Monster is a unique shop dedicated to supporting independent artists. Located in Ballard at 1716 NW Market Street. We feature a different artist each month. Our offerings include clothing for you and everyone in your family. We carry plus sizes when they are available from our artists and currently have offerings up to 4XL. Oh, and we have a !#&* load of socks. Like a whole wall full.
Monster is more than just a retail shop. We also have a dedicated classroom space where we host art and craft classes. Join us for our monthly stitching and button making nights. We also rent out our 16 button makers for day rentals - or just use one in the shop to knock out your project.
Every class I've attended at Monster has been awesome. I loved the kits we were provided and the instructor gave wonderful guidance, I learned some new tricks for my embroidery and definitely upped my skill.
The teacher was excellent and adapted to each person’s needs - my friend who was a beginner had fun learning the basics, and I’ve been embroidering for years so appreciated learning some new stitches and tricks. Great patterns and other materials, and a relaxing way to spend time with fellow crafters!
I've been wanting to take a class with Erin for a long time and I'm so glad I attended this one at Monster. The time flew by in this playful exploration of darning. I didn't realize darning patterns included so much counting! I'd definitely come back for another class.
This class was perfect for people with or without macrame experience. Fun teacher who did great, visible demos to teach us the knots. We did a practice round before moving on to making our keychains. She offered multiple options so everyone could customize their keychain, and everyone completed the project in time.
It was a wonderful class! The instructor was very helpful and I enjoyed learning a new skill with a group of other learners. Also received all the supplies I needed to finish the project. Will definitely take another class at Monster.
Our class was small in numbers but mighty! You really should sign up if they offer this again. Good instructor who lead us through creating our masterpieces. Fun playing with color and seeing the other creations, each one unique.
This is like tie dyeing but way more fun because you get to sprinkle powder dye over ice until it looks like a galaxy in the colors of your choosing. Unveiling your creation is like wet Christmas. So fun to see what cool effects you get, and you get the joy of dyeing fabric without having to have the mess in your own home!
This class, much like all of the classes Monster puts on, was so fun! Melissa is an excellent and extremely kind teacher. This was also a great way to explore different fabrics and embroidery stitches in a low-stakes way. 10/10 would recommend.
I have really enjoy having a space to craft and chat with other people once a month. I had been putting off coming for a long time, and finally made the leap and it was great! It is such a nice spot to engage with others and also pick-up small projects that I will actually use! If you are on the fence going, know it is a wonderful, safe, happy place to go and craft!