Handmade Holiday Workshops



If you ever wanted to show your friends and loved ones how awesome and crafty you are by giving them a handmade gift this holiday season, this is your chance!

The whole month of December here at TAC’s Manhattan Studio we are having an array of amazing Holiday Workshops just in time to make some handmade goodies for everyone on your list. Best of all our workshops are a one night only event giving you the satisfaction of leaving at the end of the night with a handmade gift and learning a new craft at a great deal ($65!) and they’re all BYOB!  Bring a friend, make some crafts together or surprise them all with your talents and crafty flair this season.



Felted Wall Hangings with Adrienne Antonson (STATE):
Mon  6:30-9:30PM,  December 2

Don’t you wish sometimes walls had pockets for all those little things, like scissors and pens, and bike lock keys, and everything else you’re always misplacing?
In this workshop, Adrienne Antonson will guide you though the basics of the wet felting method and teach you how to make a simple felted wall hanging.  The perfect handmade gift for someone special.



Knit a Hat 101 with Lindsay Degen:
Wed  6:30-9:30PM,  December 4

Winter = Hats, cozy hand-knitted hats. Learn how to knit and make your own hat with designer and knitting extraordinaire Lindsay Degen.  In this workshop you’ll learn all the basics of knitting, including casting on and off, increasing and decreasing, while working on a hat.  For yourself or for someone special.



Leather Belt with Cold Picnic:
Thurs  6:30-9:30PM,  December 5

Remember how hard is to find the perfect belt? Stop looking and come learn how make it yourself. Perfect costumized gift!
In this workshop, Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer, designers behind Cold Picnic will teach you how to make a leather belt from scratch. You’ll learn basic leather working skills and also how to decorate the surface of the belt with dyes, polishes and burning based on your vision.



Sew an Apron with Jamie Lau:
Mon  6:30-9:30PM,  December 9

Everyone needs a good apron, specially for the holiday season when’s there’s so much cooking to do. And it’s the perfect gift for your favorite cook.  Jamie Lau is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer that will teach you all the basic sewing skills and how to make a functional and yet classy apron.



Woven Trivets with New Friends:
Wed  6:30-9:30PM,  December 11

Always wanted to weave? This is the perfect opportunity. Alexandra Sagretti and Kelly Rakowski, the artist behind the New Friends collective, will introduce you to weaving on a frame and teach you some of their woven designs. You will be creating a set of unique woven trivets, that will make a perfect gift for someone special.



Painted Scarf with Fort Makers:
Thurs  6:30-9:30PM,  December 12

A beautiful scarf is a timeless favorite for the holiday season. How can you go wrong?
In this workshop, with the guidance of Naomi Clark, Brooklyn-based artist from Fort Makers, you’ll learn how to hand-paint your very own design on a silk scarf.



Indigo Shibori Tea Towels with Katrin Reifeiss:
Mon  6:30-9:30PM,  December 16

Shibori is an ancient Japanese resist-dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing, binding and knotting, to create beautiful and well defined patterns.
In this workshop, students will learn the basics of Shibori using one of the most important dyes in Japan (and in the world), Indigo and create a set of beautiful tea towels, under the supervision of Brooklyn based designer and Shibori expert Katrin Reifeiss.



Braided x Natural Dyed Bracelet with Erin Considine:
Tues  6:30-9:30PM,  December 17

A braid is a universal symbol, form of personal expression, a functional object and adornment. In this workshop, Erin Considine, will teach you the Kumihimo technique, a simple card braiding technique traditional from Japan. Using natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, you will design and create a unique bracelet, dip-dye it with natural materials, and finish it with vintage and reclaimed brass components.



Leather Journal with Natalie Stopka:
Wed  6:30-9:30PM,  December 18

The Perfect Gift. In this workshop book artist Natalie Stopka, will teach you the basics of bookbinding terms, tools, and skills as they create a leather bound book.
Useful as a journal or sketchbook, each student will be able to personalize their book with color choices and embroidered details. Bring along a button or found object to use as a clasp if you like!



Printed Furoshiki (Wrapping Fabric) with Hannah Schultz:
Thurs  6:30-9:30PM,  December 19

Furoshiko is a traditional Japanese fabric used as a wrapping for gifts and transport goods. In this workshop, Hannah Schultz, Brooklyn-based textile designer and master screen printer, will teach you how to design and create beautiful printed furoshiko. You’ll learn how to design and print with stencils and a screen, an ancient technique that is super fast and easy to do at home.



See all of our Handmade Holiday Workshops – Manhattan!!!

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