Spring 2018 Handmade U - Registration is OPEN NOW!!

If you are interested in joining in on the fun at Handmade U Spring 2018 June 7 -9 here are the details!

InstructorsLori Sparkly Franklin , Rachel McGough & Jennifer Allred

Friday Class : Pins, Patches & Pretties with Rachel McGough & Jennifer Allred

We will be making some fun cute puffy embroidered pins!  No experience needed!

Ready to learn to needle punch??  We are going to make some super cute punched patches to add to your bags or pouches!

Saturday Class  - Hippie Chick Collage with Lori Sparkly Franklin: 

Hooray for Hippie Chicks!!! 

Join instructor Lori Sparkly Franklin in this joyful class, where, using her famous ‘spaghetti confetti’ collage technique, and her super-duper cool kit, we’ll crank up the pasta machine and create a colorful merry masterpiece! this fun class is suited for all skill levels.  The ‘hippie chick’ class is making a special debut exclusively at Handmade U!!!!

Plus as an added bonus Lori will be bringing us some Hippie Chick Dish towels to decorate!!  YAY!!

Lori Sparkly Franklin, owner of Sparkly Heart Studio, is a nationally known Minnesota mixed-media artist and instructor.  Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including a Stampington cover in 2013. Lori originated her ‘spaghetti confetti’ collage technique many years ago and it has since become one of her most popular class requests. 

Supplies for students to bring:

Stitching with Rachel & Jennifer:
Basic Sewing kit (fabric scissors, embroidery needles if you have, and thimble - optional)

Details to come....

Hippie Chick Collage:

matte gel medium (will have some mod podge available to share, though matte gel medium will lay papers flatter)


Thursday - arrive between 6:00 - 6:30pm for our welcome dinner, followed by our Vendor Night! (all attendee are allowed to bring items to sell at Vendor Night!)

Friday - arrive at 9:30 am for a Full Day Class, lunch will be served and snacks.  Finish class up around 3:30pm, head to local antique mall for a shopping experience, dinner will be served around 7:00pm.

Saturday - arrive at 9:30 am for a Full Day Class, lunch will be served and snacks.  Finish class up around 5pm, relax and visit, dinner will be served around 6:00 pm followed by dessert and send off.

The Cost : 

Alumni Cost : $655

Prior to Dec 15 the Cost will be : $675 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL paid in full!!

After Dec 15 the Cost will be :  $695, or payment plans - email me to set up your plan!


Thursday - Opening night dinner and dessert
Friday - Lunch, Afternoon Snack and Dinner
Saturday - Lunch, Afternoon Snack and Dinner

Breakfasts will be on your own or included in the Hotel rates if you are staying there.

Friday and Saturday classes with Lori Sparkly Franklin, Rachel McGough & Jennifer Allred.  There will be a supply list provided for you to bring some tools and personal goodies, everything else will be included in class kits.

You will receive the OFFICIAL HANDMADE U T-shirt. An adorable personalized item handmade just for you! You will also receive a goodie bag of fun items by amazing sponsors. You will be included in raffle drawings during the weekend.  Oh and SO MUCH MORE!!

Shopping Opportunity!
Each semester we've had fun shopping opportunities for you!! We will have a vendor night with lots of unique items for purchase, if you have handmade items that you'd like to sell please let me know!  We also shop Friday afternoon at the local antique malls....WOW, lots of fun things to uncover!

EMAIL ME or MSG ME if you'd like to register! mcgoughrachel@yahoo.com

Payment secures your spot!!  There is limited space in our classroom! Registration is transferable if you are unable to attend, someone may take your place. There will be no refunds however, if you are unable to find someone to take your spot, you will receive all the class kits and goodies delivered to your home.

Hotel Room Expense is NOT included in above price, please book your room directly with the Hotel:

A block of rooms is secured here: 

Staybridge Suites Lincoln I-80
2701 Fletcher Avenue
Lincoln, NE  68504 

Handmade U - Ask for Group RATE
Spacious Studio Suite        
One Bedroom King  
One Bedroom Double/Double   
Two Bedroom/Two Bath Suite   

Email me with any questions.  mcgoughrachel@yahoo.com

Thanks!  Can't wait to see you in June 2018!

xo Rachel

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