Virtual Workshops

Mother's Day Crafting Event with Everwell

Wednesday, April 28th  from 7:30-9pm


Join us for a virtual crafting workshop in partnership with Everwell to create a beautiful bouquet of felt flowers. 


Erika Allen will lead a live video class from the Make-Modern studio in Darien . And Everwell's Lindsay Hurty will lead a conversation on the gift of being mothered in its various forms. Everwell is a place we love with multi-purpose workspaces, social community and meaningful programming. 


Your kit includes: pre-cut wool felt in mixed palette pastels, antique findings, threaded needle, floral wire and tape, and a lovely vase.

Kits can be shipped by 4/22 or picked up at Make-Modern from 4/26-4/28.

Author Event with Barrett Bookstore: Gina Hamadey

Thursday, April 29th from 8-9pm
No charge for the event

The Make-Modern kit referenced during the event will be available for purchase at

Barrett Bookstore, 6 Corbin Drive, Darien, CT 06820.


Barrett Bookstore and Make-Modern are thrilled to welcome author Gina Hamadey for a special book + crafting event to celebrate the release of the new book, I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and meaning in a Disconnected World. 

If there is one thing that Gina Hamadey learned after 365 days of writing thank-you notes, it’s this: the real magic of gratitude comes when we share it. In I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World, Hamadey, after dealing with a case of burnout and disconnection, reveals how twelve months spent writing 365 thank-you notes to strangers, neighbors, family members, and friends shifted her perspective. Her journey led to a lasting active gratitude practice that can make readers happier people, heal complicated relationships, and reconnect them with people they love—all with just a little bit of bravery at the mailbox. 

In addition to hearing from the author, Make-Modern lettering expert Robin Gilbert (@pensandneedlesrg) will lead you through a few exercises to improve your handwriting as well as discussing how to choose the best pen + paper for your correspondence. Make-Modern has put together a  kit with some of Robin's favorite selections available for purchase at Barrett Bookstore for $30. The kit includes a Rhodia dotted tablet along with four German + Japanese writing pens from fountain to fine tips and her custom hand lettering guide featuring different alphabet styles. Discover which pen style is most comfortable for your letter writing. 

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