In this workshop, we will work on what's possible with the beginning skills of sewing including: straight line stitching, working with woven fabric and making home goods. There will be an introduction to materials and equipment, as well as how to thread the machine and what all the knobs are for.
Students are encouraged to bring their own machine.
Please select w/rental ($25) if you would like to borrow a sewing machine.
Geecheebond is a weekend of events intended to draw attention to the Gullah Geechee people, who live along the coast in a corridor that extends from North Carolina to Florida.
Join us on Friday for Pop-Up shop and music by GLACE AZUKA. Event begins at 6pm.
Join us on Saturday for a special film screening of Daughters of the Dust, not currently for available for sale or rent. This film explores the tale of a multi-generational family in the Gullah Geechee community, as they struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore.
Then, DANCE FOR GEECHEE with music by:
DON NEIL | soundcloud.com/imdonneil
MARC ANTHONY FIGUERAS | itunes.apple.com/us/artist/marc-anthony-figueras/id982344360
DJ CHOCOLATE RICE | soundcloud.com/chocolaterice
SAND PACT | sandpact.bandcamp.com
$5 cover -- all proceeds will be donated directly to the Gullah Geechee Coridor.
In this beginner surface design workshop, we will practice screen printing by playing with screens River has created for her Clever Patch Collection- a series of 24 doodles expressing her adulting, feminist and human emotions.
Students are encouraged to bring their own tee-shirt or fabric to practice one, white cotton fabric will otherwise be supplied.
Make a one-of-a-kind wall hanging and learn the fundamentals of tablet weaving. Join us for an innovative tablet weaving workshop. We will focus on using recycled materials; yarn, fabric and wool roving scraps to create an art piece with many textures and a story behind it. Students are welcome to bring their own meaningful scrap materials while wrap yarn and wooden loom frames will be provided. Register Here.
Celebrate the Queen on the big screen. We're watching Lemonade, drinking lemonade, and trying on clothes with FIVE vintage/beautiful clothing vendors at The Makery. Be there or be square.
The Makery @ Mercury Studio is pleased to host two artists this September 16th from 6-8pm for their one night only exhibition!
The Makery is pleased to host Alexandria Glenn, Chauncey Covington and Nikki Garret for a one night only installation at Mercury Studio’s adjacent Back Room Gallery. These three Durham natives met at NCCU and are now vital ingredients to Durham’s creative scene. Fine artists Covington and Garret, partners in art and love and will be exhibiting paintings that echo aspects of their life in the Bull City (as well as their sparks!). Capo Vintage will be bringing in curated goods to bid farewell to summer as the heart of Durham transitions into fall.
Join us for a special festival pop-up!
The Makery will be in the Trotter Building (across the street from our current location) to celebrate Moogfest with all things handmade. No festival passes needed to attend. Get a taste of the music, dance, shop, and enjoy a special Saturday with The Makery.
We will be using a variety of hand-made stamps to print on fabric before sewing an envelope closure throw-pillow! Beginner friendly. Basic canvas fabric will be provided, along with use of stamps and black ink. If you want different fabric or ink please feel free to bring it!
Sewing machines are not provided (but we have a few if you need us to bring one for you!).
Join Lindsay of Full Flower Herbs to meet a few trusted and versatile herbal allies, including plants that offer support for allergies, inflammation, colds and other infections, stress and anxiety, digestive upset, and more. You will also learn ways to use these plant medicines in everyday life. We will craft a tincture using fresh medicinal herbs for each person to take home. Attendees will also receive a special deal on Full Flower Herbs products to help build a home medicine chest.
Join us to celebrate our favorite Metal Makers!
Staci Sawyer Phebus is the metalsmith artist behind Juniper Bay Metals. Working out of her studio in downtown Raleigh, NC, she creates raw, simply refined, nature-derived designs, utilizing silver, gold and semi-precious stones. The name comes from Juniper Bay, a beautiful coastal area along the "Inner Banks" where the Pamlico Sound meets the marshlands of Swan Quarter, NC. These landscapes resonate with her work that is influenced by the treasures of the sea and natural world.
Other Metal Makers on display this month include Geoflora, Mona Enamel and Windblown.
Part book release, part meditation, part celebration of making from the heart; entirely nourishing.
Offerings of the Human Heart is an event celebrating the practices that connect us with ourselves and the world around us. Local writer and yoga instructor Melinda Hunt will introduce her book, 7 Tiny Offerings, Handpicked Blessings for the Human Heart, with a talk about how her practices informed the book and a brief meditation.
Melinda Hunt teaches individuals to come home to themselves through the practices of yoga, emphasizing presence over poses, integrity over outcomes, and compassion over all.
6:00pm - Tea
6:30pm - Talk & Q&A
7:00pm - The practice of blessing
7:30pm - Book signing & music
On Third Friday, July 17 The Makery and Mercury Studio will be hosting a launch party for Babini Vintage and featuring three artists: Melinda Rittenhouse, Frank Myers and Rachel Campbell
Mercury Studio and The Makery are affiliated and are snuggled nicely on Geer St under Motorco and Parts&Labor. All events are adjoining and can be accessed through The Makery.
Babini vintage is a product range that offers items for home, one-of-a-kind jewelry, barware, clothing and special bags. Shannon Mallery the chic behind Babini will be installing a reception with delights for the eyes as well as a summer cocktail. Shannon also offers classes in up-cycled crafts and will be hosting her first with the MakerySaturday, August 1 2015, Make your own kaleidoscope, 2:00-3:30pm. All materials included. Cost $30.00. Advanced registration preferred.
Bumble & Sweet is the work of collage and book artist, Melinda Rittenhouse. Her work organizes and combines images, patterns and text in exquisite harmony, and is an ode to those things that define the look and feel of a particular era. She will have a special collection of her vintage-inspired work at the opening reception and will be a featured vendor for this month along with Babini!
lee attracting birds and bees will have a temporary exhibition on how to welcome and attract pollinators to your outdoor spaces with a talk at 7pm. Bee friendly plants and buds and seed bombs to create your own habitat gardens will be available for sale.
For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page
From May 15th to June 15th, The Makery highlights the beauty and power of flowers and plants through design, art and locally crafted and curated goods. Look out for special items from Ashley Selby, Cameron Vintage, Geoflora, Fillaree, Full Flower Herbs, Lee Moore Crawford, Little Homestead Farm, Lo and Behold, Mona Enamel, [ neoretro ], Babini, Sprocket Design and others.
And join us for a reception with the artists on May 29th from 6pm-9pm. During the "Flower Power" reception, create your own floral vintage look or get styled by Shannon Mallery of Babini and Christina Cameron of Cameron Vintage. Plus, Allie Mullin Photography will be on site to capture your new spring style in the flower photo booth.
In this month of blossoms and abundance, The Makery's featured vendors celebrate the beauty and power of flowers and plants through design, art and locally crafted and curated goods. Look for special items from Ashley Selby, Cameron Vintage, Geoflora, Fillaree, Full Flower Herbs, Lee Moore Crawford, Little Homestead Farm, Lo and Behold, Mona Enamel, [ neoretro ], Babini, Sprocket Design and more.
Reception May 29, 6-9pm
During the opening reception, create your own floral vintage look or get styled by Shannon Mallery of Babini and Christina Cameron of Cameron Vintage. Allie Mullin Photography will capture your new spring style at the flower photo booth.
The Makery is pleased to announce that Jeremy Lipkowitz of Sangha Teahouse will host a popup teahouse in the shop on April 23rd from 6-9pm. All proceeds go towards funding Sangha Teahouse's brick-and-mortar teahouse and yoga space. Stop by and enjoy this one night only event of community, high quality tea, yummy dumplings by Chirba Chirba and live music. Sangha Teahouse special blends are available for purchase at The Makery daily.
$10 suggested donation, all are welcome.
Rsvp and share this event with friends via Facebook.
Hidden Roots: A Poem for Nature's Unremembered Forms
Works by Kendal Draper
Kendal Draper is a fibers and materials artist working and making out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Inspired by organic forms and delicate materials, Kendal creates fiber works and functional wearables that are rooted in repetition and mimic structural forms in the natural world. Kendal's pieces are available at The Makery now through May 9th.
There will also be a special temporary installation of Kendal's larger works in the adjoining Mercury Studio event space during Third Friday on April 17th and Sangha Teahouse event on April 23rd.
You can learn more about Kendal Draper and her work here!
The Makery's featured vendor in March is artist Evan McIntyre, who uses the world as his inspiration for his watercolor and ink illustrations. He playfully transforms what he sees into posters, postcards and t-shirts and other media.
Reception with the artist Evan McIntyre
Third Friday, March 20th
The Makery has been open for a whole year! Come celebrate with us on February 13th! We'll have snacks and a reception for the featured graphic works of This Paper Ship and Resonant Paperworks, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Don't have a significant other? Celebrate with your pals at The Makery.
Explore your creativity using local, seasonal flowers and foraged plants in this series of workshops designed for all experience levels. Each session will be two hours long and have a thematic presentation, studio work time and instruction with local artist and designer, Lee Moore Crawford of lee attracting birds and bees. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials and containers, or purchase them onsite from The Makery.
Seasonal Flower Design
Workshop fee: $15
To sign up, click here. If materials are needed, please email lee attracting birds and bees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of a celebration of green beauty in the new year, we are hosting Durham's own fabulous eco soap and body product's maker, Fillaree, for a body scrub making workshop! All class participants will leave with a four ounce jar of your own handmade body scrub! Fillaree's own Alyssa Cherry will share her making knowledge using some flower and herbs from lee attracting birds and bees. Enjoy starting the new year creating your own signature scrub at The Makery.
Make Your Own Body Scrub
Workshop fee : $35.00
Wine and snacks provided
To sign up, click here or email lee attracting birds and bees at email@example.com.
Join us for a reading with North Carolina poets Lightsey Darst and Jaki Shelton Green. They will be reading from their latest publications Dance and Feeding the Light. Both books, along with other authors in The Makery store, will be available for purchase for the month of January. You can also bring new or gently used books for at-risk youth and we'll donate them to NC Book Harvest.
Free and open to the public
Wine and snacks provided
Join lee attracting birds and bees/ arrangements by lee and Fillaree at The Makery! As part of a celebration of green beauty in the new year, we are hosting Durham's own fabulous eco soap and body product's maker, Fillaree for a body scrub making workshop.
Fillaree's own Alyssa Cherry will share her making knowledge using flowers and herbs from lee attracting birds and bees. Enjoy the new year by creating your own signature scrub at The Makery. All participants will leave with a four ounce jar of their own handmade body scrub!
Workshop materials, wine and snacks provided.
Email lee firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Purchase tickets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/215059799/scrub-out-the-old-and-bring-in-the-new
Join us to meet some of the Reality Works makers. Let our friends help you pick out the perfect gifts. We will also have a few edible treats for you to enjoy.
We will be selling our hand crafted goods including candles, cards, ornaments, & soup mixes. We also have Reality t-shirts and oneies for purchase.
Reality Works is a Reality Ministries program to help our friends with developmental disabilities gain job skills.
The Makery is a retail store that supports NC artisans and donates space to Reality Works.
Shop Local. Shop for a cause.
Join us for a fun evening of ornament decorating.
Richard Hill of Sprocket Designs has gorgeous woodcut ornaments for sale, and The Makery will provide decorating supplies and light refreshments.
Sprocket Designs will also take orders for custom ornaments, which will be ready for pickup at the event. See a staffer in-store to place an order, or order online here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n0REld3yEalu4_zS2uEBUsaAojANXjqYQzfqqi0z8OY/viewform?usp=send_form