The Makery Matters
May 2018

There’s a lot happening this summer at The Makery for adults and kids alike. We hope you’ll join us for some good, creative fun!

Our Summer 2018 Creative Workshop Schedule is up and registration is now open! We’ve planned lots of brand new workshops and brought back some old favorites. See below for some highlights, or go see the full schedule on our website or register online by clicking the button below.
View the Summer 2018 schedule online
Wet-Felted Potholder
Saturday, May 26 - 10 am to Noon
$15 + $3 materials fee

The first of three wet felting workshops we’re offering this summer, this will be a fun introduction to wet felting techniques. You’ll make and take home one wet-felted potholder with a loop. We provide all the tools and materials you’ll need—you bring your felting arms and sense of fun!
Register now
Learn to Spin Yarn
Sunday, June 3 - 2 to 4 pm
$15 + $3 materials fee

Learn how to make your very own yarn from scratch! Learn on our new mini electric wheels, which will allow you to focus almost solely on the most important part of spinning (the draft), learning and practicing the basics of spinning a singles yarn. All equipment and materials will be provided, and you’ll go home with a small skein of your very own handspun yarn.
Register now
Wet-Felted Glass Bottle
Saturday, June 16 - 9 to 11:30 am
$20 + $5 materials

Another in our series of wet felting workshops this summer, this will be a fun way to learn how to felt onto another object, in this case an 11-ounce glass bottle. You’ll end up with a super-cute bottle to carry your favorite beverage around with you throughout the day. All tools and materials will be provided.
Register now
Kids’ Classes at The Makery — and Pick & Choose Creative Camp Week

This year, we’re doing our Creative Camp a little differently. It will be a series of 5 classes during the week of June 18-22, with a class every morning from 10 a.m. to Noon. As the name implies, you and your child can pick and choose which day or days your child would like to attend (anywhere from one day to all five). We’re offering backstrap weaving with a rigid heddle, upcycled papermaking, bookbinding (pamphlet stitch), felted soap and beads, and spinning yarn on a drop spindle. 

We are also doing a series we’re calling Monday Mornings at The Makery, over the course of several Mondays during June and July. You’ll find classes for kids in kumihimo (Japanese braiding), magic wand making, basic crochet, and bookbinding (Japanese stab binding).

For all of our kids’ classes this summer, the price is $20 each, or $15 each when registering for 3 or more classes at once (per child or per family). The classes are intended for kids ages 10 to 16 (but if you have a child who is 8 or 9 and very good with her or his hands, talk to us for permission before registering). Space is limited to 8 kids per class, so be sure to register soon!
Click here for more information on our Kids’ Classes & Camp
We were so pleased to host the middle school students from Aldo Leopold Charter School at The Makery last Friday during their Spring Art Day! 

We had 61 kids come through, and each one got to do some suminagashi and needle felting, and each one (plus some of their teachers) contributed to a woven banner (above). This was such a great experience, and the kids were amazing. I was particularly happy with their collaborative nature, as you can see in some of the photos. What a great bunch of talented and artistic kids—truly a pleasure! If you ever have a chance to be involved with the school or support it in any way, I highly encourage it.
Thank you for your support of The Makery.
If you have any questions, please contact us:

Phone:  575-590-1263
Address:  206 North Bullard, Silver City, N. 88061
(Open Sunday, Monday, & Thursday from 11 to 4; Friday & Saturday from 10 to 6)

We hope to see you at The Makery soon!
- Wendi & The Makery crew
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