Saturday, January 31, 2009

February/March Classes!

Beginning Knitting--FULL
February 1st & 8th OR March 15th & 22nd, 4-5:30pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 8 needles, 1 skein medium weight yarn
Just in time to complete some holiday gifts! It’s the perfect time of year to pick up knitting needles and learn a new skill. This class is for absolute beginners---we’ll start with the basics and move on up to some serious scarf making. Seasoned knitter Adrienne of the Crafty Beavers will teach us casting-on, basic knit and purl stitches, changing colors, and casting-off. In this class we’ll make an ipod/cell phone cozie and start work on a scarf.

Needle Felted Valentines
Monday February 9th, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (includes set of felting needles, foam block, red, pink, and white roving, red and pink flat felt. If you'd like other specific colors please bring them yourself)
Tis the season to create a valentine straight from the heart! And, in this case, you can pick up a great crafty skill while you’re at it! In this workshop, you’ll learn a dry needle felting technique and use this to create a 3D needlefelt appliqué on flat felt background. Your sweetest peas will be ever so pleased! No experience required.

Introduction to Embroidery--FULL
Sunday, February 22nd, 1-3pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5 (includes hoop, floss, needle, and sublime stitching pattern of your choice!)
Do you dream of having a stitched pinup or darling dachshund on your pillow or skirt? Well here’s your chance to make it happen! In this workshop, you will learn several basic embroidery stitches and how to put them to use in your own designs. Also, you’ll learn multiple fun and easy image transfer methods to ensure that almost any image will be ready to be rocked (with an embroidery needle) onto your fabric. Local designer and super fun instructor AmyD has been incorporating embroidery into her designs for years and will share all the best tricks of the trade!

Sewing Lab--FULL
Saturday, February 28th
Class Fee: $12
Did you get a new sewing machine over the holidays? Do you spend more time staring at or fiddling with your sewing machine than actually putting it to use? Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions has been sewing for over a decade and can certainly help you win the battle between human and machine. She specializes in older models but can also work a basic modern model (no computerized models, please). Proper maintenance and care will also be covered during this lab. In order to ensure personalized instruction, the lab is limited to 3 people, so reserve your spot quickly!

DIY Pattern-making
Saturday, February 28th, 3-5pm
Class Fee: $15
Tired of store bought patterns that are never the right size? Want to try making your own sewing patterns? In this class we will learn a basic pattern-making technique that "copies" the pattern of a garment you already have! Please bring a simple skirt, dress, or shirt made from a woven fabric.

Intermediate Knitting
Sundays March 1st and 8th, 4-5:30PM
Class Fee: $25
Do you already know the basics of knitting? Well, it’s time to take it to the next level—knitting in the round! In this class, you’ll learn all the skills necessary to create a striped hat. Lessons include pattern reading, circular knitting, striping, increasing and decreasing stitches. Once you’ve mastered this skill set, the possibilities are endless!
Materials Needed: size 10.5/11 circular needles 16 inches or longer, size 10.5 double pointed needles, stitch markers, 2 skeins bulky yarn

DIY Amigurumi
Wednesdays, March 4th and 11th, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Fee: $5 (includes plastic eyes, polypellet and fiberfill, embroidery floss)
Create your own nest of unique amigurumi creatures! From cuddly to creepy, you’ll learn the design and crochet skills necessary to create any style of creature you prefer! In this class, you’ll learn how to make common shapes used in amigurumi and sketch and design your own creature. Amigurumi techniques and tips will be taught and immediately employed in the creation of your very own one-of-a-kind crocheted pal. Intermediate class: basic crochet skills required.
Materials Needed for Session 1: ball of yarn with crochet hook to gauge
Materials Needed for Session 2: yarn for your individual creature, crochet hook smaller than gauge

*Space is limited in all classes and advance registration is required. To register, please pre-pay class fees via PayPal to this email address, call 447-3445 with a credit card number, or just stop by the shop!

**We encourage you to purchase knitting and crochet supplies with our new neighbor, Wonder Knit!

1 comment:

tangled stitch said...

Sounds like my kind of place. Alas I am in Upstate NY. I read your interview with Heart Handmade and it was very informative(not sure I'm brave enough to take the steps you've taken though)Good luck with your new endeavor!