Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Workshops!

  • Advance registration is required for all workshops. Please call 447-3445 or visit the shop to register for classes.
  • Class Fees are due at time of registration. Materials fees may be paid day of class.
  • Class Policies are posted at the shop and available upon registration.
Project Sew: Oilcloth Tote Bag
Saturday, October 9th 2-5pm
Class Fee:
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)
Instructor: Carolyn D.
A simple project that will have you sewing and toting in no time! Spend a Saturday afternoon learning or refreshing basic sewing skills to create a sturdy and colorful tote bag. The oilcloth bag is waterproof and just wipes clean and will get you used to working with thick, heavy duty materials.

Introduction to Cross-Stitch
Sunday October 10th; 12-2pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)
Instructor: Dana K.
Cross-stitching is not just about ducks on pillowcases anymore! In the class, you’ll use a kit from Subversive Cross Stitch to get started stitching away on your own sassy saying. You’ll learn neat starts and finishes, pattern reading, counting out cross stitch, and french knots.The instructor will also share information and resources on how to create your own patterns.

Introduction to Spinning Yarn
Monday, October 11th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $12 (all materials included in kit—drop spindle, wool roving, instructional booklet)
Instructor: Lexie S.
Are you a fiber fanatic? Take your fanaticism to the next level and learn to spin your own yarn! With careful instructions and the materials provided in this workshop, you’ll be spinning your own yarn in no time. And with the skills you learn in this session, you’ll walk away with the ability to spin skeins for all your knitter friends for the holidays!

Advanced Beginner’s Knitting Clinic
Wednesday, October 13th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Instructor: Adrienne R.
Did you learn to knit then never make it past the basic knit scarf? If you’ve mastered the basic knit and purl stitches but feel shaky about everything else, then this is the clinic for you! Seasoned knitter Adrienne of CraftyBeavers will show you the ropes of basic knitting skills including increasing, decreasing, and changing colors. She’ll also provide trouble-shooting guidance for common knitting mistakes like the dreaded dropped stitch. You’ll also walk away with basic pattern reading skills and the confidence to tackle any beginner’s level pattern. All this in one afternoon!

Introdution to Zines and Zine-Making
Sundays October 17th and 24th; 3-5pm
Class Fee: $25
Instructor: Brittany M.
New to zines? Thinking about writing and distributing a zine but don’t know where to start? Start with this workshop! Here, you’ll learn a bit about the history of zines and their cultural significance before embarking on a project of your own. The workshop will survey different styles of zine design and familiarize you with the tools of the trade. You’ll construct your own mini-zine over the two sessions and learn about distribution channels in the final session.

Beginning Needlefelting
Monday, October 18th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $15 (all materials included)
Instructor: Christina W.
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!

Intermediate Knitting
Wednesdays October 27th and November 3rd; 6:30-8pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 10.5/11 circular needles 16 inches or smaller, size 10.5 double
Instructor: Adrienne R.
If you already know the basics of knitting, it’s time to take your skills to the next level—knitting in the round! In this class, you will learn all the skills necessary to create a striped hat. Lessons include circular knitting, adding stripes, and intermediate pattern reading. Once you’ve mastered this skill set, the possibilities are endless!