Low-tech Screen Printing at The Mothership in Durham
Jun
22
6:30 pm18:30

Low-tech Screen Printing at The Mothership in Durham

Low-Tech Screen Printing Workshop
hosted at The Mothership (formerly The Makery/Mercury Studios)
Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm- 9:30pm, $30 per person

Join me in this beginner surface design workshop, we will practice screen printing by playing with screens I have created for my Clever Patch Collection- a series of 24 doodles expressing adulting and feminist emotions.
Students are encouraged to bring their own tee-shirt or fabric to practice on, white cotton fabric will otherwise be supplied.

Register here for your tickets.

Beginner Tablet Weaving at Indio in Durham
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Beginner Tablet Weaving at Indio in Durham

Sunday,  June 25 • 2-5pm • $40 per person
Purchase your tickets to save your spot.

Intro To Tablet Weaving with Found Materials
hosted at Indio in Brightleaf Square
Sunday,  June 25 • 2-5pm • $40 per person

Join us for a tablet weaving workshop with River Takada-Capel of RIVTAK. We will focus on using yarn, fabric and wool roving scraps to create an art piece with many textures and a personal story behind it. Students are welcome to bring their own yarn scraps and materials while warp yarn and recycled loom frames will be provided. We will use old picture frames, vintage yarns, fabric scraps, wool roving and other textural items to create a unique tapestry hanging. Students can take their tablet frame looms home with them! 
Supplies provided: Scissors, yarn, wood frames, forks or combs, tapestry needles, Tapestry weaving pamphlet included.

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Raleigh Supercon at Raleigh Convention Center
Jul
14
Jul 16

Raleigh Supercon at Raleigh Convention Center

RIVTAK will have a booth selling handmade geeky goods!

RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER LOCATION & PHONE NUMBER:
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 • (919) 996-8500

Convention Exhibition Room Hours:
Friday, 12:30PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 10:30AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, 10:30AM – 6:30PM

Get your tickets and see all the offerings
http://raleighsupercon.com/

RALEIGH SUPERCON CONTACT INFO:
Call or Text (919) 907-0424 • Email raleigh@superconventions.com

One Party at a Time: Wedding 101
Aug
13
2:00 pm14:00

One Party at a Time: Wedding 101

One Party at a Time: Wedding 101
hosted by Heather Cook at The Durham Hotel
Sunday, August 13, 2-4pm

In this two-hour workshop, attendees will be lead through a work session on crafting custom wedding ceremonies and have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of experts about coordination, catering, styling, hair and make up, photography and decor. Also, River Takada-Capel of Rivtak Handmade will partner with Spoonflower to lead a DIY workshop on creating custom textile decor for your wedding. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour The Durham Hotel and learn about their wedding offerings.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided by Chef Andrea Reusing of The Durham Hotel

Guests will receive a comprehensive planning notebook created by Heather Cook and Bound Custom Journals complete with resources from the experts, helpful planning guides and a recommended vendor list for all things wedding.

As an additional bonus, attendees will receive a sweet swag bag with wedding-related samples from local artists and makers. 

Following the workshop, attendees are invited to join the panelists for an informal happy hour on the roof at The Durham for more follow-up conversation.


Pussy Pillow Sewing Party at Edge of Urge Raleigh
Jun
11
12:30 pm12:30

Pussy Pillow Sewing Party at Edge of Urge Raleigh

Sign up on the Edge of Urge website!
https://edgeofurge.com/collections/workshops/products/make-your-own-pussy-pillow-workshop-with-rivtak-sunday-june-11th-2-4pm

Oh Heyyyyy!!! Hands up! Who wants to make a pussy pillow?!?!

Learn form the best!!!! River Takada-Capel of RIVTAK, textile queen of Durham, NC,  is going to be teaching this super special class!

In this workshop we will play with making novelty pillows out of a mix of fabrics, woven, knit, natural and synthetic.  Students will be able to pick from provided fabrics and work on the sewing machine or by hand to applique layers of fabric to create a unique pillow! Oh? Did we mention there will be wine?!!!

Open to all sewing levels!!!

This is in an intimate class setting. Limited to 6 students! So pre-registration is required!

Indigo Dye Workshop and Itejime Shibori
Jun
4
10:00 am10:00

Indigo Dye Workshop and Itejime Shibori

Lesson includes a brief history of indigo, how different cultures have and are using it, how the cold water pre-reduced indigo works, and different folding and clamping techniques to get the designs you desire! We will mark and fold all of our materials and prepare them for dyeing.

May
20
12:00 pm12:00

MOOGfest Market in CCB Plaza

Come join us (and Major the Bull) downtown at CCB Plaza for a FREE TO THE PUBLIC market on Moogfest weekend, featuring some of the best NC goods around.

Market Hours: 
Friday and Saturday, 12p-5p at CCB Plaza (by the bull)

Vendors:
Worthy Women NC
Urban Core Collective
Cameron Vintage
Feather & Stone
Shosha Rose
Gibson Girl Vintage
This Paper Ship
Gem Ceramics
Rivtak handmade
East Durham Pie Company
Capo Vintage
Sangha Teahouse
and more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/339241749824809/

May
14
11:00 am11:00

GeekCraft at the Durham Armory

Shop locally handmade geeky items at the Durham Armory from 11am-6pm on Sunday, May 14th.  This event is free to the public! 

GeekCraft Expo is a curated craft market specializing in handmade, “geek”-themed crafts of all kinds; clothing, accessories, toys, home decoration, furniture, art…if it’s geeky and made by hand, it can be found at a GeekCraft Expo.

http://www.geekcraftexpo.com/

 

Indigo Dye Workshop- Itejime Shibori
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Indigo Dye Workshop- Itejime Shibori

Lesson includes a brief history of indigo, how different cultures have and are using it, how the cold water pre-reduced indigo works, and different folding and clamping techniques to get the designs you desire! We will mark and fold all of our materials and prepare them for dyeing.

Indigo Dye Workshop and Itejime Shibori
Apr
18
Apr 19

Indigo Dye Workshop and Itejime Shibori

Lesson includes a brief history of indigo, how different cultures have and are using it, how the cold water pre-reduced indigo works, and different folding and clamping techniques to get the designs you desire! We will mark and fold all of our materials and prepare them for dyeing.

Patchwork Market @ The Durham Armory
Apr
2
12:00 pm12:00

Patchwork Market @ The Durham Armory

The Patchwork Market is a monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. Local makers and vintage vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods.

Hosted at the Armory: 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Low-Tech Beginner's Screen Printing at Kleur

In this beginner surface design workshop, we 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 we will find the in-between and learn the fundamentals to pulling a clean image onto fabric and paper. In this workshop we will talk about the ways to get your image on a screen to make small batch prints without the use of chemicals or a dark room! 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.

This workshop will be hosted at Kleur in Winston-Salem.

Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

Remake Fashion Sewing at RIVTAK Studio

In this workshop, we will work on what's possible when remaking thrift shop finds and revamping clothing from your closet.  

Bring 2-3 items you want to revamp and we will trouble shoot how to achieve your vision!

There will be an introduction to materials and equipment, as well as how to thread the machine and what all the knobs are for.

March 22, Wednesday- 6:30pm-9pm
Hosted at River's Durham Studio (address sent with confirmation email)
Students are encouraged to bring their own machine so you can practice on it!
Please select w/rental (+$5) if you would like to barrow a sewing machine.

Mar
18
Mar 19

NC Comic Con- Oak City @ the Raleigh Convention Center

NC Comicon: Oak City is Raleigh, North Carolina’s Premier Comicon and it’s coming to the Raleigh Convention Center March 18-19th, 2017! New exhibits. New panels. New workshops. New all-encompassing comic book pop culture overload experience! And of course we once again welcome the finest vendors in comic books, toys, and collectibles as well as a plethora of phenomenal comic book creators from the triangle area and around the world. All of this plus our massive fan-favorite Cosplay Contest!  Buy weekend passes online (link in event details).

You can find River in the Dealer's Room selling handmade clothing, home goods, accessories, jewelry and patches!

SHOW HOURS

Saturday, March 18th, 2017:  Show Floor Open: 10am – 7pm

Sunday, March 19th, 2017:  Show Floor Open: 11am – 6pm

Mar
15
6:30 pm18:30

Intermediate Adult Sewing at RIVTAK Studio

In this intermediate workshop we will make a simple garment out of knit fabric.  

FAQ: When am I ready for an intermediate workshop?
Answer: If you feel comfortable threading your machine and you have sewn 5+ projects and are happy about them, well, I'd say you are ready for Intermediate sewing!  

March 15, Wednesday- 6:30pm-9pm
Hosted at River's Durham Studio (address sent with confirmation email)

Students are encouraged to bring their own machine.
Please select w/rental (+$5) if you would like to barrow a sewing machine.

Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

Kids Sewing at RIVTAK Studio

In this workshop we will cover threading the machine, winding the bobbin, and sewing in straight lines to make a Pillow Friend or a tote bag.  All supplies and sewing machines will be provided.

Saturday,March 12 at 1-4pm.  Granola bars and fruit will provided.

All materials and sewing machines provided.
Students are encouraged to bring their own machine.
Please select w/rental (+$5) if you would like to barrow a sewing machine.

Hosted at River's Durham Studio (address sent out with confirmation email).

Mar
10
5:00 pm17:00

Tarot Card Back Patch Sewing Workshop at Everyday Magic

Drop in between 5 - 7 PM on Friday, March 10 to add a tarot card back patch of your choice to a shirt or hoodie with River Takada-Capel! 

In this workshop, you can pick a card image from Tarot de Marseilles deck to turn into a back patch. Card images are printed on digitally printed on linen fabric, so fabric shirts like denim, chambray or flannel work best! Bring something from home to revamp (think denim jackets, hoodies) or purchase a shirt from River. 

Sewing basics will be covered in this workshop. We will practice preparing your materials, pinning your patch in place and sewing it on River's sewing machines!

The workshop fee includes 1 patch and all sewing supplies. Bring your own item to customize, or purchase a shirt on-site from River. If you're interested in revamping more than one thing, be sure to purchase additional patch packages. 

Mar
8
6:30 pm18:30

Beginner Adult Sewing at RIVTAK Studio

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, how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin and what all the knobs are for.  

March 8, Wednesday- 6:30pm-9pm
Hosted at River's Durham Studio (address sent with confirmation email)
Students are encouraged to bring their own machine.
Please select w/rental (+$5) if you would like to barrow a sewing machine.

Mending and Altering workshop at the ArtsCenter
Feb
23
Mar 9

Mending and Altering workshop at the ArtsCenter

In this workshop, we will cover the basics to sharing your handmade goods and services via a local market platform.  We will cover some basics of business set and ethics.  The focus of this workshop will be to take the ideas you have been working on, and evaluate how to make them market presentable.  We will discuss how to pick which markets to apply to, what the application process requires, how to mentally prepare yourself for doing a market, and your visual and physical set-up for events.  Class fee $81.  Register on the ArtsCenter website (link in workshop details).

Makery Textile Series- Sewing for Adults
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Makery Textile Series- 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 barrow a sewing machine.

Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

Kleur Workshop Series- Screen Printing

In this beginner surface design workshop, we 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 we will find the in-between and learn the fundamentals to pulling a clean image onto fabric and paper. In this workshop we will talk about the ways to get your image on a screen to make small batch prints without the use of chemicals or a dark room!
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.

More info coming soon!

Makery Textile Series- Screen Printing- Valentine's Day Special- 2 for 1
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Makery Textile Series- Screen Printing- Valentine's Day Special- 2 for 1

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!

Makery Textiles Series- Sewing for Kids
Feb
12
1:00 pm13:00

Makery Textiles Series- Sewing for Kids

In the workshop we will cover threading the machine, winding the bobbin, Sewing in straight lines to make a Pillow Friend with a pocket and buttons for personality.  All supplies and sewing machines will be provided.

Makery Textiles Series- Tablet Weaving
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Makery Textiles Series- 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.

Intro to Serger Sewing Class at the Scrap Exchange- SOLD OUT
Feb
5
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Serger Sewing Class at the Scrap Exchange- SOLD OUT

Fear that serger no more! This class covers an introduction to tools, basic cleaning and oiling, threading and sewing samples. It is a great introduction to the sergers available for use in The Scrap Exchange’s Design Center, but you are welcome to bring your own (working) machine from home.

FREE EVENT- Bourbon Bride- Indie Wedding Show at the Rickhouse
Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

FREE EVENT- Bourbon Bride- Indie Wedding Show at the Rickhouse

Show casing the new wedding offerings and services for the season!
Featuring more than 30 local makers, bakers, artists, DJs and all around awesome people who use their talents to create some of the most fun and unique weddings out there.
DIY craft demonstrations, entertainment and adult refreshments available for purchase.

From BB: We aim to provide a space where all engaged couples can celebrate their love and get help planning for their special day. Everyone is welcome, this is an LGBTQ friendly event.

609 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701.  Hosted at the Rickhouse in Durham.

Jan
14
1:00 pm13:00

Beginning Sewing At The Scrap Exchange- SOLD OUT

In this workshop, we will work on what's possible with the beginning skills of sewing including: straight line stitching, working with woven fabric, installing zippers, making accessories, home goods or simple, boxy garments.  There will be an introduction to materials and equipment, as well as how to thread the machine and what all the knobs are for.  

Jan
5
6:30 pm18:30

Beginning Sewing at the ArtsCenter

In this workshop, we will work on what's possible with the beginning skills of sewing including: straight line stitching, working with woven fabric, installing zippers, making accessories, home goods or simple, boxy garments.  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 will have at least 3 pieces to take home, as well as a resource list and knowledge for how to continue sewing at home.