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Tuva42
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Posted: 5/10/2014 9:39:58 AM
In my town there are two popular kinds of drop-in craft businesses. There is the ceramic painting place and the canvas painting place.

If you wanted to go somewhere and do a drop-in craft for an hour or two what sort of craft would you want to be available besides these two? Would you want to do paper crafts, make holiday decorations, teacher gifts, candle making, beading? Any other ideas?

Would your teens be interested in going to a drop-in craft place?

Would you be interested in a craft place that offers weekly classes for preschoolers to work with paint, glue, etc.? Would you visit a birthday party venue that was based on doing crafts?

Yes, I'm picking your brains for a potential business.



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Posted: 5/10/2014 9:46:35 AM
I guess my question for you would be---what do YOU like to do?
Are you passionate about all those crafting ideas? You listed many different types of crafts. If there's one that's your actual hobby I think you should go with that one.

Offer too much of a mish-mash and it's going to be a bit confusing. Unless of course, you are just offering space for people to come do their thing, bring their own supplies, etc.

I think it takes a lot to create a space people want to spend time at, and spend money. There is a paint your own pottery place that is absolutely adorable. It's been around a long time. I've seen others with the exact same concept go bust. It didn't have the right feel, or attention. You have to have passion about it and pay attention to all the details. It shows.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 10:27:58 AM
There is a store like this near where I live. I've never taken a class there, but the store is adorable. I have no idea how successful it is. I don't live close enough to visit on a regular basis. Just thought you might want to see something beyond pottery and canvas painting.

Drop in Craft Store


ETA: you should look at The Website's Gallery to see photos of the shop.




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Posted: 5/10/2014 10:42:53 AM
I think key things for a place to be successful is to offer the opportunity for doing a craft that most people wouldn't have the facilities for at home and for the craft be something that requires minimum instruction for a novice.

I think that's why the pottery places have been successful - most people don't have access to a kiln, and it only takes a brief "orientation" and anyone with any skill level can make something cool and can complete a project in one sitting. It's also kind of a bonus that the customer has to go back to pick up their finished items - it provides another opportunity to do business with them.

I'm not sure what other crafts fall into this category...

Now, if you're talking about opening a craft-type store where you can purchase supplies, as well as work on a project, I think you can be more flexible with the type of craft.


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Posted: 5/10/2014 10:48:12 AM
Agree with Carol. It needs to be something where it would be prohibitively expensive to buy all that is needed for one person to do the craft at home. But that the store can split those same expenses over multiple people to get the overall cost down. Different paints, brushes, etc all cost and most people won't do enough to make it worthwhile.

I would love to go to a vinyl cutting store and be able to create vinyl signs without having to buy all the equipment. I have a first edition robocutter, but have never upgraded because I just won't use it enough.

It would be easy to combine that with the painting of canvases to add words after the painting is complete.


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Posted: 5/10/2014 11:04:37 AM
My son goes to a weekly art class. It is a art studio in a little old house. He loves art and the teachers there are wonderful!!! They cover all different mediums of art and it is a 45 mins weekly art class. Honestly I can't remember what I pay for it but it is a 9 week class and I think it is about $15 a class but I can't remember. We do crafts and projects at home but this gave him another outlet and we do it on a day he doesn't go to school.

The family camp we go to has a art house. It is a room with paint, glitter, paper, canvases, wooden piece that can be painted and a 100 hundred other options! My son loves to go in there. My point in sharing that is that he loves it! I love it because it is filled with things for him to create. I am not an artist and my creativity goes into my home or kitchen. I love that he enjoys creating and he loves to create with anything. At home it might be Lego's, baking with me, a project or drawing. Most parents want to provide creative outlets for their kids but sometimes lack the time, mental energy or time to gather things and include it into their day but I do thing there is a need for it.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 11:34:42 AM
I love the idea, and have for quite awhile. Years ago, back in my before kid days, I loved going to Club Med and playing in their craft hut. All sorts of fun to be had when it was rainy or in the heat of the afternoon. I mostly played with beads and wonderful things to make earrings from. Silk batik scarves were fun. Painting on a canvas tote, possibly with a fabric dye. It's been a long time, but those projects I remember.




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Posted: 5/10/2014 11:41:37 AM
Great topic!

In my area there is also a ceramic painting place. They also offer kiln fired glass as their ceramic kilns can be used for glass. I took a class there, but making pieces for an hour or two is also available. You do have to leave the items for firing and pick them up another time.

The business name is ALL ABOUT ART in Enterprise, AL if you wish to check their website.

ETA: BeachGurl mentioned batik which is something I've always wanted to do but there's a fair amount of equipment and set up needed. If such were available that would be a place I'd spend time at.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 12:17:05 PM

I think key things for a place to be successful is to offer the opportunity for doing a craft that most people wouldn't have the facilities for at home and for the craft be something that requires minimum instruction for a novice.


That. If it's stuff they can just do at home, you'll need a compelling reason why they should come do it somewhere else... and pay for it.



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Posted: 5/10/2014 1:08:58 PM
Thanks for all the advice, everyone.

I do like doing lots of different crafts, but I know that a business can't be all things to all people. If I were to open something like this it would need to focus on just a few things that could be customized in many ways. But I don't want to focus just on a craft I like, I need to know what sort of craft other people would pay to go and do.

Pen and Ink, thanks for the link. That place is wonderful!

My thought is that it would be a place where people could get crafty without investing in a lot of craft equipment and supplies. Maybe they could do a glass block decoration with pre-cut vinyl. Or teens could work on a smash book. Or little kids could paint a trick-or-treat bucket. Maybe it would be candle making. I'm looking for something that people would enjoy doing, but maybe don't have the equipment or knowledge to do on their own.

So tell me, what would YOU like to make at a drop in craft store?




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Posted: 5/10/2014 1:32:32 PM
I would definitely go and make use of a vinyl cutter. I don't want to commit to one, but might if I could go learn on one how to use it and what it could do. I've always felt that I wish I could go play with them with someone there to demonstrate and answer questions when they come up. Even the different models and how they differ, to find out what I like best or least about each one. That's a lot different than poring through pages of reviews and watching endless videos.

It also might be that I just want the convenience of a place where I could go make use of the machines and do projects and have a place dedicated to the supplies of that medium and be around other people that have ideas about it.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 2:17:33 PM
I would definitely pay for

a letterpress craft using cool plates
a screen printing class
pottery painting
crocheting edging on a pillowcase or sock
modern calligraphy class
batik class
dip dye class
a woodburning class
felting class

I'd love to go to that lovely little store in Los Altos, that Pen and Ink linked too. What a lovely little place! I could see taking quite a few classes there with girlfriends for a fun night out.


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Posted: 5/10/2014 2:30:28 PM
My kids went to a glass place on a summer camp trip - they had different colors/sizes of glass pieces that they could arrange decoratively on a plain glass square about 9x9. It was then fired to fuse the glass pieces to the background, and they came out so pretty. they hang in our dining room window with suction cups. They really look artsy - not at all like the "refrigerator art" that they brought home from other places.

I wonder if the place had other glass things you could decorate, like jewelry or vases. Even the glass squares would make lovely gifts.

That's something not many people would have at home, and the results even from a 6yo kid were really nice.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 2:38:03 PM
We made these cute snowman door stops for a project at our local Ronald McDonald House a few years ago, and they were a huge hit. I could see kids being interested in making these around the holidays. Snowmen

I love to go to our local pottery shop and do glass fusion. For me, it's more fun than pottery painting. DD 11 loves it, too.

Really, I think we'd be open to a shop that did lots of creative arts ~ the more creative the better, especially if you suggested ideas that we might not have thought of on our own. Sounds like a fun business! All the best to you in your quest.


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Posted: 5/10/2014 2:38:25 PM
I'd be interested in screen printing and glass art too. I think the pea who said having access to and introductions to crafts that you wouldn't otherwise be able to because of the equipment involved had a good point.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 3:12:08 PM
We had one in town here, owned by an art teacher, she closed it on May 1. I guess she offered ceramics and a few other classes. Couldn't make a go of it and I'm really not all that shocked.

Here's my opinion on the thing...
1. You need to make it really fun. This might include booze so look into liquor laws.
2. If you do canvases, make them things that people would actually want to hang in their home. I've seen some of these that looked fun to paint, but then where do you put it? They were kind of bright or ugly.
3. Offer fine art courses too. If you can't teach them, hire a teacher. I'm a watercolorist and I've tried to talk to two different places about teaching and they look at you like a monkey looking at a football.
4. Don't focus on just kids. Have a kid summer program, have birthday parties, but the real money will come from moms.

And lastly, be attentive to your customers. The local place I asked a question on their FB page once and they never answered. I also once bought a class for one of the granddaughers. I got ZERO email follow up and I was off by a week so she missed the class. I did have it on my calendar, but it would have been nice to have an email reminder or a phone call.
Really not all that shocked they went out of business.


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Posted: 5/10/2014 6:38:47 PM
I think cold process soap making would be really fun. it's not horribly expensive to do at home but it's messy and requires lots of things like, the oils, scents, hand mixer, containers dedicated solely to soap making,lye, kitchen scale, etc.

you could offer different scents and add in things like lavender buds, coloring,etc.

I did that with my friends kids and they loved it. I also enjoy it but it's daunting to get all the stuff together-I'd love to go someplace else and leave the mess

I don't scrapbook, but I think it would be kind of fun to have people bring their photos and you have all the scrapbooking stuff there. might be a class to offer before major holidays-people can come in and make a gift of a scrapbook for someone. again, I dont scrapbook and I know real scrappers have all that stuff in their cadillac craft rooms but I think a lot of folks like me would be interested in scrapbooking as a one-off activity. Kids could make fun ones from summer vacation or just for fun.

beading might be a good one-there is a bead store in my hometown and a lot of people go to their workshops. teens like beading too-especially with the hemp thread. my youngest son is actually very good at it-makes bracelets and necklaces, his roommate also makes hemp necklaces and bracelets and she sells them at various music festivals-very popular with hippie teens and young adults

I think it's a really good idea-if you do it right, you could have a pretty successful business








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Posted: 5/10/2014 6:40:41 PM

My kids went to a glass place on a summer camp trip - they had different colors/sizes of glass pieces that they could arrange decoratively on a plain glass square about 9x9. It was then fired to fuse the glass pieces to the background, and they came out so pretty. they hang in our dining room window with suction cups. They really look artsy - not at all like the "refrigerator art" that they brought home from other places.

I wonder if the place had other glass things you could decorate, like jewelry or vases. Even the glass squares would make lovely gifts.

That's something not many people would have at home, and the results even from a 6yo kid were really nice.


I think that's a great idea-I would totally go someplace to do that


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Posted: 5/10/2014 6:43:24 PM
I think the ceramic and painting canvas places are done to death-I wouldnt offer either service at a craft place

I think the paintings at these paint places are pretty awful-everyone paints the same exact thing and it's tacky-nothing I would want to display anywhere


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Posted: 5/10/2014 7:48:17 PM
Do a FB search for Mai Tai's and Monet. Very, very popular here and they just made (on April 25th) an announcement they are looking for more instructors.

Link: Mai Tai's & Monet


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Posted: 5/10/2014 8:19:39 PM
I've thought about this a lot and I think it would be a hard business. You'd need to be in an area with a lot of people with disposable income.

The link from the Makery looks exactly like a place I'd like to hang out but looking at their prices maybe id actually go once a year.

I love my 40% off coupons from Joanns too much, I don't think I would pay premium prices for supplies.

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Posted: 5/10/2014 8:35:16 PM
But to answer your actual question, in the past I've taken calligraphy classes which were a lot of fun, pottery classes, I've done the painted canvas thing, beaded bracelets.

My MIL was recently looking for a basket weaving class but couldn't find one.

Felting

Making all the cute stuff you see on Pinterest with chalk board paint.

I like your glass block with vinyl idea.

Basically whatever the popular item at craft fairs is that season.
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Posted: 5/10/2014 11:01:35 PM
I would love to go to a drop in craft business. And, it'd be great for teenagers too. We have a great art center in our town, but very few classes for tweens and teens.

I agree with the other posters. Anything popular on Pinterest and holiday crafts would catch my interest. As well as a Christmas in July class - making Christmas decorations and crafts way before the stress of the holidays begins.

I wish you the best in your venture!

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Posted: 5/10/2014 11:01:42 PM
I would love to go to a drop in craft business. And, it'd be great for teenagers too. We have a great art center in our town, but very few classes for tweens and teens.

I agree with the other posters. Anything popular on Pinterest and holiday crafts would catch my interest. As well as a Christmas in July class - making Christmas decorations and crafts way before the stress of the holidays begins.

I wish you the best in your venture!

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Posted: 5/11/2014 9:18:07 AM
Can I just say thank you for this thread?! I was inspired to find local watercolor classes and am going to register for a continuing education class at our local community college. 6wk watercolor class. I loved the watercolor portion of my high school art class.

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Posted: 5/11/2014 10:35:33 AM
Pen and Ink- thanks for that link. What a fun store! I love the chalkboard with "Makers gonna make" on it!



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Pen and Ink- thanks for that link. What a fun store! I love the chalkboard with "Makers gonna make" on it!



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Posted: 5/11/2014 10:51:05 AM
We have something similar I think. I haven't been but it looks fun from their website. The store is called "the Making Place." It's in Escondido,CA if you want to google for their webiste. I don't know how to link or I would do it.



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Posted: 5/11/2014 11:52:47 AM

As well as a Christmas in July class - making Christmas decorations and crafts way before the stress of the holidays begins.


Oooooh, that!!

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Posted: 5/11/2014 1:03:20 PM
2pea, I know you are in the FW area...what is the name of the place your kid goes too? My DD would love something like that!


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Posted: 5/11/2014 2:40:44 PM
I would go to a place that offers t-shirt making with heat press vinyl and a heat press. I can cut the vinyl at home with my Cameo but, most people can't. And, I don't have a heat press.

I could also see a class once a month where you pick something that's really popular on Pinterest and make it. Maybe the mesh wreaths, the christmas bulb wreaths, subway art, etc.


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Posted: 5/11/2014 2:54:02 PM
You mention two stores, but is there an art center nearby or a place that offers continuing education? we have both of those, which would definitely pull customers away - these places offer one time workshops and longer classes in a variety of areas (photo, jewelry, painting, etc). The Art center is cheaper too.

I agree about the canvases. I would not actually hang mine (from the samples I've seen.. and I'm not that good of a painter).

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Posted: 5/11/2014 4:25:03 PM
Wonderful ideas, ladies, thanks so much.

I like the idea of having a place where people can come and do crafts that they don't have the tools to do at home. I like helping people make Christmas gifts, decorations for parties, home décor. I DON'T want to do ceramic painting or canvas painting since we already have that. I love the idea of bringing in artists who can teach a technique but don't have the space to teach classes.

We don't have a lot of places that teach crafting classes. There is a pottery making place where you learn wheel-throwing (is that the term?), but the local community college that used to offer classes for hobbies no longer does.

Our Michaels has classes, I think, but they are never advertised. You have to walk into the store and find the tiny sign that mentions them. They may offer birthday parties but their classroom is tiny and windowless. Not very inviting.

I'd thought about offering custom-made take-home craft kits, too. Or packaged kits for party games for kids parties. I could also offer some craft supplies. I would, of course, love to stock scrapping supplies, but the industry is hurting, so I think I would only offer things like supplies for mini books or Smash books.

This is all still in the early, early planning stage, but my husband is encouraging me to put together a business plan to see if its feasible.


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Posted: 5/11/2014 5:29:20 PM
As a SAHM, I would love a drop in art place that I could go with my kids to do some of the messier art stuff they like to do. You could have kid stuff in the morning, and the adult classes in the late afternoon/evening.

My Mom's group is always looking for fun things to do together, this would be perfect for that as well.


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Posted: 5/11/2014 10:43:26 PM
We have a place near-ish to us that is a paper crafting drop in place.
We can do art journals, cards etc.

We have a couple places where you can go knit or crochet.

Then during the summer and at Christmas we have the Sawdust Festival where you can work on the potters wheel and make ceramic pots or bowls, and several other types of crafts/art.

I would think a place where you could do drop in jewelry making would be neat.
Not just stringing beads, but wire wrapping, bead weaving, silversmithing etc.







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Posted: 5/11/2014 11:19:14 PM
I am saving up to start a place similar to these where I live. I want to teach canvas art classes, mini albums, card classes, etc. I also have a friend that has a sewing business. I'm trying to get her to teach some sewing classes.



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Posted: 5/12/2014 8:51:59 AM
We have a place up the street that has a range of things. The staples of the drop-in business are painting (canvas, ceramic, or wood objects), mosaic, and decoupage. They do a different activity for adults most Wednesday nights, with BYOB. That's been a huge range of things - collage, painting wine glasses, all kinds of stuff. They do one-day or one-afternoon workshops for kids or for adults, and also run spring break or summer day camps. My daughter really enjoyed a winter-themed day camp where they made a winter scene acrylic/canvas painting, a couple of ornaments made from old jigsaw puzzle pieces, painted and glued to look like snowflakes, and a trivet that was a large tile with decoupage background and a decoupaged paper snowflake. They also will do workshops for Girl Scouts, etc. and of course, birthday parties, showers, etc. They have tried to have some fine art classes but those haven't gotten sufficient interest. (We were interested, FYI, but it doesn't seem a lot of others were, and they didn't hold the classes.)


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Posted: 5/12/2014 9:03:40 AM
We used to have one- it was awesome! They had a huge variety of crafts and a staff of at least two at all times. I took classes in felting, sock knitting, Sculpey (how to make gradients), screen printing. You could just drop in ($20/hour or so) or have a monthly membership, which granted you a locker so you didn't have to haul your crap around. If you wanted to learn something specific (like I did with the sculpey gradients,) you could pay a little extra for one-on-one time with one of the staff members.

They had enameling, a spinning wheel, a swift, a small loom, a small kiln for glass, guest artists, as well as a huge library of crafting books, sewing machines and sergers, sofas and comfy chairs, pots of coffee and hot water for tea. They also sold roving, yarn, and other crafty supplies.

In the summertime, the shop would hold daytime camps for kids to learn how to sew and do other crafty things.

Unfortunately there just wasn't enough of a demand for it, combined with lack of convenient, free parking and high rent, they had to close.

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Posted: 5/12/2014 11:07:39 AM
I love hearing about the places you've been to.

Lucky Wife, I think the stay at home mom market is a good one to appeal to.

Octoberbeauty, I'd love to hear your ideas for your business, too.

I've thought about the idea of having BYOB classes for moms in the evenings, but I need to look into what licenses are required.

Gorgeouskid, finding the right location is tricky for a business, I can tell already. The places with high traffic and good parking have super high rent and the lower rent places all have things that make them not so good as a location. I'm thinking I'll start out with some small and if it succeeds, move to a larger location nearby in the future.

Thanks again everyone for the encouragement and the things to consider.

If I end up doing this, there is a standing invitation to everyone to come if you are anywhere near Central Kentucky. Maybe I should have a standing 2Peas Discount. 10% off if you tell me your Pea-name when you come in.



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Posted: 5/12/2014 11:17:32 AM


I'll add one more website to the list. This business has been in a high rent district for years, right across the street from the town library, on one of the 2 busiest roads for foot and auto traffic in town. I went to their website and see that they plan to relocate.

They have (had) crafts for kids and adults- drop in and parties. Drop In craft place



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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 5/12/2014 12:23:11 PM
Another SAHM here. I would love to be able to take my little ones somewhere they could make a weekly craft or do a week long summer camp. Especially for messier things that I don't want to attempt at home. In my area I'm only finding summer camp type things for June which is when summer school is here so that's not helpful. I don't know what we're going to do in July to entertain ourselves. LOL

Morning and afternoon options for little ones would be great. Sometimes naps interfere with one time slot or the other.




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Posted: 5/12/2014 3:37:34 PM
I remember when I was a child, there was a lady in the nieghborhood who offered Arts and Craft classes in the summer. She was a teacher, and that's how she spent her summers. each week she had a different project that the class would make. I still remember my favorite was a bulletim board. She had all the supplies and then we all put them together together. I remember I really liked it.

I think anything that people wouldn't do at home would be great. You caould have card making classes, make a few scrapbook layouts, knitting and crocheting, quilling, jewelry making. I think anything you can do well and teach to others would be good if it's something that people wouldn't have the supplies or equipment for at home.

I think it goes over better if you actually have a project planned - or several they could choose from - for each calss. If you just turn them loose, it's more like just a place to craft away from home. Depending on what's available, that might be an option as well, but I alwys enjoy classes better.

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Posted: 5/12/2014 3:58:45 PM
I don't know if you sew, but I'm aware of a place that offers sewing classes, time to rent the space, and hands on instruction that I think is amazing ReFabulous


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Posted: 5/12/2014 4:38:45 PM

I'd be interested in screen printing and glass art too. I think the pea who said having access to and introductions to crafts that you wouldn't otherwise be able to because of the equipment involved had a good point.

These are two of the things I'd go for. I WILL take a stained glass class some day!

I'd also like to get into machine embroidery -- using the fancy sewing machines and pre-designed (and eventually, self-designed) embroidery patterns. The machines are very expensive, though, and the designs are also pricey. I'd be very interested in a place that had the machine, threads, and designs available. A class for beginners would be great, and after that I could just rent time and bring in my own articles to embroider.



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Posted: 5/12/2014 7:16:28 PM
I'd like to do ALL of it!
I'd like to be able to stop by and 'play' with a variety of materials and be expressive and try things and experience a bit of this and a bit of that. I burn out on the pottery--how much of that can you really put in your house? Same with the painting and wine. But growing up I loved going to my Grandma's house and pulling all manner of things that we'd just make into all sorts of fun stuff. Never knowing what that day might bring, just what we dug out of her huge stash. We had a paper mache day that I still recall fondly. Messy, a little smelly and oh so fun!! She's been gone 40 years this fall and I still have wonderful memories of that day.

She'd have LOVED something like MS Living magazine coming in each month to try new things!



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Posted: 5/12/2014 11:04:56 PM
The Makery is awesome!!!! Their products are top of the line and stunningly displayed. Their classes are very well taught. They have great evening events with wine/champagne and gourmet treats. I love going in there!



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