Friday, January 29, 2010

February/March Workshops!

Beginning Knitting

Sundays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 3:30-5pm OR Sundays, March 7th and 14th: 3:30-5pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: size 11 (or larger)knitting needles and 1 skein of worsted weight (medium-thick) yarn

Looking for something to do during these cold winter nights? Knitting is just the skill to pick up during the winter season! 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.

Intro to Needle Felting

Friday, February 5, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)

A super fun, easy-to-learn craft with tons of 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!

Spinning Wheel Basics

Monday, February 8th, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Have you thought about purchasing a spinning wheel but want to try it out first? Lexie of Balaton Fibers will cover the basic parts of the spinning wheel and what to look for when purchasing a wheel. Each student will take home a yarn sample they spin.

Needlefelt Necklace!

Fridays February 19th & 26th, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Fee: $12 (includes all materials, but if you want to bring special extra beads, feel free!)

Join us for February Friday Felting! In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create needlefelted beads to use in your own jewelry creations! During the second session, we’ll construct a unique necklace using the materials you created. Crafty, Stylish, and fully Functional!

Project Tote Bag!

Sunday, February 21st 12-4pm

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 geared 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

Intermediate Knitting

Sundays February 21st and 28th, 3:30-5pm OR Sundays, March 21st and 28th: 3:30-5pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: size 10.5/11 circular needles less than 16 inches long, size 10.5 double pointed needles, stitch markers, 2 skeinsbulky 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!

Sewing for Baby 1: Baby Blocks!

Wednesday, February 24th, 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Materials Needed: half yard of fleece or flannel material, 1 small bag of polyfill stuffing, basic handsewing supplies (thread, scissors, pins, needle)

Is there a new little one in your life? Learn how to create unique, handmade toys to share with that special little somebody! In this beginner’s level class, you’ll utilize hand sewing techniques to create a 3D object. You’ll walk away with a super soft, fabric block that they’ll be sure to hang on to for years to come!

Sewing Lab: Machine Basics

Sunday, February 28th 12-2pm OR Sunday, March 14th, 12-2pm

Class Fee: $18

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 two decades 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). Additionally we will talk about patterns, selecting fabrics, and sewing notions. 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!

Intro to Wire Wrapping

Wednesday, March 3rd: 6-8pm

Class Fee: $15

Materials Fee: $13 (includes beads, wire, and clasp)

Materials Needed: set of jewelry making pliers (chain nose, flat nose, side cutting, round nose) Materials available any bead store , major craft supplier, and online at

**Please note that registration for this workshop will end on February 22nd.

Ever wanted to make your own jewelry but don’t know where to begin? This workshop is for absolute beginners who have never worked with jewelry wire in their lives. You’ll learn to handle basic jewelry tools and become familiar with using jewelry wire in creating new work. The project you’ll be working on is an earth-toned, copper necklace—created entirely by you! Depending on how quickly you work, you may not finish the entire necklace in this workshop, but you’ll definitely walk away with the skills and confidence to complete it on your own. Get started today!

Sewing Lab: Patterns and Alterations

Sunday, March 7th: 12-2pm

Class Fee: $18 (class limited to 3 people)

Are you trying to alter a garment and it's just not working? Or just puzzled by a pattern? Please bring any sewing supplies, fabric, your pattern, and a sewing machine (if needed) and with the help of sewing expert, Emily of Umbrella Girl Productions, you’ll "make it work" An excellent lab option for anyone trying to move their skills to the next level!

Fibers Crash Course

Monday, March 8th: 6-8pm

Class Fee: $20

Learn about various fibers and their characteristics in this one-evening class with Lexie of Balaton Fibers. This class is for the knitter/crocheter trying to make more informed yarn purchases for projects, the weaver who wants to use more environmentally-responsible materials, or textile enthusiast. Each student will make a sample card of fibers (wool, silk, hemp, flax, mohair, etc.) to take home.

Sewing for Baby 2: Baby Snuggle Wrap

Thursday, March 11 and 18th: 6-8pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: sewing machine, thread, scissors, Fleece - 1 1/2 yd, Medium weight fabric (ie flannel, soft cotton, etc.) 2 yds

More adorable creations for the little one in your life! Great sewing skills for the new mom or awesome crafty aunt! In this class, you’ll create an baby wrap perfect for snuggle time with the little one. The skill level for this class is intermediate, but confident beginners are also welcome. The skills you’ll work on include: sizing garments, working with triangle cuts, working with different textured fabrics, and binding.

Intro to Chainmaille

Wednesdays, March 24th and 31st: 6-8pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Fee: $20

Materials Needed: jewelry sized flat nose pliers and chain-nose pliers

**Please note that registration for this class ends on March 7th.

Learn the classic art of chainmaille in this unique beginner’s class! These skills can be utilized in everything from beautiful, intricate jewelry to protective armor, so you’ll be all set for a ball or a battle. In this class, you’ll learn all the basic skills needed to start working with chainmaille and create a Byzantine bracelet in copper.

** Please note that space is limited in all classes and advance registration is required. To register for classes, please pre-pay the class fees by calling 447-3445 with a credit card number, emailing for PayPal info, or just stopping by the shop.


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dregeorge said...

Hi! Just interested in sewing classes in April or May!!