6.30.2014

Up-cycled Crafts camp

UP-CYCLED CRAFTS CAMP
Monday-Friday, August 11-15, 12 - 3
$185 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
Go Green at Home Ec's Upcycled Craft Week. All week long, campers will learn about different ways of repurposing old objects, as well as using materials that are usually seen as scraps into amazing projects. Campers will be able to make rugs out of fabric scraps, weave baskets out of paper sacks, and make mittens and hedgehogs from sweaters. This is the perfect opportunity for kids to learn about all of the different ways that crafting can be environmentally friendly and fun!

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler
with Codi Josephson 
Tuesdays, August 5 and 12, 6 - 8 pm 
$40 + supplies (sampler included)

 

This is the perfect class to try your hand at embroidery (...or fine tune it!). We will be using the Original Sampler designed by Rebecca of Dropcloth Samplers! Over the two class sessions, you will learn a collection of lovely stitches including classic stitches, but also some new and exciting stitches like spider webs, bullion knots and Algerian Eyes.  

(Two session class)

Supplies needed: * embroidery hoop * needle * floss of your choice


Knitting: Knitted Bag with Sewn Lining

  Knitting: Knitted Bag with Sewn Lining
with Ann Rushton
Saturdays August 23, 30 and September 13 and 20, 1 - 3
$50 + supplies
Skill level: Beginner-ish

 

Pattern: Medano Beach by Heidi Kirmaier (Free on Ravelry)
  
In life you can never be too rich, too thin, or have enough bags. I can't do anything about the first two items, but I can help you make a bag! Knit this cute beach bag for your summer, fall, winter, and spring needs. Pick two fun colors (approx. 275 yards each) of a DK yarn (not wool, though-see pattern), size 6 circular needles (I'd go with 20" or 24"), measuring tape, and a few markers. Also, bring a copy of the pattern. This bag takes lots of knitting, hence the two week bread between classes 2 and 3. But I promise, it's easy knitting, and perfect for a breezy summer day.

Supplies needed:
* two colors of DK weight yarn * size 6 circular needles * printed copy of pattern (link above) * measuring tape * stitch markers

Quilting camp


QUILTING CAMP
Monday-Friday, August 4-8, 9 - 12
$225 (all supplies included for a finished 50"x 60" quilt)
Ages 8 and up


Learn a cool way to make half square triangle quilt blocks and arrange them in a zig-zag pattern or any way you design. We will cut, sew, machine quilt and attach a separate binding. This is a fun quilt from start to finish. By the end of the week, each camper will have a quilt that they sewed themselves and the skill set to continue on without fear into more quilting adventures!

Basic Fashion camp

BASIC FASHION CAMP 
Monday-Friday, July 28-August 1, 12 - 3
$225, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up
 
If you have hopes of becoming a fashion designer, or just interested in making your own clothes that look amazing, then this is the camp for you! We will teach the basics of sewing throughout the week through different projects, such as Shorts, Vests, Embellished Tees, Headbands and more! Campers will leave with their very own hand-made clothes and the skills to continue sewing and adding to their own wardrobe.

Fashion camp


FASHION CAMP 
Monday-Friday, July 21-25, 9 - 12
$235, all supplies included
Ages 12 and up
  
Do you watch shows like Project Runway and wish that you could make amazing clothes like they do? Well, it is Fashion Week at Home Ec. and this is the perfect time for young aspiring fashion designers, who have a basic knowledge of sewing, to expand the sewing skills by make three fashion forward projects: a tank top, a skirt and an Infinity scarf. Campers will leave with the skills and the drive to continue making their own wardrobe! 

Dye It, Print It, Stamp It, Embellish it camp


Dye It, Print It, Stamp It, Embellish it CAMP
Monday-Friday, July 7-11, 12 - 3
$195, supplies included with the exception of a blank t-shirt
Ages 8 and up
 
Spend the week creating beautiful hand dyed and printed fabrics.  Students will learn various resist dyeing techniques as well as screen printing and block printing techniques.  The fabrics will then be hand embellished to create unique works of art.   
 
 

Fun with Felt camp

 


FUN WITH FELT CAMP
Tuesday-Thursday, July 1-3, 9 - 12 
$99, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up 
  
The possibilities with felt are nearly endless, but this camp will try and hit on all of the different things that felt can do! Campers will make their own felt from wool roving. Each student will also learn basic hand sewing techniques through several felt projects (amazingly cute felt birds, sewing kits, felt food, etc.) Kids will leave camp with amazing felt projects and inspiration for future felt endeavors!

Sewing: The Go Anywhere Bag

Sewing: The Go Anywhere Bag
with Olivia Cotton
Thursdays, July 31 and August 7, 5:30-8:30 pm 
$50 + supplies (pattern included)


  
This is such a great new (to us) pattern by Noodlehead.  We are loving this roomy bag with pockets galore. Mix and match fabrics and make up the perfect bag for your summer adventures.
 
(Two session class)

Supplies needed: * fabric (details given when signing up)

Sewing: The Everyday Skirt

Sewing: The Everyday Skirt
Wednesdays, July 30 and August 6, 6 - 8:30 pm 
$65 + fabric and thread (pattern included)
Skill level: beginner  


This is a flattering, easy to make, A-line skirt.   This skirt is super comfortable to wear (because of elastic in the back, it has pockets (we love skirts with pockets), and is nice and tailored in the front.  This skirt can be made in a variety of woven fabrics, which is great, because you may want to make one for everyday!   

(Two session class)

Supplies needed: * fabric and thread (details given when signing up) 

Knitting: Christmas Stockings

Knitting: Christmas Stockings 
with Ann Rushton 
Saturday July 26, August 2 and 9, 3-5pm 
$45 + supplies  
skill level: depends how much you love Christmas!



 

Pattern: Cascade Yarns Christmas Stockings (free on Cascade Website

You've fantasized about making stockings for everyone you know, right? Now you can do it with plenty of time to spare. Make one your spouse, your kids, the animals, Codi, Joe Winters-whoever you want. The class requires a working understanding of knit and purl stitch, but we'll cover chart reading, working in the round, and stranded knitting! First stocking is yours!

(Three session class) 

Supplies needed:
* printed pattern (link above) * size 7 dpn (double point needles) * 16" circular needles * at least 4 colors worsted weight yarn * scissors * post-its * scrap yarn

Knitting: Lace Shawl

Knitting: Lace Shawl     
with Ann Rushton
Saturdays July 26, August 2 and 9, 1 - 3
$45 + supplies
Skill level: Check yourself before you wreck yourself

 

 
Pattern: Haruni Shawl, by Emily Ross (Free on Ravelry)


Lace knitting. It's not easy, but not nearly as hard as you can imagine. Spend your long summer evenings knitting up this luxurious lace shawl and learn a ton of new skills all at once. Indulge in 535 yards of fingering weight yarn (the lighter the better) and size 4 circular needles. (I suggest at least 24" cable.)  Print out pattern from Ravelry before the first class. You may also want to bring some markers and either Post-It notes or a magnetized board for chart keeping. This project is a show-stopper!   

(Three session class) 

Supplies needed: * Fingering weight yarn * size 4 circular needles * printed copy of pattern (link above) * stitch markers * post-it notes

Sewing: Color Block Pouch

Sewing: Color Block Pouch
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesday, July 23, 6-8:30 pm

image source: V and Co.

Learn how to neatly insert a zipper and make a zipper pouch using the adorable Color Block Pouch pattern by V and Co. We love them and know you will too! This pattern is perfect for combining all of your favorite fabrics and comes in three sizes. This is a great class for beginners.

Supplies needed: fabric (details given when signing up)

Sewing 101: Pillowcase


Sewing 101: Pillowcase
With Olivia Cotton
Saturday, July 19, 10 am - noon 
$35, all supplies included
skill level: beginner 

  
Check 'learn to sew' off your to do list!  In this class you will learn the basics of using a sewing machine and leave with a finished pillowcase. This project is the perfect project for beginning sewists. All fabric is included.

Knitting: Topsy-Turvy Toys: Hedgehog/Squirrel

Knitting: Topsy-Turvy Toys: Hedgehog/Squirrel
With Eleanor Cotton
Mondays, July 14 and 21, 5:30-8:30 pm
$50 + supplies  
skill level: beginner 

 

Using the clever patterns from the Topsy Turvy Toy book, you will make an adorable knitted hedgehog-that flips inside out into a squirrel! Only a basic knowledge of the knit stitch is necessary, and through making the toys, you will learn other helpful knitting techniques, such as increasing, decreasing, and knitting-in-the-round.

(Two session class)

Supplies needed: * Topsy Turvy Toy book * Brown, grey and cream worsted weight yarn * size 6 dpn (double point needles).

Sewing: Iris Shorts

Sewing: Iris Shorts 
With Olivia Cotton
Mondays, July 14 and 21, 5:30-8:30 pm
$65 + supplies, pattern included
 


 

Have you ever wanted to make a pair of tailored shorts, but are too intimidated to know where to start? Using this amazingly easy and adorable pattern, you will soon be sewing your own pair(s)of shorts, and all your friends will be asking you where you bought them!  

(Two session class)

Supplies needed: fabric (details given when signing up) 

Sewing: Sorbetto Tank

Sewing: Sorbetto Tank
With Olivia Cotton
Thursdays, July 10 and 17, 6-8:00
$40 + fabric and thread  
 

 

Make this adorable tank top that you can wear all summer long.  Learn how to make your own bias tape to finish the edges in a matching or contrasting fabric.  After making this top, you will be ready to tackle another one of the amazing Colette Patterns!  Please download and print your pattern in advance. Find it HERE.

(Two session class)

Supplies needed: * printed pattern (link above) * fabric (details given when signing up)

Knitting: Beginning Hat

Knitting: Beginning Hat
with Angie Jordan
Sundays, July 6 and 13,  3 - 5 pm 
$40 + supplies
skill level: beginner 

 
Let's make a hat! This is a two-session class where, using just the knit and purl stitches, you will create a basic hat just in time to start making gifts for friends and family. We will expand on your skills by introducing you to the rib stitch, decreasing and knitting in the round.  

(Two Session class)

Supplies needed:
* One skein worsted weight yarn * Size 8 dpn (double point needles) * A stitch marker * Tapestry needle * Measuring tape or ruler

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Sundays, July 6, 13 OR 20, 1 - 3 pm 
$20 + supplies
skill level: beginner


   

  
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Here is a one session class OFFERED THREE DIFFERENT DATES to help you get started.  This is Knitting 101, the basics.  You will be introduced to knitting and learn how to cast on, knit, and purl.  We will then learn and practice the basic garter stitch and maybe even have time to learn the stockinette stitch too!

Supplies needed:
* Size 8 knitting needles * light colored worsted weight yarn, If you do not have these items, we look forward to helping you find them at Home Ec.

6.08.2014

Sewing: Go Anywhere Bag

Sewing: The Go Anywhere Bag
June 5 and 19, 5:30-8:30
$50 + supplies (pattern included)

  
This is such a great new (to us) pattern by Noodlehead.  We are loving this roomy bag with pockets galore. Mix and match fabrics and make up the perfect bag for your summer adventures (2 session class)