9.02.2014

PYO Knit and Wine - Arm knitting with Thea

PYO Knit and Wine
ARM KNITTING WITH THEA 
Thursday September 11 at 6:30
FREE with purchase of yarn...

This month Thea (who is loads of fun!) will be teaching arm knitting during PYO knit and wine and Home Ec.  The class is FREE with the purchase of yarn (you will receive a 15% discount on supplies purchased for this class).  YAY--Thanks Thea! Bring scissors and tapestry needle.

...OR just come and knit at Home Ec. with members of Iowa City's knitting guild, Prairie Yarn Over.  
All are welcome!  

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Sundays, October 19 OR 26, 1 - 3 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: Flax Pullover

Knitting: Flax Pullover
With Angie Jordan
Sundays, October 19 & 26, AND November 2 & 9, 3:00-5:00 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) 

Embroidered Hardcover Journal/Sketchbook

Embroidered Hardcover Journal/Sketchbook
With Codi Josephson
Fridays, October 10 and 17, 10 - 12 
$45 all supplies included
Join us for a two session bookmaking and embroidery workshop.  We'll combine these techniques to create unique hardcover journals and sketchbooks. 

Metro T-Shirt

Metro T-Shirt
With Olivia Cotton
Saturday, October 4, 10 am - 1 pm 
$45, + supplies, pattern included


This T-shirt pattern can be made several different ways. With both short-sleeve and long-sleeve options, you'll get endless use from this easy and quick-to-sew style.

supplies needed:
Fabric, Thread (details given when signing up)

Classes for Kids

Sewing: Zipper Pouch!
Thursday, September 25th 3-5pm
$40, all supplies included

 

Kids sewing a pouch? With a zipper?! You heard us right! This pouch is the perfect size for anything from pencils to toys or other handmade creations! This pattern is super easy and kids love it! Your kiddo can start the year off right by learning to sew a one-of-a-kind creation. No prior sewing experience needed.

Knitted Monsters
Thursday, October 23rd 3-5pm
$40, all supplies included

 
Come make a adorable knitted monster, just in time for Halloween! Each student will learn the basic knit stitch and embellishment techniques to make their own, one-of-a-kind spooky creature!

Felting: Needle Felted Ornaments and Key Chains!
November 20th 3-5pm
$40, all supplies included

Felting and kids go hand in hand, and needle felting (using needles to felt wool roving) is no exception! Each student will learn the basics of needle felting and make a unique ornament or key chain out of their creation; a perfect addition to any backpack or holiday decor.

Up-Cycled Gift Wrapping!
Thursday, December 18th 3-5pm,
$40, all supplies included

 

During this class, kids will learn that you don't need to spend money to make cool gift wrap for holiday presents! Each kid can learn to weave their own basket out of paper bags (perfect holder for smaller gifts), design their own wrapping paper, and make their very own bows out of magazines!


New Years Fun!
Monday, December 29th, 10am-12pm
$40, all supplies included

Prepare to ring in the New Year right at Home Ec.! At this class, each kid will embellish their own very own mask, perfect for any New Year's party. They will also make their own New Year's Crackers with a hat, joke, and homemade prize inside!
           

($40 for each class)
(Sign up for four or more, get 5 dollars off per 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) 

(Two session class)

Pendant Workshop

Pendant Workshop
With Satomi Kawai
Saturday, September 27 2-3:30 and Sunday, September 28, 2-3  
$35, plus supplies, kits are $35-$45

 
   
Make these beautiful pendants with local artist, Satomi Kawai. You will learn basic techniques to make a pattern on the blank copper pieces and learn how to apply resin with pigment onto your pendant.

supplies needed: $35-$45 kit from Home Ec Workshop

(two session class)

Friday Night Craft Party: Octoberfest Hats and Headbands

Friday Night Craft Party: Octoberfest Hats and Headbands
Friday, September 26, 6-8 pm  
$10 class fee, + Supplies 

 

Come into Home Ec Workshop to make a hat or headband and be the best dressed at Octoberfest!

Snacks and beverages provided

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap
With Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, September 24, October 1, 8, and 15, 7-9 pm
$85, plus supplies kit ($35)

  
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 beautiful white 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: $35 kit from Home Ec Workshop 

(4 session class)

Super Cute Animal Embroidery

Super Cute Animal Embroidery
With Codi Josephson 
Wednesday, September 24th, 6:30-8:30 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. Kids are welcome to take this class with an adult.



Sewing: Patchwork Pillow Cover

Sewing: Patchwork Pillow Cover
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, September 18, 5:00-8:00
$40 all supplies included to make one cover

 

Make a decorative pillow cover in an evening using a super simple and fun piecing technique. Your seams don't match up...your sewing is not straight... NO PROBLEM! The cover you make will fit a 16x16 inch pillow form.

Knitting: Engage with Gauge!

Knitting: Engage with Gauge!
With Karen Carcia
Monday, September 15, 6:30-8:30
$30

  

Are you sick of under or over-estimating how much yarn you need? Want to confidently cast on a sweater knowing it will turn out the right size? Then it's time to explore the intricacies of gauge! In this class we'll discuss stitch and row gauge, how (and when) to adjust for gauge. We'll create some swatches and talk about why swatching and blocking are necessary-and fun! Plus, you'll go home with Karen's Quick Guide to Gauge.

Sewing: Color Block Pouch

Sewing: Color Block Pouch
With Olivia Cotton
Saturday, September 13, 10:00-12:30
$35 + supplies (pattern Included)
 


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, thread, interfacing and zipper (details given when signing up)

Knitting: Adorable Baby Bonnet

Knitting: Adorable Baby Bonnet
With Lisa Case
Thursdays, September 11 and 18, 6-7:30
$35 + supplies, pattern included

 
   
Make this adorable baby bonnet for cool fall mornings. This is a quick project to make and is the perfect hand knit baby gift. The sweet little embellishment is just perfect! Pattern designed by Lisa Case.

Supplies needed: Yarn, Needles, Darning needle  

(two session class)

Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month
With Codi Josephson
Wednesday, September 10, 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 September block will be the Cut Glass Block using paper piecing.
  
supplies needed: * copy of Vintage Quilt Revival and Fabric, thread (details given when signing up  

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)

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)

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: 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.