Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shadowplay: Small Works by Laura Alexander


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!

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 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 to register.