8.31.2016

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101

with Angie Jordan

ONE SESSION CLASS


Thursday, September 1st, 10am-12pm

Saturday, September 3rd, 3pm-5pm

Wednesday, September 7th, 10am-12pm

Saturday, September 10th, 3pm-5pm

Wednesday, September 21st, 10am-12pm

Wednesday, September 28th, 10am-12pm



$35 + supplies

Skill level: Beginner





You've witnessed a friend or family member, perhaps even a work colleague, pull out their knitting and marveled at the ease in which they've created such customized, functional works of art. You've said to yourself, "I want to learn too!" Whether it's learning a new hobby or dusting off your knitting skills, this class is for you. We will click-clack our way into the world of knitting first by learning the basics: terminology, casting on and the garter stitch. You will leave this class a knitter.


Supplies Needed:size 8-10 light colored worsted weight yarn. We look forward to helping you pick out your yarn and supplies!

Knitting: Antler Hat

Knitting: Antler Hat 
With Angie Jordan 
Two Session Class 
Saturdays, September 3rd and 10th, 1pm-3pm
$45 + supplies
 
Photo via Tincan Knits 
Curious about cables, but think they look too hard? Boy are you in for a surprise! They aren't as terrifying as you may think. If you know how to knit and purl and you're new to cables, then this is the class for you. Let's make this cabled hat to keep your head warm, give as a gift during the upcoming holiday season, or just to take the first step in conquering cables.  We think the Antler Hat by Tincan Knits is pretty much perfect, plus it's free on Ravelry.com.
Supplies needed:
We are happy to help you pick out supplies!
  • US 6, 16" circular needles
  • US 8, 16" circular needles
  • 200 yards worsted weight yarn, solid color suggested
  • Scissors, place markers, & tapestry needle

Alterations: PANTS

Alterations: PANTS
with Karlē J. Meyers
Tuesday, August 23, 6-8
$30 + supplies
  
Doing Alterations is not a secret art. Starting with pants, I will show you how to do your own alterations on those clothes that "Almost fit." Learn how to easily hem your pants and jeans. Also learn how to alter a waistband tighter or looser on a pair of dress pants.
Supplies Needed: Dress pants and Jeans you want to
alter; thread, seam ripper, marking tool, clear ruler, scissors.

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote
with Linzee McCray
Saturday, September 10, 1-4:30 pm
 
$35 + supplies


This oilcloth bag is waterproof and perfect for hauling veggies from the Farmer's Market or damp towels from the pool. You'll use two pieces of complementary oilcloth, one for the exterior and one for the lining. Learn some of the tricks of working with oilcloth when you stitch this tote, which features an interior pocket. You can decide how long to make the webbing handles.
 
Supplies Needed: Oilcoth, Thread, Webbing, *Basic Sewing Kit
 

Sewing: The Washi Dress

Sewing: The Washi Dress
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, September 13 and 20, 5:30 - 8 pm
$55 + supplies (pattern included)

 
 
*Please schedule a time to come in and cut out your pattern/pre-washed fabric before the first class.*
 
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.
 
Supplies needed:
fabric, thread, elastic thread, basic sewing kit

(two session class) 

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler
with Codi Josephson 
Wednesdays, September 21 and 28, 7 - 9 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! 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

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap
With Greg Cotton
Thursdays, September 22 and 29, October 6 and 13, 7-9 pm
$100, plus supplies kit ($45)

 
 
Ever been intrigued by the idea of spinning your own yarn? Ever wonder how wool right off the sheep is transformed into beautiful yarn for knitting or weaving? Ever been unsure if you want to purchase spinning equipment before you know if you will enjoy the process?
In this class, we'll start with gorgeous wool directly off the sheep. We'll wash the wool, dye it, comb it, and spin it, and all on the cheap...we'll use tools that we'll make or purchase at very little cost. By the end of the class you'll have yarn that is like no other in the world...yarn that is totally your own!
 
supplies needed: $45 kit from Home Ec Workshop
 
(4 session class)

Knitting: Barley Hat

Knitting: Barley Hat 
With Angie Jordan 
Two Session Class
Fridays,September 23rd and 30th, 6-8pm
$45 + supplies
 
Photo via Tincan Knits

Let's make a hat! You know how to knit, now you're looking to make your first wearable project?  Use your skills to knit and learn how to purl in the round to create a simple, elegant hat designed impeccably by Tincan Knits.  We will expand on your knitting abilities by teaching you the rib stitch, decreasing, and knitting in the round. The pattern is free on Ravelry.com.
Supplies needed:
  • US 8, 16" circular needles
  • US 8 double pointed needles (dpn)
  • ***OPTIONAL: US 6, 16" circular needles for a more snug fit along the ribbed edge
  • 200 yards worsted weight yarn, light, color suggested
  • Scissors, place markers, & tapestry needle
(Two session class)
We are happy to assist you in picking out your supplies at Home Ec. Workshop a few minutes before class.

Knitting: Bobble Mittens

Knitting: Bobble Mittens 
With Lisa Case  
Saturday, September 24, 1 - 3 pm 
$30 + supplies
 

Make these adorable mittens designed by local master knitter, Lisa Case.  They are a fun (and quick) knit that utilize variegated yarn to add color changes throughout the mitten. Please come to class with the ribbing knit (stop by Home Ec and we will be happy to help you get cast on and knitting). 
 
Supplies Needed:  
1 skein cascade 220 or 220 super wash, 1 ball variegated liberty wool, #5 and #6 straight or circular (or #6 and #7 for less dense mittens), # 7 DPN's, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress  
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, September 25, 12-5 pm
$55, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
The Willow Tank Dress is a versatile and reliable staple.  This dress is perfect for warm weather, but will transition into the fall when layered with a cardigan and leggings.  It's fitted at the shoulders and falls into a relaxed fit below the bust. It's unfussy and can be made into a dress or a tank top. 

Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, darts, hemming and applying bias facing.
Supplies Needed: Fabric, *Basic Sewing Kit (Pins, Scissors, Thread, Marking Pen)  
 

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, September 29, October 6, 13, and 20, 7-9 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 various projects, *basic Sewing kit

(Four session class)

Handmade Style: The Market Bag

Handmade Style: The Market Bag
With Olivia Cotton
Mondays, October 3 and 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$40 + supplies and book

(photo via Noodlehead)
 
We all know that Anna Graham (aka Noodlehead) makes beautiful bag patterns and the Market Bag is no exception! This is a great pattern for expanding the possibilities of machine quilting. Students will learn machine quilting, installing a zipper and lining bags. Sure to be a perfect shopping tote!
 
Supplies needed:
fabric (see pattern), leather straps, Annie's Soft and Stable, 7" zipper, thread, basic sewing kit.

(two session class) 

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt   
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, October 9, 12-5 pm
$55, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. This is a great class for beginners. Please wash fabric and cut pattern before class. If you need assistance, feel free to schedule a time to cut it out at Home Ec.
 
Supplies Needed: Fabric (Jersy, French Terry, sweatshirt fleece), *Basic Sewing Kit (Pins, Scissors, Thread, Marking Pen) 
 

Sewing: Fen Dress

Sewing: Fen Dress  
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, October 18 and 25, 6-8 pm
$65, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
This is such a fun pattern and is perfect for spring. Designed with everyday wear in mind, Fen features a slightly boxy shape for a flattering, comfortable fit. The Fen dress and top feature a choose-your-own-adventure hemline which means either version can be made with an ever so slight drop hem, or switched to the included shirt-tail hem. The necklines can be interchanged and there are optional sleeves for endless variations! This pattern includes sizes 0-20.

Supplies Needed: Fabric, Thread, *Basic Sewing Kit

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
ONE SESSION CLASS
 
Saturday, October 8th, 1pm-3pm
Saturday, October 15th, 1pm-3pm
Wednesday, October 26th, 10am-12pm
 
$35 + supplies
Skill level: Beginner

You've witnessed a friend or family member, perhaps even a work colleague, pull out their knitting and marveled at the ease in which they've created such customized, functional works of art. You've said to yourself, "I want to learn too!" Whether it's learning a new hobby or dusting off your knitting skills, this class is for you. We will click-clack our way into the world of knitting first by learning the basics: terminology, casting on and the garter stitch. You will leave this class a knitter.
 
Supplies Needed:size 8-10 light colored worsted weight yarn. We look forward to helping you pick out your yarn and supplies!

Knitting: Antler Hat

Knitting: Antler Hat 
With Angie Jordan 
Saturdays, October 8 and 15, 3-5pm
$45 + supplies
 
 
Photo via Tincan Knits 
 
Curious about cables, but think they look too hard? Boy are you in for a surprise! They aren't as terrifying as you may think. If you know how to knit and purl and you're new to cables, then this is the class for you. Let's make this cabled hat to keep your head warm, give as a gift during the upcoming holiday season, or just to take the first step in conquering cables.  We think the Antler Hat by Tincan Knits is pretty much perfect, plus it's free on Ravelry.com.
 
Supplies needed:
We are happy to help you pick out supplies!

(two session class)
  • US 6, 16" circular needles
  • US 8, 16" circular needles
  • 200 yards worsted weight yarn, solid color suggested
  • Scissors, place markers, & tapestry needle

8.03.2016

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

with Linzee McCray

Thursday, August 4, 5:30-9 pm OR Saturday, August 27, 1-4:30 pm

$35 + supplies


This oilcloth bag is waterproof and perfect for hauling veggies from the Farmer's Market or damp towels from the pool. You'll use two pieces of complementary oilcloth, one for the exterior and one for the lining. Learn some of the tricks of working with oilcloth when you stitch this tote, which features an interior pocket. You can decide how long to make the webbing handles.


Supplies Needed: Oilcoth, Thread, Webbing, *Basic Sewing Kit

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress  
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, August 7, 12-4 pm
$55, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
The Willow Tank Dress is a versatile and reliable staple.  This dress is perfect for warm weather, but will transition into the fall when layered with a cardigan and leggings.  It's fitted at the shoulders and falls into a relaxed fit below the bust. It's unfussy and can be made into a dress or a tank top. 

Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, darts, hemming and applying bias facing.

Knitting: The Thoughtful Afterthought Heel

Knitting: The Thoughtful Afterthought Heel
With Karen Carcia
Tuesdays, August 9, 6-7 pm and 
August 23, 6-8 pm
$45 + supplies

 
New to sock knitting? Want to knit during movies without having to pause to turn a heel? Want to learn how to cut your knitting? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this class is for you! In this class Karen will teach you two different ways to create afterthought heels on your socks. No previous sock knitting required.
Supplies needed:
  • one skein fingering weight yarn (360 yards or more)
  • US 0, 1, or 2 dpns
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch marker
  • Laura Linneman's Afterthought Heel pattern provided in class
(Two session class)

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 7-9 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 various projects, *basic Sewing kit

(Four session class)