Make and Take workshops are held in hand hewn log cabin built in the 1790’s and renovated into a state of the art studio. All materials provided. Participants are led by an experienced instructor who will help them create the unique work of art they take home.
You’ll leave with a beautiful scarf, shawl, or collectable… but most of all, these workshops are a fun experience and create memories that will last a lifetime.
The Made Here Natural Fiber Studio was launched to create a place where friends can come together and share a new experience. In a few hours you’ll create a unique wearable work of art, or a collectible that makes you smile… out of all-natural animal fiber like alpaca grown on our farm here in the North Georgia Mountains.
We are excited to share our passion and love of natural fiber arts with everyone, and especially with people who have never heard of “fiber arts”. Make and take workshops are held in a state of the art studio with all materials provided. Participants are led by an experienced instructor who will help them create the end product they take home.
These workshops are an experience and create memories with friends that will last a lifetime.
Taking fiber from an animal, and turning it into something unique and beautiful is a joy. That joy has turned fiber arts like knitting, crocheting, weaving, and felting into some of the most popular hobbies in the United States. These are forgotten crafts that are making a resurgence as everyone wants an eco-friendly way to connect their lives and hobbies with the natural world around them. Made Here is a facility where fiber artists of all types can teach, people can learn, and make memories while they create their own one of a kind fiber products.
What better location to explore these forgotten arts than a log cabin hand hewn in the 1790’s.
Experience the JOY of learning fiber arts, in a fun historical environment, working together with friends and expert teachers at one of our “Make and Take” workshops.
No artistic ability required. In a couple hour workshop, we'll help you create an eco-friendly, all-natural, wearable work of art that will have all your friends raving!
We provide everything. Workshops include not only all tools and supplies used by fiber artists, but also that expert instruction to guide you through the process and teach you to become a fiber artist yourself.
We guide you step-by-step. In a single class you'll learn the terminology, techniques, and tips to create an amazing work of art you'll cherish for a lifetime!
In the wet felting process, hot water is applied to layers of animal hairs, while repeated agitation and compression causes the fibers to hook together or weave together into a single piece of fabric.
Needle felting is a method of creating felted objects without using water. The special needles used to make 3D sculpture, jewelry, adornments and 2D art have notches along the shaft of the needle that catch fibers and tangle them with other fibers to produce felt.
Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fibre called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. This cloth can be plain (in one color or a simple pattern), or it can be woven in decorative or artistic designs, including tapestries.
We had the BEST time!! Thank you Melissa and Kathy at Made Here Studios.
The experience was FANTASTIC!! We had a blast! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!! We will be back!
I had a great time with you all yesterday! I loved taking this class and had the best time getting to know Melissa and Kathy. They are both amazing creative people. I can’t wait to come back and learn more very soon.
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