For three generations, G Street Fabrics & Home Decorating Center has stood as a wonderland of creative possibilities. When David Greenzaid founded the company in 1942, he couldn't have known that more than 70 years later his children and grandchildren would still be there. The family helps creative types from Maryland to Virginia repair, replace, and create apparel, upholstery, and drapery. Designers can peruse a massive selection of fabric bolts and embellishments, such as heavily beaded tulle. Meanwhile, folks just looking to learn a little about making their own clothes can jump into classes that include sewing for beginners up through advanced sessions such as Create Your Favorite Swimsuit.
FastFrame outlines photographs and wall-worthy art with more than 1,000 frames in styles ranging from baroque gold trims to funky, contemporary schemes. Dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity, professional framers help select matting hues to complement a diploma or the original Bill of Rights banning knuckle cracking. All projects are completed onsite, ensuring that no materials get dented or lost by clumsy carrier pigeons, and clients can return any custom designs for complete retooling within 30 days if they don't match homes' décor.
For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they do workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
The concept is simple?at Paint Your Own Pottery, you paint your own pottery. Artists of all levels get to choose from more than 600 objects. The friendly staff then glazes and fires each piece, and original works of art are ready to take home in a week. Open studio time gives toddlers, seniors, and every artist in between a chance to personalize their own dishes or figurines. Group services range from creating pottery for fundraisers to gathering coworkers for corporate retreats. Kids can enroll in summer camp or celebrate with birthday packages. The mobile Party on Wheels service lets guests paint outside the studio.