Please call 447-3445 or email whollycraft-at-yahoo.com to register.

Urban Circus


Urban Circus: New small works by Helma Groot. Curated by Stephanie Rond. Visit the wall gallery in May to experience Urban Circus, a collection of two and three dimensional works inspired by Alexander Calder's circus. The mobiles and paintings deal loosely with the idea of what we do to earn money, what we own, what we take along, and what is most important to us.

Join us for the Opening Reception: Friday, May 14th, 7-9pm.

Inspired to make 3D works of your own? Register for the Soft Sculpture Workshop with artist Helma Groot on Saturday, May 23rd. 12-2pm, $15, all materials provided

Friday, May 7, 2010

Handmade Nation Screening and Crafty Cotillion Trunk Show!


We're so excited to co-sponsor the Columbus premiere of Handmade Nation, a documentary by Faythe Levine chronicling the rise of the indie craft movement. And, the screening is held in conjunction with our Spring Trunk featuring new works from our members.


The screening will be held Saturday, May 8th at 3pm at Studio 35 (3055 Indianola Ave.). The trunk show will precede the screening from 1-3pm. Arrive early to enjoy a beer and shop for the perfect handmade Mother's Day gift.


Tickets to the screening are $5 and will be available the day of the show. The trunk show is absolutely free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Studio 35 , Wholly Craft!, and the Columbus Crafty Cotillion.


Participating Cotillion members include:

Laura Stith
Mary Martineau

Hope to see you on the 8th!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

APRIL WORKSHOPS!

Sewing Lab: Machine Basics

Sunday April 11th OR Sunday April 18th 12-2pm

Class Fee: $18

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). Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. 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!

Introduction to Embroidery

Sunday April 11th 2-3:30pm

Class Fee $20 (all materials included)

Do you dream of having a stitched pinup or darling dachshund on your pillow or skirt? Well here’s your chance to make it happen! In this workshop, you will learn several basic embroidery stitches and how to put them to use in your own designs. Also, you’ll learn multiple fun and easy image transfer methods to ensure that almost any image will be ready to be rocked (with an embroidery needle) onto your fabric. Local designer and super fun instructor AmyD has been incorporating embroidery into her designs for years and will share all the best tricks of the trade!


Beginning Knitting

Sundays April 11th and 25th 3:30-5pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: 1 skein worsted weight (medium thick) yarn and size 11 knitting needles.

Keep your hands busy this season 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 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.

Introduction to Needlefelting

Wednesday, April 14th 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15, Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)

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!

Sewing Lab: Patterns and Alterations

Sunday, April 25th 12-2pm

Class Fee: $18

Are you trying to alter a garment and it's just not working? Or just puzzled by a pattern? Please bring any sewing supplies, fabric, your pattern, and a sewing machine (if needed) and with the help of sewing expert, Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions, you’ll "make it work" An excellent lab option for anyone trying to move their skills to the next level!

*Advance Registration is required for all classes. To register, please pre-pay class fees by calling 447-3445, emailingwhollycraft@yahoo.com for PayPal instructions or just stopping by the shop.

Recycled Again! Live Reading


Saturday, April 10th @ 1pm

At Wholly Craft!

Looking for ways to commemorate Earth Day with your kids? Join local children’s author Jason Burke for a reading of his book, Recycled Again, teaching children about the benefits of recycling. For more information about the book, please visit www.alesssonlearnedseries.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Snacktacular!


New works & old favorites by Amy Neiwirth
April 8th-May 7th at the wall gallery inside Wholly Craft!
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 8th 7-9pm

Snacktacular! explores some of our familiar, favorite snack foods - from bakery sweets to carnival treats. Multimedia artist Amy Neiwirth brings her love of food and miniatures to the wall gallery for it’s second show of the year, curated by Stephanie Rond. Amy currently teaches art at the Columbus Torah Academy and is the creative genius behind Sweet Stella Designs. She is also a member of several local arts groups including the Couchfire Collective, Columbus Crafty Cotillion, CAW: Creative Arts of Women, and the Ohio Art League.