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Maker's Retreat in the DFJ Studio

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You’ll learn leather working and riveting while mastering the clicker press and an industrial sewing machine. Walk way with EXCLUSIVE DFJ handmade leather products that you made yourself! Open to all skill levels, no sewing experience necessary.      

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Where: Designed For Joy Studio
517 W Cabarrus St, Suite A, 
Raleigh, NC

Supporting our mission to employ women in crisis. 
Registration now open! Register early and save.
We are limited to 10 spots.

makers retreat nc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Kristen Sydow, Co-founder and Designer at Designed For Joy, will be your co-host and instructor. Kristen is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Textiles is her love language. Teaching is her gift!
Julie Matheny, Designer at Designed For Joy, will be your co-host and instructor. Julie is an expert sewist and can be found sewing beautifully intricate quilts and teaching quilting classes. She has great patience!

Products you'll make are valued over $314 retail and will include...
1. Gorgeous Kodiak Leather Messenger bag with laptop sleeve inside, outside pocket, snap and flap closures with swivel hook clasp
2. Long Leather and webbing crossbody strap
$545 Early Bird Registration Rate March 1- March 31
$560 Regular Registration Rate April 1- May 14
$599 Late Registration May 15 until Sold Out                                                                                                                                                                                                 
8:30am: Breakfast at the Studio
9:00am-12:00pm: TIME TO MAKE! Product overview of steps, sewing lesson, machine review
12:00pm: Lunch at the Studio
1:00-5:00pm: TIME TO MAKE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Meals are provided for Saturday breakfast and lunch. If there are dietary needs, please let us know. 


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