Friday, March 27, 2009
Sundays, April 5th and 12th, 4-5:30pm Class Fee: $25 Materials Needed: size 8 needles, 1 skein medium weight yarn
Now is the time to finally pick up some 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.
Saturday, April 18th, 1-2:30pm OR Saturday, May 9th, 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $12
Did you get a new sewing machine? 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!
Saturday, April 18th, 1-2:30pm OR Saturday, May 9th, 1-2:30pm Class Fee: $15 (or take both Sewing Lab & Basic classes for $22!)
Whether you’re looking to create a fashion vision or just alter a piece that no longer fits, this is the class for you! Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions will be back to teach some basic hand sewing skills and demonstrate several sewing techniques to make and alter simple garments. Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. Please bring a shirt or skirt you’d like to learn how to alter.
Introduction to Machine Quilting
Mondays, April 20 + 27 6:30-8pm Class Fee: $25 + $7 Materials fee
Quilting skills can be applied to tons of decorative and functional items in addition to the traditional blanket. In this class, taught by our newest instructor, local seamstress Carolyn, you will create a basic quilted placemat for your dinner table. Over two sessions, you will learn the basics of quilting including marking pieces, reading patterns, and introductory quilting and binding skills. We will also be discussing selecting materials and quilting notions. Please bring your sewing machine, pins, and scissors. Precut material will be provided. If you do not have a machine and still wish to learn this pattern using hand-sewing skills, you are more than welcome to join us.
Mothers Day Apron
Saturday, May 2nd, 12-3pm Class Fee: $25
Is your mom an extraordinary cook in need of an extraordinary Mother’s Day gift? Or are you that chef in need of a fresh new apron? Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, the apron you’ll create in this workshop is perfect for any kitchen-ista.
Join experienced seamstress and new instructor Carolyn for a fun and exciting afternoon of creating a handmade gift from the heart. In this class, you’ll learn how to read a basic sewing pattern, mark and cut the fabric, and construct a half apron. Please bring a yard of your favorite fabric, a ½ yard of a complimentary fabric, sewing machine, thread, pins and scissors. (One machine is available for a student unable to bring his or her machine—please let us know upon registration if you want to reserve this machine)
Sundays, May 17th and 24th, 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
* Space is very limited and advance registration is required for all classes. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 447-3445, or stop by the shop during business hours and make arrangements for pre-payment of class fees.
** We encourage you to purchase materials for knitting classes from our new next-door neighbor, Wonder Knit!