Creative Classes and Meetups

 Creative Classes and Meetups

We offer creative classes and meetups at our location. Creative Classes are lead by our experienced instructors. Meetups are self led. Be sure to check out what classes and meetups we have coming up!


UPCOMING CLASSES (Registration Required): 



Beginning Sewing Class
Instructor: Christine Ramsey
Date: Tues. Nov. 13th
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingnov13.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine or spiff up your skills? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zig-zag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.



Beginning Embroidery Class
Instructor: Jeannie Lasley
Date: Wed. Nov. 14th
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration: https://tseembroiderynov14.eventbrite.com

Learn all the basics of embroidery! From materials and tools to patterns and stitches, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get you stitching on your own. All materials are provided!



Scrappy Hour: Screen Printing Using Hand Cut Stencils
Instructor: Bill Fick
Date: Fri. Nov. 16th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $40
Registration: https://scrappyhournovemberscreenprinting.eventbrite.com

Supergraphic Labs is a creative art studio dedicated to the production of fine art prints and print media. They specialize in lithography, monotype, relief, screen printing and archival inkjet printing. In this Scrappy Hour workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of screen printing by cutting their own stencils. Come ready with design ideas for a poster printed on paper using 1-2 colors. We will provide all of the materials.  To learn more about Supergraphic Labs, please visit their website: http://www.supergraphiclabs.com/#/about/ This event is BYOB. Snacks will be provided.



Nifty Gifty: Alternative Gift Making!
Date: Fri. Nov. 16th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $10 adults; $5 children (12 years and under)
Registration: https://tseniftygifty.eventbrite.com

Instead of going out and buying new gifts, come learn how to make awesome, custom gifts using our unique reuse materials at The Scrap Exchange! Join us for crafty gift making! Participants of all ages and skill levels can make a variety of handmade gifts for family and friends with the assistance of our crafty staff. We will have projects available such as: Leather Bookmarks, Leather Bag Tags, Leather Bracelets, Custom Cards and Stationary, Scrappy Fabric Wreaths, Scrappy Jewelry and Trophy Wine Stoppers. You can drop-in or stay the whole time!



Beginning Sewing Class
Instructor: Jeannie Lasley
Date: Sat. Nov.17th
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingclassonenov17.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine or spiff up your skills? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zig-zag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.



Beginning Sewing Class
Instructor: Jeannie Lasley
Date: Sat. Nov.17th
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingclasstwonov17.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine or spiff up your skills? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zig-zag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.



Beginning Serger Class
Instructor: Jeannie Lasley
Date: Sun. Nov.25th
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: $40
Registration: https://tsesergerclassnovember25.eventbrite.com

Do you feel intimidated by sergers? Join us for this relaxed hands-on class and learn the basics of home overlock sewing machines (AKA sergers) including thread operation and what to do if the thread breaks. We will also cover needles, blades, tension, and other serger features. Students may bring an operational serger from home or use one of The Scrap Exchange’s machines.



Screen Printing on Fabric 
Instructor: Bill Fick
Date: Fri. Nov. 30th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $40
Registration: https://tseprintingnov30.eventbrite.com

Supergraphic Labs is a creative art studio dedicated to the production of fine art prints and print media. They specialize in lithography, monotype, relief, screen printing and archival inkjet printing. At this workshop, they will be focusing on how to screen print on fabric. We will provide all of the materials, but feel free to bring any special materials that you would like to incorporate into your project. To learn more about Supergraphic Labs, please visit their website: http://www.supergraphiclabs.com/#/about/



Beginning Crochet Class
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sat. Dec. 1st
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Cost: $20
Registration: https://tsecrochetdecember.eventbrite.com

Ready to take on a new craft skill? This introductory class is for crochet beginners, as well as those who have never even tried a single fiber art! Students will learn the basics of crochet stitches while working on a simple pattern. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.



Beginning Knitting Class
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sat. Dec. 1st
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Cost: $20
Registration: https://tseknittingdecember.eventbrite.com

Ready to take on a new craft skill? This introductory class is for crochet beginners, as well as those who have never even tried a single fiber art! Students will learn the basics of crochet stitches while working on a simple pattern. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.



Beginning Sewing Class
Instructor: Christine Ramsey
Date: Tues. Dec. 4th
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Cost: $30
Registration: https://tsesewingdec4.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine or spiff up your skills? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zig-zag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.



The Scrap Gives Back
Date: Sun. Dec. 16th
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: Free!
Registration: https://scrapgivesback19.eventbrite.com

Join us on Sunday, December 16th to support The Animal Protection Society of Durham and their important work in our community! The APS of Durham will be at The Scrap Exchange from 1:00-3:00 pm with animals looking for new homes! Drop in or stay the whole time. We will be making dog and cat toys that will be donated to The APS of Durham! We will also be accepting donations for the APS of Durham during the event. Please check out their wish list: https://www.apsofdurham.org/how-you-can-help/our-wish-list/



FREE COMMUNITY MEETUPS


3rd Sundays at The Scrap Exchange:



Community Sewing Meetup
Theme: Sewing
Date: 3rd Sunday of every month!
Time: 2:00-6:00 pm (Drop in anytime between 2-6!)
Cost: Free!

Join us for 3rd Sunday Sewing in The Design Center. Feel free to bring your own materials, or shop here at The Scrap Exchange in our plethora of fabric, trims, and notions …
up to 75% off retail! No registration is required… just drop-in!


 Every Wednesday: 


Community Sewing Meetup
Theme: Sewing
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm (Drop in anytime between 4:30-6:30!)
Cost: Free!

Join us on Wednesdays for our Community Sewing Meetup in The Design Center. Feel free to bring your own materials, or shop here at The Scrap Exchange in our plethora of fabric, trims, and notions …
up to 75% off retail! No registration is required… just drop-in!



Early Bird Registration Bonus!

Register for any class more than 3 weeks in advance, and receive a $5 store voucher. This voucher is valid for two weeks toward the purchase of any materials in the Scrap Exchange retail store! Voucher is provided to you on the first day of class. Note: This offer is not valid on free meetups or events. The voucher may not be applied to programming or Cameron Gallery items.

Refund Policy

Refunds for class fees will be issued if the class is cancelled by The Scrap Exchange for any reason. If you register for a class and cannot attend, a refund will only be issued if you notify the Scrap Exchange at least 1 week before the class begins.

If you are interested in teaching Creative Classes at The Scrap Exchange please contact Anna Graves, Outreach and Education Manager at events[at]scrapexchange.org. 

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