Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SpaceCraft Studios! Visit

8 Avondale Avenue
Charleston, SC 29407
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am - 5:30pm
Inviting makers, inventors, crafters, stitchers, builders, artisans, poets, printers, hackers, optimists, friends, acquaintances, students, nutters, industrialists, sisters, brothers, pranksters, designers, cronies, farmers, entrepreneurs, teachers, critics, hula hoopers, illustrators, cat herders, and astronauts!

 Clarissa loved the space!  She first spotted a gumball machine that they had replaced the gum with treasures!!!!!!  Needless to say, we had to do this several times!


Sewing, knitting, felting, screenprinting, block printing, terrariums, soldering, jewelry-making, paper-making, bookbinding, glass etching, bicycle maintenance, picture framing, costume props, working with el-wire and more.
We offer classes for adults, teens, and children, and we are happy to put together custom crafting events for birthdays, unbirthdays, bridal/hen parties, and teambuilding.
Got a skill to share? We are always seeking instructors to offer a variety of classes. Pitch your lesson plan here.

Upcoming Events:
May 8, 2013 - Hand Embroidery: This ain't your grandma's stitchin' 
May 11, 2013 - SC Etsy Team Meet & Craft
May 15, 2013 - Sewing 101:  The Basics
May 15, 2013 - Kids' Class:  Haiku Gems
May 16, 2013 - Fitted Tuxedo Shirt 


Come make stuff at SpaceCraft!
There are a variety of ways to set up some time at SpaceCraft.
Generally, you’ll need to bring your own supplies. We can’t compete with the big box stores out there with their amazing selections. We can help you source supplies, and we also sell some do-it-yourself kits in the shop.
Crafternaut: $5/hour/person. Work independently on your project at our work tables (no instruction or consultation necessary).
Navigator: $12/hour/person. Work on your project in our workroom with some consultation (includes basic safety training on our equipment).
Mission Specialist: You have a project and need a consultation before getting started. Make a curiosity appointment and we can help you think through the steps and materials needed to accomplish your goals. Curiosity appointments are 20 minutes in length and are $10.
Extraterrestrial Credit: Private event with or without instruction at our studios outside of regular retails hours. Call to discuss.

Open crafternaut time: Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm – 1pm
(Free! Drop in, bring your lunch, and work on your project with us.)

SpaceCraft Studios is a unique blend of a workroom studio and retail shop. The workroom is well-stocked with tools for making things, and is the venue for a variety of types of classes featuring hands-on learning. The retail shop (currently in-store only) sells modern, hand-crafted gifts and DIY kits. The workroom can be rented for private events. Book your crafting time at the workroom. Bring your project and perhaps your lunch, and come make stuff at the shop!
Classes are led by skilled local crafters, stitchers, makers, inventors, builders, and artisans. Examples of adult classes include instruction in textile arts, such as sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, etc., as well as screenprinting, terrariums, jewelry-making, paper-making, bookbinding, soap-making, glass etching, bicycle maintenance and repair, picture framing, and more. Classes created specifically for children and custom events are also offered.

 Allison Merrick started SpaceCraft Studios in Charleston in July 2012. She also produces the Google Teacher Academy to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from innovative technologies. She has been making things her entire life. Her professional experience has spanned such roles as sewing instructor, jewelry designer, web content producer, human resources, marketing, event planner, chocolate shop manager, rockstar handler, and even a mermaid. Allison was recently elected to serve on the board of Lowcountry Local First, and is a member of the MakerBot Advisory Community. She holds a degree in Communication Arts from Louisiana State University where she graduated with honors in 1999. Allison believes in art for art’s sake, and that the magic of making things lies in the process, without regard for perfection of the end product.


During our visit we purchased a few items and really enjoyed looking around the shop at all the delicious stuff hanging around!
Please go by SpaceCraft Studio in Charleston, SC and support local businesses!

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