Open Studio

Open Studio is offered in our two community studio spaces: the Make N Take Room and the Design Center.

Make N Take Room
Enjoy 1.5 hours of self-directed creativity in our Make N Take Room for $5 per participant. Participants make anything they want using the materials in the space, and take home what they make. You’ll find our unique array of materials to create with, along with tools such as scissors and staplers. Perfect for all ages!

  • Individuals and Families
    Individual and families can use the room anytime during store hours when group programming is not taking place. Please call ahead and make sure the room is available at (919) 688-6960 before arriving, as group program bookings are frequently added and/or changing.
  • Groups
    We host a variety of groups on-site year-round, with the ability to accommodate up to 50 participants. (See our Field Trips page for more details.) Click Here to Book a Field Trip to our Open Studio! Reservations for Open Studio are intended for field trip groups from any type of organization, including schools. Please remember completing this form is not a reservation for your Open Studio. We make every effort to respond to your inquiry within 72 business hours. Our website calendar is updated often and lists scheduled programs so that you can check on potential dates before requesting a field trip:

Design Center
Our Design Center is best suited for teens and adults. You’ll find these helpful tools and more:

  • sewing machines
  • sergers
  • industrial sewing machines
  • die-cut machine
  • button makers
  • hot t-shirt press
  • a multi-lingual reference library with books on art and craft topics

Before you dive in, we need to schedule a time to orient you to the tools you plan to use. Once trained, we add you to our list of drop-in Design Center users.

If you know how to sew, but need orientation on our machines, we offer this during our free community meetup, 2nd Sunday Sewing.
Details here:

We also offer private sewing, knitting, crochet, and weaving lessons at $40 per hour.
Please contact Wendy Ziegler, Education Coordinator, at outreach[at] or 919-213-1278 to make arrangements.

Photos of our Design Center:

If you are interested in booking a program with us, please submit an inquiry form through the links provided. Please remember completing this form is not a reservation for your open studio. We make every effort to respond to your inquiry within 72 business hours.

For drop-ins, please call our retail store at (919) 688-6960 to confirm availability before arriving.


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