7.03.2016

Knitting: Cactus Garden

Knitting: Cactus Garden
With Eleanor Cotton
Mondays, July 11 5:30-7:30 and July 18 5:30-6:30
$35 + supplies (one terra cotta pot included)

 
Image from : www.theyarnloop.com
This class is for all of those people who have the miraculous ability to kill literally any living plant. Using this fun (and free!) knitting pattern, you can create your own garden of cacti that will be complete immune to your lack of a green thumb! We will be teaching the basics of knitting in the round on DPNs, finishing techniques, and two types of stitches (moss and ribbing). This is the perfect class for beginning knitters who want to learn a few new techniques and for advanced knitters who just want to whip up a quick and fun project!

Supplies needed:

Approximately 20g of Worsted or DK weight yarn (greenish color recommended) with appropriate DPNS needles, darning needle.

(Two session class) 

Sewing: The Morris Blazer

Sewing: The Morris Blazer
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, July 12 and 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)


Photo via: Oliver and S
We at Home Ec are in love with sewing jersey, so every time we find a new pattern we just can't resist. This super cute blazer sews up in no time.
*Please schedule a time to cut out your fabric pieces before the first class.
Supplies needed: Fabric, interfacing (see pattern), basic sewing kit
(Two session class)

Sewing: The Lake Shore Pajamas

Sewing: The Lake Shore Pajamas
With Eleanor Cotton 
Wednesdays, July 13 and 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)

 
The Lake Shore Pajamas by Grainline Studio is one of our favorite new patterns---the athletic style shorts and the split back tank top, with contrast bias tape, look so lovely together. They are the perfect summer project---by using light weight fabric, such as chambrays or our Indian cottons, the finished garment will keep you cool throughout the hot and humid summer months. You will definitely want to wear your PJs 24/7 (if you didn't already).   
Supplies needed:
7 yards of 1/4" wide double fold bias tape, fabric, basic sewing kit, 1 yd of 1.25 inch wide elastic

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 2 (Picnic Plaid Quilt)

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 2 (Picnic Plaid Quilt)
with Olivia Cotton
Mondays, July 18 and 25, 5:30-8 pm
$45 + supplies and book


(photo via Noodlehead)
 
*NOTE: You do not need to have taken Part 1 to take Part 2. All are welcome!
Anna Graham's new book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites at the shop. This summer we are doing a three part class series making patterns out of the book. This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques and reading patterns out of a book. During the second 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)

Sewing: The Geranium Dress

Sewing: The Geranium Dress
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, July 21 and 28,  6-8pm
60 + Supplies (pattern Included)
 
The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile dress or tunic pattern that includes two views and endless possibilities for mixing and matching! It can be made in sizes 12 month - 5T.
Supplies needed:
Fabric, Thread, Basic sewing kit, fusible interfacing, snaps or buttons

(Two session class) 

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

Knitting: Learn to Knit Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks
with Amy Gullen
Saturdays, July 23 & 30 and August 6, 1-3 pm
$55 + supplies
 
Image by Ssedro 
Have you wanted to learn to knit socks? Do you suffer from second sock syndrome or do your socks turn out 2 different sizes? Two-at-a-time, top-down socks are a great way to learn sock knitting and are a fix for 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 so 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.
· 36" (24-48" will also work) circular needles. US size #1 (or #0 if you are a loose knitter and #1.5 if a tight knitter). You can also use 2 24" or longer circular needles if you prefer not to use magic loop. Gauge is not particularly important for the class project.
· Tapestry needle
 
(three session class)

Knitting: Two-at-a-Time, Toe-Up socks

Knitting: Two-at-a-Time, Toe-Up socks
With Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, July 27, August 10, & August 24, 7-9 pm
$60 + supplies
 

Do you want to learn to knit socks? Does the thought of knitting an entire sock and then starting over on number two seem daunting? Do you wonder if you'll have enough yarn to knit two socks? Two-at-a-time Toe-up socks solves all of those problems and gives you some cool new skills to boot! We'll learn the incredibly cool (and magical!) Judy's Magic Cast On, learn to knit with two circular needles, learn to knit two socks at once, and learn to produce a toe-up sock that looks and fits like a real sock.
 
Supplies you'll need:
· 100 gram skein of sock yarn/fingering weight yarn, wound into two equal balls.
· 2 24" circular needles, US size #1-#3. If you're a loose needle, #1 will probably be best; if you're a tight knitter, #3 is best. Best of all, though, is knitting a swatch with the yarn you want to use and determine what size needle will help you achieve the best gauge. I'd aim for about 7 stitches to the inch.
· Usual knitting tools.

(three session class)

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 3 (Make up Travel Case)

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 3 (Make up Travel Case)
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, August 2 and 9, 5:30-8 pm
$45 + supplies and book
(photos courtesy of Carolyn Friedlander)

    
 
*NOTE: You can take Part 3 even if you did not take Part 1 or 2. Everyone is welcome!
 
In our final summer installment of the Handmade Style series we are taking on the Make up Travel Case. During this class we will tackle some great bag skills: piping, zippers, hinging, and much more. Sure to be a fun and rewarding class!
(Please schedule a time to cut out all fabric pieces prior to the first class)
 
Supplies needed: Handmade Style book, fabric (see book), cotton canvas (see book), 30" two way zipper, 14" zipper, 2.5 yds cording, ½ yd piping fabric, ¼" elastic, 2.5 yds twill tape
(Two session class)

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote
with Linzee McCray
Thursday, August 4, 5:30-9 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)

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt   
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, August 21, 12-4 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)

6.01.2016

Sewing: Lisette Dress

Sewing: Lisette Dress
with Eleanor Cotton
Wednesdays, June 1 and 15, 6-8:30 pm 
$65 (pattern included) + supplies
 
Photo via Oliver + S.
This dress is so flattering and will definitely become a staple in your wardrobe! This dress is the perfect pattern to expanded your sewing skills by installing invisible zippers, making cute little pleats and gathers, learning all about fit, and experimenting with different types of fabric (such as rayon!). By the end of the class, you will have a dress that you can enjoy all summer long!
Supplies needed: Fabric (more info when signed up), invisible zipper, basic sewing kit
(two session class)

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

Knitting: Learn to Knit Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks
with Amy Gullen
Sundays, June 5, 12 and 19, 1-2:30 pm
$45 + supplies
 
Image bySsedro 
Have you wanted to learn to knit socks? Do you suffer from second sock syndrome or do your socks turn out 2 different sizes? Two-at-a-time, top-down socks are a great way to learn sock knitting and are a fix for 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 either a pair of baby so that you can finish a pair of socks 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.
· 36" (24-48" will also work) circular needles. US size #1 (or #0 if you are a loose knitter and #1.5 if a tight knitter). You can also use 2 24" or longer circular needles if you prefer not to use magic loop. Gauge is not particularly important for the class project.
· Tapestry needle
 
(Three session class)

Sewing: What the heck is a PDF pattern?

Sewing: What the heck is a PDF pattern?
With Eleanor Cotton
Tuesdays, June 7 and 14, 7-9 pm
$45 + supplies
  


PDF sewing patterns (patterns that you buy online, print out and assemble) are becoming very popular, but they can be a little confusing if you haven't used one before. In the class, we will clear up that confusion by starting from the very beginning (printing out the pattern and assembly) and then use the pattern to make a sewn garment! You can pick from the Lou Box Top (great for sewers who want to experiment with Rayon, Knit or another type of fabric) OR the Sorbetto Tank Top (perfect for first time garment sewers).

Supplies needed:
pattern (Sorbetto is free, but the Lou Box Top must be purchased), fabric, basic sewing kit

(Two session class) 

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 1

Sewing: Handmade Style Part 1
With Olivia Cotton
Thursdays, June 9 and 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$35 + supplies, book

 
 
Anna Graham's new book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites at the shop. This summer we are starting a three part class series making patterns out of the book. This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques and reading patterns out of a book. During the first class we will make the cute Carry-all Pincushion. Perfect for using up scraps.
 
Supplies needed: Handmade Style book, fabric (see book), Anne's soft and stable, interfacing, thread, crushed walnut shells, basic sewing kit.
 
(Two session class)

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote

Sewing: Oilcloth Farmers Market Tote
with Linzee McCray
Saturday, June 11, 1-5
$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

Knitting: Light, Linen Shawl

Knitting: Light, Linen Shawl
With Karen Carcia
Tuesdays, June 14 and 28, 6-8 pm
$40 + supplies
 

Celebrate summer with this easy, breezy shawl! This sweet shawl is great for beginners, or those already in a summer state of mind! Constructed from the bottom-up through yarn overs and carrying the yarn up the side of the work, this shawl shapes up effortlessly!
 
Supplies needed:
  • two skeins Quince & Co's Sparrow (or equivalent yarn)
  • Green Tea Kerchief Pattern (available on Ravelry)
  • US 5 long length circular needles
  • tapestry needle, scissors
(Two session class)
 
 

Knitting: Summer Lace Scarf

Knitting: Summer Lace Scarf
with Amy Gullen
Saturday, June 18, 1-3 pm
$20 + supplies
 
Image by Scarlet Fleece
Winter has passed but that doesn't mean you need to put away all of your scarves. Using linen or cotton yarn and a lace pattern, you can create a scarf that is light and airy enough that you can wear it any summer day.

Supplies needed:
· Painted Lace Scarf pattern available for free onRavelry.
· 200-400 yards sport-weight yarn. A linen or cotton yarn will be best for a summer-weight scarf, but any fiber can be used. (Get more yarn for a longer scarf, less for a shorter one. This pattern can also be made with DK or Worsted yarn, just use needles 1 to 2 sizes larger.)
· US size #9 needles
· Tapestry needle