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Workshop Calendar

Petals and Props Photography Workshop with Jamie Jamison
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Petals and Props Photography Workshop with Jamie Jamison

3-Day Workshop, September 13-15 ~ Floral and Prop Styling, Content Ideas, Natural Light iPhone/Camera Vignettes, Tips and Tricks to create a Strong Instagram with Individual Coaching. $50 Early Bird Discount until August 1st

Who should attend: Small business owners, makers, florists, interior designers, bloggers or anyone who wants to improve their Instagram and give a creative kick to their social media content. If this is your first workshop or you have done this before, everyone will feel comfortable and welcome!

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Masterclass in Farm to Fire cooking with Chefs Jaret, Mona, and the Tournant team at the Made on 23rd Barn
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Masterclass in Farm to Fire cooking with Chefs Jaret, Mona, and the Tournant team at the Made on 23rd Barn

Chefs Jaret, Mona and the Tournant team will be demonstrating their signature cooking techniques in a hands-on workshop around a series of open fires. This workshop is for cooks of all levels who love food and cooking and are curious about the basics of building and combining flavors, cooking with the seasons and surroundings, and mastering open fire cooking techniques such as ash-roasting, grilling, cedar-planking and dutch oven cooking. Food will be prepared and shared together and attendees will go home with the fundamentals of this rustic tradition to put to use for their own gatherings with friends and family. This event is BYOB. Please feel free to bring libations to enjoy—or to share! The workshop will be held on private property in Vancouver, WA. Attendees will receive the address and additional itinerary details as the workshop date draws near. Register here.

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Punch Needle Wall Art
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Punch Needle Wall Art

In collaboration with Portland Textile Month and Connecting Threads! In this workshop, you will learn how to thread a punch needle tool, create your own unique punch needle design, and develop your punch needle technique to create a beautiful embroidered piece of wall or table art. All materials included.  Register Here.

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Blockprint and Embroidery Workshop with Studio Tour
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Blockprint and Embroidery Workshop with Studio Tour

Celebrate Portland Textile Month! Join us in our print studio for the first half of the workshop! You will choose from our selection of bamboo printing blocks and print your design on a guest towel. Then we will move to our comfortable barn studio for embroidery instruction. Make a sampler of 6 different embroidery stitches and learn how to embellish your guest towel! You will leave with your beautiful guest towel, a stitch guide, a stitch sampler, an embroidery hoop, and a printing block. Register Here.

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Felted Christmas Stocking Ornament with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Felted Christmas Stocking Ornament with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

If you have been thinking about getting your hands wet and giving felt-making a try, this is the perfect opportunity. In this playful class you’ll learn how felting happens, how to lay down the wool with the shingling technique, and learn how blend different colors of wool and different fibers while working on a hollow shape.

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Felted Slippers with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Felted Slippers with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

Making a custom size, fitting pair of slippers is a great opportunity to learn how to make a 3-D object starting with a 2-D resist pattern. In this workshop you'll develop confidence in planning a project, estimating the shrinkage of the felt, and enlarging the pattern. You'll also learn about the different qualities of different types of sheep’s wool and how to choose and mix the right wools to get a strongly felted durable pair of slippers.

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Felted Pillow Pads or Small Rug with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Felted Pillow Pads or Small Rug with Seattle Artist Flora Carlile-Kovacs

Come and join us for a two day felting workshop and learn
- about the traditional symbols of the rugs
- how to plan a powerful design
- how to make your own prefelt with color transitions
- how to turn the soft prefelt into a strong and durable pillow
- some tricks of the trade that make the felting process easier

You will be rewarded with beautiful pieces you complete by the end of the class!

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Print and Embroidery Workshop
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

Print and Embroidery Workshop

Join us in the studio for a morning of relaxed creativity. First you will print a beautiful hemstitch guest towel with one of our bamboo printing blocks. Then you will learn to embellish the print with a few easy embroidery stitches. All materials will be provided and you will leave with a finished guest towel, embroidery hoop, and a stitch guide.

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Print and Embroidery Workshop
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Print and Embroidery Workshop

Join us in the studio for an afternoon of relaxed creativity. First you will print a beautiful hemstitch guest towel with one of our bamboo printing blocks. Then you will learn to embellish the print with a few easy embroidery stitches. All materials will be provided and you will leave with a finished guest towel, embroidery hoop, and a stitch guide.

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Print and Embroidery Workshop
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Print and Embroidery Workshop

Friday night fun! Join us in the studio for an evening of relaxed creativity. First you will print a beautiful hemstitch guest towel with one of our printing blocks. Then you will learn to embellish the print with a few easy embroidery stitches. All materials will be provided and you will leave with a finished guest towel and two greeting cards.

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Carve and Clay Bud Vase with Guest Artist Stephanie Burton
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Carve and Clay Bud Vase with Guest Artist Stephanie Burton

Clay artist, Stephanie Burton, and Inspiring Material have teamed up to present a new Workshop. First you will carve a printing block that will be used to press your design into a piece of clay. Then, working from a template, you will create your very own bud vase. It's super easy and the clay will be rolled out and ready for use. Stephanie will take the vase back to her studio to fire and let you know when it is ready for glaze.

This workshop will be held at the new barn! Find more details and register here

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Textile Block-Printing
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Textile Block-Printing

Students will carve a custom printing block that will be used to print a paper journal and a linen tea towel.  All tools and materials will be provided. Each student will leave with a beautiful tea towel, their printing block, a journal, and knowledge to create additional textiles and prints at home.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Please notify the instructor via email if you have food restrictions. 

Workshop will be held at the studio of Made on 23rd.

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textile block-printing - sold out
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

textile block-printing - sold out

Students will carve a custom printing block that will be used to print a paper journal and a linen tea towel.  All tools and materials will be provided. Each student will leave with a beautiful tea towel, their printing block, a journal, and knowledge to create additional textiles and prints at home.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Please notify the instructor via email if you have food restrictions. 

Workshop will be held at the studio of Made on 23rd.

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beginning embroidery
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

beginning embroidery

Join us in the studio for an evening of relaxed creative fun. Learn 6 embroidery stitches while working on a linen sampler. We will talk about hoops, and thread, and how to use the stitches you learn in different ways. All materials will be provided and you will leave with an embroidery hoop and enough thread to finish your sampler at home. 

Appetizers and beverages will also be provided. Please notify the instructor via email if you have food restrictions.

Reservation required. Register here.

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textile block-printing
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

textile block-printing

Students will carve a custom printing block that will be used to print a paper journal and a linen tea towel.  All tools and materials will be provided. Each student will leave with a beautiful tea towel, their printing block, a journal, and knowledge to create additional textiles and prints at home.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Please notify the instructor via email if you have food restrictions.

Workshop will be held at the studio of Made on 23rd. 

Registration required.

Register here

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