Next Friday: Dana from MADE comes to Whipstitch!

I am so super excited to host Dana of MADE in our shop next weekend!  I’ve followed her blog for ages and had such a good time getting to know her via email and her posts.  And now I get to meet her IRL and share that with all of Atlanta.  Woot!

Dana is widely known for her amazing blog posts about sewing, crafting, mothering, and the beauty of a full, creative life.  Her images are inspiring, her ideas are always original and timely, her writing is fresh and friendly, and her tutorials are well-written and easy to follow.  She’s become something of a craft blog guru, and was winner of the first round of So You Think You’re Crafty, voted on by blog readers from all over.  With nearly 2 million hits on her blog to date, she has her finger on the pulse of the modern craft and DIY movement, and is such a great source for inspiration and eye candy.  Atlanta is HUNGRY for inspiration, and Dana brings it in spades, so I can’t think of a better way to kick off our ongoing Blogger Talk Series than with her in the shop!

We’ll begin Friday, June 11 at 7 pm with a Blogger Talk and reception at the shop.  Dana will drop in for a casual meet-n-greet with light refreshments, and you’ll have the chance to come down, meet her, grill her about where she gets her ideas or how she takes such fabulous photos, and soak up some crafty coolness.  All the Whipstitch staff will be there, and most of us will be doing some handsewing while we hang.  Come on down, BYOB, and join us!

Saturday, June 12, we’ll host TWO workshop events!  First, at 11 am, Dana will hold an in-store demonstration teaching one of her most widely-loved techniques: making a pattern from an existing garment.  This is a FREE demonstration and open to all!  Then, at 2 pm, Dana is teaching a Mystery Workshop–participants will be given a bag of supplies, but won’t know what they’re making until the workshop begins.  You know it’ll be fabulous, and the surprise is part of the fun!  The workshop is $45, limited to 10 participants, and registration is OPEN on our classes page.

I can hardly believe that June is already upon us, and that this event–which I’ve been looking forward to for months, no lie–is finally here.  I hope that all you locals will come down to the shop, join in the fun, and make Dana feel welcome.  She’s a transplanted California girl, after all, and I feel a burden to show her some Southern hospitality here in Atlanta, the Jewel of the South.

Registration for the Mystery Workshop is just over half full–but there are still spaces left! Register NOW and be part of the fun!  See you then!

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  • Carolina
    June 7, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I would like to assist to the workshopI would love to assist to the Mistery workshop, but I live in Mexico, Guadalajara. I hope sometime you can give the same workshop on line, or maybe to buy one of that mistery bags with the instructions, to make one of the beautiful things of MADE!!! I will be careful to next week to your blog, please! let us know how it as and upload photos and comments.

  • Janimal
    June 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I love that I just read your two most recent blog posts and you used the word “yo” twice. Love it.

    If I can get off work Friday I’m headed down for a workshop. But if I can’t, I will definitely make time to see your shop. I love the appliqued sign and will look forward to seeing it IRL.

  • erika
    June 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I missed out. The Dana – Made workshop in ATL is sold-out, but I couldn’t be more excited and proud to have Dana in the great state of GA. I’m sending kind regards from Savannah, GA and I hope you have a wonderful time with kindred southern sisters be it home grown girls or transplants. I hope you will love us and come again – a $45.00 Mystery Workshop is truly priceless. Congratulations to those attending, the rest of us will be there in spirit and anxiously awaiting for the recap and photos via Made &/o Whipstitch.

  • Alicia Chester
    June 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I think I will be there tonight! I just saw the post today, so I am glad I stopped by. I am so curious about how the two of you sustain such good blog. I just started one for my company Berlynn Designs and I struggle with my topics. See you tonight!