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SYMBOLS & THIMBLES presented by J.Villa Workshop

  • ModCo 1215 West 18th Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Join J.Villa at Modern Cooperative for an embroidery gathering!

Embroidery, the art of using thread to embellish fabric, has come back in unique, contemporary ways and we'll look at a few artists who constantly inspire founder Joslyn Villalpando while we stitch, chat, & sip! Everyone will start with a pre-printed, custom designed piece of fabric featuring pop-culture images to fill in with satin stitch. You don't need an ounce of experience to join us for this beginner level (also great for experienced embroiderers) workshop. 

No craft gathering is complete without a cocktail and snacks so our featured drink pairing is a delicious tiki drink with fruit accoutrements. YUM.


  • An embroidery hoop and starter set of threads
  • A pre printed design on fabric for you to stitch on
  • A two hour lesson
  • Tiki drinks + fruit 


Mike and Tiffany, shop owners, are collectors and lovers of all things mid-century modern design, re-claimed / re-purposed and vintage! Together they mix the old and new, the high and low, the fun and the serious.

You'll love the mix of mid-century modern inspired furniture, vintage finds, and items from local Chicago makers. It's the best place to find a gift for a friend you can feel good about buying! The shop is the perfect place for a craft gathering-it's like we're coming together with friends in our own, beautifully decorated living room! 

Sign up and bring some friends.


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