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Meet the Author: T.M. Brown 1:00 pm
Meet the Author: T.M. Brown @ Posman Books
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: T.M. Brown @ Posman Books
Sanctuary introduces newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, to the time-lost South Georgia town of Shiloh. They leave the shadows of Atlanta and move into a quaint home of notoriety. While...
Lantern-Making Workshop 5:30 pm
Lantern-Making Workshop @ Binders
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lantern-Making Workshop @ Binders
There will be Lights! There will be Glue! There will be Decorative Paper! There will be LANTERNS! The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade is coming and Binders invites you to come and make your own lantern...
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Sunday School: Astrology or A-hole? 11:00 am
Sunday School: Astrology or A-hole? @ Modern Mystic Shop
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: Astrology or A-hole? @ Modern Mystic Shop
Modern Mystic Sunday School series offers free, 1-hour educational classes every Sunday at 11 a.m. covering various metaphysical topics. In this class, The Maggies, hosts of the hit astrology podcast Zodiac Bitches, join Sunday School...
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Talk With Your Mouth Full 6:00 pm
Talk With Your Mouth Full
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk With Your Mouth Full
MODA and Ponce City Market are teaming up with Ryan J and Nate Mask, the award-winning, spoken-word artists who tour as Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway, to curate a food-focused poetry slam and...
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Lantern-Making Workshop 4:30 pm
Lantern-Making Workshop @ Binders
Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lantern-Making Workshop @ Binders
There will be Lights! There will be Glue! There will be Decorative Paper! There will be LANTERNS! The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade is coming and Binders invites you to come and make your own lantern...
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JJ’s Flower Hour 7:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JJ's Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM...
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Sunday School: Seven Centers of Power 11:00 am
Sunday School: Seven Centers of Power @ Modern Mystic Shop
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: Seven Centers of Power @ Modern Mystic Shop
Modern Mystic Sunday School series offers free, one-hour educational classes every Sunday at 11 a.m. covering various metaphysical topics. In this class, Alecia Onyeulo joins Sunday School to talk about the Seven Centers of Power, a...
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Bellina Alimentari Pizza Party 6:30 pm
Bellina Alimentari Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bellina Alimentari Pizza Party @ Bellina Alimentari
A fun and interactive Bellina Alimentari class on making authentic Italian-style pizza like a pro!  Learn how to make the recipe from scratch and find those Italian roots you knew you always had! Afterwards, enjoy your...
Books & Booze 7:00 pm
Books & Booze @ City Winery Atlanta
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Books & Booze @ City Winery Atlanta
Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery Atlanta have teamed up to put a new spin on the term “book club.” Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the month’s selection today from Posman...
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3 Wines & 3 Cheeses 6:30 pm
3 Wines & 3 Cheeses @ Bellina Alimentari
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
3 Wines & 3 Cheeses @ Bellina Alimentari
Experience Italy’s finest natural wines paired with artisanal cheeses. Bellina Alimentari’s expertly guided tasting explores the many flavor combinations of wines paired alongside local cheeses. Enjoy a fun, interactive and delicious learning occasion.
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Pasta 101 Class 6:30 pm
Pasta 101 Class @ Bellina Alimentari
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pasta 101 Class @ Bellina Alimentari
Discover the art behind making fresh pasta at Bellina Alimentari. This is part one of a two-part series led by one of our seasoned chefs. This hands on cooking class will show you all of...
JJ’s Flower Hour 7:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JJ's Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM...
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Topstitch Sewcial Friday 5:30 pm
Topstitch Sewcial Friday
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Topstitch Sewcial Friday
Round up your best buds and join us for a SEWCIAL evening of sewing! In this “taster” sewing class, we provide all of the materials for a couple difference projects and you can choose which...
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Gnocchi 101 6:30 pm
Gnocchi 101 @ Bellina Alimentari
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Gnocchi 101 @ Bellina Alimentari
With a few simple ingredients and a little muscle you can go from pasta novice to gnocchi master at Bellina Alimentari’s Gnocchi 101 Class. Join us in the art of creating potato-based gnocchi from scratch following our...
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Sunday School: Attachments in Romantic Relationships 11:00 am
Sunday School: Attachments in Romantic Relationships @ Modern Mystic Shop
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: Attachments in Romantic Relationships @ Modern Mystic Shop
Modern Mystic Sunday School series offers free, 1-hour educational classes every Sunday at 11 a.m. covering various metaphysical topics. In this class, Katie Bonanno teaches how important attachment is for adults and the types of...
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FLUX Projects 10:00 am
FLUX Projects
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
FLUX Projects
FLUX: Ponce City Market, an art event exploring the iconic community hub as a playground of acoustic space, announces the lineup of featured exhibition artists. Each year, FLUX explores a select site through temporary public...
Filled Pasta Class 6:30 pm
Filled Pasta Class @ Bellina Alimentari
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Filled Pasta Class @ Bellina Alimentari
Join us for part two of our two-part series on perfecting your skills with filled pasta making! Step up your game with making hand-made filled pasta shapes in a step-by-step class with Bellina Alimentari’s culinary...
JJ’s Flower Hour 7:00 pm
JJ’s Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JJ's Flower Hour @ JJ's Flower Shop
Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM...
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FLUX Projects 10:00 am
FLUX Projects
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
FLUX Projects
FLUX: Ponce City Market, an art event exploring the iconic community hub as a playground of acoustic space, announces the lineup of featured exhibition artists. Each year, FLUX explores a select site through temporary public...
Placita Friday 7:00 pm
Placita Friday @ El Super Pan
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Placita Friday @ El Super Pan
Placita is back!!! PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to...
Placita Friday 7:00 pm
Placita Friday @ El Super Pan
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Placita Friday @ El Super Pan
Placita is back!!! PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to...
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FLUX Projects 10:00 am
FLUX Projects
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
FLUX Projects
FLUX: Ponce City Market, an art event exploring the iconic community hub as a playground of acoustic space, announces the lineup of featured exhibition artists. Each year, FLUX explores a select site through temporary public...
Meet the Author: Robin Moriarty, PhD 1:00 pm
Meet the Author: Robin Moriarty, PhD @ Posman Books
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Robin Moriarty, PhD @ Posman Books
Robin Moriarty Ph.D., is the global business executive, professor, and author who has lived on four continents and traveled to over 60 countries. Her forthcoming book, What Game Are You Playing?: A Framework for Redefining...
Meet the Author: Daniela Petrova 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: Daniela Petrova @ Posman Books
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet the Author: Daniela Petrova @ Posman Books
She befriended the one woman she was never supposed to meet. Now she’s the key suspect in her disappearance. For fans of The Perfect Mother and The Wife Between Us comes a gripping psychological suspense debut...
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FLUX Projects 11:00 am
FLUX Projects
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
FLUX Projects
FLUX: Ponce City Market, an art event exploring the iconic community hub as a playground of acoustic space, announces the lineup of featured exhibition artists. Each year, FLUX explores a select site through temporary public...
Sunday School: The Art of Adulting 11:00 am
Sunday School: The Art of Adulting @ Modern Mystic Shop
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: The Art of Adulting @ Modern Mystic Shop
Modern Mystic Sunday School series offers free, 1 hour educational classes every Sunday at 11 a.m. covering various metaphysical topics. In this class, Adela Raffa comes back to Sunday School to talk about adulting. Regardless...
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September 17 | 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

PCM Community Farmers Market

The Shed

Located under “The Shed” on the BeltLine entrance of Ponce City Market, the Ponce City Farmers Market is the only farmers market in Georgia primarily attended by pedestrians and cyclists. The market is held seasonally on Tuesday evenings, and hosts some of Atlanta’s finest local food talent, including urban farmers, artisanal food makers, as well as pop-up chefs. Our market is a producer-only market, meaning that vendors sell only products that they grow or produce themselves. Our farmers use organic practices (some going even beyond organic) to help steward the earth while producing the freshest and most nutritious food available in Georgia. Look for veggies and fruits, pasture-raised eggs and meats, alongside artisanal food vendors and natural beauty-care vendors.

We encourage shoppers to access the market by walking or biking on the Beltline or park at Ponce City Market. Parking is complimentary for farmers market shoppers in the lots in front of Mountain High Outfitters. Market shoppers can receive one hour of free parking in these lots by choosing zone 22200 and inputting the code FARMERS2018 in the Park Mobile app. This is only valid during market.

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Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

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Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

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Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
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Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
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Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-17 16:00:00 2019-09-17 20:00:00 America/New_York PCM Community Farmers Market Located under “The Shed” on the BeltLine entrance of Ponce City Market, the Ponce City Farmers Market is the only farmers market in Georgia primarily attended by pedestrians and cyclists. The market is held seasonally on Tuesday evenings, and hosts some of Atlanta’s finest local food talent, including urban farmers, artisanal food makers, as well as pop-up chefs. Our market is a producer-only market, meaning that vendors sell only products that they grow or produce themselves. Our farmers use organic practices (some going even beyond organic) to help steward the earth while producing the freshest and most nutritious food available in Georgia. Look for veggies and fruits, pasture-raised eggs and meats, alongside artisanal food vendors and natural beauty-care vendors. We encourage shoppers to access the market by walking or biking on the Beltline or park at Ponce City Market. Parking is complimentary for farmers market shoppers in the lots in front of Mountain High Outfitters. Market shoppers can receive one hour of free parking in these lots by choosing zone 22200 and inputting the code FARMERS2018 in the Park Mobile app. This is only valid during market. The Shed
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September 17 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Women Who Code

General Assembly

Come meet Women Who Code Atlanta and what we’re all about!

Women Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We provide an avenue into tech, empower women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. The organization has executed more than 3,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 50,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-17 19:00:00 2019-09-17 21:00:00 America/New_York Women Who Code Come meet Women Who Code Atlanta and what we're all about! Women Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We provide an avenue into tech, empower women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. The organization has executed more than 3,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 50,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. General Assembly
Close up of book jacket for newest Henderson novel.

September 17 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Books & Booze

City Winery Atlanta

Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery Atlanta have teamed up to put a new spin on the term “book club.” Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the month’s selection today from Posman Books and later bring it to Atlanta’s urban winery on September 17th, 7 pm – 9 pm, to enjoy a spirited discussion among fellow readers at Books & Booze! Posman Books’ General Manager Marc Stiles will host as we discuss the newest novel from New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson– The Twelve-Mile Straight, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition.
Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: In a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined. As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth.

Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour-de-force.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-17 19:00:00 2019-09-17 21:00:00 America/New_York Books & Booze Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery Atlanta have teamed up to put a new spin on the term “book club.” Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the month’s selection today from Posman Books and later bring it to Atlanta’s urban winery on September 17th, 7 pm - 9 pm, to enjoy a spirited discussion among fellow readers at Books & Booze! Posman Books' General Manager Marc Stiles will host as we discuss the newest novel from New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson-- The Twelve-Mile Straight, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: In a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper's daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the farm's inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured. Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined. As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth. Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour-de-force. City Winery Atlanta
Photo of pizza made in class.

September 17 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Bellina Alimentari Pizza Party

Bellina Alimentari

A fun and interactive Bellina Alimentari class on making authentic Italian-style pizza like a pro!  Learn how to make the recipe from scratch and find those Italian roots you knew you always had! Afterwards, enjoy your pizza creations amongst your friends, and let your new found skills be the highlight of your next dinner party!

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-17 18:30:00 2019-09-17 20:00:00 America/New_York Bellina Alimentari Pizza Party A fun and interactive Bellina Alimentari class on making authentic Italian-style pizza like a pro!  Learn how to make the recipe from scratch and find those Italian roots you knew you always had! Afterwards, enjoy your pizza creations amongst your friends, and let your new found skills be the highlight of your next dinner party! Bellina Alimentari
photo of handshake

September 18 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Leading with Integrity Breakfast

General Assembly

For any leader, finding their purpose and leading with intentionality is a difficult but necessary aspect of professional growth. For women leaders particularly, it can be a challenge to balance pursuing purpose at work and purpose at home. Join us as Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, talks with us Off the Record about her journey and how to find purpose.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-18 08:00:00 2019-09-18 10:00:00 America/New_York Leading with Integrity Breakfast For any leader, finding their purpose and leading with intentionality is a difficult but necessary aspect of professional growth. For women leaders particularly, it can be a challenge to balance pursuing purpose at work and purpose at home. Join us as Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, talks with us Off the Record about her journey and how to find purpose. General Assembly
Close up photo of artisanal cheese sampler

September 18 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

3 Wines & 3 Cheeses

Bellina Alimentari

Experience Italy’s finest natural wines paired with artisanal cheeses. Bellina Alimentari’s expertly guided tasting explores the many flavor combinations of wines paired alongside local cheeses. Enjoy a fun, interactive and delicious learning occasion.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-18 18:30:00 2019-09-18 19:30:00 America/New_York 3 Wines & 3 Cheeses Experience Italy’s finest natural wines paired with artisanal cheeses. Bellina Alimentari's expertly guided tasting explores the many flavor combinations of wines paired alongside local cheeses. Enjoy a fun, interactive and delicious learning occasion. Bellina Alimentari
Close-up photo of fresh pasta made in class.

September 19 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Pasta 101 Class

Bellina Alimentari

Discover the art behind making fresh pasta at Bellina Alimentari. This is part one of a two-part series led by one of our seasoned chefs. This hands on cooking class will show you all of the steps to create delicious pasta at home! Following the cooking class, enjoy a tasting of the pasta made during class. Participants will also be able to take home their creations.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-19 18:30:00 2019-09-19 20:00:00 America/New_York Pasta 101 Class Discover the art behind making fresh pasta at Bellina Alimentari. This is part one of a two-part series led by one of our seasoned chefs. This hands on cooking class will show you all of the steps to create delicious pasta at home! Following the cooking class, enjoy a tasting of the pasta made during class. Participants will also be able to take home their creations. Bellina Alimentari

September 19 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Board Games & Brew

Rhen's Nest

Unplug with Rhen’s Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we’ll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount.
Stop by, say hi, and PLAY!

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-19 17:30:00 2019-09-19 21:00:00 America/New_York Board Games & Brew Unplug with Rhen's Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we'll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount. Stop by, say hi, and PLAY! Rhen's Nest
Event details listed next to photo of floral workshop table

September 19 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

JJ’s Flower Hour

JJ's Flower Shop

Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring ’em with you and you’ve got a private workshop! If not, you’ll be paired with 4 of your new best friends.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-19 19:00:00 2019-09-19 20:30:00 America/New_York JJ’s Flower Hour Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ's new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ's provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring 'em with you and you've got a private workshop! If not, you'll be paired with 4 of your new best friends. JJ's Flower Shop
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September 19 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Tech Talks

General Assembly

Join us on campus for this new, lunchtime lecture series. Each month, some of Atlanta’s top software developers will introduce new languages, concepts, and skills from their work. Come to listen, learn, and mingle with other programmers – all levels are welcome.

September’s topic is all about Haskell. Noah Harvey, one of our Software Engineering instructors, will provide an overview of Purely Functional Programming and Haskell. Learn about the tech scene’s emerging content by hearing from Atlanta’s top practitioners and thought-leaders with real-world experience.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-19 13:00:00 2019-09-19 14:00:00 America/New_York Tech Talks Join us on campus for this new, lunchtime lecture series. Each month, some of Atlanta’s top software developers will introduce new languages, concepts, and skills from their work. Come to listen, learn, and mingle with other programmers - all levels are welcome. September's topic is all about Haskell. Noah Harvey, one of our Software Engineering instructors, will provide an overview of Purely Functional Programming and Haskell. Learn about the tech scene's emerging content by hearing from Atlanta's top practitioners and thought-leaders with real-world experience. General Assembly
Illustration of megaphones next to a speaker's podium

September 19 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Creator Conversation

General Assembly

Ever wonder how the leaders of today got their start? How people have turned from thinkers into doers, kick-starting their businesses, earning more success, and flourishing throughout their hustle? At Creator Conversations, you’ll hear straight from the experts: people who have turned or are turning their dreams into reality and achieved or are achieving their goals one step at a time.This month’s talk is all about Music Ownership for D-I-Y Artists with independent Hip-Hop artist/songwriter and entrepreneur, Jamar Nolan. You’ll hear about your rights as an independent artist, why “owning your masters” is such a hot topic in the culture, how to sign yourself to a record deal, and more. Millions of artists and producers worldwide spend a great deal of time mastering their craft and pushing the boundaries of creativity but lack direction and assistance when it comes to the business of music – we’re here to help.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-19 18:00:00 2019-09-19 20:00:00 America/New_York Creator Conversation Ever wonder how the leaders of today got their start? How people have turned from thinkers into doers, kick-starting their businesses, earning more success, and flourishing throughout their hustle? At Creator Conversations, you’ll hear straight from the experts: people who have turned or are turning their dreams into reality and achieved or are achieving their goals one step at a time.This month's talk is all about Music Ownership for D-I-Y Artists with independent Hip-Hop artist/songwriter and entrepreneur, Jamar Nolan. You’ll hear about your rights as an independent artist, why “owning your masters” is such a hot topic in the culture, how to sign yourself to a record deal, and more. Millions of artists and producers worldwide spend a great deal of time mastering their craft and pushing the boundaries of creativity but lack direction and assistance when it comes to the business of music - we're here to help. General Assembly
Photo of hemp oil bottle and flowers

September 19 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The ABCs of CBD

Higher Standards

Higher Standards hosts “The ABCs of CBD” with Bloom Farms CBD. Featuring an oxygen “terpene tasting” bar and CBD sampling, the evening will provide an open forum on the benefits of and commonly asked questions about CBD.

Bloom Farms CBD’s premium line offers a “California Pure and Simple” experience.The company’s CBD vapor cartridges contain pure CBD oil: it is uncut, all-natural, and full-spectrum and is extracted from select strains of sustainably farmed hemp. Available in four flavors (Natural, Blackberry, Sequoia Mint and Stone Fruit), the oils are 60+% cannabinoids (including CBD, CBC, CBG and CBN) and aren’t diluted with fillers. Bloom Farms CBD’s Vapor Battery is made by industry leader CCell and is optimized for a clean vape experience.

The ABCs of CBD at Higher Standards will feature:

  • Oxygen bar with natural terpenes to help consumers understand what drives the scents and flavors of CBD oils
  • CBD sampling
  • The launch of a special: Buy Any Bloom Farms Vaporizer Product and Get Any Bloom Farms Vapor Battery For Free
May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-19 17:00:00 2019-09-19 20:00:00 America/New_York The ABCs of CBD Higher Standards hosts "The ABCs of CBD" with Bloom Farms CBD. Featuring an oxygen “terpene tasting” bar and CBD sampling, the evening will provide an open forum on the benefits of and commonly asked questions about CBD. Bloom Farms CBD's premium line offers a “California Pure and Simple” experience.The company’s CBD vapor cartridges contain pure CBD oil: it is uncut, all-natural, and full-spectrum and is extracted from select strains of sustainably farmed hemp. Available in four flavors (Natural, Blackberry, Sequoia Mint and Stone Fruit), the oils are 60+% cannabinoids (including CBD, CBC, CBG and CBN) and aren’t diluted with fillers. Bloom Farms CBD’s Vapor Battery is made by industry leader CCell and is optimized for a clean vape experience. The ABCs of CBD at Higher Standards will feature: Oxygen bar with natural terpenes to help consumers understand what drives the scents and flavors of CBD oils CBD sampling The launch of a special: Buy Any Bloom Farms Vaporizer Product and Get Any Bloom Farms Vapor Battery For Free Higher Standards
Graphic poster of coffee with event details listed

September 20 | 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Ladies Get Coffee

General Assembly

What better way to start your day than with pastries, coffee, and rad ladies? We’ve joined forces with General Assembly to host our monthly Ladies Get Paid* meetup and provide the fuel — aka caffeine and treats. YUM! Feel free to bring a plus-one—the more the merrier!  Be ready to network!

*Ladies Get Paid gives women the tools + support they need to rise up at work. We provide education to help women get paid and get promoted. Our community is 46K strong with women from all 50 states and more than 100+ countries.

May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-20 08:30:00 2019-09-20 10:00:00 America/New_York Ladies Get Coffee What better way to start your day than with pastries, coffee, and rad ladies? We've joined forces with General Assembly to host our monthly Ladies Get Paid* meetup and provide the fuel — aka caffeine and treats. YUM! Feel free to bring a plus-one—the more the merrier!  Be ready to network! *Ladies Get Paid gives women the tools + support they need to rise up at work. We provide education to help women get paid and get promoted. Our community is 46K strong with women from all 50 states and more than 100+ countries. General Assembly
Image of sample projects sewn in class

September 20 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Topstitch Sewcial Friday

Round up your best buds and join us for a SEWCIAL evening of sewing! In this “taster” sewing class, we provide all of the materials for a couple difference projects and you can choose which one you would like to make. No sewing experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends! Know how to sew? These are the ultimate stash-busting projects for using up your fabric stash! Choose from a ziplet, wine bag, or fabric necklace with scrunchie.

 

  • Skills Taught: Concept of seam allowance and how to sew to it, how to sew in a straight line, & pivot at corners.
  • Skills Expected: None!
  • Materials Needed: None! We will provide everything for this course pre-cut and ready for you the evening of your class!
  • Materials Provided: A sewing machine, fabric, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and wooden beads.
May
11
Sat
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books

Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. Join Edie Cheezburger once again as we celebrate diversity and just being yourself. Edie will read to children, chat with adults and take pictures after the event.

May
12
Sun
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders

Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured art with or for Mom.

The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch

In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class, you’ll learn to work with knits, sew them on a regular sewing machine with a ball point needle, sew straight seams.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with knit fabrics, including learning about various types of knits, learning various needle choices for sewing knits, and learning to cut and sew your Lark Tee
  • Skills expected: You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials: Light to medium-weight jersey knit fabric with 20% stretch. See pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Essential Knit Tee sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

2019-09-20 17:30:00 2019-09-20 19:30:00 America/New_York Topstitch Sewcial Friday Round up your best buds and join us for a SEWCIAL evening of sewing! In this "taster" sewing class, we provide all of the materials for a couple difference projects and you can choose which one you would like to make. No sewing experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends! Know how to sew? These are the ultimate stash-busting projects for using up your fabric stash! Choose from a ziplet, wine bag, or fabric necklace with scrunchie.   Skills Taught: Concept of seam allowance and how to sew to it, how to sew in a straight line, & pivot at corners. Skills Expected: None! Materials Needed: None! We will provide everything for this course pre-cut and ready for you the evening of your class! Materials Provided: A sewing machine, fabric, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and wooden beads.
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September 22 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Plate Sale Sunday Supper

Root Baking Co.

Join The Plate Sale for Sunday Supper at Root Baking Co.  featuring friends, Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ and Erika Council of Bomb Biscuits.  Expect an evening with plates on the table like at Grandmas house , a special Creature Comforts beer menu and other beverages served a la carte. Come hungry and ready to enjoy dishes celebrating food of the South. Dinner is served each hour, between 6-9PM.  Reserve your seat now for a soulful evening that you don’t want to miss. Once your reservation is made, we will contact you in regards to your seat and accommodations!