Workshop FAQ

To select a workshop date/time you will need to select a project, then "add to cart". At that point, you will be prompted to select a workshop date/time. The full schedule can be viewed on the "Calendar" tab.

Your project registration entitles you to space for one person in the workshop.  (Or 1 project=1 person if you are registering for multiple people).  We can no longer accommodate walk-ins. If you are bringing someone with you to help with your project please email us to see if there is additional space available. 

Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled workshop time (6:00pm in most cases). 

BYOB and snacks are welcome. Keep in mind they will need to fit within your space on the workshop table. We provide paper goods, wine glasses and a bottle opener.

Allow 2-2.5 hours for most workshops unless otherwise noted.

We do not take workshop registrations over the phone.

Use the RESERVATIONS tab at the top of the page to schedule a group event on a date/time other than the scheduled workshops.

There is plenty of street parking and a parking garage 1/2 block north of us.

The deadline to register for all workshops is one week prior to the workshop .  The ONLY exception to this currently is the Silhouette Cameo Workshop. (Cancellations less than one week prior to workshop will be rescheduled, not refunded.)

We will not re-cut stencils, or cut additional stencils,  during the workshop (unless it is to fix a mistake that we made).

Our signs are made on wood so there will naturally be variations in grain and texture with knot holes, etc.

Our wood frames are made with rustic furring strips. There WILL be knot holes in these boards and the texture is very rough. Ask to see a sample of ours to see the finished product.

Sample signs that you see on our website or Facebook page may have been made by previous workshop attendees. We cannot guarantee we will have any color shown as our guests commonly mix their own custom colors using multiple colors of our paint together. 

ALL of our projects are made with softwoods, ie: pine, birch, etc. No board or piece of wood will be flawless and/or free of knots and irregularities. 

Big Build workshops are BUILDS ONLY. You will not paint or stain during the workshop. 

Let us know if you are coming with a group and we will do our best to place you at the same table. Our workshop tables accommodate 4 people. (Some oversized signs may take up two spaces.)


Contact us

EMAIL IS ALWAYS THE FASTEST & EASIEST WAY TO CONTACT US mary@vintageandhandmademarket.com

Retail Shop Hours:  Beginning Fri 12/1 our Holiday Hours are Wed-Fri 10-5 and Saturday 10-2

Workshop Hours: Most evenings at 6pm and by appointment (use Reservations tab above)

We are located at: 306 N Center in downtown Bloomington IL (just off the northwest corner of the courthouse square, next to Satio wine bar)