Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) is taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 3-7pm. Downtown galleries, studios and shops welcome more than two dozen artists to showcase their talents! At Funky Hannah’s, we’ll be featuring stonework and jewelry by Kevin Stellman and demos by lampwork artist Fran Hahn.
Start your weekend out with a summer fun at Downtown Racine’s First Fridays! All the charming shops are open until 9pm – with lots of specials and artist demonstrations! Three live bands entertain as you wander or take a horse drawn carriage ride through the historic district. At Funky’s you can enter to win a free class, see neat jewelry making demonstrations and see our latest class offerings! Free admission at The Racine Art Museum and glass blowing demonstrations at Hot Shop Glass will surely round out your evening before you head in to one of the delightful restaurants for a late night bite.
We are so lucky to welcome amazing bead ‘rock stars’ to teach at Funky’s this summer! We had a blast with Kim Stathis in July. Next up is a weekend extravaganza with Cynthia Rutledge! Clear your calendar now so you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity right in your own backyard! Cynthia is one of the most sought after bead artisans/instructors in the country & she loves teaching at Funky’s! (We have the best students!)
Call us to register 262-634-6088
For out of town guests, we are happy to make lodging suggestions! We have some lovely historic B&B’s and a great lakefront hotel…all within blocks of our store!
Cynthia Rutledge – August 18th-21st 4 Spectacular Days of Classes!10am-4pm each day Intermediate-Advanced $90 per day
Mark your calendar for April 15-17, 2016 for our Spring bead camp for grown-ups held at the historic DeKoven Center, just a few miles south of Funky’s, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Registration opens Wednesday, March 9th!!!
Spring has sprung and we have some fun new plans up our sleeve for this camp including a beach walk at the Wind Point Lighthouse (collecting for our Sunday make-n-take), our fabulous massage therapist returns and by request, chair yoga for bead people! Camp also coincides with downtown’s new ART WALK…so if you are inclined to pop in and see some fabulous art, meet other cool artists and see demonstrations of lots of cool stuff, you’ll have a chance for a little outing late Saturday afternoon!
Learn how to do the latest bead crochet stitch that was featured on the February 2016 Bead & Button magazine cover! On April 2nd, our Indiana friend Candy Sexton will be back in town to teach us how to make this beautiful bracelet using the Single Stitch Bead Crochet technique. No prior bead crochet experience is necessary to take this class. You will learn how to crochet using this technique, how to add thread and finish your piece. Join us for a fun day! Call to register – 262-634-6088
Join us from 2-5pm on Saturday, March 26th as we demonstrate three favorite chain designs! New weaves, new chains and an old favorite you won’t believe how easy it is to create cool jewelry with a snap of your fingers! (and a few bends of wire!) No reservations needed…just grab a seat and watch the fun unfold. Stick around and create if you’d like too or grab some loot and make it at home!
This Sunday during the Super Bowl we all love to watch the fun commercials, right? Well keep an eye out for Funky Amanda in the CBS 58 commercial branding their newscast! They came and filmed at our sister business – Hot Shop Glass….and we are pretty sure we’ll get a second of air time during the big game. It was a lot of fun. Amanda made sure she had lots of bracelets on the arm with the torch. Beads need air time too! UPDATE: Here’s the link to the commercial!
But wait! There’s more!
~We are so grateful to have been the host site for Milwaukee Channel 12 Kathy Mykelby’s Tuesday’s Child interview. Click here to see the clip!
~Bead & Button Magazine’s February Issue features me in their Artist Spotlight section. Honored beyond words! Stop in and grab a copy, or check out the digital version here.
~And finally we welcomed Milwaukee Channel 6 reporter Laura Langamo to downtown Racine — for a live broadcast from Funky Hannah’s and our neighbor Plumb Gold! We showed Laura how to beat the winter blues and add some sparkle to the world! She’s super fun! Click here for two videos of the fun we had!
We are close and we are loaded with fun, creativity and great dining! Just 70 miles from Chicago and 30 miles from Milwaukee! Our shop is located in the heart of historic downtown Racine, surrounded by charming one of a kind shops and dining options that can take you around the world and back! Ask us about our favorites….we love to talk about all the great things our neighbors are cooking up!
While you are here….you must visit the Racine Art Museum. Right here…just two blocks from our shop….is the most extensive collection of American Craft in the country. Yep. It’s tops. And they are generous…we often have free passes to share with our customers! It’s a small gem to explore…it won’t take you all day. You’ll have plenty of time to drool in their amazing museum store, and then come back to see us and do some bead shopping since you will be so inspired! www.ramart.org
If you plan ahead you might join in a glass blowing class in our ‘sister’ business….Hot Shop Glass! This state-of-the-art glass blowing facility is just around the corner from Funky Hannah’s! This is the real deal…a 300lb Stadelman Furnace, 2 glory holes and a lovely gallery of work created by local artists. Stop in on a Saturday to see the studio in action and shop the gallery. Call ahead if you’d like to take a 2 hour Explore Glass Workshop. Classes are booking 6-8 weeks in advance! 262-833-0095 www.hotshopglass.com
Racine’s got great history too. From the Racine Belles – Women’s baseball teams made famous in the movie A League of Our Own to the amazing architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his relationship to SC Johnson Wax… A Road Trip To Racine is fun for the whole family! Click here to visit the Real Racine Visitor Center Online!
And then you can’t forget to stop for Racine’s famous Kringle on your way out of town….
On Friday, January 29th, our pal Candice Sexton will be in town to share the bead crochet fun with us. She’ll be teaching a class suitable for beginners, and will be doing a book signing later in the day! Details below!
Beginning Bead Crochet
Friday January 29th 10am-2pm
Take the mystery and frustration out of crocheting with beads in this fun class with the wonderful Candice Sexton! You’ll create a great bracelet, learn to include a focal bead if you choose, and master beginning and ending like a pro. We’ll have you string up your beads easily before class so that class time is all about crochet! Candice is a fabulous instructor! She is the author of Bead Crochet Basics and happens to be the designer of the cover project in the February issue of Bead & Button magazine. Don’t miss the chance to learn from this talented and fun artist.
Meet The Author!
Candice Sexton, author of Bead Crochet Basics will be at Funky Hannah’s from 5-7pm on Friday January 29th for a book signing event!
Come and enjoy refreshments and pick up a copy of this great resource!
Chat about all things bead crochet and see samples of projects in the book!