Symbols & Thimbles: Embroidering Pop Culture Images
Join us at Modern Cooperative for an embroidery gathering! Embroidery, the art of using thread to embellish fabric, has come back in unique, contemporary ways and we'll look at a few artists who constantly inspire me while we stitch, chat, & sip! Everyone will start with a pre-printed, custom designed piece of fabric featuring pop-culture images to fill in with satin stitch. You don't need an ounce of experience to join us for this beginner level (also great for experienced embroiderers) workshop. No craft gathering is complete without a cocktail and snacks so our featured drink pairing is a delicious tiki drink with fruit accoutrements. YUM. WHAT YOU GET An embroidery hoop and starter set of threads A pre printed design on fabric for you to stitch on A two hour lesson Tiki drinks + fruit ABOUT THE VENUE Mike and Tiffany, shop owners, are collectors and lovers of all things mid-century modern design, re-claimed / re-purposed and vintage! Together they mix the old and new, the high and low, the fun and the serious. You'll love the mix of mid-century modern inspired furniture, vintage finds, and items from local Chicago makers. It's the best place to find a gift for a friend you can feel good about buying! The shop is the perfect place for a craft gathering-it's like we're coming together with friends in our own, beautifully decorated living room!
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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