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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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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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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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 Sewing: Ogden Cami at Freeman's Creative
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sewing: Ogden Cami at Freeman's Creative

Sew Your Own: Ogden Cami

Sunday, 2/24 11-2 pm at Freeman’s Creative

$45

Max 6

In this 3-hour class, learn garment sewing fundamentals with this flattering camisole. The Ogden cami is a simple wardrobe builder, with great details to dress up or down! A great first garment in cotton, or challenge yourself with something silky! Arrive with pattern pieces cut out (assistance available during Friday studio time).

Required Materials:

Pattern for the Ogden Cami;

Lightweight woven fabric for your size, pre-wash fabric before cutting out pattern; recommended fabric: Rayon blends, silk, light weight cotton or linen;

Coordinating thread

Sign up through Freeman’s Creative

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=8965079

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Sewing: Utensil + Tool Roll at Freeman's Creative
Feb
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sewing: Utensil + Tool Roll at Freeman's Creative

Sew Eco: Utensil + Tool Roll

Thursday, 2/21 5-7 PM

$35

In this 2-hour beginner class, sew a handy pouch for all your zero-waste essentials. Bring your bamboo forks, metal straws, and cloth napkins (or your favorite pens, or a set of crochet hooks) to stitch up a custom fabric roll that's made to measure! Students should be comfortable threading their machine and sewing straight lines.

Required Materials:

(2) Fat quarters of light to midweight fabric;

Coordinating thread;

Lightweight interfacing (optional)

Sign-Up through Freeman’s Creative

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=8973444

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Sewing with Knits: Leggings at Freeman's Creative
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Sewing with Knits: Leggings at Freeman's Creative

Sewing with Knits: Leggings

Sunday, 2/10 11-2 pm

Max 6

In this 3-hour class, get comfortable sewing knits on your home machine, no serger required! The Clara leggings are a sporty pair of leggings in fabrics with 4-way stretch. Arrive with pattern pieces cut out (assistance available during Friday studio).

Required Materials:

Pattern for Clara Leggings;

2 colors of 4-way stretch fabric for your size, Please wash and dry Fabric before cutting;

Coordinating thread;

Sewing machine with zig-zag ability (or use ours);

Elastic/stretch needle included

Sign-up through Freeman’s Creative

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=8964964

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Sewing: Drawstring Bag at Freeman's Creative
Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Sewing: Drawstring Bag at Freeman's Creative

Sew Eco: Drawstring Bag

Thursday, 2/7 5-7 PM

$35

In this 2-hour class, sew a simple drawstring pouch.  Perfect for veggies and bulk foods, or makes a great project bag! A great beginner project with some useful techniques to build your skills! Students should be comfortable threading their machine and sewing straight lines.

Required Materials:

1/2 yd light to midweight fabric, prewashed;

coordinating thread

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=8547122

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Jan
29
to Feb 26

Beginning Sewing: Totes & Beyond at NCSU Craft Center in Raleigh

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, quilts, 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.

Totes & Beyond w/ River Takada-Capel

We have machines in the classroom, but feel free to bring your own functional sewing machine and sharp fabric scissors to the class with you.

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Jan
28
to Feb 25

Beginning Sewing: Totes & Beyond at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro

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, quilts, 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.

Totes & Beyond w/ River Takada-Capel – $125 – Monday, 6-8:30pm

We have machines in the classroom, but feel free to bring your own functional sewing machine and sharp fabric scissors to the class with you.

Register On The ArtsCenter’s Website: https://artscenterlive.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Q00000PAYZ6UAP

Read about on the ArtsCenter’s Website: https://artscenterlive.org/performance/beginning-sewing/

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Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Sew Your Own Shirt No. 1 at Freeman's Creative

Shirt No. 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing is a great first garment pattern! We'll learn how to sew seams, finish hems, and apply bias tape to necklines. Students should be comfortable threading their machine and sewing straight lines.

Required Materials:

Shirt No. 1 pattern,

prewashed fabric,

thread to match

Source:: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=6569982

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Jan
23
to Feb 13

Log Cabin Quilting at Freeman's Creative

In this 4 session class, learn to sew the iconic log cabin quilt block and its variations, while working intuitively with fabric and scraps. We will quilt our blocks and bind a small lap quilt.

4 Sessions: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm; Jan. 23 + 30 and Feb. 6 + 13

Required materials:

3/4 yd of two to three colors or color families of fabric, can use scraps at least 2.5" wide;

1.5 yd backing fabric;

1.5 yd batting;

coordinating thread

Source:: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=8754035

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Jan
13
12:30 PM12:30

Mending By Hand at Freeman's Creative

Don't despair, repair! Learn the basics of hand sewing to mend tears, sew on buttons correctly, and keep small holes from becoming big problems. Bring items in need of repair, or start a mending sampler with provided materials. No sewing experience necessary. Part one in our mending series.

All materials provided; bring personal items to repair.

Source:: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=14673257&appointmentType=8755315

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Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Wardrobe Planning @ Freeman's Creative

Join us to plan your handmade wardrobe for 2019, whether you want to build your skills, plan a capsule wardrobe, build up to Me Made May, or just put a little more thought into what you make. We will be be using the sewing planner from By Hand London, which offers 6 body forms for sketching. Bring favorite outfits, fabric swatches, patterns, magazines, and research images. Select your Body Form for a printed copy of the planner.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

1:00 PM 3:00 PM

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Intro to Sewing: Tote Bags @ Freeman's Creative
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Intro to Sewing: Tote Bags @ Freeman's Creative

In this 2 hour class, students will learn all the basic steps to sewing by machine, including how to set up their machine, adjust the settings, and sew straight lines. Students will sew a simple lined totebag. Bring your own working machine or rent ours.  Required Materials: Prewashed fabric- 1/2 yd fabric for bag exterior 1/2 yd fabric for bag interior coordinating thread. 

$35

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Sewing with Knits: Stasia Dress @ Freeman's Creative
Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Sewing with Knits: Stasia Dress @ Freeman's Creative

In this 3 hour class, students will learn to sew knits on any sewing machine that can zig-zag by making the Stasia Dress from Sew Liberated. Students should be comfortable setting up and sewing with their own machine. Please arrive with fabric cut out, ready to sew. Pattern assistance available the hour before class. ** Instructor: River Takada-Capel ** Required Materials: Stasia Dress pattern; Prewashed stretch knit fabric for desired size Matching thread Needles provided.

Class takes place at Freeman's Creative in Durham.
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Jun
5
12:00 AM00:00

Sewing: Intro to Sewing: Tote Bags @ Freeman's Creative

  • 2020 Chapel Hill Road Durham, NC, 27707 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this 2 hour class, students will learn all the basic steps to sewing by machine, including how to set up their machine, adjust the settings, and sew straight lines. Students will sew a simple lined totebag. Bring your own working machine or rent ours. **Instructor: River Takada-Capel** Required Materials: Prewashed fabric- 1/2 yd fabric for bag exterior 1/2 yd fabric for bag interior coordinating thread

$35

https://www.freemanscreative.com/class-schedule

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