Here at Krrb we love doing it ourselves. Whether it’s learning to knit a scarf or rewiring a lamp, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after building something yourself. That’s why it’s so great to know that if you go looking in any city you can find a nice, little DIY shop that might just have everything you need.
This week we head south to the lone star state. We’re exploring DIY shops in Dallas that are sure to satisfy your urge to get your hands dirty. Whether you’re a native or just visiting the city, check out these interesting communities and get to work.
We Are 1976
This store, gallery and workshop space is always busy. Their schedule is jam packed with letterpress, printmaking, terrarium-building, watercolor lettering and calligraphy classes. On average, classes run between $95 to $200 depending on the subject. Expect to find small group sizes, where you can bounce ideas off each other and observe technique easily.
Make + Made
Sewing, upholstery, silkscreening, dip dyeing—you name it, Make + Made have a class on it. If you have a project that’s too big, they also have an assembly subsidiary where they can make things for you. Whether its pattern making or furniture design, these are the experts you want guiding you through the process.
Oil and Cotton
This creative exchange is focused on art. Some of the classes that caught our eye are leatherworking, spiderweb looming and tintype photography. What really gets us excited about Oil and Cotton is that they have classes tailored for children, teens and adults so everyone gets in on the action.
The Dallas Makerspace is a non-profit community workshop and laboratory with an engineering slant. Classes include welding, woodworking, 3D printing and circuit-building. If you join as a member, you get access to the Makerspace workshop and tool library.
This creative studio balances work and play. As a creative platform for artisans and makers, classes tend to focus on building entrepreneurs with logo design classes and HTML Photoshop intensives. But that’s not to say Fullosophie doesn’t know how to relax and explore, they also offer classes on making macaroons, abstract art and even designing tablescapes.
There you have it folks! A couple of great DIY shops in YOUR city. Now you don’t have an excuse to not make all those things you’ve been talking about making but had an excuse for. Go DIY!