Floral Stitchin' & Sippin' @ Barrelhouse Flat
Join us at The Barrelhouse Flat, a cocktail bar in Lincoln Park, for an embroidery workshop! First, we'll watch our bartender mix up the featured cocktail of the evening and try a sample. Then, we can order 'em all night while we learn two different stitches to embroider a custom designed piece of fabric! WHAT YOU GET An embroidery hoop and starter set of threads A pre-printed design on fabric for you to stitch on A printed guide A two hour lesson A special price on the featured cocktail ABOUT THE VENUE Barrelhouse Flat was opened by former Violet Hour mixologist, Stephen Cole. The cocktail menu is full of traditional classics as well as unique and delicious concoctions. The vibe inside, with its velvet chairs, stools, and wood floors, is comfortable and cool and a little speak-easy-ish. This place introduced me to exquisite craft cocktails and I've never settled for less since! It's my absolute favorite cocktail bar in the city!
I am a Chicago artist and art educator. Inspired by the old sewing circles and expanding on the theme of intimate, creative social gatherings, I created J.Villa Workshop. I am hosting craft events at some of Chicago's most beloved bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques, and cupcake shops. I love utilizing classic, traditional art/craft processes such as; weaving, embroidery, printmaking, and watercolor, and putting a contemporary spin on them to bring you a unique, accessible, and fun learning experience! There's nothing better than gathering with others to make something by hand, learning skills and processes that can be used again and again. At each J.Villa gathering, you will experience a thoughtfully curated event in an inspiring space, hand selected and/or handmade art materials, and enthusiastic guidance through the craft process.
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