Summertime Stitching at Beginner's Embroidery Class

 
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Beginner's Embroidery Class // July 8, 2017

Embroidery is such a great portable year-round hobby to learn! You can just as well enjoy it with a nice glass of chilled rosé on a sunny patio as you can while sipping on a hot tea on a rainy day on the couch watching some Netflix.  And of course, stitching in the company of new friends at an Assembly workshop is fun too.  :)  Welcome to your new favorite hobby!

Interested in taking this class too? Well, sign up and join us! 

 
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Our sold out embroidery class in Portland was full of tough decisions… flowers or night sky? Some students chose both and took kits home!  

 
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During class, Liz shared information about the basics of embroidery and all about topics such as hoops, needles, and fabric. The next step was practicing a variety of stitches and then, when ready, everyone jumped into the final designs and started work on their masterpieces.

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Block Printing Workshop with Atlas Obscura!

 
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On May 6th we were honored to partner with Atlas Obscura as part of their International Obscura Day. On this day, over 170 events took place around the world with unique experiences that celebrated the hidden wonders of the world. One of these events was our block printing workshop, which is one of the most ancient types of printmaking. Students designed and carved blocks, then explored printing on stationery, journals, and dish towels.

Interested in taking this class too? Well, sign up and join us! 

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Weaving Workshop in Portland

 
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April 8, 2017 // Beginner's Weaving Workshop

Our SOLD OUT (thanks everyone!) Beginner's Weaving Class on 4/8 in Portland taught students the basic stitches to create a modern woven wall hanging. During this evening workshop, students gained the confidence and skills to continue practicing this beautiful and relaxing art form. Most weavers took advantage of the option to purchase the loom kit to make more masterpieces at home! Our handy handout ensured that the ancient weaving techniques could be passed down for generations to come... err, or at least until students moved on to another craft :) 

It was an evening filled with new and familiar faces and tons of fun!

Interested in taking this class too? Well, sign up and join us! 

 
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DIY Lotions & Balms

 
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March 18, 2017 // DIY Natural Lotions & Balms Class

We finished off Assembly's March madness in Portland with a crash course in DIY moisturizers with all natural ingredients including beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil. Guest instructor Lauren Morse answered questions with a comprehensive knowledge gained from years of experience developing custom body products. 

 
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Students enjoyed socializing over complimentary snacks and refreshments and left with their own balms, lotion bars, a luxurious hand lotion, and more importantly, the knowledge and skills to recreate these at home!

Interested in taking this class too? Well, sign up and join us! 

 
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Clay Class Creativity!

 
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Clay Ring Dish Class // February 18, 2017

Students at our Clay Ring Dish Class in Portland weren't afraid to get their hands a little dirty-- which is always so much fun! Through making two custom bowls, attendees explored techniques for working with air-dry clay, such as coloring, marbling, and adding texture. Each dish ended up as unique as their maker and after being finished off with a sealant, these catch-all dishes will be perfect to hold jewelry or other trinkets. We can't wait to host this pottery class again in the future!

Interested in taking this class too? Well, sign up and join us! 

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Knitting without Needles

 
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We held an Arm Knitting Workshop on a lovely Saturday evening and our fantastic bunch of gals learned how to cast on, knit, and bind off. Chunky knit yarn in a variety of colors was provided, Brian fetched drinks for students who were "tied up," and everyone walked away happy with their very own cozy knit infinity scarf or cowl. The finished fabric is loosely knitted and drapes beautifully, perfect for winter weather. 

Interested in taking this class too? Well, sign up and join us! 

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