Welcome to Studio How-To, Cleveland's place to learn how to make stylish, useful, beautiful things with your own two hands. Try something new in one of our workshops to discover your talents, rejuvenate your creativity or just have some fun. Step away from your fast-paced, screen-centric life, meet new friends and reconnect with old friends. Spend time with people who are as excited about making things and learning as you are. You don't need any experience and you don't need to be a creative person to have fun here. We teach workshops on how to sew, knit, weave, macrame, work with leather, print, paper craft, embroider, paint, and more. Host a party with a creative theme. Browse through the website to learn more about what we offer at the studio, and be the first to know about workshops and events by subscribing to our emails.
"Sarah has been the reason for me to finally take the dusty sewing machine out of the closet and get started learning. The Studio How-To sewing class was very helpful in restoring my interest in sewing because I was able to review machine basics, learn pattern-making tips, get creative ideas for fabric re-use, and make practical stuff! Every class I was able to walk away with a bag or a pillow and know that I had the ability to keep creating at home."
-Marie, South Euclid
When: Friday, May 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Join local felting artist, Erin Carlson, and make an adorable cactus plant that will live no matter what you do to it! All the materials are included in the workshop price to make your own potted cactus (felted), and you get to take the needles and foam home with you to keep making.
Macrame is back with a modern twist! Join us for this macrame wall hanging workshop, where you'll make your own macrame masterpiece from start to finish. In this 2.5 hour workshop led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you'll learn three different knots and how to design your own unique wall hanging. Your choice of copper pieces and wood beads also available to dress your wall hanging up!
All materials included. No need to bring anything except your creative enthusiasm!
Join Sarah on May 26, 11 am - 1:30 pm. This class is scheduled for only one date and space is limited so please register to secure your spot.
To learn more about Sarah, visit her website and find her on instagram.
Let's get knotty!
Come catch the weaver fever and try your hand at weaving on a frame loom! In this 3.5-hour class led by Columbus fiber artist Sarah Harste, you’ll create a woven wall hanging from start to finish to take home with you. This workshop will cover the basics of weaving, including basic tabby weave, adding fringe to your weaving, soumak stitch, and finishing and hanging your piece.
All tools will be provided and available for sale after the class — should you decide to continue your fiber journey! No need to bring anything except your creative enthusiasm!
Join Sarah on May 26, 3 - 6:30 pm. This class is scheduled for only one date and space is limited so please register to secure your spot.
To learn more about Sarah, visit her website and find her on instagram.
When: Tote - Sunday, May 27, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Ready to jump into sewing and/or take your basic straight line sewing skills to the next level? If you've never used a machine before or used one years ago, by can't remember much, you are qualified for this workshop. I'll cover the basics of using your sewing machine and include a bit of practice time to get you comfortable before you work with your actual project. Purchase the canvas and liner of your choice from the fun stylish options available for sale in the shop (with a 10% discount). I'll provide everything else you need, including thread, leather straps, hardware, and of course instruction. I'll teach you how to cut out your bag, assemble it, and add leather straps!
Skills Covered: Learn how to use all the tools, cut fabric to size, add simple pockets, sew straight lines with the sewing machine, and attach leather straps to complete the perfect new canvas tote for summer. (This workshop is appropriate for a confident or advanced beginner.)
You'll leave each session with an awesome new item made by you, and the knowledge and confidence to tackle new sewing projects on your own.
What You Will Learn: How to use a sewing machine, how to construct a project, basic sewing terminology and practices, what tools to use and how, and all the little things related to these.
Materials: Machines, tools, and basic notions are supplied. If you bring your own machine, please be sure it works, and bring the manual and all parts (especially the power cord and foot pedal).
Friday, June 1, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Join Katie Uher, of A Little After Nine, for a course on the basics of brush lettering! Learn how to work with two different brush markers to add a personal, hand written touch to any aspect of your life. Katie will guide you through the basic strokes and letter formations of modern calligraphy and give you personalized guidance and support as you practice. The class includes a brush lettering workbook created specifically to support new learners and a brush lettering pen kit to use during the workshop and take home for more practice. Make it a girls' night and bring your own bottle of choice.
Soon you'll be addressing all your envelopes with style and creating beautiful hand written accents throughout your life.
When: Saturday, June 2, 11:00 - 1:30 pm
Take the plunge into knitting (or relearning knitting) with this simple, relaxing workshop. Learn the knit stitch and knit your own washcloth or start a scarf. You'll have hands-on instruction, time to practice your skills in class, and ask tons of questions. Use our needles while you're here, purchase a pair here, or bring your own (size US 7 - 11 recommended, can be straight or circular).
What You Will Learn: How to cast on, bind-off, knit, increase and decrease. We’ll talk about yarn, needles, what all the labels mean, how to make sense of it all, and more.
Price/Materials: Price includes two and a half hours of instruction and project guidance. Please plan to bring your own needles and yarn if you already have some, or you can purchase yarn and needles at the shop at a 10% discount on class day.
When: Saturday, June 2, 3 - 5 pm
Make a simple stylish leather journal that you can fill and refill with notebooks for years to come. In the traveler’s notebook style, we’ll teach you simple techniques to make your own and send you home ready to use your new journal and make more for everyone who needs a gift this year. Plus, we’ll walk you through making your own journal refills so if you aren’t always up to buying refills, you can easily make affordable and custom ones.
This is a great date night or girls night class - easy to fit in before or after enjoying dinner or drinks in Coventry Village, and a great start to the weekend.
When: June 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Embroidery is all the rage today and with good reason. It's an easy hand craft to pick up and put down, take with you, and do while you watch TV. It’s like drawing with thread! With just a few basic stitches you can make colorful works of art for your wall, or sew them into other projects, embellish your clothes, and more. You can even use it to express your political views with clever statements, subversive messages, or blatant exclamations, with a dose of pretty flowers thrown in to make the message polite.
In this workshop, you'll learn several of the most common stitches that will allow you to easily complete several embroidery projects (including back stitch, satin stitch, french knot, and running stitch). We will work on one sampler pattern in class and you will take home a pattern to practice at home.
What You Will Learn: Introductory embroidery stitches, transferring a pattern to your fabric, using an embroidery hoop, attaching fabric to hoop, and troubleshooting tips.
Materials: All materials are provided for use in workshop, including embroidery hoop, embroidery needle, embroidery thread, fabric, and two original embroidery designs. Take home your finished design, one hoop, and one design to use at home.
When: Saturday, June 16, 11 am - 1:30 pm
Watercolor is one of the simplest ways to get started painting. You don't need special artistic skill or confidence to have fun in this class. We'll walk you through the terminology of working with watercolors, talk about color use, how to mix and apply colors for different effects, and help you make some fun art pieces to take home.
What You Will Learn: Watercolor basics, terminology, supplies, techniques.
Materials: All materials are provided for use in class, including watercolor paper, brushes, paints, and pens.
Price: Includes two hours of guided creation and instruction and all supplies to use in class.
Saturday, June 16, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Join paper floral artist, Stephanie Loudon, from The Pretty Paper Petal, and create a gorgeous bight and beautiful coral charm peony! In this workshop you will be guided through some of the fundamental paper flower cutting and sculpting techniques. You’ll get to craft your own lasting Coral Charm peony with leaves and bud. Each student will also receive a decorative vase, instructional booklet and templates to create blooms at home!
In this 3 hour workshop (you may easily finish sooner), Stephanie will cover all the skills to create the fringe of the inner flower, cut and sculpt petals, and attach each leaf and petal to stems. Take home your gorgeous bloom and know it will maintain its fresh color and shape for years to come.