9.28.2017

Sewing: Matcha Top

Sewing:  Matcha Top
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, October 3 and 10,  6-8:30 pm
$60 + supplies
The Matcha top by Sewliberated is a swingy, easy-to-sew top with a stand collar. Both sleeveless and  sleeved versions feature a unique shoulder construction that visually squares-off and balances your shoulders. The Matcha hits at the hip and is breastfeeding-friendly. This top is so cute!  Make it an all season staple blouse!
*This pattern is a PDF only pattern Please purchase it HERE and print out the instructions.  We will print out a large format copy for you to pick up when you sign up for class.
Supplies Needed: *PDF pattern, fabric with a nice drape. Good options include double gauze, rayon, cotton lawn, lightweight chambray and shot cottons, 8" x 8" square of featherweight fusible interfacing, coordinating thread, 2 sets of hooks and eyes, *Basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, pins and pincushion, seam ripper, quilting pen or tailor's chalk.
(two session class)

Knitting: Loop Shawl

Knitting: Loop Shawl
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, October 4, 18, and November 1, 6:30-8:30pm
 
Do you have a funky-colored skein of yarn in your stash that you want to use, but don't know what to do with it? Is there something like this you've been eyeing at Home Ec that you want to use? Let Loop be the answer! Loop is a crescent shaped shawl that utilizes stockinette and purled stripes to add pops of fun color without letting the shawl get too crazy, and it's finished with garter stitch and an i-cord bind off-a perfect project for the advanced beginner who wants to stretch their knitting muscles and learn new techniques.
Supplies needed:
* Fingering weight yarn
    * Small shawlette: 400 yds main color and 150 yds contrast (loop) color
    * Large shawl: 650 yds main color and 200 yds contrast (loop) color
* US size 4 and 6 circular needle 24" or longer
* Pattern (digital pattern available for sale in the shop)
* Scissors
* Tapestry needle
* Stitch markers
* Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) knitting, purling, decreases, increases, slipped stitches, garter tab cast on, and i-cord bind off
(three session class)
 

Bullet Journaling 101

Bullet Journaling 101
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesday, October 11, 6-8pm
$20 + supplies

Have you wanted to start bullet journaling, but didn't know where to start? Let us help you! The bullet journal planning system is wonderfully versatile, and it lends itself so well to customization to your own individual needs at any given time. You can be as simple or creative as you want!
Supplies needed:
* Pen or pencil
* Blank notebook
* Other optional supplies:
    * Ruler
    * Colored pencils
    * Colored markers
    * Washi tape
* We highly recommend shopping at RSVP on Linn St. for all your stationery needs. They have some fabulous products!

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Natasha Otteson
Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26, and Nov 2nd 6:30-8:30 pm
$85 + Supplies
This class will take you back to the very basics of machine sewing. You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects, what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillow case, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice). You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
Supplies Needed:
Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson, fabric for projects, *basic Sewing kit
(Four session class)

Craft Party: Throw Pillow With Invisible Zipper

Craft Party:  Throw Pillow With Invisible Zipper
With Codi Josephson
Friday, October 13, 6-9 pm
$35 + Supplies

 
Expand your sewing skills by learning how to insert an invisible zipper.  Spend the evening making a throw pillow that is professionally finished with a zipper and serged seams.
 
Supplies Needed: 5/8 Yard of fabric (we suggest one of our lovely canvas, home dec or cotton linen blends), 18" Pillow form, 22-24 inch invisible zipper, *basic sewing kit

Knitting: Try out Cables

Knitting: Try out Cables
With Amy Gullen
Saturday, October 14th 1-4 pm
$30 + supplies
 
 
Image by Ryan Hyde
 
During this session, you will learn how to make cables with and without a cable needle, how to read cable charts, and have plenty of time to swatch a variety of cable stitch patterns.  We will also have time to find the ideal pattern for you to utilize your new skills.
 
Supplies needed:
·  50 yards Worsted weight yarn (in a light color)
·  US 7 needles

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
With Angie Jordan
Sunday, October 15, 1:15pm-3:15pm
Or
Sunday, October 15, 3:15-5:15pm
Or
Tuesday, November 7, 6pm-8pm
$25+ supplies
 
 
 
Read all the How-To Knit Books, watched YouTube Learning to Knit videos a gazillion times and still unclear how to hold those needles while manipulating the yarn?  Join me, face to face, yarn to yarn and needles to needles as we explore the basics of knitting: terminology, casting on, and the garter stitch.  You will leave this class a knitter just in time to start some basic knit patterns for gifts this upcoming holiday season!
 
Supplies needed: Light colored worsted weight yarn, US 8 to US 10 single point knitting needles, Scissors, Tapestry needle
 
(one session class)

Knitting: Oak Park Shawl

Knitting: Oak Park Shawl
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 6:15 - 8:15 pm
$50 + supplies    
 
 
(photo via amymiller)
 
This cozy, worsted-weight shawl makes the perfect autumn accessory. The smart design by Amy Miller uses a few basic decreases to achieve its delicate shape. Great for any knitter who has mastered the basic stitches and wants a quick, satisfying project.

Supplies needed:
 
* 515 yards worsted weight yarn
* needles to get gauge / US size 8 will work for most
     (32" circular needles recommended)
(pattern provided with cost of class)
 
(three session class)

KIDS SEWING: TRICK OR TREAT BAG

KIDS SEWING:  TRICK OR TREAT BAG
With Codi Josephson
Saturday October 21, 1-3
$40 all supplies included
 
Spend the afternoon making a super spooky (or not so spooky) trick or treat bag.  This is a fully lined bag that can easily be used again and again!

Knitting: Learn to Knit Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks

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Knitting: Learn to Knit Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks
With Amy Gullen          
Saturdays, October 21, 28 and November 4, 1-3 pm
$60 + Supplies

Image by Ssedro
Do you want to learn how to knit socks?  Do you suffer from second sock syndrome or do your socks turn out different sizes?  Two-at-a-time, top-down socks are a great way to learn how to knit socks and are a fix for those common sock issues.  This is also a great project to learn the magic loop method for knitting in the round.
During the class, you will knit a pair of baby socks to that you can finish a pair over the 3 sessions.
Supplies needed:
*1 center-pull or 2 smaller balls of Fingering weight yarn- 70 yards total.  The average skein of sock yarn will give you plenty of yarn to make the class project and a pair of medium women socks.
* US 1 (or US 0 if you are a loose knitter and US1.5 if a tight knitter) 36" circular needle (24-48" will also work). You can also bring 2 circular needles if you don't want to use magic loop.  Gauge is not particularly important for the class project but will be for children and adult socks.
* Pattern provided in class

(three session class)

Quilt Start to Finish: Four Winds Quilt

Quilt Start to Finish:  Four Winds Quilt
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, October 24, 31 and November 7 6-8:30
$85 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
This quilt comes together quick as can be, thanks to the large scale of the patchwork and an ingenious & efficient method of making your flying geese blocks. It's simple enough for new quilters and is a great introduction to matching your points, as the large blocks are pretty forgiving.  We will be making the Large throw size 64"x64"
Supplies Needed: 6 fat quarters, 2-2/3 yards background fabric, 4-1/4 yards backing/binding fabric (this quilt calls for a self binding--if you want a contrast binding purchase half yard of fabric.  Batting and *basic sewing kit.
(three session class)

Mitered Corner Cloth Napkins

Mitered Corner Cloth Napkins
With Codi Josephson
Friday, November 3, 6-8 pm
$25 + fabric and thread
 
 
 

Spend the evening making cloth napkins. You will learn a simple technique to finish napkins without raw edges or bulky corners. This is the perfect project to brighten the upcoming holidays.
 
Supplies Needed:  Fabric, Thread and *Basic Sewing Kit

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler
with Codi Josephson
Sunday, November 5, 1-5 pm
$45 + 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! 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. 
 
 
Supplies needed: embroidery hoop, needle,floss of your choice

Knitting: Comfy Socks

Knitting: Comfy Socks
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 6:15-8:15 pm
$50 + supplies    
 
 
(photo via cabinfour)
 
Learn how to knit socks with Cabinfour's cute, classic top-down pattern. By the end of this class you'll be able to confidently take on the wonderful world of knitted socks, impress your friends, and leap long puddles in a single bound-or at least keep your toes warm if you do step in a puddle!
 

Supplies needed:
 
* 350-400 yards dk weight yarn
 
* double-pointed needles to get gauge / US size 4 will work for most
    
* pattern provided with cost of class)

(three session class)
 

Sewing: Range Backpack

Sewing: Range Backpack
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, November 14 and 28, 5:30-8:30 pm
$65 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
 
photo via Noodlehead 
 
Make this useful, sturdy and fun backpack! It's great for any outing where you need to be hands free! The foldover top and closure keep things secure, while the front zippered pocket keeps essentials within easy reach. Adjustable straps make it wearable in any season.
 
Supplies Needed:
 
¾ yard (½ yard if 54"-wide fabric) Exterior Fabric (canvas, heavy denim, cotton/linen)
½ yard Contrast Bottom Fabric (Canvas, Waxed Canvas, Cork)
1 ½ yards Lining Fabric (includes exterior closure, straps, and interior pocket)
* 3 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20" wide) 
* 1 yard medium weight fusible interfacing (Pellon 809 - 44" wide)
* (2) 1 1/2" wide rectangle rings and (2) 1 1/2" wide strap sliders
* (1) 8" zipper for front zippered pocket
* (2) 1" wide D-rings
* Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor's chalk, glue pen, 9" length of 1"-wide cotton webbing/leather (replaces Hang Loop cut from Lining fabric)
 
Requirements based on 44"-wide fabric.
(two session class)

Knitting: Mix and Match Increases and Decreases

Knitting: Mix and Match Increases and Decreases
With Amy Gullen
Saturday, November 11th, 1-4pm
$30 + supplies
 
 
 
Learn how to make a smorgasbord of increases and decreases.  We will discuss how to pick the right combinations to fit the pattern or style of the project.  We will also have time to find the ideal pattern for you to utilize your new skills.
 
Supplies needed:
·50 yards Worsted weight yarn (in a light color)
· US 7 needles

No Coast Knitting Podcast Party

No Coast Knitting Podcast Party
November 11, 3-6
FREE
 
 
We are having a podcast party! No Coast Knitting is a new local podcast about the joys of Midwest stitching.  Please join us to welcome No Coast Knitting hosts, Katie and Liz, on November 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Home Ec.  Light refreshments and knitting-related chats will be provided.  RSVP here at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/liz-heffner-15236799181 so we can save you a cookie!

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, November 15 and 29, 5:30-8 pm
$45 + supplies and book
 
   
 
Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites. This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques such as placing a zipper, pockets, and lining. The tote is super fun to make and is extremely versatile. Show off your favorite fabrics while creating the the perfect overnight or work bag.
Supplies Needed:
Handmade Style book, fabric (see book for details), zipper (exterior), zipper (interior pocket), Annie's Soft and Stable, interfacing, thread, leather straps, basic sewing kit.
 
(two session class)
 

Sewing: Toaster Sweater

Sewing: Toaster Sweater
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, November 19, 1-5 pm 
$60 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
 
  Use one of our lovely knits to sew up this cozy sweatshirt/sweater that can be dressed up or down all winter long.  This is a good project for beginner and intermediate sewists wanting to try out sewing with knits.  Class participants can choose between version 1 or 2.
 
Supplies Needed:  Fabric, *basic Sewing kit

8.28.2017

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6-8 pm
$85 + Supplies 
 
This class will take you back to the very basics of machine sewing. You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects, what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillow case, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice). You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
(four session class)
Supplies Needed: 
Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson, fabric for projects, *basic Sewing kit