Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

DESIGN 102 Deconstruct

rip. cut. stitch. wear.

This workshop is for anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create by reinvention. Do you have something taking up space in your closet that you never wear but the fabric is gorgeous or something that doesn’t fit quite right but the memories are good?

bring a few options- clothes in need of a make-over:

-turn a pullover into a cardigan -merge 2 jackets into one

-add pockets to a garment -re-design necklines, sleeves + hems

-turn pants into a skirt -change the shape with tucks, darts etc

the possibilities are endless…inspiration photos from fall 2019 collections

This 3 hour classes will teach you a few basics and spark your imagination. You will learn all you need to know to finish one simple deconstruction project in class-more complicated projects will need to be finished at home.

Purchase your own thread + extra fabric + supplies (tools provided). Feel free to bring your own sewing basket too. 

 http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/


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Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. 

Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

https://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

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Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. 

Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.

The Black Squirrel

http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

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Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, means little stabs , We will explore one of the basic sashiko “styles”: moyozashi (patterns) by using continuous lines of stitches to make larger patterns. This method of embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to embellish fabrics.  Waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower, crests etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish with a traditional pattern or one of your own design. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upgrade with a beautiful stitch pattern.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

https://www.therarebird.com/collections/september-2019-workshops-1

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Jan
25
1:30 PM13:30

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ Explore asana and breath to help soften tight neck and shoulders.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - learn healthy habits

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE the Japanese craft of artful mending

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Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered. You will learn the running stitch that is used to reinforce clothes and recycle the used clothes into household objects and eventually cleaning cloths.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ approach hand sewing as a moving meditation.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - grow your skills and learn healthy habits

https://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

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Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered. You will learn the running stitch that is used to reinforce clothes and recycle the used clothes into household objects and eventually cleaning cloths.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ approach hand sewing as a moving meditation.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - grow your skills and learn healthy habitshttp://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

 

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

DESIGN 101 The Rectangle: design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

This workshop is for anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own simple minimalist dress or tunic by hand. No need for a sewing machine!

One- 4 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple dress or tunic using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running and back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns. You will learn all you need to know to finish your dress at home.

Purchase your own fabric and matching thread. (supplies + tools provided) Feel free to bring your own sewing basket too. 

Learn new skills and proudly wear your one of a kind handmade top or dress- why not!

 http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

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Aug
10
3:30 PM15:30

PROCESS + PRESENCE the Japanese craft of artful mending

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Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered. You will learn the running stitch that is used to reinforce clothes and recycle the used clothes into household objects and eventually cleaning cloths.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ approach hand sewing as a moving meditation.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - grow your skills and learn healthy habits

https://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, means little stabs , We will explore one of the basic sashiko “styles”: moyozashi (patterns) by using continuous lines of stitches to make larger patterns. This method of embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to embellish fabrics.  Waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower, crests etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish with a traditional pattern or one of your own design. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upgrade with a beautiful stitch pattern.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3-5:30pm cost is $48 sign up at: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/august-workshops-2018/products/sashiko-8-12

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Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered. You will learn the running stitch that is used to reinforce clothes and recycle the used clothes into household objects and eventually cleaning cloths.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ approach hand sewing as a moving meditation.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - grow your skills and learn healthy habitshttp://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

 

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Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, means little stabs , We will explore one of the basic sashiko “styles”: moyozashi (patterns) by using continuous lines of stitches to make larger patterns. This method of embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to embellish fabrics.  Waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower, crests etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish with a traditional pattern or one of your own design. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upgrade with a beautiful stitch pattern.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3-5:30pm cost is $48 sign up at: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/august-workshops-2018/products/sashiko-8-12

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May
19
12:00 PM12:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE the Japanese craft of artful mending

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Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered. You will learn the running stitch that is used to reinforce clothes and recycle the used clothes into household objects and eventually cleaning cloths.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ approach hand sewing as a moving meditation.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - grow your skills and learn healthy habits

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Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. 

Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3-5:30pm cost is $48 sign up at: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/august-workshops-2018/products/sashiko-8-12

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

DESIGN 101 The Rectangle: design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

This workshop is for anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own simple minimalist dress or tunic by hand. No need for a sewing machine!

Sunday April 14 from 12pm-4pm

One- 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple dress or tunic using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running and back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns. You will learn all you need to know to finish your dress at home.

Purchase your own fabric and matching thread. (supplies + tools provided) Feel free to bring your own sewing basket too. 

 http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

Learn new skills and proudly wear your one of a kind handmade top or dress- why not!

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Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. 

Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing. 

http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

 

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Mar
10
1:30 PM13:30

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

Lynn Ursic brings together her work as a design professional and yoga teacher in this fun, light- hearted afternoon exploring Boro, the Japanese craft of mending something tattered.

+ Come together as a community to make with our hands.

+ Learn new skills to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life.

+ Encourage postural alignment for all types of seated work.

+ Practice techniques to help prevent wrist or hand strain.

+ Explore asana and breath to help soften tight neck and shoulders.

Bring your favorite old jeans or any garment to mend (you can even cover a stain) plus any additional used cloth that you love for patches. Sewing supplies + tools provided- but please feel free to bring your sewing basket too.

Never sewn a button - learn the basics | Experienced - learn healthy habits

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Feb
24
1:30 PM13:30

COMMUNITY THREADS

Gather together, slow down, follow our intuition and explore the ritual of mending something worn - one stitch at a time.

 

An old idea is new again as we commune, work with our hands, learn creative ways to bring old favorites to life and send less to the landfill. (fast fashion is the #2 polluter worldwide)

 

Join us the last Sunday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Bring an item in need of repair, clean used fabric for patches and any sewing tools you may have. (no tools-no worries we will have back-up)

 

“The Sanskrit word sutra, which is a succinct aphorism, literally means “thread,” and gives us the English word “suture.” A sutra text, like the Yoga Sutras, consists of a number of these aphorism-threads “strung together” to summarize a spiritual teaching.” Richard Rosen

https://www.m-yoga.org/workshops.html

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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. 

Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.

The Black Squirrel,

Sunday, february 17th, noon-2:30

http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. 

Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3-5:30pm cost is $48 sign up at: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/august-workshops-2018/products/sashiko-8-12

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Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

DESIGN 102 | The rectangle: design + hand sew a wool poncho or wrap

Anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own wool poncho or wrap by hand. No sewing experience + No need for a sewing machine!

This 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple poncho or wrap using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running, blanket or back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns, beads, sequins or trim.

Sunday, October 7th from 12:30-4:30pm

http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. 

Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing. 

http://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

 

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. 

Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing. 

http://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

 

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Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE the Japanese craft of artful mending

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. 

Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing. 

http://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

 

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Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

DESIGN 101 The Rectangle: design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

This workshop is for anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own simple minimalist dress or tunic by hand. No need for a sewing machine!

Sunday July 29, 2018 from 11am-5pm

One- 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple dress or tunic using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running and back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns. You will learn all you need to know to finish your dress at home.

Purchase your own fabric and matching thread. (supplies + tools provided) Feel free to bring your own sewing basket too. 

 http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

Learn new skills and proudly wear your one of a kind handmade top or dress- why not!

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Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

SASHIKO | JAPANESE EMBROIDERY

Sashiko, literally means "little stabs" is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally this techique was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the darned piece stronger, warmer and to preserve the garment or blanket. 

Sashiko embroidery traditionally used geometric patterns and patterns inspired by nature to repair and embellish fabrics. (waves, mountains, bamboo, lightning, linked hexagons, persimmon flower etc.) 

Materials Required
Bring your creativity and any clean, pre washed garments or fabric to embellish, repair or to simply cover a stain. Jeans, cotton jacket, skirt, pillow cover or sweater- you name it. Ideally something you have and want to upcycle.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 3-5:30pm cost is $48 sign up at: https://www.therarebird.com/collections/august-workshops-2018/products/sashiko-8-12

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Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

DESIGN 101 | The Zippered Project Pouch

hand sew a home for your projects

 

You will learn basic hand stitching techniques plus the couture method to hand sew a zipper. A fat quarter of fabric can make up to three pouches. Add a colorful pom pom for a bit of whimsy.

purchase supplies + fabric available on the spot before class.

all levels welcome.

Sunday August 5, 2018  from noon-2:30pm

purchase your own fabric and matching thread + bring your sewing basket. (supplies + some tools provided for those who need them)   http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

 

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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

DESIGN 101 | The Rectangle: design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

This workshop is for anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own simple minimalist dress or tunic by hand. No need for a sewing machine!

Sunday July 29, 2018 from 11am-5pm

One- 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple dress or tunic using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running and back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns. You will learn all you need to know to finish your dress at home.

Purchase your own fabric and matching thread. (supplies + tools provided) Feel free to bring your own sewing basket too. 

 http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

Learn new skills and proudly wear your one of a kind handmade top or dress- why not!

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Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. 

Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing. 

http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

 

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Jul
12
3:00 PM15:00

PROCESS + PRESENCE | the Japanese craft of artful mending

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give you an opportunity to approach hand sewing as a moving meditation. We will follow our intuition and explore the Japanese craft of mending something tattered, which is called Boro. 

Learn new skills not only to re-purpose old garments and bring them back to life, but also to encourage self-awareness and relaxation conscious movements and breathing. 

http://www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

 

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Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

DESIGN 101 | The Rectangle: design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

design + hand sew a simple tunic or dress

This workshop is for anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own simple minimalist dress or tunic by hand. No need for a sewing machine!

Sunday June 10, 2017 from noon-3pm

One- 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple dress or tunic using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running and back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns. You will learn all you need to know to finish your dress at home.

Class + basic supplies $60  purchase your own fabric and matching thread. (supplies + tools provided)   http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

Learn new skills and proudly wear your one of a kind handmade dress- why not!

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Oct
29
to Nov 4

Copy of CLAY 101 | Garden Bell Workshop (2 consecutive weeks)

Learn the basics of the pinch pot method to design and make your own custom bell.

The class will take place over two consecutive weekends. The first weekend we will sculpt the clay to form the bells and the second weekend we will glaze and decorate our pieces.

The design possibilities are endless and students will leave with something to hang in their garden or give as a gift.

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Sunday October 29th, 3:30-6:30 + Saturday November 4th, 12:00-2:00

Cost is $145. - 2 firings + all supplies provided sign up at: www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

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Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

DESIGN 102 | The rectangle: design + hand sew a wool poncho or wrap

Anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own wool poncho or wrap by hand. No sewing experience + No need for a sewing machine!

This 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple poncho or wrap using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running, blanket or back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns, beads, sequins or trim.

Saturday october 14th 1-4pm

https://www.anasaoakland.com/classes/

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Oct
7
12:30 PM12:30

DESIGN 102 | The rectangle: design + hand sew a wool poncho or wrap

Anyone (over 16) who would like to learn how to create their own wool poncho or wrap by hand. No sewing experience + No need for a sewing machine!

This 3 hour classes will teach you the basics to design and sew a simple poncho or wrap using a rectangle of fabric. We will hand sew using a running, blanket or back stitch with option to decorate with contrast stitch patterns, beads, sequins or trim.

Saturday, Octoberber 7th from 12:30-3:30pm

http://blacksquirrelberkeley.com/events/

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

INTERMEDIATE | ADVANCED SEWING TECHNIQUES

This workshop is designed as a lab. Everyone will work on their own projects at their own pace. The Studio has sewing machines, you bring the rest.

Sharpen your sewing skills- Bring those projects that you have been stuck on and get some advanced sewing advice. i will guide you through your projects and will help you troubleshoot those challenging questions.

Advanced Sewing Skills Offered: 1. seaming techniques 2. welt pockets 3. hand sewn- couture finish 4. complex construction 5. traditional tailoring 6. bound buttonholes 7. pattern alterations, fit + style 8. couture zippers 9. piping and trims 10. underlining 11. handling sheer fabrics 12. pressing techniques + tools

Rare Bird Maker Studio 3883 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6-9pm cost is $68 sign up at: www.therarebird.com/collections/diy-workshops

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