Handmade

Growing up with an artistic mother set the stage for me to continue to love making things. From doodling in every margin to designing websites for friends, I'm always creating something new. Handmade textiles are my passion, especially global fabric, needlework and printing. 

A few of my recent activities...

Makeshop, LLC

A series of creative making opportunities for grown-ups that I launched in 2015. A summer crafts retreat and spring and holiday crafts nights. Website

Resident Artist, Class Teacher at Studio Two Three

I sew and print clothing at this co-making space in Richmond's rapidly developing historic Scott's Addition neighborhood. I also teach textile classes on handsewing methods, dyeing and block printing on fabric, and I lead a monthly sewing circle. This past year I started a new vintage and handmade market, Studio Two Flea. Read more about Studio Two Three.

Creative Skills

*classes I teach at Studio Two Three

Machine and hand sewing*

Block printing*

Print stamp carving*

Dyeing with indigo*

Shibori*

Screenprinting

Knitting

Embroidery*

Collage

 

YippySkippy

I make and sell small batches of happy homemade goods -- clothing, prints, printed clothing, accessories (fashion and home).

Etsy

I have run two shops on Etsy, one for selling children's skirts and the other for reselling mid-century modern objects (sold all inventory). 

Learning: I frequently sign up for classes to learn new arts and crafts. A few I've taken: screenprinting, Japanese shibori (tie dye), rug hooking, colorwork knitting, relief printing, mosaics, and more.

Garment design

Ecommerce

Photoshop

InDesign

Google apps

Photography (SLR, Instagram)

Website design: Wix, Blogger, Wordpress, Squarespace

elizabethcogar@gmail.com
Instagram: @ecogar