Rug Tufting

with Lexie Cicale

 

Come and join us for Chicago’s first and only rug tufting workshop. In this 5 hour workshop, you will learn how to use a tufting gun and create your own custom rug to take home. Participants will email their rug designs to chicagomakerspace@gmail.com at least 3 days prior to the class, and our team will source the yarn according to the colors of your design and set up your tufting frame.  Participants can make rugs up to 22”x22”; when you send us your design, let us know the preferred dimensions for your rug.

 

When you walk in, all the prep work has been taken care of, and it is time to learn how to tuft. Our team will provide instruction on how to use and troubleshoot a tufting gun, and supervise throughout the entire lesson if you need any help. 

 

Once you have finished tufting your rug, your work here is done. Leave it up to us to apply the backing and trim up loose ends. 

 

We require 2-3 weeks to glue, trim, and apply a backing to your rug. Once completed, we will email you with details to pick it up

 

Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

 

 

 

Details:

  • Class size: 4

  • 1 person per tufting frame

  • Ages 16 and up

  • All skill levels welcome

  • Fee: $200 each (all materials included)

 

 

 

email chicagomakerspace@gmail.com to join the waitlist for future classes

 

 

 

 

Cabinetry and Case Making 

with Rick Yorde

 

This two week course serves as an introduction to cabinetry and case making, where you will learn the basics of cutting, joining, and assembly to create a scaled-down cabinet or end table/night stand to take home. In this class you will learn to use the table saw, miter saw, hand drill, joiner, sanders, and more. Knowledge from this class can be applied to larger future projects such as kitchen cabinets, book cases, and coffee tables. Sign up for our waitlist to learn how to build your own custom furniture this summer!

 

Level 2 and 3 continuation of this course to come in the future.

 

 

Details:

  • Class size: 8

  • Ages 18 and up

  • All skill levels welcome

  • Fee: $185 (all materials included)

 

 

 

email chicagomakerspace@gmail.com to join the waitlist for future classes

Intro to Woodworking Through Weaving

with Lexie Cicale

 

For seasoned weavers or for those who have never touched a loom in their life, but are eager to pick up a new skill and make something beautiful with their hands, this course is for you and anyone in between. Intro to Woodworking Through Weaving is a 3 week course, consisting of one two-hour session each week, where you will learn to utilize the wood shop, weave on a frame loom, and fabricate a working display for your finished weaving. All materials will be provided, but you may bring your own yarn if you wish. 

 

Week one: We will learn the ins and outs of the wood shop, utilizing the table saw, chop saw, orbital sander, and hardware to construct our frame looms. Then we will learn to warp the looms, and begin weaving.

 

Week two: Continuation of our weavings and learning how to tie off and finish a weaving. We will then go over different display techniques and make plans for how we would like to finish and display our individual weavings next week.

 

Week three: We will return to the wood shop and create displays for our weavings such as hanging dowels, french cleats, or frames, and reflect on what we have learned and created in relation to the history of weaving.

 

Everyone will leave the class with a completed weaving and frame loom to take home. 

 

Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

 

 

 

Details:

  • Class size: 8

  • Ages 16 and up

  • All skill levels welcome

  • Fee: $175 (all materials included)

 

 

 

email chicagomakerspace@gmail.com to join the waitlist for future classes

 

 

 

 

 

Woodworking Projects

with Lexie Cicale

 

Woodworking Projects takes place over one or two weekly sessions (project dependent) and is open to any and all skill levels. You will leave with general wood shop knowledge and safety protocol, a beautiful handmade wooden object, and a newfound community of artists and makers. Whether you need to decorate your house, make a gift for a loved one, or just want to learn a new skill, wood working is for you! Each week we will focus on a different project, here are some of the projects we offer:

 

Plant stand (1 week)

Cutting board (2 weeks)

Candle holder (1 week)

Cook book holder (1 week)

Boot bench (2 weeks)

 

More projects to come in the future!

 

 

Details:

  • Class size: 8

  • Ages 16 and up

  • All skill levels welcome

  • Fee: $60 - $170 (class dependent) (all materials included)

 

 

 

email chicagomakerspace@gmail.com to join the waitlist for future classes