Here at Studio How-To we love making things by hand and we love using quality tools and supplies. We stock our favorite hand craft supplies, including designer yarns, fabrics, tools, and things we find fun. We also carry many of the special supplies we use in our classes that may not be easy to find at your standard craft store. Stop by the shop and find something special for your own project or for someone you love. We also love helping you plan your projects, troubleshoot projects, or just decide which supplies you might need to get started or finish a project you have going.
But Why? Because making things by hand helps you relax, focus, solve problems in new ways, exercises your fine motor skills, connects you with something tangible, and can give you a keen sense of accomplishment. It also gives you a greater appreciation for how the things around you are made, and lets you really marvel at all the amazing things people make by hand. Plus it's fun to impress friends and acquaintances when you tell them you actually made that fabulous accessory they are admiring.
Most of our workshops are designed for beginners or intermediate makers, but some are more advanced for makers who want to expand their skills. We teach traditional techniques with a modern update, new techniques, and everything in between, in a simple to follow way that helps you feel at ease if it’s your first class, and allows plenty of chatting with your friends if you have a little experience. Class size is kept small so that you can actually get the attention you need from instructors to learn and try things. Each workshop is carefully curated and planned to give you a relaxing retreat where you can slow down, connect with like-minded people, learn a few new skills, create something beautiful from start to finish (to take home and enjoy/show-off), and escape from your daily grind.
I founded Studio How-To in 2017, after making things, creating, and teaching friends and family for over 30 years. My favorites are the fiber arts, but I love learning new techniques and crossing techniques across traditional disciplines.
Before opening this space, I told myself making things and being creative were just hobbies for weekends. I spent years working as a CPA (being successful but never really happy) and then an organic vegetable farmer before giving this creative venture a chance.
Now I’m a maker, shop-owner, teacher, wife, and mother. I live right here in Cleveland Heights and love bringing creativity to my community.
My mission is to share the joy of making things with everyone who comes through the door. I am excited to meet you and help you find the perfect supplies for your project or to make something beautiful together at one of our workshops in Coventry Village.