Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Workshops!

Beginning Knitting

Sundays June 6th and 13th: 3:30-5pm

Class Fee: $25

Materials Needed: size 11 knitting needles and one skein of worsted weight (medium thick) yarn.

Keep your hands busy this season with a skill that’s both relaxing and productive! Knitting creates calm and a plethora of warm accessories and great 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.

Sewing Lab- Machine Basics

Sunday, June 13th: 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!

Sewing Lab- Pleated Zipper Pouch

Monday, June 21st: 6-8pm

Class Fee: $18

Using an adorable pattern featured on Craft Zine by Skip to My Lou we will make a pleated zipper pouch. This class is perfect for the beginning seamster who has used a sewing machine. We will learn pattern layout, sewing in a zipper, adding a lining, and pleats. Please bring: your sewing machine, thread, scissors, a 7" zipper, two fat quarters (one for the lining and one for the exterior) or two large fabric scraps of a light to medium weight fabric that total about a quarter yard.

**Advance Registration is required for all classes. Please call 447-3445 or email to register.