Thursday, July 30, 2009

Craft Camp 2009!

August 16th-31st
Two weeks full of crafty workshops at Wholly Craft!

So what makes Craft Camp so special? Well, besides the fact that it’s an awesome, jam-packed schedule of classes (12 classes in 2 weeks!), we offer discounts to folks taking more than one class—our “campers”! Add the number of smiley faces next to your chosen classes to decode your discounted rate! (Please note that discounts apply to class fees ONLY. Materials fees are paid separately to instructors as listed)

☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ = $45 (meaning you can take 4 different classes for only $45)
☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ = $50 (five sessions for only $50—can’t beat that!)
☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ = $70 (oh wait, you can beat that with eight classes for $70)
☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ = $80 (if you’re squeezing all you can out of summer, take ten classes! You’ll be set with craft skills for the rest of the year)

Beginning Knitting ☺ ☺
Sundays, August 16th & 23rd, 1-3pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 11 needles, 1 skein worsted weight (medium thickness) 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.

Survival Sewing ☺
Sunday, August 16th, 3:30-5pm
Class Fee: $15
Pop Quiz: You put on your favorite shirt for a night on the town, but the armpit is torn. What do you do? Well, in this workshop you’ll learn the answer to that as well as some quick and easy sewing solutions from fashion emergency master, AmyD! Need to hem up some pants? Check. Looking for a creative way to cover that coffee stain? Check. Need to fix the crotch on your shorts after an attempt at doing splits. Check. All the sewing skills you’ll need to make it in this crazy world!

One of a Kind Knitted Book Cover ☺
Monday, August 17th, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials fee: $10 for hand-spun yarn
Knit a unique, textural book cover from hand-spun yarn (provided). If you can knit a scarf, you are ready to tackle this project that doesn't require a pattern. Instruction will also be given for felting the cover at home, if desired. A great unisex gift.
Please bring a book you would like to cover and pair of size 15 knitting needles.

Intermediate Knitting: Socks! ☺ ☺
Wednesdays, August 19th & 26th, 6-8pm, 7-8pm
Class Fee: $25
Looking for a beginner’s project to take you past the basic scarf? Look no further than chunky knit socks—sure to come in handy this winter! In this class, learn to knit in the round with 5 double pointed needles, knit and purl to form a rib knit, pick up stitches, decrease, and use the kitchener stitch to close the toe. Knowledge and experience with knit and purl stitch required. Walk away with warm feet!

Project: Baby Quilt! ☺ ☺
Thursdays, August 20th & 27th, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Fee: $30 (all materials provided and pre-cut—a quilt in a bag)
A great beginner’s quilting project! And even better if there’s a baby coming into your life! In this class, you’ll learn basic quilting skills and combine small skill-building quilt pieces to form a block quilt perfectly sized for a baby. (Or a cat, if you’re so inclined.) The quilt will be machine pieced and hand quilted, so please bring a sewing machine.

Sewing Lab ☺
Saturday, August 22nd, 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 machine (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!

Sew Basic ☺
Saturday, August 22nd, 3-5pm
Class Fee: $15
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.

Intermediate Knitting: Hats! ☺ ☺
Sundays, August 23rd and August 31st, 4-6pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 10.5/11 circular needles 16 inches or longer, size 10.5 double pointed needles, stitch markers, 2 skeins bulky yarn
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!

Introduction to Needle Felting ☺
Monday, August 24th, 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (includes set of felting needles, foam block, multi-colored roving, and flat felt)
There’s a lot you can do with a big ball of wool! Needle Felting is an oft-overlooked craft that’s easy to learn and open to possibilities. With the basic skills you learn in this workshop, you can create any number of 2D and 3D objects and creatures made entirely of wool. In the workshop itself, you’ll learn a dry needle felting technique and use this to create a 3D needlefelt appliqué on flat felt background. It fun and great for beginners!

Project: Tote Bag! ☺ ☺ ☺
Saturday, August 29th, 1-4:30pm
Class Fee: $35
Space limited to 3 students, so register early!
Time to put your beginner’s sewing skills to the project test! This class is eared toward the beginning sewer who's had a bit of experience with machine sewing. While making a fun and stylish tote we will learn: finishing edges without the use of a serger, adding pockets to a bag, and sewing in a zipper. Please bring your sewing machine, a light weight upholstery fabric or denim*, a 10 inch zipper, all purpose sewing thread, sewing pins, and scissors.
* one yard of 60" fabric or 1.5 yards of 45" fabric

Introduction to Embroidery ☺
Sunday, August 30th, 2:30-4pm
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!

Tshirt Reconstruction ☺
Monday, August 31st, 6:30-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Do you have a drawer of old T-shirts that never see the light of day? Bust them out and learn to transform them into fashions you’ll be itching to wear! You’ll love the blend of comfort and style that results! In this workshop, we’ll learn several no-sew and super simple techniques that can be used in a variety of projects. We’ll use the rest of the workshop time as a lab to test our new-found techniques and create some fashion visions on the spot! This class is for beginners only—all you need is the ability to use scissors!
Materials Needed: Please bring 2-5 old shirts to transform.

** Please note that space is limited in all classes and advance registration is required. To register, please arrange to pre-pay the class fee by calling 447-3445, emailing whollycraft-at-yahoo-dot-com, or stopping by the shop.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bird and Flower Vinyl Release Party!

Join us this Saturday for an amazing show! It's the Vinyl Release Party for Bird and Flower with special guests Moviola, Jordan Martin, and MC Sam Craighead. Saturday, July 25th 7:30pm.

Free Admission and Summer Snacks! Hope to see you there!! (check out more from Bird and Flower here)

Craft Camp Save the Dates!

Hey Crafters!

You've been patiently waiting for a new class list while we took a little hiatus from workshops this summer, and hopefully the new schedule will be worth the wait!

Our 4th annual Craft Camp will be held August 16th-31st! We're looking at hosting over a dozen classes over the course of two weeks and the full schedule will be published here next week!

If you'd like to be added to our email newsletter list (and be amongst the first to hear the schedule) please contact us directly at whollycraft-at-yahoo-dot-com.