Back by popular demand is our Hand Lettering class. If you live in the Hampton Roads area, mark your calendars for March 6th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Kitsch. Bring your pencils, pens, a sketchbook, a ruler and your favorite gnarly eraser, along with a short quote and a love of letters. We’ll give you an overview of lettering along with one-on-one assistance to help turn your quote into a hand-lettered masterpiece. Don’t worry if you’re new to lettering, this class is excellent for anyone.
We’ll also supply some other tools of the trade and explain how to use them during the class. Space is limited so sign up through Kitsch and reserve your seat today! For more detail visit the FB event page here. Since it falls after work for most of us, we’ll provide some light refreshments to help you relax and unwind.
I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to share the news that we’re in the Spring issue of The Knot magazine! Last year, Lynsey Hamilton, a notable event planner, contacted me about designing the wedding stationery for a photo shoot they were doing for The Knot. I couldn’t be more excited about seeing our work in such an elegant photo shoot and among such great company including Poppies & Posies and rEvolve Furniture Co. Cheers!
Although this year has gone by so incredibly fast, it has been full of exciting growth for us as a business. We couldn’t have done without the support of all of our awesome clients and colleges. So as a thank you, we created ornaments by screen printing “warm wishes” in a metallic bluish-gray on cherry wood discs. They are printed double-sided, so there’s no issue if they swing and turn. To finished them off, we packaged them in screen printed cotton bags and sent along with one of our new years cards.
I honestly wasn’t sure how easy it would be to screen print on wooden discs but I have to say that these turned out better than I could have hoped! They printed so well that we plan on putting them in the shop next year.
It’s been a hella busy holiday season for us and this week is no different because we’re gearing up for The Richmond Craft Mafia’s Handmade Holiday show this weekend. If you live in the Richmond area, we’d love to see you! It’s a great event to grab some gifts for the ones you love or just yourself. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always appreciated handmade gifts over store bought ones, but that doesn’t mean you have to make them yourself. Let the talented folks from around the area take care of that for you. The show is being held at the Dogtown Dance Theatre from 11am-5pm. Hope to see you there!
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This Saturday we’re hitting the road and traveling to Raleigh, NC for The Handmade Market! This will be our first time at this show and we’re so excited about it. If you live in the area, come out and get some early holiday shopping done!
I’m not one to start pulling out the Christmas tree right after Halloween, but I find that this is the perfect time to start thinking about holiday cards. That’s why we’re happy to announce that our Holiday Collection is in the shop! So if you feel like being on top of things this year (or at least pretending to be like I do every year), then head over to site to stock up on holiday cards and gift tags!
Two weekends ago I drove up to D.C. and took a pointed pen calligraphy class taught by Michele of Meant To Be Calligraphy. Although I’ve been playing around with calligraphy for over a year, I just wasn’t where I wanted to be with my skill and technique. When I first discovered Michele’s class, I was over the moon! I couldn’t believe she was only in D.C. The hardest part was getting a spot. If you’re interested in taking one of her classes, be sure to sign up when you see it offered because it fills up fast.
Below are some pictures from the day. The studio I went to was in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods. You can also see some of my handiwork from the day. After the class, I’ve noticed a big improvement in my abilities. I fully believe it was all the one-on-one teaching that Michele does. Not only is she a pretty rad gal, she’s an excellent teacher. I had such a blast and hope to keep practicing calligraphy for a very long time!
Last Thursday evening we had our Hand Lettering workshop for the Hampton Roads chapter of AIGA. Grow Interactive was generous enough to host the event and provide us with their space to do the workshop in. We had a blast doing this event and meeting everyone! We’re still pretty new to putting on these sorts of events but we hope that everyone appreciated our feedback and the bits of wisdom we were able to bestow. Derek and I taught ourselves how to hand letter, so it’s been tricky figuring out how to teach our craft. None the less, we enjoyed it so much that we hope to do another workshop next year. Below are some photos from the sketching portion of the evening.
Check out the sketch and final piece above from one of our attendees… so inspiring! If you were at the workshop and want us to feature your work, don’t hesitate to send it our way.
September flew by, and with October comes Halloween. With the season of the pumpkin comes the changing of the leaves, and our Halloween Collection of cards and treat bags. They’re sure to put a smile on the face of anyone devilish at heart. Stock up, and let the countdown begin until that frightful night!