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Maker's Retreat Raleigh | DFJ Studio

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Announcing DFJ’s first ever Maker's Retreat!

Entire weekend of creating? Check!
All inclusive girls weekend? Check!
Taking home tons of EXCLUSIVE handmade leather product? Yes!
Supporting vulnerable women in our community? Absolutely.
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January 28-30, 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina

Registration now open!
We are limited to 10 spots
(5 with overnight accommodations &
5 without overnight accommodations)
 
You’ll learn leatherworking, riveting, industrial sewing, jewelry making, and you’ll walk away with loads of EXCLUSIVE DFJ handmade leather products that you made yourself! Open to all skill levels, no sewing experience necessary.

Kristen Sydow, Designed For Joy Co-founder and Designer, will be your host and instructor. Kristen is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Textiles is her love language. Teaching is her gift!

 

Products you'll make are valued over $500 retail and will include...

1. Gorgeous Kodiak leather tote bag with leather handles and a leather pocket

2. Leather wristlet with zipper closure and leather strap

3. Long leather snap wallet

4. Leather coin purse with snap 

5. DFJ leather keychain

6. 24k gold plated earrings

7. 24k gold plated pendant necklace

8. 24k gold plated bangle bracelet with pendant

 

Accommodations

We'll stay 5 minutes away from the studio in the heart of Downtown Raleigh in a cute 3 bedroom Airbnb. Everyone will have their own bed!  Only 5 Overnight spots available

Options

Without Overnight Accommodations- 5 spots available
$798 Early Bird rate through Dec 1
$898 Early Registration Dec 2- Dec 31
$1048 Regular Rate Jan 1- Jan 14
$1098 Late Registration Jan 15- sold out

With Overnight Accommodations - 5 spots available 

$898 Early Bird rate through Dec 1
$998 Early Registration Dec 2- Dec 31
$1148 Regular Rate Jan 1- Jan 14
$1198 Late Registration Jan 15- sold out

 

Schedule

Friday 
5:00pm Welcome to the studio and family style dinner 
6:30-9:00pm TIME TO MAKE! Review of all products to create. Lessons on heat embossing, hand press, rivets and snaps. 
9:15pm Arrive at house and free time

Saturday
8:00am Breakfast at the house
8:45am-12:00pm TIME TO MAKE! Sewing lesson at studio
12:00pm Lunch 
1:00-5:00pm TIME TO MAKE!
5:00-6:00pm Refresh at house
6:30-7:30pm Dinner Downtown Raleigh
After dinner, free time! You can go back to the house or go out in Raleigh.

Sunday
8:00am Breakfast at the house
8:45am-12:00pm TIME TO MAKE! Lesson on necklace, earrings, and bracelet
12:00pm Group photo and goodbyes

 

Meals

For Overnight Accommodation guests: Meals are provided from Friday dinner through Sunday Breakfast. Meals may be offered in the studio or at the Airbnb. Saturday dinner out includes one non-alcoholic drink. Additional drinks or alcohol drinks will be participants' responsibility. 

For Non Overnight Accommodation guests; Meals are provided for Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch, and Saturday Dinner only (no Breakfasts). Saturday dinner out includes one non-alcoholic drink. Additional drinks or alcohol drinks will be participants responsibility. 

 

Transportation 

Transportation to and from the studio will be provided for guests with Overnight Accommodations only, but any additional outings during free time, participants will be responsible for (like Uber if the participant goes out downtown after dinner). 

 

Register 

*This is a women's event.
*Each participant must complete a waiver releasing DFJ from liability. 
*Nonrefundable. Your space can be transferred to another woman by you. We cannot commit to helping fill your space should you not be able to attend.

 

 

One Day Workshops in November and December

Create with Kristen this Christmas season. Bring your holiday guests! Tweens and teens welcome.

DIY Wreath Decorating with Kristen
Monday, November 22 at 7pm or
Saturday, November 27 at 12pm
Register here.

Door Bell Hanger DIY Class with Kristen
Thursday, December 9, 7pm
Register here.