Join plush artist Coco Howard of Softlife and Kristen Rask of the incomparable Schmancy Toys at Stitches on Saturday October 3rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm and learn the fine art of making Sweater Beasts! In this class you will learn a very simple, yet versatile technique that will allow you to turn your unwanted sweaters into excellent beasts that will amaze your friends and maybe even your family. Only basic sewing skills are needed. All supplies will be provided. Cost is 20.00 for a two hour tutorial.
Bio: Coco Howard started Softlife in 2007 as an umbrella company for her various artistic endeavors. She makes plush creatures, engages in amateur photography, creates needle felted wall hangings, sculpture, and installations, and teaches creature making classes at various elementary and middle schools in Seattle. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Japan. Coco is devoted whole heartedly to fighting the soft fight each and every day.
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.