Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Triangle Pop-Up: Big Boss Market

About Triangle Pop-Up

We began coordinating markets for local artists back in June of 2017 and fell in love with the community in our area. We had no idea the positive response we would receive & we discovered that there was a need to bring local artists and businesses to the community. Presently, we are starting up markets and events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and planning on expanding to other areas in NC in the near future.

Our vision for Triangle Pop-Up is to create amazing events that bring our community together and to connect local artists and small businesses to the public to give them a platform to expose their brand. We want to support our community in the Triangle and help small businesses thrive. We have a diversity of events that appeal to the general public of all ages!

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Holiday Patchwork Market in Durham

FREE! & INDOORS! Shop over 75+ Handmade Makers at the Holiday Patchwork Market!

Are you interested in the identity and story behind the things you own or give as gifts, support your local maker by shopping at the Spring Patchwork Market. Small batch and one-of-a-kind goods meticulously crafted or found with thoughtfulness and care are available for purchase. Varying price points creates accessibility for all. The Patchwork Market aims to create an inspiring experience for both the merchant and the shopper!

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Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Locally Made Market in Cary

About Locally Made:

Locally Made Market has all of your holiday shopping needs covered! We are hosting 45 of the most talented local artisans at the stunning Mayton Inn! We will also have fantastic local giveaways at the start and end of the event! After shopping, grab a bite to eat and a drink from the Verandah Restaurant/Highball Bar. See you there!

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Hand-2-Hand Market in Greensboro

About the Hand-to-Hand MArket:

Hand to Hand Market·Tuesday, April 3, 2018·

Just like our hands, the Hand-to-Hand Market has many facets and purposes.

1. OUR MARKETS: The Hand-to-Hand Market uses it’s Spring & Holiday markets to give talented Makers from all over the Southeast region a chance to showcase and sell their wares to the Greensboro community. Each transaction has a direct impact on local economy and this makes everyone happier!

2. TAKE ACTION: The Hand-to-Hand Market loves to celebrate pro-activism, self-empowerment, and innovation. We love spreading the word about makers, small businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are taking chances in order to create change for local economy, their community, the environment and themselves.

3. INVEST BACK LOCALLY: The Hand-to-Hand Market encourages you to SHOP LOCAL as much as possible. There are so many opportunities to invest in your city by shopping at small businesses, local markets, and farmers markets! Remember: How you hand over you money, says a lot about how in touch you are with your community.

4. TALKS & WORKSHOPS: We love to offer free DIY workshops and talks that help spark inspiration and insight as to how you can become more creative and innovative by using your own hands to express yourself or how to be a better creative entrepreneur.

5. HOPE & POSSIBILITY: With every event, purchase, and experience that the Hand-to-Hand Market curates, we hope more than anything you walk away feeling empowered about what YOU can do to create the changes you want to see in society.

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Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee in Brooklyn
Oct
23
to Oct 27

Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee in Brooklyn

In this class, you will focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to create surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique using clamps and string. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands. Additional supplies like Organic Cotton Knit, Quilting Kona, and Linen Cotton Canvas will be for sale if students would like to work large.

This class will be held outside if weather permits, or in the classroom if needed.

Either way, dress for mess!

  • All Supplies Provided: Tools, indigo dye, and sample fabric will be provided for this class

  • Students are encouraged to bring 3-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, bamboo, and rayon/viscose/modal; to dye/upcycle.

  • Focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to creative surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands.  This is an ancient Japanese tie-dye technique.

  • Students are encouraged to bring 2-4 items, natural celulose fibers: cotton, linen, and rayon, to dye/upcycle; and will be provided with sample fabric to experiment with.

  • Ages 14+

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Bundle Dyeing at Fireside Farms
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Bundle Dyeing at Fireside Farms

This Workshop is sold out

Join us for an afternoon dyeing with flowers and plants!  River, local textile artist and teacher of RIVTAK, will walk you through all the step to eco print with flowers!

In eco printing or Bundle dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles, bundled by rolling up bundles and then steaming to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes.  All supplies will be provided.

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Indigo at Revolution Mills
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo at Revolution Mills

Held in October from 2-6pm. Mill Day started in 2017 and is our biggest annual event! Join us for a celebration of Revolution Mill and Greensboro’s rich textile heritage. This family friendly event features food trucks, beer & wine tasting, live music, storytelling by former Mill Villagers, and tours of the Mill.

At this event River will be dyeing cotton bandanas with participants.

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Indigo Weekend at PS37 Warehouse Durham
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Indigo Weekend at PS37 Warehouse Durham

Immerse yourself (figuratively) in the Japanese art of Indigo Dyeing in this 2 day workshop with River Takada-Capel. Students will learn how to set up their Indigo dye bath, prepare their fabric, and create beautiful designs through traditional Shibori techniques, both folded and stitched resists. Each student will go home with the supplies to continue experimenting!
Required materials: All supplies included; bring cotton or linen fabric, garments, or homegoods to dye. Hand sewing experience helpful.

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Sep
13
to Sep 15

Indie Craft Parade

Indie Craft Parade is an initiative of The Makers Collective. It was created for the Greenville, SC community in order to:

· Support and promote independent artists by connecting them with the public.
· Educate our community about the modern craft movement and encourage a renewed appreciation for quality handmade goods.
· Highlight and contribute to the artistic and innovative local economy of Greenville, SC.

The Purpose of Indie Craft Parade

Indie Craft Parade is a curated makers’ market that brings together some of the South’s best handmade talent. Held each September, this festival helps fulfill our mission of creating a supportive community around artists. In recent years, we’ve witnessed the incredible momentum and success of independent makers across the country and our desire is to encourage more of this growth in our own community.

Regional Focus

Our festival highlights the amazing work that is coming out of the South. While there are fantastic makers throughout the country, we focus on our regional neighbors. This model not only encourages festival attendees to buy local, but also introduces them to artists with whom they can build ongoing relationships.

To maintain our regional focus, we only accept applications from artists who live in the Southern area of the United States, as defined by the US Census. These states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Sep
4
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Dye Workshop at Otter & Elk

Otter & Elk is a new shop in Saxapahaw, NC featuring local artists and eco-friendly products.

About this Event

- Focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to creative surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands. This is an ancient Japanese tie dye technique.

- Students are encouraged to bring 2-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, and rayon, to dye/upcycle; and will be provided with sample fabric to experiment with.

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True Blue Indigo Intensive at Freeman's Creative
Jun
29
to Jun 30

True Blue Indigo Intensive at Freeman's Creative

Immerse yourself (figuratively) in the Japanese art of Indigo Dyeing in this 2 day workshop with River Takada-Capel. Students will learn how to set up their Indigo dye bath, prepare their fabric, and create beautiful designs through traditional Shibori techniques, both folded and stitched resists. Each student will go home with the supplies to continue experimenting!
Required materials: All supplies included; bring cotton or linen fabric, garments, or homegoods to dye. Hand sewing experience helpful.

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Intro to Indigo Dyeing at ARTSPACE Raleigh
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Indigo Dyeing at ARTSPACE Raleigh

Learn the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to create surface designs through the ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique.

Students are encouraged to bring 2-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, and rayon, to dye/upcycle; and will be provided with sample fabric to experiment with.

River Takada-Capel, a local Japanese American artist, has a life long love affair with all things textiles, handmade and vintage.  Rooted in all her work is a reclaimed story, an element of preloved beauty.  River has been sewing and practicing dyeing and surface design professionally for 11 years, creating many products sold at independently owned shops, selling at markets and teaching along the East Coast.  River has been sewing and dyeing personally for 20+ years, upcycling and designing things for the home and body.

See more ARTSPACE Workshops here. http://artspacenc.org/classes-education/adult/

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Jun
17
to Aug 23

Kids Summer Camp at The ArtsCenter

SOLD OUT: Kids Sewing summer camps at the ArtsCenter have already filled up.
I am currently looking for a group of kids and parents in Carrboro and Durham, to host a 3-4 day Sewing Workshop. If you and your friends would like to learn how to sew along side of your kids, please email me to set up a time (please see dates below - I will not be available for additional times on weeks I am already teaching). rivtakhandmade@gmail.com

Weeks I am scheduled to teach (unfortunately I can not teach every kids sewing camp all summer!):
June 17-21; July 22-26; Aug. 12-16; Aug. 19-23

Read more about The ArtsCenter’s offerings and sign up on their website:

https://artscenterlive.org/14609-2/

Fabric & Fiber Arts

Beginning Sewing
This camp is for those with little or no sewing experience. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, learn some hand stitching, and experiment with a variety of stitches. Simple projects may include a pillowcase, drawstring bag, stuffed toy, or other items as time permits. Fabric, patterns, and basic sewing kits will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Intermediate Sewing (grades 3-6)
Learn the skills you’ll need for clothing construction and more in this camp. We will use a pattern to make simple items like a shirt, a tote bag, or a purse. Fabric and patterns will be provided. Some machine sewing experience required.

Advanced Sewing (grades 4-6)
This session is for campers who have already taken both Beginning and Intermediate Sewing, or have significant prior machine sewing experience. Campers should feel comfortable measuring and cutting fabric, threading a sewing machine, and winding a bobbin before enrolling in this session.

Fabric & Fiber Arts (grades 3-6)
There are so many possibilities for art made with fabric and fiber! Students will learn a variety of styles that may include stitching, dyeing, weaving, fabric collage, and clothing modification. Machine sewing will not be taught in this camp.

Handstitching & Fabric Arts (grades 2-4)
This camp is for students who are ready to learn the basics of sewing and working with fabrics. Instructors will provide an introduction to sewing tools, and students will create several small handstitched items. No machine sewing will be taught in this camp.

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Intro to Indigo at Freeman's Creative
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Indigo at Freeman's Creative

Create your own incredible textile designs with Indigo! This 3 hour workshop explores traditional Japanese Shibori techniques to create geometric patterns in beautiful blue Indigo dye. **Instructor: River Takada-Capel** Materials: All necessary materials included. Cotton cloth will be provided to practice folding techniques. Students may bring an additional two small items such as a t-shirt, totebag, or napkins to add to the dye bucket. (Must be 100% cotton or linen)

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Sergers at Freeman's Creative

SOLD OUT In this 2 hour class, learn how to set up and operate your serger for adding speed and high-end finishing to your sewing projects. Once you get to know your serger, you can finish seams, sew with knits, and reduce bulky hems with confidence! **Instructor: River Takada-Capel** Required Materials: Your Serger and Manual (or reserve one of ours); 4 cones of thread; Scrap fabrics, knits and wovens

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Slow Stitching and Mending at NCSU Crafts Center
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Slow Stitching and Mending at NCSU Crafts Center

No sewing experience required. Learn the time honored Japanese Sashiko techniques to mend and repair damaged textiles. You are encouraged to bring an article of clothing to repair or embellish. If you don’t have an item of clothing to bring you can practice on swatches, learn to work with your coveted fabric scraps to turn them into beautiful art. Students will learn hand stitching techniques inspired by Japanese Boro visible mending and Sashiko (Japanese embroidery). Choose from the instructor’s wide range of hand dyed fabric samples to create a small Slow Stitch Sample. This is the perfect time to sit down and set your hands to a meaningful task. A $35 materials fee, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes hand sewing needles, Sashiko thread, embroidery hoop, Sashiko stitching handouts,hand dyed fabric scraps, etc.

https://crafts.arts.ncsu.edu/classes-and-workshops/fiber/

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Block Printing at Craft Habit Raleigh

Join fiber artist and designer River Takada-Capel for a fun and creative exploration of block printing. In this class, you'll learn to carve a custom design into a linoleum block, then print on a variety of surfaces with fabric inks. Choose from a tote-bag or a set of 2 tea-towels to print on. Students are encouraged to bring items from home to print as well!

Supplies Needed:

  • All supplies and materials will be provided for this class

When you buy your class supplies in-store at Craft Habit, you'll get 10% off your entire purchase! Be sure to arrive early enough to shop for your materials before class starts.

https://crafthabitraleigh.com/collections/classes/products/blockprinting

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Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee Shop in Brooklyn
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Indigo Dyeing at Relationships Coffee Shop in Brooklyn

Learn to fill your home and wardrobe with the calming effect of Indigo. This workshop covers the techniques of a pre-reduced indigo vat, different folding and clamping techniques to get the Itajime Shibori (Japanese Inspired Tie-Dye) style designs! Students are welcome to bring 3-4 items, any *natural* fiber items, and fabric will also be available.

Saturday, June 1, 2-5pm

Sunday, June 2, 2-5pm

Ages 14+

In this class, you will focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to create surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique using clamps and string. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands. Additional supplies like Organic Cotton Knit, Quilting Kona, and Linen Cotton Canvas will be for sale if students would like to work large.

This class will be held outside if weather permits, or in the classroom if needed.

Either way, dress for mess!

  • All Supplies Provided: Tools, indigo dye, and sample fabric will be provided for this class

  • Students are encouraged to bring 3-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, bamboo, and rayon/viscose/modal; to dye/upcycle.

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Sergers at Freeman's Creative

SOLD OUT In this 2 hour class, learn how to set up and operate your serger for adding speed and high-end finishing to your sewing projects. Once you get to know your serger, you can finish seams, sew with knits, and reduce bulky hems with confidence! **Instructor: River Takada-Capel** Required Materials: Your Serger and Manual (or reserve one of ours); 4 cones of thread; Scrap fabrics, knits and wovens

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Bundle Dyeing at Otter & Elk
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Bundle Dyeing at Otter & Elk

Join us for an afternoon dyeing with flowers and plants!  River, local textile artist and teacher of RIVTAK, will walk you through all the step to eco print with flowers!

In eco printing or Bundle dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles, bundled by rolling up bundles and then steaming to extract the pigments and produce a print made with plant dyes.  All supplies will be provided.

https://otterandelk.com/events/

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Screen Printing at Craft Habit Raleigh
May
12
1:30 PM13:30

Screen Printing at Craft Habit Raleigh

In this beginner surface design workshop, you will explore low tech processes in getting your design on a screen and ready to print!

Screen printing can be a precise and professional looking tee shirt, or it can be an original mono-print art piece. In this workshop you will explore the in-between and learn the fundamentals to pulling a clean image onto fabric and paper, and ways to get your image on a screen to make small batch prints without the use of chemicals or a dark room!

Supplies Needed: Each student will be provided supplies to create their own design as a stencil and share class supplies to walk away with some original prints

https://crafthabitraleigh.com/collections/classes/products/beginnerscreenprinting

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Intro to Indigo at Freeman's Creative
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Indigo at Freeman's Creative

Create your own incredible textile designs with Indigo! This 3 hour workshop explores traditional Japanese Shibori techniques to create geometric patterns in beautiful blue Indigo dye. **Instructor: River Takada-Capel** Materials: All necessary materials included. Cotton cloth will be provided to practice folding techniques. Students may bring an additional two small items such as a t-shirt, totebag, or napkins to add to the dye bucket. (Must be 100% cotton or linen)

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Underwear Sewing for the Whole Family at Freeman's Creative

In this 2 hour class, get comfortable sewing with knits on your regular sewing machine, and sew cute and comfy underwear for the whole family! With options for a range of ages and preferred coverage, you'll have a new favorite pair in no time! Please cut your paper pattern in advance.

March 13, Wednesday, 6-8pm

Required Materials:

Jalie Pattern 3242- Underwear for Men, Women, & Children;

Prewashed stretch knit fabric for your desired size;

Elastic as required for your desired size

Source:: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=9226202

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Mar
3
to Mar 24

Sew Overalls at Freeman's Creative in Durham

Sew your own cute and classy overalls in this 4 session class. Pockets, straps, zippers, and buttons make this a skill-builder you can dress up or down. Students should have some experience sewing from a pattern. Do not cut fabric before class.

This class will be held Sunday mornings, 11am-2pm, March 3, 10, 17, 24.

Required Materials:

Pattern for the Jenny Overalls;

Prewashed Bottom-weight fabric for your size (denim, twill, canvas);

Pocket lining fabric;

Interfacing;

Zipper, buttons and hardware dependent on selected design

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=9167279

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Indigo Dye at Craft Habit in Raleigh
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Indigo Dye at Craft Habit in Raleigh

Learn to fill your home and wardrobe with the calming effect of Indigo. This workshop covers pre-reduced indigo vat, as well as different folding and clamping techniques to get the Itajime Shibori style designs! Students are welcome to bring 3-4 items, any *natural* fiber items, and fabric will also be available for an additional fee.

Saturday, March 2nd

11am - 2pm

Craft Habit Raleigh - 2423 Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh NC

Ages 14+

In this class, you will focus on learning the fundamentals of how Indigo Dye is made, best practices, materials needed, and demonstrations on how to create surface designs through ancient Japanese technique of Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands.  This is an ancient Japanese tie dye technique.

This class will be held outside if weather permits, or in the classroom if needed. Either way, dress for mess!


Supplies Needed:

  • Tools, indigo dye, and sample fabric will be provided for this class

  • Students are encouraged to bring 2-4 items, natural cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, and rayon, to dye/upcycle.

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Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Beginning Serger Class at The Scrap Exchange in Durham

SOLD OUT

Date: Thurs. Feb. 28th
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Cost: $40
Registration: https://tsesergerfeb28.eventbrite.com

Do you feel intimidated by sergers? Join us for this relaxed hands-on class and learn the basics of home overlock sewing machines (AKA sergers) including thread operation and what to do if the thread breaks. We will also cover needles, blades, tension, and other serger features. Students may bring an operational serger from home or use one of The Scrap Exchange’s machines.

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