7.30.2017

Knitting: Flamingo Scarf

Knitting: Flamingo Scarf
With Angie Jordan
Tuesdays, August 1 & 8, 6-8 pm
$25 + Supplies & pattern book

 
 
Ready to go beyond basic knitting? Let's explore different knit textures as we make Fiona Goble's Flamingo Scarf for kids. Keep checking our class listings as this is only one of the many classes offered at Home Ec. Workshop using patterns from Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks: 35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear by Fiona Goble.

Supplies needed:
  • Pattern Book: Fiona Goble Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks*
  • Chunky/Bulky weight yarn (200-250 yards) pink
  • Chunky/Bulky weight yarn (20 yards) white
  • Chunky/Bulky weight yarn (20 yards) black
  • US size 9 needles (straight or circular)
  • Tapestry needle & scissors
 
***Please buy book ahead of time or purchase/order at Home Ec. Workshop***
 
(two session class)

Crochet: Beginner Amigurumi Owl

Crochet: Beginner Amigurumi Owl
With Anna Reisetter


Tuesdays, August 8 and 15, 5:30-7:30 pm  
$55 + supplies

 
 
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small yarn creatures, and this simple and adorable crocheted amigurumi owl is the perfect project to get started with! While not for total newbies, this class is great for beginners who have a comfortable grasp on the basic crochet stitches, but would like to expand their skills with a quick, fun project. In this project you'll use the single and half double crochet stitches, and will learn the magic ring technique, crocheting in a spiral, increasing, decreasing, and how to finish and join pieces. You'll also be able to customize your owl's peepers using embroidery, buttons, or safety eyes (pictured). After this class, you'll be cranking out adorable amigurumi animals for all your friends in no time! Ages 16 and up. 


Supplies needed:
  • Light weight yarn in up to 4 colors: 50m for the base/body color, 10m for eye color (white recommended), and 10m for each of the two wing colors. You can also use a single wing color, in which case you would need about 20m of that one color instead. 
  • 2.5-4mm crochet hook, or according to the yarn.
  • Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
  • Embroidery floss (for beak, and for embroidered eye if desired)
  • 9mm safety eyes (provided in class), or buttons or beads for eyes
  • Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker or extra yarn scraps for marking
  • Pattern provided in class


(two session class)

Bullet Journaling 101

Bullet Journaling 101
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesday, August 9, 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!

Knitting: Fish Mittens

Knitting: Fish Mittens
With Angie Jordan
Thursdays, August 10 and 17, 6pm-8pm
$25 + supplies


We will learn to make gloves and yes, they are in the shape of fish! Make them in your child's favorite colors or school colors. Size fits most 7-10 year olds. Keep checking our class listings as this is only one of the many classes offered at Home Ec. Workshop using patterns from Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks: 35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear by Fiona Goble.

Supplies needed:
  • Pattern Book: Fiona Goble Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks*
  • 2 colors of Chunky/Bulky weight yarn 120-150 yards total
  • Small amount of black and white worsted or DK weight yarn for eyes
  • US size 8 needles (straight or circular)
  • Tapestry needle & scissors
 
***Please buy book ahead of time or purchase/order at Home Ec. Workshop***

(two session class) 

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, August 13 - drop in anytime 12-5 
FREE

 

Come and knit at Home Ec. with members of Iowa City's knitting guild, Prairie Yarn Over.

All are welcome! 

Sewing: Handmade Style Picnic Plaid Quilt

Sewing: Handmade Style Picnic Plaid Quilt
with Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, August 15 and 29, 5:30-8 pm
$45 + supplies and book

 
(photo via Noodlehead)
Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites at the shop. During this class we will make the Picnic Plaid Quilt. Perfect as a gift for a new baby in your life, or as a beautiful wall hanging. This is a great class for anyone looking to start/advance their quilting skills.

Supplies needed: Handmade Style book, fabric (see book), batting (see book), thread, basic sewing kit.
(two session class)

Knitting: Octopus Scoodie

Knitting: Octopus Scoodie
With Angie Jordan
Tuesdays, August 15 and 22, 6-8pm
$25 + Supplies


Let's make an octopus hat! Fiona Goble's Kid Octopus Scoodie pattern is a hat with lots of flare and wiggly fun. This hat fits most 3-5 year olds. Keep checking our class listings as this is only one of the many classes offered at Home Ec. Workshop using patterns from Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks: 35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear by Fiona Goble.
Supplies needed:
  • Pattern Book: Fiona Goble Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks*
  • Chunky/Bulky weight yarn 150 yards
  • Small amount of black and red worsted or DK weight yarn for face
  • US size 10 ½ needles (straight or circular)
  • Tapestry needle & scissors
 
***Please buy book ahead of time or purchase/order at Home Ec. Workshop***

(two session class) 

Knitting: Mosaic Bag

Knitting: Mosaic Bag
With Natasha Otteson
Mondays, August 21, 28, and September 11, 6-8pm
$45 + supplies


Do you need more project bags? The answer is (always) yes, you do! Come and play with slipped-stitch colorwork (which means you'll be working with only one color at any given time -crazy, huh?!) and learn how to make this fancy-pants bag.
 
Supplies needed:
*62 yds each in 6 colors of your choice of worsted weight yarn (a great opportunity to use up any worsted weight scraps that you may have!)
*US size 4 16" circular needle and double pointed needles
*tapestry needle
*stitch marker
*scissors
*pattern (available on Ravelry [ http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mosaic-bag-4] or at the shop)

(three session class)

Knitting: Kid Cowl

Knitting: Kid Cowl
With Angie Jordan
Thursdays, August 24 and 31, 6-8pm
$25 + supplies

Ready to knit seamlessly? Why not learn to knit in the round where there are NO SEAMS!!! Here's a beginner class where you will learn to knit on circular needles and make a kid size cowl. Maybe you'll be inspired to make another one for yourself to match!

Supplies needed:
  • Chunky/Bulky yarn 50-100 yards
  • Size US 10 - 13 knitting needles 16" circular (just one pair)
  • Tapestry needle & scissors
(two session class)

Sewing: Fen Dress or Shirt


Sewing: Fen Dress or Shirt 
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, August 23 and 30, 6-8
$65, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
 
  
This is such a fun pattern and is perfect for Fall. 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
 

Quilting: Confetti Cushion

Quilting:  Confetti Cushion
with Codi Josephson
Sunday, August 27, 12-4
$45 + supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
Learn this fun quilt technique and make a large throw pillow!  This is a fun way to mix prints or use up your scraps!  This class is perfect for beginning and more experienced quilters!
 
Supplies Needed:  1 1/4 yard of background fabric, 15 fat 1/8ths, 
30x30" piece of batting, 26x26" pillow form, thread and *basic sewing

Knitting: Find Your Fade Shawl

Knitting: Find Your Fade Shawl
With Natasha Otteson
Tuesdays, August 29, September 5 and 19, 6:30-8:30pm
$45 + supplies


Autumn is nearly upon us, and that means shawl season! Enter Find Your Fade-the shawl that has taken Ravelry by storm. This wonderfully customizable shawl is sure to be a fall wardrobe staple.
 
Supplies needed:
*1500-1600 yds fingering weight yarn (feel free to choose as many or as few as you'd like; you could do 1 or 3 or even 10 colors!).
*US size 4 needle (32" circular needle is recommended)
*stitch markers
*tapestry needle
*scissors
*pattern (available on Ravelry [http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/find-your-fade] or at the shop)
 

(three session class) 

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 
 
 
 
Have you been wanting to sign up for School of Sewing, but can't commit to a four night class?  MINI school of sewing will introduce you to the basics of machine sewing and get students comfortable using a sewing machine.   You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects and what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillow case, drawstring bag).  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

(Two session class)

Knitting: Marley Shawl

Knitting: Marley Shawl
With Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, and 20, 6:30-8:30pm
$45 + supplies


Calling all those who are brioche-curious! Dive into the wonderfully addicting world of brioche, and knit this beautiful shawl with us!
 
Supplies needed:
*545 yds each of a main color and a contrasting color in fingering weight yarn
*US size 4 and 5 needles (either 32" or 40" circular needle is recommended)
*tapestry needle
*scissors
*pattern (available on Ravelry [http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marley-4] or at the shop)
 

(three session class) 
 

Handmade Style: The Market Bag

Handmade Style: The Market Bag
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, September 6 and 13, 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)

Knitting: Mitten Advent Calendar

Knitting: Mitten Advent Calendar
With Olivia Cotton
Thursdays, September 7 and 21, 5:30-8:30 pm
$50 + supplies


Get a head-start on Christmas knitting by learning to make these super cute mini mittens. The mittens can be used as ornaments, or if you get ambitious you can make 24 for a super cute advent calendar. During class you will learn to read a color chart, create a braided chain stitch, two stranded knitting, and inserting a thumb finishing one mitten at the end of class. This is the perfect project for beginning knitters looking to advance their skills!
NOTE: You should know how to cast on, increase, and decrease prior to taking this class.
Supplies needed: Four colors of sock weight yarn, Size 0 or 1 needles, darning needle, and pattern found at the following website:
 

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap
With Greg Cotton
Thursdays, September 14, 21, and 28 and October 5, 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
 
(four session class)
 

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler
with Codi Josephson 
Sunday, September 17 12-4 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
 

7.08.2017

Adult Summer Camps

One of our most popular requests about kids camps is "Can I take this even though I am an adult?"  Well now you can! Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, camps are fun! This year we will be offering four sessions of adult summer camp. Adults will get the full camp experience, finishing cute projects by the end of the camp.  




Adult Yarn Dyeing: The Basics
With Karen Carcia
Wednesday-Friday, July 19-21st, 5-7 pm
$150 (all materials included)

  
Have you longed to dye your own yarn, but are unsure how to start? This class will teach you the basics of small-batch yarn dyeing. We'll discuss and use safe techniques to create fun, colorful skeins! We'll learn how to use acid dyes to create different types of color effects(solid, semi-solid, speckled, striped, etc) so that you can create your dream skeins.


Adult Natural Dyeing
With Karen Carcia
Wednesday-Friday, July 26th-28th, 5-7 pm
$150 (all materials included)





Learn how to turn nature around you into lovely, subtle dyes for fabrics and yarn. In this class we'll learn how to prepare fibers, safely process natural materials to make dyes, and use and make mordants to help bind dye to fibers and change the dye color. Great class for those who want to learn how to dye their own yarn or fabric.

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, July 9 - drop in anytime 12-5 
FREE

 

Come and knit at Home Ec. with members of Iowa City's knitting guild, Prairie Yarn Over.

All are welcome!