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2224 S. Kinnickinnic ave
milwaukee, wi 53207

Featuring the work of over 95 independent designers from around the United States.  Carrying everything from handmade dresses, printed tees for men and women, ties, jewelry, soaps and body products, handbags, accessories, gifts, and so much more. 

Classes and Workshops

Current Class Schedule, class descriptions and Sign up Forms

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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  • Please pre-register for classes. Payment is due at time of registration. Pay over the phone by credit card during business hours at (414)747-9229, stop in the store, or buy now with Paypal.
  • you may call the store to drop in the day of class, space permitting

Current Class Schedule

metal etching basics : 6:30-9 pm:   weds June 24th

metal stamping :  7-9 PM: thurs MAY 21ST (FULL): June 23rd

 Beginner Weaving :  6-9 PM : THU JUNE 11

using the jeweler's saw : 1-4 : Sun MAY 31st

intro to soldering with a torch : 1-5pm : sun JUNE 14th

torch fired enameling : 1-5 PM : Sun June 28th

SEW a tote bag: 6-8 pm : Tues may 26th, June 2nd

crochet a market bag: 6-8pm : tHURS may 28th, june 4th 

                          

 

 

METAL STAMPING: instructed by jessica

$15 :: 2 hours

In this class you will create one metal stamped piece of jewelry. Using various steel letter, numbers, and symbols you will hand pound a chosen design into a piece of base metal. each piece will be finished off with a patina and polished to completion. supplies to turn the metal into a wearable piece of jewelry are included in the class fee.

all supplies provided

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metal etching basics :: iNSTRUCTED BY JESSICA

$30 :: 2 HOURS

in this class you will create one metal etched piece of jewelry. Etching is a process in which an acid is used to cut around protected parts of metal leaving behind a raised image. Using rubber stamps to imprint an image onto  a base metal you will learn to prepare the metal, etch in an acid bath, patina, and polish to completion. Supplies to create the piece of jewelry are included in price.

All supplies provided

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INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING :: INSTRUCTED BY SARAH EICHHORN 

$50 :: 3 HOURS

This three hour lesson will have students learn the basic stitches of a woven tapestry. Each student will receive their own hand built loom to begin weaving on, and take home with.  While this won't be enough time to complete your weaving, you will also be able to take yarn home with you to complete your project!

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USING THE JEWELER'S SAW :: INSTRUCTED BY ANGELICA

$55 :: 3 hours

Learn to use a jeweler's saw to cut intricate shapes from metal. The Jeweler's saw is a fundamental tool used in metalsmithing. Learning to use it is the foundation to build your skills as a metal smith. You will learn use and prep of the saw, proper techniques to minimize saw breakage, and to saw a detailed design quickly and precisely.

Students should bring:

Safety glasses 

Dust mask

Please wear close-fitting natural fiber clothing and pull long hair back for this class

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INTRO TO SOLDERING WITH A TORCH :: INSTRUCTED BY aNGELICA

$85 :: 4 hours

In this class, students will learn basic metal soldering  (or brazing) techniques to create joins in metal. Skills including using the torch, soldering a jump ring closed, adding a bail to a pendant, and soldering design elements to a piece of metalwork will be addressed. Materials are provided, but pieces you've etched, stamped, or sawed in other classes could also be used for this class.

Students should bring:

Safety glasses 

Dust mask

Please wear close-fitting natural fiber clothing and pull long hair back for this class

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TORCH FIRED ENAMELING :: INSTRUCTED BY ANGELICA

$75:: 4 HOURS

Students will learn to enamel copper with a torch. We will cover how to use the torch, prepare the metal for firing, proper techniques for applying the enamel, firing, and finishing a piece. Materials are provided, however students may bring their own copper pieces that are 18-24 gauge and under 1.5" if desired. Pieces you've etched, stamped, or sawn in other classes could be used for this class.

Students should bring:

Safety glasses 

Dust mask

Please wear close-fitting natural fiber clothing and pull long hair back for this class

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sew a tote bag :: instructed by sue

$30 :: 2 hours

Learn how to use your sewing machine to make a functional & washable, lined tote bag. You will learn the basic skills for using a sewing machine, winding a bobbin, threading machine, straight stitching, top stitching and reinforcing seams. In the process you will be on your way to completing a fabric tote bag. Fabric included in course fee.
Please bring the following to class:

1.     Sewing machine (one available for reserve)

2.     All purpose black thread

             3. Measuring tape or ruler
Note: if you would like to bring your own fabric, please bring the following yardage: 1 yard of 44 inch wide cotton/cotton blend fabric and all purpose thread to match.

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Basic Crochet: Market bag :: iNSTRUCTED BY SUE

$30 :: 2 HOURS

Learn the basics of crochet: chain (c), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) and slip stitch (sl st). Project will focus on double crochet (dc). Ergonomics and joint protection will be addressed while you begin crocheting a reusable cotton bag to carry groceries.
Please bring the following supplies:

1.     Crochet hook size K

2.      4 oz. worsted weight cotton yarn, your choice of color

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