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