Intro to Sewing for Adults
Feb
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Intro to Sewing for Adults

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.

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Geecheebond
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Geecheebond

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. 

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Screen Printing
Feb
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Screen Printing

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.
 

Bring a friend with you to this special 2-for-1 Galentine's/Valentine's Night Special! BYOB!  Register Here. 

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Feb
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tablet Weaving

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. 

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3rd Friday with Capo Vintage
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

3rd Friday with Capo Vintage

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.

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May
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Moogfest x Makery Pop-Up Market

  • 410 West Geer Street Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)
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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. 

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Hand-Stamped Pillow Workshop
Apr
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hand-Stamped Pillow Workshop

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!). 

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Herbalism 101: Versatile Medicinal Plants & Tinctures
Mar
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Herbalism 101: Versatile Medicinal Plants & Tinctures

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.

Get your tickets here.

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3rd Friday with Juniper Bay Metals
Mar
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

3rd Friday with Juniper Bay Metals

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.
http://www.juniperbaymetals.com/

Other Metal Makers on display this month include Geoflora, Mona Enamel and Windblown.
http://www.geoflorajewelry.com/
https://www.facebook.com/monaenamel
http://shopwindblown.myshopify.com/pages/about-us

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Offerings of The Human Heart
Jul
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Offerings of The Human Heart

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

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Jul
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Babini launch party with art by Melinda Rittenhouse of Bumble & Sweet

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!

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Reception: Flower Power
May
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Reception: Flower Power

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.

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Flower Power: Artisan Products & Vintage Styles
May
15
to Jun 15

Flower Power: Artisan Products & Vintage Styles

  • The Makery at Mercury Studio (map)
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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.
 

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Sangha Teahouse Popup
Apr
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sangha Teahouse Popup

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.

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Featured Artist & Reception
Apr
7
to May 9

Featured Artist & Reception

  • The Makery at Mercury Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


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!

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What He Sees: Featured Illustrations by Evan McIntyre
Mar
6
to Mar 31

What He Sees: Featured Illustrations by Evan McIntyre

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
6-8PM

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Graphic Heart Works & One Year Anniversary at The Makery
Feb
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Graphic Heart Works & One Year Anniversary at The Makery

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.

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Workshop: Seasonal Flower Design "Mindfulness in the New Year"
Jan
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Workshop: Seasonal Flower Design "Mindfulness in the New Year"

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 lmoore33@earthlink.net. 

 

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Workshop: Make Your Own Body Scrub
Jan
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Workshop: Make Your Own Body Scrub

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 lmoore33@earthlink.net. 

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Poetry Reading: Lightsey Darst and Jaki Shelton Green
Jan
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Poetry Reading: Lightsey Darst and Jaki Shelton Green

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. 

Poetry Reading
Free and open to the public
Wine and snacks provided

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Make Your Own Body Scrub Workshop
Dec
16
12:30pm12:30pm

Make Your Own Body Scrub Workshop

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! 

Cost: $35.00
Workshop materials, wine and snacks provided.
Email lee lmoore33@earthlink.net with any questions.
Purchase tickets here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/215059799/scrub-out-the-old-and-bring-in-the-new

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Reality Works Christmas Market at The Makery
Dec
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Reality Works Christmas Market at The Makery

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.

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Ornament Decorating Party at The Makery!
Dec
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Ornament Decorating Party at The Makery!

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

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