Choose from Three Options
- $59 for a BYOB leather-working class for one ($129 value)
- $109 for a BYOB leather-working class for two ($258 value)
- $199 for a BYOB leather-working class for four ($516 value)
Participants sip on beverages while crafting a leather card case, phone case, wallet, or key chain and wrist cuff. Students take their projects home at the end of the class.
The first thing that catches your eye when you enter Vividbraille isn't one of the shop's trendy shirts or sweaters—it’s the piece of equipment that brings these unique articles of clothing to life. At the center of the boutique stands a manual shirt press, and it's this tool that allows the shop's designers to transform clothes into vehicles for self-expression, branding them with graphics and written messages.
The press isn't just functional; it's also symbolic of a turning point in owner Brock Willsey's life. According to a video produced by Chicago's Dose Market, Mr. Willsey purchased the screen-printing equipment more than a decade ago when he still lived in Michigan. Immediately, he began printing graphic tees emblazoned with messages that were meaningful to him. Needless to say, the business took off, prompting Mr. Willsey to move and open up shop in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. He has since brought in other designers and started to create even more looks, including cut and sew garments.
Mr. Willsey and his team also let customers in on the design process. They teach various fashion and design classes and invite visitors to flip through their sketchbooks, which are like storybooks without all the annoying rhymes and plot development.