ONLINE CLASS! Weave Without a Loom:  DIY Woven Wall Hanging Made Using Carboard
Aug
1
Aug 1

ONLINE CLASS! Weave Without a Loom: DIY Woven Wall Hanging Made Using Carboard

  • Skillshare.com

Learn to weave with little commitment!

I'm so happy to share this with you. This amazing website,Skillshare, recently approached me and asked me to teach an introductory weaving class for them.

I thought this would be the perfect platform to teach basic weaving techniques to those who are curious enough to learn, but maybe not quite ready to buy a loom.

In my class, I go over how to make a cardboard loom, how to warp the loom and a variety of weaving techniques. By the end of the class (approximately 15 minutes!), you will have enough information to create your very own woven wall hanging.

The way Skillshare sets up their classes is very smart, too. Instead of having one long video that you'll end up pausing every few minutes, classes are broken down into more bite sized lessons. And once you enroll in the class, you can go back and view the entire class whenever works for you!

I know you'll love the class. Sign up HERE to get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99. This gives you unlimited access to my class PLUS thousands of other 


 Spring Fling in the City 2016
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Spring Fling in the City 2016

  • Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group

Spring Fling in the City is all about love of vintage, love of handmade and love of local. It's an event inspired by times past, where old is new again and everything has potential.

The Fling features local vendors selling vintage clothing, vintage accessories and vintage home decor, as well as vintage-inspired handmade items. There will also be live music from local bands and food from local eateries (both TBA)! 

All the fun will happen on North 14th Street between St. Louis Avenue and Warren Street in the beautifully restored Crown Square. Its annual home and community tour will again be sharing the square with Spring Fling, and it's a wonderful chance to stretch outside 14th Street and see the beautiful history of Old North St. Louis, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, as well as the 35th anniversary of the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group!

All in all it'll be a great day to find some unique treasures (and that last-minute Mother's Day present!), eat some good food; explore the local neighborhood; and celebrate the spirit of revitalization!

For more information, visit www.stlspringfling.com!

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II
Mar
26
1:00 pm13:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II

  • Enamel

Did you know you can take either Weaving I or Weaving II in any order you like? You can. Both workshops teach the same basic set of skills - and add a different set of texture techniques to them. Sign up for one (or both) and remember you can always take a class again to refresh your skills! 

Please select a ticket and loom option from the menu below. There's no difference in the kinds of tickets, but this set up allows you to buy multiple spots in a class or, just purchase one for a friend! If you have taken a weaving class with us before or have your own loom, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($50.00) when you register. If you need a loom, registration is $70.00.

This workshop is designed to add to your tool box of skills but still be beginner friendly. Taught by Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company, this class covers the basics like plain weave, rya, and shapes. Then, Hillary shows you how to add texture with pile (fluff like carpets), soumack (looks like a braid), and hem stitching - a finishing technique to complete your piece.

All materials and tools included, from a multitude of yarn to your very own loom. We are super excited to collaborate with local maker Collin Garrity for the frame looms for the workshop! 

Registration closes 48 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

For info on our cancellation policy, click here. We know things happen!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with! 

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving I
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving I

  • Enamel

Did you know you can take either Weaving I or Weaving II in any order you like? You can. Both workshops teach the same basic set of skills - and add a different set of texture techniques to them. Sign up for one (or both) and remember you can always take a class again to refresh your skills! 

In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered. Class time is from 2 - 5 pm.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom. We are super excited that local maker Collin Garrity now provides lovely handmade frame looms for us!

Registration closes 24 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

Please select a ticket and loom option from the menu below. There's no difference in the kinds of tickets, but this set up allows you to buy multiple spots in a class or, just purchase one for a friend! If you have taken a weaving class with us before or have your own loom, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($50.00) when you register. If not, please select "I need a loom!" ($70.00). 

For info on our cancellation policy, click here. We know things happen!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with! 

Art. Work.
Feb
20
6:00 pm18:00

Art. Work.

  • Westminster Press

Drawing from ceramics, printmaking, fiber, and weaving, “Art. Work.” examines the relationship between craftsmanship, art labor, entrepreneurship, and fine art. Featuring artists Hillary Bird, of Wabi Sabi Textile Company, Kahlil Irving, MFA candidate of The Washington University Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Angela Malchionno of The Enamel Project, and Kevin McCoy of WORK/PLAY, this exhibition questions why artists choose to work in labor-intensive processes and examines emererging methods of survival by art workers under the constraints of modern economics.

Join us for the opening reception of "Art. Work." on February 20th, from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. Featured work will be immediately available for purchase, with the majority of proceeds benefiting the artists. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Meet Your Makers: Studio Holiday Sale
Dec
11
4:00 pm16:00

Meet Your Makers: Studio Holiday Sale

  • Enamel

On Friday, December 11th, join us at the studio for a holiday edition of Enamel's Pop Up series featuring Collin Garrity, Wabi Sabi Textile Company, Philip Finder, Angela Malchionno and Elisha Wrighton. The studio will be open from 4 - 10 pm for you to shop an amazing selection of locally made goods, from jewelry to ceramics and all things in between.

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving I
Dec
6
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving I

  • Enamel

Did you know you can take either Weaving I or Weaving II in any order you like? You can. Both workshops teach the same basic set of skills - and add a different set of texture techniques to them. Sign up for one (or both) and remember you can always take a class again to refresh your skills! 

In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom. We are super excited that local maker Collin Garrity now provides lovely handmade frame looms for us!

Registration closes 24 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

There's no difference in the kinds of tickets, but this set up allows you to buy multiple spots in a class or, just purchase one for a friend! If you have taken a weaving class with us before and have your own loom, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($50.00) when you register. 

For info on our cancellation policy, click here. We know things happen!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with! 

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II
Nov
14
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II

  • Enamel

Did you know you can take either Weaving I or Weaving II in any order you like? You can. Both workshops teach the same basic set of skills - and add a different set of texture techniques to them. Sign up for one (or both) and remember you can always take a class again to refresh your skills! 

Super limited. 8 spots available - register here !

A new addition to our class line up, this workshop is designed to add to your tool box of skills but still be beginner friendly. Taught by Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company, this class covers the basics like plain weave, rya, and shapes. Then, Hillary shows you how to add texture with pile (fluff like carpets), soumack (looks like a braid), and hem stitching. Finishing techniques to complete your piece are also on the menu.

A great value at 65.00, all materials and tools are included, from a multitude of yarn to your very own loom. If you have taken a weaving class with us before and have your own loom already, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($45.00) when you register for the discounted rate.

Registration closes 24 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with!

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving I
Oct
17
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving I

  • Enamel

Would you like to learn how to make a one of a kind, woven piece of wall art? This is the workshop for you. In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a woven piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom.

Register here

Craftoberfest 2015
Oct
15
5:00 pm17:00

Craftoberfest 2015

  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (Midtown)

Craft Beer + Craft Goods. Locally made with pride.

Craftoberfest is St. Louis' first lantern-lit outdoor night market featuring local craft beer, live music, and some of the best handmade goods & vintage finds our fair city has to offer.

Our 2015 night market will feature:

– 35+ local makers, artists, & purveyors of vintage goods
– Live music by Arson for Candy
– Tarot readings courtesy of Tarot By Ellen
– Tasty vegetarian eats by Lulu's Local Eatery
....and more to come!

Come on out to Urban Chestnut Brewing Co for a night of celebrating the handmade and the microbrewed in vibrant Midtown St. Louis!

OUR 2015 VENDOR LINEUP:

Made Supply Co.
Enamel
Flowers & Weeds
Wabi Sabi Textile Co. / Ashley Thurman
Fable & Lore
Parsimonia
The Foundrie
Creature Type
Sadly Harmless
Villa Design
Unnatural Resources
Perennial
Cristin Rae Knitwear & Accessories
Lonesome Traveler
Newberry Furniture
A Tiny Moth
Riley Construction
Cloud Studios
Beqi Clothing
Collin Garrity
Narcise
We Live Out Loud
The ReTrailer
1933
MA / PA
Ruby Francis
Dead Wax Records
Julia With Love
Binx Ceramic
Handmade Family
Sahgol
Lateef Accessories
South City Studio
Bungalow Winslow
Dottie Q
Yellow Bird Gifts
Wang Dang Doodle Press
Buddha Body & Bath

10th Annual Grove Fest
Oct
3
2:00 pm14:00

10th Annual Grove Fest

  • The Grove STL

This year marks the 10th Annual Grove Fest – St. Louis’ highly anticipated and outrageously eclectic street festival. Presented by the Grove Community Improvement District and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Grove Fest is celebrating 10 years of debauchery on Saturday, October 3rd between 2:00pm and 10:00pm.

The 10th Grove Fest has something for everyone! Family friendly during the day, kids and the young at heart will enjoy the Reliance Bank kids and family area. Face painters, puppet shows, a bounce house, live music, pumpkin painting and more will be on tap. Our Fashion Village serves as a runway for a fashion show and a stage for the first Grove Fest Drag-Off. International cuisine from Grove restaurants will keep even the hungriest happy plus Urban Chestnut, for the second year in a row, will serve their limited edition Grove Fest beer at two biergartens located along Manchester Avenue.

Grove Fest prides itself on the diversity of entertainment offered and this year is no different. Street performers, including magicians, hoop performers, street musicians and so much more will turn out for the event. The traditional Paint-by-Numbers mural returns to make everyone an artist for the day. Also, two words – Human Foosball. Where else can you do all that?

Grove Fest is a free community event, but relies on community support for production. Volunteers will be stationed at entry points this year soliciting a $5 suggested donation. Funds collected from the suggested donations go right back into the festival and help support the Grove. Everyone that makes a donation will walk away with an exclusive, limited edition token of thanks for their support.

MUSICAL LINEUP
Saint Motel
Chali 2na
Kim Massie
Blank Generation
Black James
Stone Sugar Shakedown
Little Big Bangs
More…

This year, Grove Fest thanks the following sponsors for their support:

PLATINUM SPONSORS:
The Grove CID: http://www.thegrovestl.com/cid/
UCBC: http://urbanchestnut.com/home/

GOLD SPONSORS
O'Shay's: http://www.oshayspub.com/
Green Street: http://greenstreetstl.com/
Jim Butler Fiat: http://www.jimbutlerfiat.com/

SILVER SPONSORS:
Riverfront Times: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/
Pride St. Louis: http://pridestl.org/
WUMCRC: http://wumcrc.com/
UIC: http://uicstl.com/
The Watering Bowl: http://thewateringbowl.com/
Mangrove: http://www.mangrovestl.com/
Reliance Bank: https://reliancebankstl.com/
STLFC: http://saintlouisfc.com/landing/index
Boldt Bothers: http://boldtbrothers.com/
Sitelines: http://sitelinesinc.com/
Willert Home Products: http://www.willert.com/

BRONZE SPONSORS:
Music Record Shop: http://www.musicrecordshop.com/
Cortona: http://wwww.cortonaforestpark.com/
FPSBA: http://forestparksouthba.com/
Systems Graphics: http://www.systemsgraphics.com/
Regional Arts Commission: http://racstl.org/

Mark your calendars - with eclectic street performers,a top notch musical lineup, interactive art and global cuisine, there’s just so much going on at Grove Fest. Come find what you love about the Grove on Saturday, October 3rd.

Introduction to frame Loom Weaving II
Sep
19
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to frame Loom Weaving II

  • Enamel

Super limited. 8 spots. Tickets available online.

A new addition to our class line up, this workshop is designed to add to your tool box of skills but still be beginner friendly. Taught by Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company, this class covers the basics like plain weave, rya, and shapes. Then, Hillary shows you how to add texture with pile (fluff like carpets), soumack (looks like a braid), and hem stitching. Finishing techniques to complete your piece are also on the menu.

All materials and tools included, from a multitude of yarn to your very own loom. We are super excited to collaborate with local maker Collin Garrity for the frame looms for the workshop! If you have taken a weaving class with us before and have your own loom, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($50.00) when you register.

Registration closes 24 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with!

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II
Aug
15
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II

  • Enamel

Super limited. 7 spots available - register here !

A new addition to our class line up, this workshop is designed to add to your tool box of skills but still be beginner friendly. Taught by Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company, this class covers the basics like plain weave, rya, and shapes. Then, Hillary shows you how to add texture with pile (fluff like carpets), soumack (looks like a braid), and hem stitching. Finishing techniques to complete your piece are also on the menu.

A great value at 65.00, all materials and tools are included, from a multitude of yarn to your very own loom. If you have taken a weaving class with us before and have your own loom already, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($45.00) when you register for the discounted rate.

Registration closes 24 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with!

Pop Up: Summer Edition
Jul
18
11:00 am11:00

Pop Up: Summer Edition

  • Enamel

Come by the studio and meet all the makers - handmade goods by Collin Garrity, Wabi Sabi Textile Company, and Angela Malchionno.

Bright Ideas Expo 2015
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Bright Ideas Expo 2015

  • Saint Louis Science Center

The Saint Louis Science Center Active Creativity Partners is a network of actively creative people in our region, including hackers, visual artists, do-it-yourselfers, actors, musicians and crafters to name a few.

On Saturday, July 18, from 10am to 4pm, the Active Creativity Partners will host The Bright Ideas Expo 2015: Celebrating St. Louis Makers at the Saint Louis Science Center.

This year’s Expo will highlight St. Louis makers -- their amazing work and the creative process each maker takes along the way. You can get an inside look at the work of local game developers, visual artists, crafters, tech visionaries and other makers. You will also have a chance to join in on the fun of making!

For more information on what you will experience at the Bright Ideas Expo 2015, click here

- See more at: http://www.slsc.org/bright-ideas-expo#sthash.EIpAu1nv.dpuf

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II
Jul
11
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving II

  • Enamel

Super limited. 8 spots available - register here !

A new addition to our class line up, this workshop is designed to add to your tool box of skills but still be beginner friendly. Taught by Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company, this class covers the basics like plain weave, rya, and shapes. Then, Hillary shows you how to add texture with pile (fluff like carpets), soumack (looks like a braid), and hem stitching. Finishing techniques to complete your piece are also on the menu.

A great value at 65.00, all materials and tools are included, from a multitude of yarn to your very own loom. If you have taken a weaving class with us before and have your own loom already, please select the "I have my own loom" ticket ($45.00) when you register for the discounted rate.

Registration closes 24 hours before class begins. Last minute registration? Send us a note and we'll see if we can fit you in!

About Hillary:

Throughout her life, Hillary's creative endeavors have always come back to fiber. She dabbled in countless types of artist processes, but it wasn't until the first time she picked up a loom that everything came together. Her years spent as a seamstress paired with her love of color and design naturally evolved into a passion for weaving. In the future, she has plans to weave fabric and rugs, which require different types of looms...something Hillary is always happily collecting! As a member of the Weavers' Guild of St. Louis, she is continually looking for new ways to learn her craft and fiber friends to share knowledge with!

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving
Jun
27
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Enamel

Would you like to learn how to make a one of a kind, woven piece of wall art? This is the workshop for you. In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a woven piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom.

Register here

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving
Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Enamel

Would you like to learn how to make a one of a kind, woven piece of wall art? This is the workshop for you. In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a woven piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom.

Register here

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving
Jun
6
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Enamel

Would you like to learn how to make a one of a kind, woven piece of wall art? This is the workshop for you. In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a woven piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom.

Register here

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving
May
23
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Enamel

Would you like to learn how to make a one of a kind, woven piece of wall art? This is the workshop for you. In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a woven piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom.

Register here

Spring Fling in the City
May
9
10:00 am10:00

Spring Fling in the City

  • 2700 N 14th St St Louis, MO, 63106 United States

Spring Fling in the City is all about love of vintage, love of handmade and love of local. It's an event inspired by times past, where old is new again and everything has potential.

All the fun will happen on North 14th Street between St. Louis Avenue and Warren Street in the beautifully restored Crown Square.

The Fling features local vendors selling vintage clothing, vintage accessories and vintage home decor, as well as vintage-inspired handmade items.

For more information, visit the event website @ http://www.stlspringfling.com !

May
2
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

  • Enamel

ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!

Would you like to learn how to make a one of a kind, woven piece of wall art? This is the workshop for you. In this class you will learn all the basic techniques necessary to create a woven piece with textile artist Hillary Bird of Wabi Sabi Textile Company. Warping, plain weave, fringe, striping, shapes, and finishing techniques will be covered.

All materials and tools included, even a mini loom.

Register here