Indigo & Violet Studio is a Chicago-based venue for craft workshops, parties, and events, focusing on unique and modern handmade projects taught in a relaxed studio environment. Our mission is to empower both novice and experienced crafters to feel confident exploring their creativity and artistic expression. We work in a variety of mediums - paint, paper, yarn, flowers, and wood to name a few. No matter the project, our goal is for all guests to leave with a new sense of pride along with their beautifully hand-crafted piece.

We also partner with local makers who are experts in their fields. We love to collaborate with artisans who are in search of a venue or a workshop as a way to connect and teach their followers about their craft. 

Leigh Hardy - indigo & violet studio | chicago craft studio

Leigh Hardy founded Indigo & Violet Studio in 2017. Leigh is an interior designer by trade and felt that it was imperative to have a brick and mortar space that was designed specifically for craft events, so she created exactly that in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. When Leigh moved to Chicago from Louisiana, she had no idea that opening a craft studio would be in the cards but now couldn’t imagine pursuing anything else. As a longtime craft supply enthusiast and and savvy shopper, Leigh is always on the hunt for salvaged materials and new project ideas. When she's not working in the studio, Leigh enjoys cooking, baking, walking on the lakefront, and passionately watching LSU football - Geaux Tigers! 

Photo: Ashley Dahl Photography