Atlanta Institute of Stitches & Crafts
I haven’t written anything in ages and it’s mostly because I’ve been super busy. I generally like to keep the personal business out of my blog because there are just so many other beautiful things out there, but this I think you’ll find interesting!
In the last couple of months I’ve been working on starting a craft school in Atlanta with a great partner, a place where all the crafters can come together and find something inspirational or supportive of their craft. We’re encompassing all crafts (that we can) including fabric crafts, yarn crafts, ManCraft (yes), paper crafts, and pretty much anything else we can get our hands on. We have a team of instructors that is growing (hooray!) and a million amazing ideas & plans!
We’re set up like an old-school school for modern crafting, trying to bring in all the lovely things we miss about being in school. Awesome school supplies neatly packaged, fun craft kits, and even custom pencils & notepads for taking notes in class. I don’t know about you, but I was a total geek about school supplies and things looking nice, so that’s our inspiration! Plus, our mascot is an owl which is just cute — you can’t deny that.
We are hosting our classes in various locations in Atlanta (art galleries, handmade boutiques, oh my!) and love that we can give people a class in a great space. We are aiming toward having our own space some day where it can be a workshop space with small retail to sell the craft supplies we recommend and use. We’re imagining it as a place where anyone can come and hang out, hopefully be inspired, and have all the tools they need to create there. We also envision it going other places one day: Chicago Inst. of Stitches & Crafts? San Francisco Inst. of Stitches & Crafts? You get the idea. We are also planning a Kickstarter campaign to hopefully launch March 1 so keep your eyes peeled to spread the word and support some creative dreamers! We have awesome incentives lined up for our donation levels, so no matter where you are you can benefit from what we have to offer!
Visit our site at stitchesandcrafts.com
I’m stepping down off of my soap box now!!