Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Classes!

Sewing Lab: Machine Basics
Thursday, November 4th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $22
Supplies needed: a working sewing machine, your sewing machine manual (if you have it), a bobbin, any extras that came with your machine (feet, disks, etc…), sewing scissors, sewing pins, a spool of all purpose thread, scraps of cotton quilting fabric measuring around 18” x 22”
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). We will complete a sewing techniques sampler in class to help you practice with your machine. Proper maintenance and care will also be covered during this lab. In order to ensure personalized instruction, the lab is limited to 4 people, so reserve your spot quickly!

Project Sew: Zipper Pouch
Sunday, November 7th; 1-3pm
Class Fee: $22
Supplies needed: a working sewing machine and manual (if available), two fabric scraps measuring 18” x 22” of light to medium weight cotton quilting fabric (one for the lining and one for the exterior), one 7” zipper, a spool of all purpose thread and a bobbin,
sewing scissors and straight pins
Using an adorable pattern featured on Craft Zine by Skip to My Lou, instructor Emily Westenhouser will help you create a pleated zipper pouch. This class is perfect for the beginning seamster who has a basic knowledge of their sewing machine. We will learn pattern layout, sewing in a zipper, adding a lining, and pleats. Please visit Wholly Craft to see the sample of this project!

Beginning Knitting
Sundays November 7th and 14th ; 3:30-5pm
Class Fee: $25
Materials Needed: size 11 or size 13 knitting needles and two skeins of worsted weight (medium thick) yarn.
Keep your hands busy 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 Crafty Beavers will teach us casting-on, basic knit and purl stitches and combinations, as well as casting-off. In this class we’ll make an cell phone cozie and start work on a scarf.

Spinning Wheel Primer
Monday, November 8th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $20
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. This is a small class so sign up fast!

Cable Knitting Crash Course
Wednesday, November 10th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $20
Materials Needed: available upon registration
Take your knitting to the next level! In this one session, you’ll learn the techniques to create beautiful cabled patterns on your scarves and hats. Adrienne from Crafty Beavers will guide you through the necessary skills and you’ll walk away confident to cable!

Introduction to Amigurumi
Monday, November 15th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5
Materials Needed: Please bring yarn of your choice and a crochet hook smaller than the suggested gauge.
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 sketch and design your own creature. Amigurumi techniques and tips will be taught and immediately employed in the creation of your very own one-of-a-kind crocheted pal. Intermediate class: basic crochet skills required.

Introduction to Origami
Thursday, November 18th; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $5
Introduce (or re-introduce) yourself to the wonderful world of paper folding. We’ll cover some basic folds & bases. Projects both practical (boxes, envelopes) & whimsical (balloons, cranes) will be covered. Each student will receive papers to take home and use for their own projects.

Project Sew: Hostess Apron
Monday, November 22nd; 6-8pm
Class Fee: $15
Materials Fee: $25 (all materials included)
Get ready for Thanksgiving dinner with a beautiful hostess apron! Make it for yourself or as a gift for your holiday host! In this class, you’ll use a kit featuring pre-cut fabric pieces in a variety of delicious designer fabrics to sew up the project in one short evening. Instructor Carolyn Deer will guide you though the ins and outs of completing a full apron and you’ll walk away with the skills and step by step instructions to complete many more on your own! This is a project for advanced beginners—basic sewing skills required.

**Please note that advance registration is required for all classes. To register please call 447-3445 or stop by the shop. Class Fees must be paid in advance, materials fees may be paid day of class. Full Class Policies are posted at the store, emailed upon registration and are available upon request.

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