Embarking on Embroidery

We were so honored to have such a lovely group of ladies for our final week of the Craft South 2014 Summer Series. We started off the week with a one day workshop, where we learned about all different types of needleworks, including cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint and more! Click through the slideshow to see pictures from our day of embarking on embroidery:

Announcing our permanent location coming soon!


We are so pleased to announce that we are the proud new tenants at 2516 12th Avenue South in Nashville!!!  This is a building development that is, well, still developing and we hope to be open for business early 2015!  We are so excited and cannot wait to welcome you there next year!

For more about the story of finding our Craft South home, read my post over on my personal blog:



Fashion By Hand Weekend w Natalie Chanin

We were so honored to spend some time with the wonderful author and designer, Natalie Chanin. With Natalie's insight on hand-sewing techniques, and our own Anna Maria Horner's experience with machine sewing, our students were able to go home completely prepared to tackle every type of knit garment they could dream up! Because we like to keep our classes small, each of our students were given the opportunity for one-on-one attention, and were able to get started on some truly beautiful projects. We are so inspired by all of the lovely work that came out of this retreat, so click on the image below to get a glimpse of our Fashion By Hand Weekend:

Hula Hoop Weaving

We had such a blast learning about warp, weft, and the ins-and-outs of weaving in our afternoon of hula hoop weaving class! Armed with a hula hoop, and a pile of technicolor fabric strips, each of our kiddos created their own one of a kind weaving, and we are so pleased with their beautiful work!
Click the photo below to see all the photos from our day.

Knitty Gritty

We had so much fun during our Knitty Gritty one day class. While learning how to cut, construct and care for knit garments, each of our students accomplished so much in only a few hours. In just a day's time, we had a whole group of lovely ladies who were able to walk away with their personal take on the Lemon Drop Tunic!
Click on the image to see a little more of our day together!

Garment Weekend w Liesl Gibson

48 hrs with the talented Liesl Gibson is was all this crew of garment sewing enthusiasts needed to learn the basics of altering sewing patterns to so that the fit is custom and comfortable. Together Liesl & Anna Maria tackled specific fit issues one on one with students throughout the weekend so that everyone created a muslin adjusted just for them. We all showed up different sizes, ages and shapes.  But we all left feeling smarter, more empowered and beautiful!  Click the image below to enjoy a small slideshow of our weekend.

Kids Patchwork T-Shirt

What do you get when you combine 8 young girls, fabric, scissors, t shirts, giggling, sewing machines, Anna Maria Horner and Cheetos?  An amazingly fun few hours of making Patchwork Tshirts.  Click on the image to enjoy a little slideshow of our day.

Simple Silhouettes

In just 7 hours each of the students in Anna Maria's Simple Silhouettes class finished a custom made bias skirt and a comfy summer kaftan!  There may have been a few unfinished hems, but the energy and learning was fierce my friends.  Click on the image to see a little more of our day together!

Patchwork Weekend w Amy Butler

We had such a wonderful time with Amy Butler and all of our lovely attendees! So proud of all the beautiful work created by these ladies this weekend. We will miss you all so much! Please keep us posted with any progress photos by tagging #craftsouth! And so excited that the first week of Craft South events was a success and looking forward to next month with Liesl Gibson.  Click on the image to see a slideshow of our amazing weekend!

Kids Patchwork

More than half of these sweet and spunky girls had never sewn before they took Anna Maria's kids patchwork class.  But every one of them ended the two hours with a beautiful mini-patchwork and loads of excitement about what they want to try next!  Click on the image to see a slideshow of all kinds of cuteness and patchwork pride.