Abandon your embroidery expectations and embrace freestyle stitching and experimentation during this hands-on Contemporary Embroidery workshop with fiber artist Sarah K. Benning.
In this 2-hour session Sarah will help you prep your hoop and fabric, transfer a design from paper to cloth, and introduce you to some of her favourite stitches, while encouraging you experiment with mark-making and non-traditional embroidery techniques. A selection of workshop-exclusive botanical designs will be provided for you to get started, but there are no rules here, just you + your creativity!
Sarah’s contemporary approach to embroidery pulls this craft out of the past and into the present with modern designs and a relaxed attitude. Her emphasis is on drawing, composition, and color choice over rigid structures and traditional stitches. This workshop celebrates intuitive decision making and a departure from the conventions of hand-embroidery, grants you permission to experiment with thread, play with color, embrace imperfections and leave full of inspiration and a new piece of wall art.
Thursday, October 5th. $75
There are two classes of 12 people each. The first class will run from 3-5pm and the second from 6-8pm. Please keep that in mind when signing up and choose the time slot you would like.
Registration will open on Monday, August 14th at 10am EST.
Join Patricia of Una Floral in celebrating dahlia season and our own local, Mockingbird Hill Flower Farm. You will learn the fundamentals of floral arranging as well as how to compose a floral arrangement in a low, lush, and loose style using dahlias, seasonal blooms, and other unique flora.
Class size is limited to 12 people.
Registration will open Tuesday, September 5th at 10am.
Join Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave on Sunday, Sept 3rd for a Beginner's Weaving workshop!
You'll get three hours of instruction and immediate feedback as you learn to warp your artisanal loom, plain weave, rya knots, soumak, how to avoid the dreaded hourglass shape, and how to achieve a variety of designs using the stitches taught in class.
Your purchase includes:
-one hardwood lap loom, handmade in the Ozarks
-one weaving sword
-one wooden needle
-one tapestry needle
-a wide selection of natural fibers in color ways that work well together
-full color .pdf workbook to reference at home
Class will include light refreshments and the best kind of company. Come with a friend and make it even more fun!
$120 until 8/18 and then $150
Partial refunds (50%) are available 2 weeks prior to the class.
Our 12:30-3:30 class sold out so quickly that we decided to add a second class from 5-8pm and there are still spots left. Click the link below to snag your spot!
One of our most popular classes at Fern is back for spring, Beginner's Calligraphy with artist and calligrapher, Lindsey Buck of The Hive Studio. Join us as Lindsey guides us through the basics of holding and understanding the anatomy of the pen, dipping ink, and scribing the alphabet. Each student will receive the Hive Studio Kit, a beautifully crafted calligraphy starter kit to use in class and to take home to practice.
Registration will open on Friday, July 14th at 10am.
This Saturday Fern x Rooted Juicery + Kitchen x Brush Factory are teaming up to bring you a very green summer!
Find a new plant friend from Fern to liven your space for summer, pair it with a Brush Factory planter, and grab a healthy snack + drink from Rooted.
When: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Where: Brush Factory home / 1417 Main Street, OTR
We're back this year with our Mother's Day mini photo sessions with Alex Davis Photography designed to get mom's in the frame! Sign up for a 30 minute session and walk away with two hand edited photos of Mom with her kids.
We take pictures of our children daily but we mama's ourselves are rarely in them. This year we wanted to celebrate motherhood by embracing the chaos. Come ready to just be you, to let the kids be themselves, and we'll take care of the rest.
Join Patricia of Una Floral in creating a striking arrangement out of the regular bunches of flowers found in your grocery store. You will learn the fundamentals of floral arranging as well as how to compose a floral arrangement in a low, lush, and loose style using seasonal blooms and other unique flora sourced from local markets.
Class size is limited to 8 people.
Registration will open Friday, March 31st at 10am.
The City Flea is how Fern got started and will always be one of our favorite events. We can't wait for the 2017 flea season and are excited to be participating in the mini market preview at 21c Museum Hotel.
Join artist, Jessica Wolf in a hands on paper crafting workshop. Jessica will guide participants through several techniques to create a beautiful paper terrarium. BONUS: it will never die!
Each student will receive a glass container, moss, stones, and paper materials to create at least 3 individual plants. No previous experience is necessary.
Join textile artist, Abby Langdon in a hands on embroidery workshop. Abby will guide participants through basic stitches and techniques as you create a plant inspired design created specifically for Fern. All materials including fabric, hoop and needle, and embroidery floss will be included. All skill levels are welcome. No previous experience is necessary.
Registration opens Friday, February 10th at 10am
Join artist Joya Logue as she guides us through the basics of watercolor including her favorite materials, tips and techniques for brush strokes, creating basic shapes, color theory, and blending. This class is perfect for beginning watercolor artists or for those looking to find a different approach to their skill.
Each participant will receive a kit including 4 tubes of paint, a paint palette, 3 brushes, a pad of watercolor paper, illustrated instruction manual, sketch pencil and kneaded eraser to use in class and take home to continue their practice.
We are offering two class times for this workshop. Please pick which you prefer when signing up!
Registration opens Friday, January 27 at 10am
In the hype and pressure built upon romantic love we often forget that Valentine's day is about LOVE. This can mean so many different things, self love, love for a friend, love for family. Fern creates gifts for Valentine's Day with this in mind, that we are celebrating love in it's many forms. This year we have once again put together a specialty gift box that we ourselves would want to receive, a $25 gift card to Spruce, Cincinnati's natural nail salon, chocolate and beet root sables from Fern favorite, Brown Bear Bakery, a candle from P.F. Candle Co., and a small arrangement from floral artist Una Floral in a handmade birch gift box. In addition we are proud to offer a larger Una Floral flower arrangement in a custom vase made by local ceramic artist CG Ceramics.
Our Valentines's Day offerings are available for pre-order until Thursday, February 2nd. Items will be available for pickup on Sunday, February 12th or available for FREE delivery on Tuesday, February 14.
Join Megan for a hands on Kokedama, string garden workshop. Kokedama, simply translated, means moss ball and is sometimes referred to as poor man's bonsai. In this workshop you will learn the art and craft of contructing your own Japanese Kokedama using a tropical plant of your choosing with instructions for caring for your new string garden.
Registration will open on Friday, January 20 at 10am
Originating from the Swedish word for sky or heaven, Himmeli are Finnish mobiles traditionally made of straw and hung over the table to insure a good rye harvest. Create your own modern interpretation of the himmeli but making a geometric copper hanging mobile to house living air plants.
Join us for the second annual MARKET at Idlewild Woman. Fern will be popping up with Brown Bear Bakery and Una Floral to bring you curated plants and hand crafted home goods, wreaths and flowers, and small batch, hand crafted pastries in Idlewild's beautiful space amongst their collection of thoughtful and beautiful clothing and accessories.
Tis the season! Join us as the abstract artist behind Elysian Market, Kaitlin Noverr guides us in making one-of-a kind hand painted ornaments. The class fee includes all materials necessary to create two abstract ornaments. These will be a beautiful and a timeless addition to your holiday decor!
Registration will open Wednesday, November, 30th at 10am.
It's that time of year again. Join us as the wreath master, Patricia Campos of Una Floral guides us in making a festive holiday wreath. the class fee includes all materials necessary to complete your own lush wreath. the greens, foraged branches, leaves, and berries chosen for the class will dry nicely to last throughout the entire holiday season.
This is an extremely popular class so tickets will most likely sell out quickly. Set a reminder on your calendar to make sure you snag a spot!
Registration will open on Friday, November 4th at 10am.
Join Patricia of Una Floral in learning the fundamentals of floral arranging. Utilizing Patricia's background in graphic design this class will dive into using color theory to compose a floral arrangement in a low, lush, and loose style using seasonal blooms and other unique flora. We will be arranging in a handmade bowl made by Fern favorite, A Question of Eagles
Class size is limited to 8 people.
Registration will open Friday, Oct. 14th at 10am.
One of our most popular classes at Fern is back, Beginner's Calligraphy with artist and calligrapher, Lindsey Buck of The Hive Studio. Join us as Lindsey guides us through the basics of holding and understanding the anatomy of the pen, dipping ink, and scribing the alphabet. Each student will receive the Hive Studio Kit, a beautifully crafted calligraphy starter kit to use in class and to take home to practice.
There are two classes of 8 people each. Please keep that in mind when signing up and choose the time slot you would like.
Registration will open Friday, October 7th at 10am
Learn how to create vibrant colors and dye fabric using fresh flowers and plants. This workshop will introduce students to the world of natural dyes and the freeform technique of bundle dyeing. We'll cover the basics such as how to prepare fabric for dye, which plants make the best dye sources, and how to extract color from the plant materials.
Each participant will create their own unique dyed silk scarf and leave with a resource list and an instructional guide to continue your new skills at home!
Kicking off the return of Fern Shop Classes with our most popular workshop, Calligraphy with The Hive Studio! And because we've missed hosting classes so much we are offering two! On Saturday, July 30 we will have a beginners class in the morning and an intermediate class in the afternoon.
Our beginners class will cover the basics of holding and understanding the anatomy of the pen, dipping ink, and scribing the alphabet.
The intermediate level is designed for anyone with a basic knowledge of pointed pen calligraphy, or has taken a beginner calligraphy class. Students will take their beginner skills to the next level. You will learn how to connect letters and words, refine letterforms to write on a straight line, & create evenly spaced letterforms; all while using gorgeous white & gold inks, & intermediate nibs. Students will also learn how to mix their own gouache ink that you will use in class & to take home. With guidance, you will also have time to play & learn how to create your own unique writing style. During the workshop, you will learn how to address envelopes and will be shown how to digitize your calligraphy.
Each student will receive a Hive Studio Kit, a beautifully crafted calligraphy kit designed specifically for both levels to use in class and to take home to practice.
The beginners session will run from 11am-1pm followed by the intermediate from 2pm-5pm.
Registration opens on Wednesday, June 29th at 6pm.
We are so excited to be celebrating Mother's! On Saturday, May 7th stop by the shop to pick up a hand tied floral arrangement from Una Floral and to find other unique gifts sure to make Mom feel loved and appreciated. We will even help you create your own custom gift box.
In addition we will have mini photo sessions with Alex Davis Photography designed to get mom's in the frame! Sign up for a 30 min session here and walk away with one edited photo of Mom with her kids. We take pictures of our children daily but we mama's ourselves are rarely in them. This is the gift that we want!
Join me for a hands on terrarium workshop at our neighbor Marty's Hops and Vines. You will learn the art and craft of terrarium building with tips and tricks for design, and techniques for assembling and caring for your terrarium. Each participant will construct one terrarium while enjoying food and drinks available to purchase from Marty's.