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    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    In this class, students will learn the basics of sharpening flat blades, like chisels and plane irons, as well as card scrapers.

    We will cover hollow grinding on a wheel, various abrasives like waterstones and oil stones, how to tune-up an old hand plane, and other tips for honing the perfect edge.

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women, non-binary, and trans folks over the age of 18.


    Mattie Hinkley is an artist, woodworker, and ceramicist born in Virginia, USA. She attended the Krenov School of Fine Woodworking intensive program for two years and earned her BFA in Craft + Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  She currently lives in Chico, California.
    Headshot: "Hinkley_Headshot.jpg" Photo credit Farrah Fox.

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website mattiehinkley.com or on her instagram @hinkworks or @mattiehinkley


    • 4 Feb 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Build and upholster an ottoman with dimensional lumber and other easily accessible materials from home!

    In this class, we will go through step-by-step how to build a sturdy ottoman from lumber you can purchase at most hardware stores. We will "glue and screw" to construct our frame, then we will pad and upholster our ottoman using upholstery materials widely available at most fabric stores. No sewing necessary (but there is some optional sewing if you want).

    You can choose the dimensions of your ottoman to best suit your needs. The demo will be for one (L)18" X (W)20" X (H)14"

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women, non-binary, and trans folks over the age of 18.


    Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of Annie Evelyn's work. Employing a range of materials (from handmade paper flowers to Swarovski Crystals) and processes (like tessellating metal pieces to create soft upholstered seating or embedding fresh cut flowers to add aroma,) Evelyn uses furniture’s inherent interactive qualities and relationships to the human body to create new and surprising experiences.

    From 2014-2017 Evelyn was a resident artist at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2016 was awarded The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship. She received both her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Evelyn has taught at RISD, California College of the Arts, Parsons - The New School, Haystack Mountain School,  Penland School of Craft, and others. Her work has been featured on the cover of American Craft Magazine and published in Agata Toromanoff’s book, Impossible Design.  She has been awarded Windgate Furniture residencies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2011), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018), and San Diego State University (2020). Evelyn had a solo show at the Houston Center for Craft, and in 2018 was a finalist for the Burke Prize for contemporary craft. Her work was included in an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD).  In 2019, Evelyn co-founded Crafting the Future, a collective of artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts.

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting their/her website annieevelyn.com or on her instagram @annie_evelyn_furniture


    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Venturing into the world of woodcarving for the first time can be a little daunting; there are so many styles and so many tools that it can be hard to know where to start.

    In this class Olivia will breakdown relief carving into the 4 basic carving cuts that form the fundamentals of many styles of woodcarving. You will be shown how to use them to create your own woodcarvings.

    Designed to have minimal set-up hurdles for the beginner woodcarver, Olivia will use just 2 carving gouges for the entire class and show how you can use these to create patterns and forms. This will be demonstrated by carving a sunrise/flower pattern and adding depth and movement to a leaf design.


    Olivia O’Connor is a woodcarver and rocking horse maker. Working from her studio in the rolling green hills of South Gippsland, Victoria (Australia).

    Olivia has a lifelong passion for making and is particularly drawn to working with natural materials. She studied Furniture Design and Construction at RMIT and Prop Making and Scenic Art for Theatre and Film at NIDA. Olivia taught herself woodcarving in order to make her first rocking rocking horse in 2011. Olivia has been carving custom made rocking horses full time since 2013 and has been expanding her carving knowledge and practice ever since. Since then her work has expanded to include rocking horse restorations, all manner of woodcarvings as well as teaching and demonstrating.

    Olivia is passionate about making woodwork accessible, creating and sharing her carving knowledge with those wanting to gain new skills.

    See more images of her work below, or by visiting her website oliviaoconnor.com.au, her Facebook, or instagram @oliviaoconnorcarving

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • A Virtual Workshop of Our Own
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    Sharpening curved blades shouldn't be a scary, daunting process; it’s just an unfamiliar process to many folks. Hop in and get to know the tools & techniques that help keep the cussing down to a minimum when sharpening curves.

    This class will cover the sharpening process of:

    • carving gouges
    • travisher blades
    • inshaves

    Within these three processes you will learn a solid baseline that includes various abrasives, sharpening tools, and holding techniques as well as helpful jigs that make sharpening curved blades much more approachable.

    Embrace your curves!

    All skill levels welcome. No prerequisites. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!

    WOO is a non-profit safe space for training underrepresented genders in our field. As such, enrollment is limited to women, non-binary, and trans folks over the age of 18.

    Claire started out with a furniture background, graduating from the North Bennett Street School’s cabinet and furniture program in 2010, and then picking up work at a cabinet shop for a few years. Over the past 8 years she has grown a small business making travishers: spokeshaves with a curved blade to shape chair seats. At domestic and international fairs she has demonstrated how they work and how they are made. And occasionally sprinkling in a travisher-making class. While still making travishers on the side, Claire is now back in a cabinet shop learning the different ways to build solid cabinets and community.

    See more images of her work below:


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