South Main Creative, a funky and artistic spin on the traditional antique mall, offers much more than vintage treasures and handmade items. This summer, they have a lineup of craft classes to bring out the inner craftsperson in you.

Here's a peek at what South Main Creative is offering this summer:

Macrame Mini with Hannah

July 18, 6-8 p.m.
$30 plus a $10 materials fee due at the beginning of class
Ages 12+

Local textile artist Hannah Genevieve Lawrence will teach students how to create their own 9-inch-by-25-inch macrame wall hanging. Lawrence will teach the basics of macrame and two different knot styles. Students can take their new-found macrame skills to surprise friends and family with special handmade gifts.

Amish Knot Round Rug with Molly

July 20, 1-4 p.m.
$55 plus a $25 materials fee due at the beginning of class

Molly McVey will teach students how to use colorful fabric scraps to create an 8-inch, machine-washable Amish knot round rug. This Scandinavian knotting technique of rug making uses only half the fabric of a traditional braided rug and regained popularity during the Depression as a way to reuse fabrics and save money. Once students master the technique, they can go on to make rugs in larger sizes. Spaces are limited; online registration and payment are required to reserve your spot.

Techniques and Practices for Metal Clay with Marianne

July 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
$45 plus a $40 materials fee due at the beginning of class
Ages 14+

In this beginner-level class, Marianne introduces the basic skills and practices for creating unique wearable treasures in metal clay. Students will practice with both porcelain and polymer clays, which have similar properties to metal clay, in order to gain hands-on experience before diving into metal clay. Students will then learn to create small items suitable for earrings, pendants and charms. Marianne will also demo basic findings assembly, so the pieces are ready to wear as soon as they are fired. 

Express Embroidery with Susan

July 31, 6:30-8 p.m.
$30 plus a $10 materials fee due at the beginning of class

Learn the basics of embroidery in one evening by using super-secret shortcuts that eliminate prep time and enhance your stitches. Instructor Susan Sullivan will share all of the rules and how to successfully break them to create one-of-a-kind embroidered pieces. This class will introduce you to new ways to look at this Victorian art form in a fun and relaxed setting.

Exploring Indigo Dyeing And Shibori

Sept. 7, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$95 plus a $25 materials fee due at the beginning of class

Aaron Head will teach students the ins and outs of dyeing with an organic indigo vat, along with various approaches to Japanese Shibori resist dyeing. Head will focus on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist), Arashi (pole wrapping) and Nui (stitch resist) techniques. Students will leave with dyed cotton fabric, dyed goods from home, and a handout detailing the dyeing process. Be sure to wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained — the dye has a tendency to splash.

Building a Sustainable Wardrobe

Sept. 8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
$95 plus a $25 materials fee due at the beginning of class

Sick of fast fashion? Aaron Head will teach students how to breathe life back into your favorite clothing items that are in need of a bit of sprucing. Students will dye their items using the Shibori techniques as well as learn about mending techniques to keep your favorite items in rotation for years to come. 

Eco-dyeing Bundles with Marianne Kirksey

Sept. 15, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$100 plus a $40 materials fee due at the beginning of class
Ages 12+

Marianne Kirksey will teach this wonderful eco-bundle dyeing workshop. Kersey will share several techniques for eco-dyeing, including how to set up a cauldron, how to use mordants, and which leaves and flowers yield the best results. After bundling, wrapping, and steaming the projects, participants will be amazed and delighted with unexpected and subtle variations in color and design, as they experiment with silk, wool and paper. Students will dye two silk scarves, a length of wool, and several layers of handmade papers.

For more info, head to South Main Creative's Facebook page and look under the "events" tab.