Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite days of the year and a really important one for our shop and community. Shopping locally generates 3x as much wealth for the local economy and when you support this small business you are also supporting over 30 independent artists and makers!

We're so excited to be a part of Women of Cincy's Small Business Saturday Merchgiving celebration this year! Drop by Saturday for plants, handcrafted goods, and gifts, enjoy free coffee and pastries, and get $5 off a Women of Cincy tee while you're at it. When women support each other, incredible things happen. Check out the full list of participating stores at www.facebook.com/events/222557478438052/.

10% OFF all weekend and continuing our tradition of giving back we will match it by donating 10% of sales to the ACLU.

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Holiday Wreath Making
Nov
28
to Nov 29

Holiday Wreath Making

Join Patricia Campos of Una Floral as she guides us through 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.

We are offering 2 class dates, Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th.

Registration will open on Friday, November 9th at 10am

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Holiday Market
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Holiday Market

Get your holiday shopping started! Fern is teaming up with some of our favorite local businesses for another Holiday Market. Plants and handcrafted goods from Fern, wreaths from Una Floral, small batch preserves from Prospect Jam Co., fiber art and contemporary embroidered gifts from Shop Terraa, coffee and tea from Felix Coffee Co., raclette from The Rhined, signature cocktails by Aaron Strasser, and wine pairings from Matty Colston.  

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Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart

Join us and over 100 local artists and makers from across Ohio for the 2nd annual Ohio Explored’s Holiday Maker Mart at Urban Artifact on December 8 & 9 from Noon - 6pm! Shop local and find all of the perfect holiday gifts in one location. 

FREE ADMISSION. 
ALL AGES WELCOME.

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Drink and Draw: Boozy Botany
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Drink and Draw: Boozy Botany

Join us for a warm and cozy fall night in at the CAC.

What to expect:
• FERN and UNA FLORAL for a plant and bouquets pop up 
• Warm spiced (spiked) cider and treats form the bar
• Plants and lots of art supplies for drawing with
• Take a Moment Project on the 6th floor showing you how to pull prints as part of the Artist in Residence program
• A building full of beautiful art to inspire you – check out No Two Alike 

So put on the fall flannel, pick up a PSL and grab your friends and head to the CAC for the perfect fall evening. Sorry no hayrides :)

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Needle Felting with Dani Ives
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Needle Felting with Dani Ives

Join fiber artist Dani Ives for this fun and super informative needle felting workshop! We’ll explore the art of Painting With Wool and learn lots of two-dimensional needle felting techniques that you’ll be able to apply to your own tastes and style.  Kits will be provided (that you’ll use and take home after class) and will include everything you need to finish multiple projects: felting foam pad, felting needles in two sizes, various fabric for backgrounds, a 6” embroidery hoop and lots of wool.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st at 10AM

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PLANT SALE!
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

PLANT SALE!

Deep Sale Sunday, September 30th from 12pm-5pm

It's that time again... our twice yearly massive plant sale! 

Markdowns on all plants with up to 60% OFF select houseplants. 
Succulents and cactus: buy 2 get 1 free!
Take an extra 20% OFF sale merchandise.
Additional discounts, giveaways, and a raffle in the store that day.

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Pints and Plants with MadTree Brewing
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Pints and Plants with MadTree Brewing

We are teaming up with MadTree Brewing to offer a succulent and cactus garden design class in their taproom. You'll be able to sip on a beer or some wine while learning all of the tips and tricks for design, planting, and care. The class fee includes all materials necessary to complete your own low maintenance succulent and cactus arrangement to keep or gift to the plant lovers on your list.

Plus, beer and wine will be available for purchase from a private bartender all night as you and your friends design some Instagram-worthy arrangements!

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Fall Floral Arranging with Una Floral
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Floral Arranging with Una Floral

Join Patricia of Una Floral in celebrating the fall flower season. 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 local dahlias, seasonal blooms, and other unique flora. 

Class size is limited to 12 people. 

Registration will open Friday, September 7th at 10am.

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Terrarium Workshop
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Terrarium Workshop

Join Megan for a Terrarium Building Workshop at The Taft Museum of Art to coincide with the Ansel Adams exhibit. Learn the art and craft of terrarium building, with tips and tricks for design and techniques for assembling and caring for your terrarium.

Participants will also be able to tour the special exhibition for inspiration.

$50 for Taft members; $62 for non-members (includes all workshop materials, as well as Museum and special exhibition admission).

Saturday, August 25th at 1pm

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The Future is Female
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Future is Female

Join us in celebrating “The Future is Female” exhibit, which leaves 21c Museum Hotel at the end of August. Through contemporary art, admire the female form and feminist experiences with live entertainment and local vendors (including Fern) who truly make Cincinnati the Queen City.

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Contemporary Embroidery with Sarah K. Benning
May
17
to May 18

Contemporary Embroidery with Sarah K. Benning

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 to 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.

There are two classes of 12 people each. 

Thursday, May 17th, 6 - 8 pm

Friday, May 18th, 6 - 8 pm

Registration will open on Friday, April 20th at 10am EST. 

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Rookwood Pottery Spring Open House
May
11
to May 12

Rookwood Pottery Spring Open House

Treat the #Mom in your life to a day out on the town with special behind-the-scenes tours of the Rookwood Pottery factory, get up close & personal with artists, shop one-of-a-kind gifts featuring Rookwood Pottery's Spring Collection with new color palettes, product lines, & limited-release collaborations with local retailers including potted planters, garden markers, and plants by Fern. 

• Where: Rookwood Pottery Factory/Showroom
• Located: 1920 Race St. in historic Over-the-Rhine
• When: May 11th & May 12th
• Times: 9:00am-4:00pm

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Cincy Makes
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Cincy Makes

Just in time for Mother's Day, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is hosting a makers' market in the Linneman Family Lobby. There will be kid-friendly art activities with Cincinnati Art Museum, a pizza truck from Fireside Pizza Walnut Hills, a gin & tonic bar from Watershed Distillery, a braid bar from AV Beauty Bar, custom letterpress stationery from Paperreka, and plants and bouquet ordering from Fern and Una Floral. Artisan vendors include Too Legit to Quilt, Luvkt, Four Eyes Ceramics, Spruce Nail ShopH+B , Posy Printswooden hillQueen City Shrub, and Straydear Jewelry.

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Natural Plant Dyes with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Natural Plant Dyes with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave

Dye with us on Sunday, April 15th from 2-5pm. Explore the surprising bursts of colors offered up by the most humble of flora, experiment with the variety of colors given from one dye pot, and create your own dye journal to document the process and chronicle the colors of the day. We'll use both everyday dye stuffs such as avocado pits and yellow onion skins as well as dye extracts found in the midwest and beyond. You'll walk away with a dyed silk scarf and fabric samples from each dye pot, a 3-ring binder with printables, and a sample dye extract to take home and explore. Aprons will be provided in class but please wear clothing and shoes that you wouldn't mind accidentally getting some color on. Gloves will be provided. 

Class will include light refreshments and the best kind of company. Come with a friend and make it even more fun!

$115

Partial refunds (50%) are available up to 2 weeks prior to the class. 

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Indigo Dyeing with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Indigo Dyeing with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave

Come learn the art of indigo dyeing using Shibori techniques on Sunday, April 15th from 10am-12:30pm! Students will dye and take home their own 100% cotton, Turkish towel as well as a dye kit and printable to practice with at home. Aprons and gloves will be provided in class but please wear clothing and shoes that you wouldn't mind accidentally getting some color on. May I suggest something denim.All students are invited to bring one small/medium item from home made of natural fibers to be dyed. For example, a t-shirt, baby onesie, light sundress, pair of dish towels. Probably not a curtain panel or duvet cover, though. 

Class will include light refreshments and the best kind of company. Come with a friend and make it even more fun!

$110

Partial refunds (50%) are available up to 2 weeks prior to the class. 

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Intermediate Weaving with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Intermediate Weaving with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave

Join us on Saturday, April 14th from 2-5pm for an Intermediate Weaving workshop! You'll get three hours of instruction and immediate feedback as you learn to create vertical stripes, color gradiation, how to weave a twill pattern, weaving curves, and tackling a semi-circle. 

Your purchase includes:

-one hardwood lap loom, handmade in the Ozarks

-one weaving sword

-one wooden needle

-one tapestry needle

-warp

-dowel

-tote bag

-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!

$150 

Partial refunds (50%) are available up to 2 weeks prior to the class. 

 

 

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Beginner's Weaving with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner's Weaving with Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave

Join us on Saturday, April 14th from 9am-12pm 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

-warp

-dowel

-tote bag

-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!

$160 

Partial refunds (50%) are available up to 2 weeks prior to the class. 

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Come make your own macrame planter hanger, led by Sarah of Sarah Harste Weavings! In this 2-hr class, you'll learn three basic macrame knots and design your own unique piece. 

All materials are provided, including optional wooden beads and copper accents. Workshop also includes a potted plant from Fern so that your plant hanger will be ready to hang! Light refreshments will also be available.

Registration will open on Friday, February 23rd at 10am. 

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Calligraphy with The Hive Studio
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Calligraphy with The Hive Studio

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.

There will be 2 classes, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Registration will open on Friday, February 9th at 10am.

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Watercolor 101 with Joya Logue
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Watercolor 101 with Joya Logue

Join local watercolor artist Joya Logue of Rajovilla for an intro to watercolor painting.  This workshop is perfect for all levels and covers everything from supplies to technique, in a relaxed environment.  Joya has put together some of her favorite supplies for your practice and to then take home. Each participant will receive a watercolor kit which includes: a watercolor basics booklet, 2 brushes, watercolor paper, paint, palette, sketch pencil and kneaded eraser.

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Succulent & Cactus Garden Workshop
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Succulent & Cactus Garden Workshop

Just in time for gifting! Come create a succulent and cactus garden while learning all of our tips and tricks for design, planting, and care. The class fee includes all materials necessary to complete your own low maintenance succulent and cactus arrangement to keep or gift to the plant lovers on your list. 

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. 

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Floral Arranging with Dahlias
Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Floral Arranging with Dahlias

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.

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Beginner's Weaving with Smile and Wave
Sep
3
12:30 PM12:30

Beginner's Weaving with Smile and Wave

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
-warp
-dowel
-tote bag
-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!

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Calligraphy with the Hive Studio
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Calligraphy with the Hive Studio

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.

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Plant Extravaganza with Brush Factory + Rooted Juicery + Fern
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Plant Extravaganza with Brush Factory + Rooted Juicery + Fern

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

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Mother's Day Mini Photo Sessions
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day Mini Photo Sessions

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. 

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Arranging with Supermarket Flowers
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Arranging with Supermarket Flowers

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.

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The City Flea Preview Market
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

The City Flea Preview Market

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.

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