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Hammer & Stain holds artistic do-it-yourself workshops

Are you prepared to have a good time? Hammer & Stain may have some ideas for you.

The new Gloucester-based business franchise specializes in do-it-yourself group workshops on decorative wooden projects for the home.

Owner Ashley Sosa said she offers at least 15 different projects that people can work on, turning various sizes and shapes of wood into signs or wall decorations or other creative items. She provides all the wood, paint, stains, and stencils needed and guides participants over a two- or three-hour period as they create their custom-made home décor pieces.

Workshops can be conducted at a private home or a business or anyplace where a group of at least six people—the minimum number required to schedule a workshop—can gather to work on their projects.

Sosa said her workshops differ from paint night parties in that participants don’t all have to create the same thing. Because she uses stencils, she can offer a plethora of designs, and each participant chooses i...

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