8.08.2014

Sewing: The Washi Dress

Sewing: The Washi Dress
With Olivia Cotton
Mondays, August 11 and 18, 5:30 - 8:30 pm 
$65 + fabric and thread (pattern included)

  

This is such a flattering pattern with a scoop neckline, comfortable shirring in the back and above-the-knee hemline.  This was our favorite summer dress, and it transitions perfectly into fall and winter when worn over leggings or tights.  This dress can be made with or without sleeves or can be made tunic length.

*Please schedule a time to come in and cut out your pattern/pre-washed fabric before the first class.*
  
Supplies needed: * fabric, thread, elastic thread, interfacing (details given when signing up) 

(Two session class)   

Beginner Needle Felting

Beginner Needle Felting
With Eleanor Cotton
Monday, August 11th, 5:30-8:30
$35, all supplies included

 

 

Never needle felted before? No Problem! Learn the basics of 3-D needle felting in this one night class. Basic needle felting techniques will be taught throughout the 3 hour class, and each person will leave with their own felted project and the skills to make dozens more!

Embroidery: Super Cute Animal Embroidery

Super Cute Animal Embroidery
With Eleanor Cotton
Tuesday, August 12th, 5:30-7:30 pm 
$38, all supplies included

 
  

 
Learn how to embroider in an evening! Using the super cute kits from Penguin and Fish, you will learn a variety of new techniques while making an adorable animal embroidery that can be incorporate into a pillow or used as a wall hanging framed by the hoop! Although you may not finish the project in one night, you will have all the needed skills to finish on your own.

Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month
With Codi Josephson
Wednesday, August 13, 6 - 8 pm 
$20 + copy of Vintage Quilt Revival and Fabric

 

We are so excited to use Vintage Modern Quilts as our new BOM book!  The book is very inspiring and the blocks are a great combination of simple piecing and foundation piecing techniques.  We will meet the second Wednesday of each month from April through October. Sign up for them all or join anytime along the way!  The June Block will be the Dove at the Window block using improvisational piecing.
  
supplies needed: * copy of Vintage Quilt Revival and Fabric, thread (details given when signing up  

Knitting: Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks

Knitting: Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks
With Nancy Westvig
Wednesdays, August 13, 6-8 pm and August 20 and 27, 6-7:30 
$45 + Supplies

 
If you already know how to knit, purl and cast on, you can learn to knit socks from the toe-up, two-at-a-time on two circular needles. Use worsted weight yarn and two pairs of US 4 circular needles (24" or longer).  It helps if one is an Addi Turbo and one is a Addi lace tip needle.  
  
supplies needed: * worsted weight yarn * two pairs of US 4 circular needles (24" or longer)

(Three session class)

Knitting: Beginning Hat

Knitting: Beginning Hat
with Angie Jordan
Fridays, August 22 and 29,  6-8 pm 
$40 + supplies
skill level: beginner  
**If you know how to knit, this class IS for you!** 

 
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: 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 

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Sundays, August 24 OR 31, 12:30 - 2:30 pm 
$20 + supplies
skill level: beginner


   

  
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Here is a one session class OFFERED TWO 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.

Knitting: Knit Koozies

Knitting: Knit Koozies  
with Angie Jordan
Sunday, August 31, 3:30 - 5 pm 
$25 + supplies
skill level: beginner

      
  
Enjoy this beginner knitting project as you take your skills to the next level. Learn how to knit in the round and how to increase to create a fun, functional koozie for your favorite beverage. Yay, Just in time for football season!

Supplies needed: * size 4 needle * 1 skein of worsted yarn * place marker * scissors * tapestry needle * measuring tape

Sewing: Alder Shirtdress

Sewing: Alder Shirtdress
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, August 27 and September 3, 5:30-8:30 pm 
$68 + supplies (pattern included)

 
We are in love with this pattern by Grainline Studios. Alder is a loosely fitted sleeveless shirt dress with two options. View A falls into an A-Line at the waist and features a curved hem, bust darts and two breast pockets. View B features the same bodice as View A but with a gathered skirt at the sides and back of the garment resulting in an incredibly flattering and fun silhouette. The Alder Shirtdress is a perfect breezy option to keep cool while looking great all spring and summer long or throw on a cardigan or blazer and you're all set for fall and winter!

Supplies needed: * fabric, thread, buttons, interfacing (details given when signing up)

(Two session class)

Sewing: Mitered-Corner Baby Blanket

Sewing: Mitered-Corner Baby Blanket
With Linzee McCray
Saturday, August 30, 1-4
$35 + fabric and thread


 

 
It's always fun to give new babies a handmade gift and here's one that you can finish in no time. We'll use two squares of fabric (flannel, quilting cotton, or for an especially elegant blanket, double cotton gauze or cotton lawn) to create a simple and sweet receiving blanket. Basic machine sewing and cutting skills are all that's needed for this class. You'll leave with at least one and possibly two finished blankets.


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

Sewing: Bias Skirt

Sewing: Bias Skirt
With Olivia Cotton
Sunday, August 31, 2-5 pm 
$30 + fabric and thread (pattern included)

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Make a flattering and comfortable fitting skirt that will curve around your curves.  Learn how to draft a pattern based on your measurements and sew a skirt you can work and run around in all year long.  Uses approximately 2 yards woven cotton fabric, thread and elastic.

Supplies needed: * 2 yards woven cotton fabric * thread * elastic 

Friday Night Craft Party: Embroidered Necklaces

Friday Night Craft Party: Embroidered Necklaces
Friday, August 29, 6-8 
$12 + Necklace kit of your choice

  
photo via Redgate Stitchery

Come spend your Friday night stitching up these adorable necklace kits by Redgate Stitchery. Of course there will be snacks because it is a PaRTy! 

Supplies needed: * Necklace Kit * 

Kids' Camp: Up-Cycle 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!

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Sundays, September 7th OR 14th, OR 21st 12:30 - 2:30 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.

Knitting: Star Trek Potholder

Knitting: Star Trek Potholder
With Angie Jordan
Sundays, September 7th and 14th, 2:30-5:00 pm 
$35 + Supplies
skill level: beginner 

 

Have a trekky in your life? Here's a fun way to personalize a gift for the Star Trek fan you know and love, not to mention a great way to increase your knitting skills.  In this beginner class we will practice chart reading and double knitting so that your finished project is reversible. 

Supplies needed:
* 100 yards worsted weight yarn, cotton suggested * size 6 needles * scissors * tapestry needle * measuring tape
 

Knitting: Flax Pullover

Knitting: Flax Pullover
With Angie Jordan
Thursdays, September 4th, 11th, 18th, AND 25th, 6:00-8:00 pm  
$80 + supplies  


 Okay folks, let's get started on our fall pullover! Ready to move on from knitting scarves and hats? Never made a top down, in the round pullover? This class is great for beginners who have a comfortable grasp on knitting & purling. Tin Can Knits provides an amazing pattern free on Ravlry.com, with sizes ranging from new born to 4XL (check out pattern online to determine yardage if you want make a different size than in this class).  If we start now, we'll be styling come cooler temperatures in our very own, hand made pullover.  Please bring the following supplies:

Supplies needed: * 1100 (size medium)-1400 (size large) yards of worsted weight yarn * US 6 circular 16" needles and size 6 double pointed needles * US 8 circulars 32" needles and size 8 double pointed needles * 6 stitch markers * tapestry tape * measuring tape *
scissors

(Four session class)

Sewing: Perfect Picnic Blanket

Perfect Picnic Blanket
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, September 10 and 24, 5:30-8:30
$40 + Supplies


 
Mix and match colorful fabrics to make the perfect picnic blanket. This tied blanket is fast and easy and will be completed by the end of the class (with a bit of work outside of class). This is a perfect class for beginning sewists and fabric lovers  

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

(Two session class)

Sewing: Hampton Weekend Bag

Sewing: Hampton Weekend Bag
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, September 30 and October 7, 6-8 pm 
$40 + fabric and thread, pattern included

 

 

We love this pattern by V and Co!  It's the perfect size bag and so nicely constructed and finished.  This bag has a zippered pocket on the inside of the bag, a magnetic closure, and O-rings connecting the strap to the bag.

Supplied needed: * fabric, thread, magnet, o rings, interfacing (details given when signing up) 

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!