Distill Creative Courses
I LEFT MY CORPORATE JOB TO HELP YOU BE MORE CREATIVE
I started Distill Creative after working for various start-ups and corporate companies in design, education technology, and real estate. During my free time, I created a monthly workshop with my sister, called cocktails+craft, where I would curate a particular craft and cocktail and invite my friends, and eventually strangers, over to create.
We taught hundreds of students how to create unique crafts and now I'm bringing the experience to you wherever you are.
These courses are designed to help you learn a new craft and to be more confident in your creativity. Plus, you'll make something special that you can actually use and show off.
I believe everyone can be creative, it just takes a little practice!
I'll be adding a new course every month or so, so check back soon.
LEARN SHIBORI INDIGO DYEING
This course is an introduction to shibori indigo dyeing. In this course, you will learn the history of indigo and shibori, how to do indigo shibori dyeing with tea towels, and how to lead your own Distill Creative indigo shibori dyeing workshop!
Have you been looking at instagram thinking, I wish I could make that (macramé) piece? Or thinking, geez I used to do this back in the 70s, but I can't remember how now!
This course is designed to teach you the basics of macramé, how to create a plant hanger, and help build your confidence to try out your own designs.
Don't wait to create something beautiful for your home and practicing your creativity!
My mom did macramé. My grandma did macramé. Not sure if my great-grandma did macramé, but it’s possible.
Macramé was a fad in the 70s and has been around for centuries. There are examples of macramé, or textiles made from knots, in almost every culture and it’s been used for all kinds of things, from utilitarian needs (like tying up a boat) to luxury decor items (like those wall hangings you keep seeing on Instagram). I got interested in macramé because I wanted to learn a new textile skill and had been doing many of the techniques in other crafts already.
I don’t have time to macramé.
If you have time to tie your shoes, you have time to macramé. You can do a small portion of the project every day. Plus, doing macramé will help you slow down and, might I say, feel more sane. There’s a lot going on right now. Take some time for yourself to relax and get some stress relief through tying cord into knots. Over and over and over again.
I don’t have space.
The macramé plant hanger project can be hung up in your closet, so if you have a closet, you have space. Once you’re done with it, it can be hung up anywhere in your home or office.
I’m not creative. I’ll never be able to do this.
We’ve heard this so many times, and we’ve heard the exact opposite after every one of our workshops. Trust me! Try the course. Ask me if you need help. Little by little, you’ll feel more creative. Especially when you’ve created your own plant hanger!
I believe everyone can be creative, it just takes a little practice.