Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Workshops!

Beginning Knitting

Sundays September 26th and October 4th, 4-5:30pm


Sundays, October 18th and 25th, 4-5:30pm

Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 11 needles, 1 skein worsted weight (medium thickness) yarn
Autumn is the time to finally pick up some knitting needles and learn a new skill, just in time to make a load of holiday gifts! 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.

Vintage Pattern Sewing Clinic

Saturday, October 10th, 2-4pm

Class Fee: $25

Never worked with Vintage Patterns before? Or are you having trouble with a vintage pattern you already own? Come to the EvaDress Vintage Pattern Trunk Show and stick around for the Sewing Clinic hosted by Xandra, owner of EvaDress! She’s an expert at sewing from vintage patterns and can guide you through the process of sizing and sewing and show you the tips and tricks to working with vintage patterns. Sure, they’re a little trickier than modern patterns, but the results of using these amazing patterns will ensure that you’ll be a stunner at your next party or holiday get-together! Spaces in the clinic are very limited to ensure personalized instruction.

Sewing Lab

Saturday, October 3rd, 2-3:30pm

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, October 3rd, 4-6pm
Class Fee: $15

(or take both Sewing Lab and Sew Basic 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.

Halloween Amigurumi

Monday, October 19th, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Materials Fee: $12 (all materials included—just show up!)

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 use these skills to make your very own bat, pumpkin, ghost, zombie or other Halloween-y creature. Amigurumi techniques and tips will be taught and immediately employed in the creation of your very own one-of-a-kind crocheted pal. Please note this is an intermediate level class—basic crochet skills are required.

Introduction to Needle Felting

Monday Nov 9th, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)

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!


Please note that space is limited in all classes and advance registration is required. Class Fees must be paid at time of registration, and this can be done by calling the shop at 447-3445 with a credit card number, emailing us at for PayPal payment instructions, or just stopping by the shop!

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