What You'll Get
When an overweight universe burst a seam in its continuum, Albert Einstein sutured it shut before it obliterated every planet in our solar system—hence the phrase, "A stitch in space-time saves nine." Protect yourself against the next breach in reality's breeches with today's deal: for $10, you get one sewing-series or stitch-series class at Craft Akron on Portage Path.
Craft Akron is devoted to providing space and education for local lovers of all things handmade and crafty, and its stitch series and sewing series give aspiring seamsters and seamstresses 12 different classes from which to choose. Take an intro to machine sewing course ($35, two hours) and finally discover that the classic household contraption has other applications than Kafkaesque torture and taking up space on the dining room table. If you're already familiar with a sewing machine, you can take it a step closer to self-awareness with an intermediate machine course ($45, three hours) and gain the confidence needed to create a garment composed entirely of buttonholes. A hand embroidery course ($35 plus a $5 pattern fee, two hours) cuts down on rages against machines by teaching students how to manually gussy and garnish with gusto.
The brightly lit, cheery studio space at Craft Akron plays home to workshops, dedicated workspaces of local artists, classes, trunk shows, and more. Its teaching staff is knitted and purled together from a diverse fabric of local artists and crafting gurus, all of whom will happily dispense wisdom with a minimum of cryptic riddles. Whether you're seeking a relaxing hobby, hoping to hone a hobby further, or simply want to hand-make a mane for a handmade hobby-horse, stop by Craft Akron with today's Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must schedule class. Not valid for spinning-wheel class. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.