Workshops

Upcoming Events

MendBar Happy Hour Fridays at Slowfiber

 
10/1/21
 
$5-$10
 
Slowfiber

Join Slowfiber for our MendBar Happy Hour taking place every Friday, 5:30pm-8pm, at the shop. Fee is $5-$10, sliding scale. Please register in advance.

At Happy Hour, we get to fix our buttons, rip, runs, holes, hems, etc. and have fun together. Slowfiber has all the materials you need and they're included in the price. Limited experience is o.k. - you'll develop skills.

Ayurveda Workshop and Immersion Course at Om Studios

 
10/2/21
 
$35/$250
 
Om Studios

Have you always wanted to learn about integrative medicine and Ayurveda? Om Studios is offering a full-day workshop on the fundamentals of Ayurveda on Sunday, October 2, 4pm-6:30pm.Learn your unique dosha and get an all-levels yoga practice to energize and...

Fleet Feet's 5k Training Program Begins

 
10/6/21
 
$89/$109
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet Monterey is bringing back our 5k training program Oct 6 - Nov 26. We'll meet every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8pm, and Saturday, 8am-9:30am. This program is designed with all paces in mind, whether this is your first 5K or your fiftieth. Fee is $109.

Slowfiber Book Club Sew Along: Creative Stitching

 
10/14/21
 
$32
 
Slowfiber

Join Slowfiber owner Jaki Canterbury and special guest Joan Near for a Slowfiber Book Club Sew Along featuring the book Creative Stitching, 2nd Edition by Sue Spargo. We will meet on Zoom on Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm, October 14 - November...

Kelp Restoration Course from Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

 
10/30/21
 
$275
 
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop presents a Kelp Restoration Diver course on October 30, 7am-1pm. If you’ve gone diving recently in Monterey, you’ve probably noticed the decline in our kelp forests at various sites. Now you can help!

This course...

The Upcycled Quilt - A Hand Stitching Workshop at Slowfiber

 
11/3/21
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a 4-hour workshop led by Lyn Sandberg entitled The Upcycled Quilt: A Hand Stitching Class Using the Siddhe People's Style of Construction Commonly Known as Kawandi . There are two opportunities to take this workshop: November 3 at...

The Upcycled Quilt - A Hand Stitching Workshop at Slowfiber

 
11/6/21
 
$60
 
Slowfiber

Slowfiber presents a 4-hour workshop led by Lyn Sandberg entitled The Upcycled Quilt: A Hand Stitching Class Using the Siddhe People's Style of Construction Commonly Known as Kawandi . There are two opportunities to take this workshop: November 3 at...

Kelp Restoration Course from Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

 
11/13/21
 
$275
 
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop presents a Kelp Restoration Diver course on November 13, 7am-1pm. If you’ve gone diving recently in Monterey, you’ve probably noticed the decline in our kelp forests at various sites. Now you can help!

This course...

Past Events

Macrame Market Bag

 
2/29/20
 
$65
 
Petite Petal Co.

Petite Petal and Chantel from Astilbe +May join forces for this macrame market bag workshop! This class is perfect for the beginner macrame enthusiast. You will learn some basic macrame knots and create a market bag perfect for your next...

Macrame Holiday Ornaments Workshop

 
12/15/19
 
$55
 
Petite Petal Co.

In this class you will learn how to make 3 macrame ornaments! You will learn three different knotting styles and learn how to make three different style ornaments! This are the perfect addition to your Holiday tree and make adorable handmade gifts for your friends and loved ones!

DIY Terrarium Workshop

 
8/3/19
 
$20+
 
Petite Petal Co.

In this workshop we will show you how to make and care for your own terrarium. $20 reserves your seat. Containers, plants and decorative accessories will be sold a la carte

DIY Terrarium Workshop

 
7/23/17
 
$15 + materials
 
Petite Petal Co.

In this workshop we will show you how to make your own terrarium. $15 reserves your seat and includes instruction and decor elements (soil, moss, rocks, sand and twigs) for your terrarium. Vases, containers air plants and succulents will be...

DIY Terrarium Building Workshop

 
6/3/17
 
$15
 
Petite Petal Co.

Come by the shop and make your own Terrarium. We will show you how to build one from scratch and discuss plant care. The cost of $15 reserves your seat and includes instruction, soil, rocks, sand and moss. Vases and...

Make and Mend with Erin Gafill and Jaki Canterbury

 
6/19/21
 
$5/$20
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Award-winning artist Erin Lee Gafill welcomes mending expert and owner of Slowfiber, Jaki Canterbury, to an online round table discussion hosted by Monterey Museum of Art this Saturday at 11am. Emphasis will be on textile arts with a gentle focus on stitching and handcrafts, but participants practicing all art forms are welcome to join. Fee is $5. Register online here.

Skulls and Pearls Craft Workshop

 
9/23/17
 
$70
 
Freshly Worn Furniture

Join us for some elegant spookiness and decorate a skull with gems and pearls. We will glam up a skull with Debi's DIY Chalk + Clay Paint in white tones (or a different color if the mood strikes you)...

Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop

 
3/15/18
 
Cost $35 plus Materials Fee $20
 
The Art Beat

Design a stepping stone using broken plates, tile, and glass. This class teaches proper techniques for attaching items to your piece with thinset mortar. You will create a one of a kind piece to keep and cherish.

Valentine's Canvas Painting Party

 
2/14/18
 
$40
 
The Art Beat

No plans yet for Valentine's Day evening? Come out to be creative, make your own mixed media interpretation of Klimt's most iconic work! Exploring lots of new and different techniques; come with or without a valentine. We’re throwing a fun...

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Kierkegaard

 
9/24/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Kierkegaard's On the Concept of Anxiety . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

"Sardines Go to War!" - A Monterey History Talk from Monterey Public Library

 
9/16/21
 
free
 
Monteery Public Library - online

Join Monterey Public Library as we kick off Cannery Row Days: Sweet Thursday Hooptedoodles with Historian Tim Thomas as we explore Monterey’s rich historic past. On September 16, 4pm-5pm, Tim will discuss the rise and fall of Cannery Row’s fishing industry and the direct impacts of two World Wars. This event will be held on Zoom. Please register online in advance.

Slowfiber: Sewing Lessons for the Adult Beginner and Their Machine

 
9/14/21
 
$90
 
Slowfiber

Update: Space in this class has sold out. If you're interested in our next sewing machine class, please contact Slowfiber. Slowfiber presents Sewing Lessons for the Adult Beginner and Their Sewing Machine on Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm, Sept. 14-28. Space is limited - please register online . Fee is $90.

This class is designed for beginners or those who haven't sewn in a long time and want to relearn. You'll choose your project with the help of instructor Jaki Canterbury.

Free Creative Writing Course Begins at Old Capitol Books

 
9/13/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is sponsoring a free creative writing class entitled "Social Writing Action." This is a 6-week course meeting Mon & Wed, 4:20pm-5:50pm, via Zoom. Course Instructor is Alaina Joleen, MFA Graduate Student and CSUMB Creative Writing alum. Ages 18+ are welcome. To sign up, please email Alaina .

Plantar Fasciitis Screening at Fleet Feet

 
9/8/21
 
free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

If you've been experiencing any sort of foot pain or heel pain and you have been wondering what it could be, come see a physical therapist from Terrapin Physical Therapy at Fleet Feet Monterey on Wednesday, September 8, 3pm-6pm. This...

Free Yoga Class on Colton Hall Lawn

 
9/4/21
 
free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

Blue Zones Project Monterey County presents a free yoga class with instructor Ariel Johnson on the lawn in front of Colton Hall on Saturday, September 4, 10am-11am. Learn how moving naturally can add years to your life!

Make and Mend with Erin Gafill and Jaki Canterbury

 
8/21/21
 
$5
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Award-winning artist Erin Lee Gafill welcomes mending expert and owner of Slowfiber, Jaki Canterbury, to an online round table discussion hosted by Monterey Museum of Art on August 21 at 11am. Emphasis will be on textile arts with a gentle focus on stitching and handcrafts, but participants practicing all art forms are welcome to join. Fee is $5. Register online here.

Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Deleuze and Guattari

 
8/20/21
 
free
 
Old Capitol Books

The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

Make and Mend with Erin Gafill and Jaki Canterbury

 
8/7/21
 
$5
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Award-winning artist Erin Lee Gafill welcomes mending expert and owner of Slowfiber, Jaki Canterbury, to an online round table discussion hosted by Monterey Museum of Art at 11am. Emphasis will be on textile arts with a gentle focus on stitching and handcrafts, but participants practicing all art forms are welcome to join. Fee is $5. Register online here.