2.02.2015

Sewing: The Little Wallet

The Little Wallet 
with Olivia Cotton
Friday, February 6th, 6-8 pm
$30, all supplies included




Come hang out and sew for an evening making this cute little wallet by Valori Wells.  This is the perfect on the go wallet to store your cash and cards.  This super fast sew will soon become a favorite go to gift! Perfect for beginners.


Sewing: The Cute Craft Organizer

The Cute Craft Organizer
with Olivia Cotton
Thursdays, February 12 and 19, 6-8 pm
$35, + supplies



Get yourself organized, or at least looking really organized, with this super cute craft folio.  Not only does this little folder have oodles of pocket to store, needles, notepads, etc. it also has a place for a pen and a little zippered pouch for all those little notions.  Students can customize the pockets to create the organizer that fits their crafting needs.  This is the perfect project for all those fun scraps, and is a great first project to get started using a rotary cutter.

Supplies: Fabric, thread, 14" zipper, interfacing, magnetic snap


1.29.2015

Felt Love

Felt Love 
With Sayuri Sasaki Hemann
Wednesday, February 4, 6 - 7 pm
Free
  
  
Photo Via Sayurisworld.com 

Welcome to the magical world of felt!  Spend an hour with Sayuri (sayurisworld.com) and listen to her as she shows a slideshow and discusses the diverse range of contemporary uses and techniques of felt making.

Embroidery: The Sequel Sampler

Embroidery:  The Sequel Sampler 
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, February 5 and 19, 6 - 8 pm
$55 + hoop, needle, thread (printed sampler included)
  
  
This sampler is a sequel to the original Dropcloth sampler. If you've mastered the basics of embroidery, you're ready to move on to this one, which includes turkey work, needle weaving, two color chain stitch, and more.
(class meets twice)
 

Supplies:  4-5" embroidery hoop,  2 needles,  thread/floss

Felting: Fantabulous Flowers

Felting: Fantabulous Flowers 
With Sayuri Sasaki Hemann
Saturday, February 7 , 1- 4pm
$50, all supplies included
  
  
Skill/Technique/Level:  Wet felting, introductory. (No wet-felting experience necessary)

In this introductory class, participants will familiarize themselves with the materials, vocabulary and key concepts of this ancient, tactile, time-based process.  
We will see and feel the magic of how the loose fibers gradually turn into one piece of felt!!   
We will make 3 types of felted flowers that could be made into brooches or clipped onto a bag for an accent!
This is a perfect workshop for those who love the tactile.   Be prepared to get your hands soapy wet! ;)


Supplies needed: large old towel, plastic bag.

Love Potion

Love Potion
with Sarah Lynch
Saturday, February 7, 10 am - noon 
$40, all supplies included

Blend essential oils with salts and oils to create products for home and body. Make 1 room spray, 1 roller, and one bath soak.  

Norwegian Mittens

Norwegian Mittens
with Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, February 11 and 25, 7-9 pm 
$40 + Yarn and Needles
  
  
Does the Iowa winter make your hands freeze?  Are you tired of commercial mittens and gloves that make your hands turn blue in the cold?  Knit a pair of Norwegian mittens, rich with colorful patterns and sure to keep your hands toasty warm.  Once you knit a pair, the Norwegian mitten world will be your oyster.

Supplies Needed:
-Two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn (Casade 220, e.g.)
-two circular needles that will give you a gauge of 6 stitches to the inch with the yarn you choose.  (Yes...that is indeed a very tight gauge for that weight yarn!  The dense fabric will help keep your hands very warm.)

(two session class)

Kids Class: Pom Pom Valentine

Kids Class: Pom Pom Valentine
With Codi Josephson
Thursday,February 12, 3 - 5 
$35, all supplies included

  
Spend the afternoon creating an adorable pompom animal complete with cute accessories.  Your animal will perch on top of a small box that can be filled with Valentine treats!

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
February 12, 6 - 8 pm 
FREE

 

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

Friday Night Craft Party: Patchwork Pillow Cover

Friday Night Craft Party: Patchwork Pillow Cover 
With Codi Josephson
Friday, February 13th, 6-8:30 pm
$35, all supplies (and snacks!) included
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. Pillow form is not included.

Knitting: Garland Cowl

Knitting: Garland Cowl  
With Val Eichorn
Sundays, February 15th and 22nd, noon-2 pm
$40, plus supplies
 
    
Three words to describe this cowl: trendy, warm and adorable!  Join us for two sessions and learn how to knit this gorgeous cowl to keep you warm on these cold winter days!  Knitters should know basic knitting and we will teach the rest! 

Supplies needed:  size 10.5-13 32" needles (depending on yarn) and approximately 450 yards of bulky yarn

(two session class)

Knitting: Cabled Headband

Knitting: Cabled Headband   
With Val Eichorn
Sunday, February 15th, 3-5 pm
$25, plus supplies

Make a cute cabled headband using Julia's Cabled Headband, available on Ravelry.  Everyone's wearing them!  They're a great fashion accessory as well as super functional!  Make yours unique in this two hour class and discover how easy cabling can be!  Knitters should know how to knit and purl.  

Supplies needed: size 9 needle, cable needle, darning needle and 120 yards worsted weight yarn.

Knitting: Comfy Cowl

Knitting: Comfy Cowl
with Karen Carcia
Mondays, February 16 and 23, 6-8
$40 + supplies  

  Photo via Ravelry

Learn the basics of stranded knitting with this comfy cowl.
It's extra warm and cozy because the stranding creates a thicker fabric-perfect for this cold Iowa winter! Karen will teach you different techniques for holding your yarn and give you tips on how to secure your floats. Created with two colors of worsted weight yarn, this striking cowl works up quickly!

Supplies Needed: Lodgepole Cowl Pattern by Sara Gresbach (available here via Ravelry); worsted weight yarn (200 yards for background color; 90 yards for pine trees); size 7 circular needles (26" recommended); optional: size 6 circular needles (26" recommended).

(two session class)

Sewing: The Sailor Top

Sewing: The Sailor Top
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, February 18 and 25, 6-8:30
$68 + supplies (pattern included)
  
  


















The sailor top, by Fancy Tiger Crafts, is an easy-to-wear &
easy-to-sew raglan sleeve top with a sweet gathered neckline. This adorable top will be your new go to wardrobe staple. It looks perfect in a variety of fabrics and prints. The pattern is sized XS-XXL.

Supplies Needed: Fabric (see pattern for specific details), Thread and *basic sewing kit (pins, marking pen and scissors) 

(two session class)

Knitting: Basic Hat

Knitting: Basic Hat
with Karen Carcia
Wednesdays, February 18 and 25, 6-8 pm 
$40 + supplies

 Photo Via Ravelry
  
Learn how to knit in the round on both circular and double pointed needles with this easy knit hat. After this class you'll be so confident with your skills you'll be making hats for everyone you know with this one simple pattern!

Supplies Needed: print out of pattern (Melissa Simpson's Be Loving pattern available free HERE via Ravelry); one skein worsted weight yarn; 16" circular needles & double pointed needles (in matching sizes US 6, 7, or 8)

(two session class)

Sewing: Luella the Elephant

Sewing: Luella the Elephant
with Sarah Lynch
Saturday, February 21, noon-2 pm 
$18 + Supplies (pattern included)


skill level: beginner to advanced
Learn how to make this adorable elephant with a pattern from Caught Red Threaded.  Luella The Elephant brings both good luck and plenty of love.  Use your favorite fabrics, or coordinate to match another project.

Supplies needed:  1/2 yard main fabric (body), 1/3 yard coordinating fabric(ears, tail), 1/8 of a yard or scrap fabric for tusks and *Basic sewing kit

Felting: Seamless Jar Cozies!!

Felting: Seamless Jar Cozies!! 
With Sayuri Sasaki Hemann
Sunday, February 22, 1- 4:30pm
$58, all supplies included

 

Skill/Technique/Level:  Wet-felting, intermediate.  (wet felting experience preferred, but not necessary)

In this class, we will learn how to create a hollow, seamless form using a flat resist template to felt around.  
We will play with surface design by learning to blend colored fibers, and adding collage elements into the cozies, and witness how the fibers migrate during the felting process.

Supplies needed: large old towel, plastic bag

Sewing: Metro T-Shirt

Metro T-Shirt
with Olivia Cotton
Saturday, February 28, 12-3 pm 
$45, + supplies, pattern included


Use one of our super-cute knits to make this shirt.  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 (see pattern for details), Thread and *basic sewing kit

Quilting: Block of the Month Kickoff

Quilting: Block of the Month Kickoff
with Codi Josephson
Tuesday, March 3, 6-8 pm 
$25, + Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, (by Tula Pink)

 

Join us as we kick off our new block of the month series. We will be using the book 100 Modern Blocks by Tula Pink. Techniques for 2 blocks will be demonstrated each session and participants will have the rest of the time to work on sewing the blocks.  Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in block swaps each month.  Sign up for one class or all six of them and collect enough blocks to make a sampler quilt! Each class will include a bundle of enough fabric to make 3 or 4 6" blocks. The fabrics will be random, but will work well to create a cohesive sampler quilt.  The block of the month classes will meet the first Tuesday of each month from March-August.

Supplies needed: Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks *Basic sewing kit and neutral thread