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Our Long History not that long....


Makeshop started as an idea for quick ways for people to learn how to make things.... a workshop where you make stuff and leave with new knowledge, a sense of accomplishment, new pals who like to do what you like to do and that calming effect you get from doing something creative.


The first event, a weekend retreat called Crafts Camp, was held in July 2015 at historic Nimrod Hall in Bath County, Va. A longtime summer arts colony, Nimrod is steeped in creative history and known for its natural beauty and hospitality. 


In December 2015, we held Makeshop Holiday in Richmond, Va. at Studio Two Three, a community artspace. Again, a great group gathered to make holiday decor and enjoy good conversation, wine and treats.


From there, we've rolled along. The plan for now is to keep giving crafters, new and experienced, more opportunities to learn how to do something new. Hope you join us!

Our People for 2022


Elizabeth Cogar started Makeshop in 2015 after finding happiness at similar events elsewhere. A lifelong maker of things, she's partial to wool, thread, fabric, indigo dye and all kinds of global textiles. She has taught at Studio Two Three.

Instagram: @ecogar


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Sarah Hand is an artist and illustrator in Richmond. She works primarily with paper mache, painting and digital illustration.. She also teaches kids and adults at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, and sells on Etsy.

Instagram: @heartsandneedles


Kristin Hott is a textile creative maker but she can do lots more. She has taught at Quirk in Richmond and Charlottesville, Studio Two Three and Art180 and sold her creations at markets and online. Instagram: @yellowlanternco

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