4.01.2017

Embroidery: Sashiko Repair

Embroidery: Sashiko Repair
With Karen Carcia
Monday, April 3, 5:30-7:30 pm 
$25 + supplies
In this class we'll explore how to mend using basic embroidery stitches. Inspired by Japanese Sashiko, we'll explore how to use the running stitch to give strength and new life to your well-worn favorite garments. Learn this technique and never give up a paired of loved jeans again!
   
Supplies needed:
  • something to mend
  • emroidery thread (Valdani Pearl Cotton size 12 recommended)
  • small pieces of fabric
  • needle
  • sashiko or thumb thimble (optional)
  • scissors

Knitting: Basic Knit Hat

Knitting: Basic Knit Hat

Tuesdays, April 4 and 11, 6-8pm

$35 + supplies


Let's make a hat! If you know how to knit and want to learn some new skills then this is the class for you. We will learn to knit on circular needles, shape and decrease on double pointed needles, and learn the rib stitch in this two session class. Plus, this class is a great introduction on reading patterns.

Supplies needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn (up to 200 yards for adult hat)
  • US 8 needles in 16" circulars
  • US 8 double pointed needles (dpns)
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch marker
  • Pattern provided in class

(Two session class)

Merchant and Mills Factory Dress

Merchant and Mills Factory Dress

With Elizabeth Munger

Women sizes 8-18

Tuesdays, April 4 and April 18, 5:30-8:30 pm

$70 + supplies ($20 pattern included)


 


This may be a hard working dress influenced by the working ladies of the twenties, but it is easy to sew and even better to wear! Who doesn't want a dress with pockets and rolled up sleeves!


Supplies needed:

  • 3 yards of 44" wide fabric or 2 3/4 yard of 55" wide fabric;linen, cotton, lightweight denim, fine wool or corduroy.
  • 1/2 yard of lightweight interfacing

(Two session class)

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, April 20 and 27, May 4 and 11, 6-8 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)

Machine Quilting

Machine Quilting 
With Pam Ehrhardt
Saturdays April 22 and 29, 1-3
$40 (supplies included for first session)


Learn the basics of machine quilting with local quilter, Pam Ehrhardt.  During this class you will
learn and practice free motion quilting techniques as well as techniques for straight line machine quilting.  Materials provided for the first day of class and then students can bring supplies based on there preferences to the second class.
   (Two session class)

Quilt Start to Finish

Quilt Start to Finish
with Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, April 26, May 3 and 10, 5:30-8 pm
$80 + supplies (pattern included)

Learn to make a crib size quilt (43" x 52") from start to finish using this fun pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew. You will learn cutting, piecing, straight line machine quilting and binding techniques. In order to finish by the end of the three weeks you will have to work on your quilt between classes-it is not a problem if you do not have a machine because you can use Home Ec's workshop space free of charge between class sessions. This class is perfect for both beginners and experienced quilters. Students may also size the up the quilt easily, but need to allow extra time for completion.
 
Supplies Needed: Fabric (details given when you sign up), Batting, curved safety pins, thread, *basic sewing kit

(Three session class)

Knitting: Baby Sophisticate Cardigan

Knitting: Baby Sophisticate Cardigan
With Amy Gullen
Saturdays, April 29, May 6 and 13, 1-3 pm
$60 + supplies



Do you want to learn how to knit a sweater but haven't been sure where to start? Or are you or someone you know expecting? This adorable cardigan is the answer. It's a great example of one of the most common sweater construction types-- top-down with raglan shoulders. And the shawl collar will give a touch of old fashioned charm to any baby.

Supplies needed:
· 255-300 yards Aran weight yarn
· US 8, 32" circular needles
· Tapestry needle, waste yarn, 4 stitch markers

(Three session class)
 

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress

Sewing: Willow Tank or Dress
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, April 30, 12-5 pm, 
$55, plus supplies (pattern included)


image via Grainline Studio
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)

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap
With Greg Cotton
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 25 and June 1, 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)

School of Sewing (part 2)

School of Sewing (part 2)
with Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays May 17, 24,and June 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
$65 + supplies


Finally! The continuation of School of Sewing is here. The School of Sewing book has so many great projects, we can't fit them all into just one class. Whether you loved School of Sewing Part 1, or are just looking to make super cute projects, this class is for you! We will work on one project during each session (key flob, zip-it pillow,and either a clutch or tech case(your choice). During this class you will also learn how to alter basic patterns to fit exactly what you want. 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
 
(three session class)

Craft Party: Weaving 101

Craft Party: Weaving 101
With Codi Josephson
Friday May 19, 6-9
$65 (we will provide a lovely wooden loom and tools (that you get to keep!) along with a variety of yarns to experiment with. You bring a skein super bulky weight yarn that will be your main color).
 
 
Come spend the evening learning the basics of weaving and make a small tapestry. You will how to set the loom up and some basic weaving patterns. You will get to take home the lovely loom kit made by Black Sheep Goods. We will provide a variety of fibers to experiment with and of course wine (and snacks)

Sewing: Wanderlust T-Shirt

Sewing: Wanderlust T-Shirt
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, May 21, 12-4 pm 
$55 + Supplies (pattern included)

 
 
This breezy tee by Fancy Tiger Crafts, exudes effortless style. The a-line shape means a closer fit in the shoulders, keeping a put-together look without being clingy. A wide neck and slightly cropped length finishes off this design for a modern look (of course you can lengthen if you prefer:)). Whether you have a day of errands or a dinner date on your calendar, you'll be looking smart and feeling cozy in your new favorite tee!
 
Supplies Needed:
Light to medium weight knit fabric, thread and *Basic Sewing Kit

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, May 25, June 1, 8 and 15, 6-8 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)

Adult Summer Camps 2017


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.  Photos coming soon!!
 
Adult Sewing Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 1-4 pm
$175 + supplies (patterns included)
 
What is more fun than finishing a super cute outfit in a week?!  We love Granline and Liesl & Co. patterns; super cute and quick to sew. We will all make the Little Pocket Tank and then either the Soho Shorts or Skirt (your choice). This week you will learn everything needed to start creating your own handmade wardrobe.  Sizing, cutting, garment sewing, placing a zipper, as well as basic garment altering.  If time allows we will also make an infinity scarf.
 
Supplies needed: basic sewing kit, fabric, zipper, interfacing, thread (details given when signing up)
 
Adult Quilt Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 1-4 pm
$165 + supplies (pattern included)
 
Quilting Camp is our most popular kids camp, so we figured adults would love it too.  This super cute quilt will teach all the basic of sewing with the added bonus of creating 12 different block designs.  Campers will be able to either tie or machine quilt (extra time required) as well as doing a fold over binding.  This project is sure to become a staple movie watching blanket.
 
Supplies needed: fabric, batting, large safety pins, marking pen, thread, basic sewing kit.


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.
 

3.20.2017

Kid's Summer Camps 2017

Does your kiddo have a desire to learn how to sew, knit, quilt, or weave? Does the idea of teaching your own child how to do these things on your own make you nervous? Do you want your kids to attend a fun summer camp with other kids their own age? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Home Ec. Summer Camps are perfect for your kid(s)! Summer 2017 brings with it amazing, ALL NEW summer camps as well as popular camps from last year, featuring new activities and projects!  
Throughout each week, campers will create projects and develop skills and a creative mindset that will keep them crafting long after camp is over. We limit the number of campers each week so our super-experienced teachers can provide one-on-one attention. The small groups also let our campers connect with one another and make new friends. By the end of the week, your kiddo will get to take home fun memories along with their fabulous handmade projects. And their newly acquired skills mean they'll have the ability to create many more.
The schedule below provides information about each of the camps. The cost includes instruction, as well as all of the supplies necessary for the crafts. Please call Home Ec. (319-337-4775) if you have any questions related to the camps!

Registration and Cancellation Policy*
In order to register for our camps, call Home Ec. at 319.337.4775 to sign up.  We require payment in full at the time of sign up in order to reserve your child's spot in the camp.  We require at least two weeks notice if you are going to cancel your registration to one of our camps. There will be a $50 cancellation fee taken out of your refund. If you cancel two weeks or less prior to the start of the camp, we are unable to offer a refund or store credit. No make up dates will be offered if your child misses any days of camp.


Quilting Camp
with Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, June 5-9, 12-3 pm
$235, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up
  

People have said it can't be done...kids finishing a quilt in a week?! You may think it is impossible, but we are here to prove otherwise! Throughout the week, the kids will learn the basics of quilting (piecing, tying, attaching a binding, etc.) while creating their very own quilt to bring home on Friday. New this year, they will be designing their own quilts, WOW! One of the kiddos favorite camps!

Print, Dye, Sew Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 9-12 pm
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

Spend the week exploring a variety of dyeing and printing techniques.  Students will have a blast indigo dyeing and ice dyeing on fabric (feel free to bring t-shirts if you would like).  Students will also make drawings and learn how to create a screen and screen print on fabric.  During the camp we will also be block printing and sun printing! We will use the fabric to create a tote bag, a throw pillow or stuffed animal, stationary and a zipper pouch.  So much fun and creativity packed into a week of camp!

Room Decor Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 9-12 pm
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

Whether your child is an aspiring interior decorator or is in desperate need of a room makeover, this camp is for her / him! Kids will get to make super-cute projects geared at jazzing up a drab bedroom. Projects will include a wall hanging organizer, a fashionable accent pillow, a clock, and piece of embroidered art! Campers will learn how to use a sewing machine and learn basic hand sewing techniques. After this camp, your kid's room will be the envy of all their friends (and you)!

Fabric Design and Fashion Camp
with Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 9-12 pm
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

 

Learn how fabric designers make repeated images to create yardage.  We will create designs and have them printed on fabric! We will also dye and hand print fabric to create garments and accessories designed by you!

Kids: Little Big Kid Craft Camp

With Olivia Cotton
Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7, 9-12 pm
$130, all supplies included
Ages 5 and up

 

At Home Ec., we know all kids want to craft, which is why we are offering a camp specifically for those crafters who may not be old enough for other camps! The projects in this class are specially geared for smaller hands. Campers will get to make felted soap bars, woven coasters, make Pinecone people, pocket pals and a pillow with their own artwork on it! This camp is the perfect way to expose your little one to the amazing world of crafting!


Make a Book from Start to Finish!
With Karen Carcia
Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 12-3 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

 

Want to write and design your own book from cover to cover? In this class we will learn how to make our own paper from pulp and add petals, grass, or glitter to decorate it. We'll learn how to create images with suminagashi printing and sumi painting. We'll write our own stories and poems to put inside our books and learn different types of folded and sewn book structures to house our work. At the end of the week you'll be on your way to becoming a famous author!


Pack-Away Playhouse
With Kelly Moore
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9-12 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 6 and up
  
  
Use all your crafting skills to create a mini playhouse for your favorite action figures and toys. We will sew tiny curtains, weave mini rugs and use recyclables to build furniture and appliances. Students will learn basic stitching, weaving and sewing.  We will also decoupage, construct, draw and design.  When unpacked, you will have a multi room space that can be rearranged every time you play. The whole thing packs up easily to take wherever your adventures take you.   


Nature Art
With Kelly Moore
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 1-4 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 6 and up

   

In this camp students will incorporate natural elements into their art.  Create stick weavings, story stones, flower sun catchers, twig sculptures and more.  Students will learn how to make awesome art from found objects and natural materials.


"Sewtastic" Sewing Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 9-12 pm.
$210, all supplies included
Ages 8+

  

One of our most popular camps is back and full of fun new projects! This is the perfect camp for any kid who wants to learn all the basics of sewing. We will spend a majority of the week learning how to use the sewing machines, while making several projects such as a zippered pencil cases, fabric baskets, pillowcases, wallets, etc. Campers will also learn very useful hand sewing techniques through embroidered wall art and felt key chains. Every camper will end the week as budding sewers, with the skills to create even more hand-sewn projects.

Embroidery and Fiber Drawing Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 9-12 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

In this fun new camp learn how to turn drawings into fiber masterpieces!  Campers will learn a variety of stitching and applique techniques and will stitch onto fabric, paper, cardboard and wood. We will also create an embroidery transfer using an original drawing.  Sew much fun!


Patchwork Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 9-12
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

Spend the week exploring patchwork!  We will design a variety of patchwork projects including a sewn patchwork tote bag, a notebook cover, a patchwork collage, a patchwork stuffed animal and a pair of patchwork slippers.  This camp will be super colorful, super scrappy, super creative and SUPER FUN!  

3.02.2017

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
ONE SESSION CLASS
Saturday, March 4, 1-3
*100% of the class fee benefits United Action for Youth
$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!

Sewing: Tiny Romper

Tiny Romper
With Elizabeth Munger
Sizes 0-12 months
Tuesdays, March 14 and 21, 6-8pm
$40 + supplies

 
Sew a tiny romper for your favorite little one.


Supplies needed:
  • 1 yard (44" wide) mid-weight fabric for the top. The top is lined, so you can do 1 yard of 1 fabric or 1/2 yard for the main fabric and 1/2 for the lining.
  • 1/2 yard (44" wide) mid-weight fabric for the bottom
  • 2, 3/8" wide, flat buttons
  • 3/8 yard, 1/4" elastic
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing pattern will be provided in class
(Two session class)

Kids Sewing: Plushy Pal

Kids Sewing: Plushy Pal
With Kelly Moore
Friday, March 17, 9-12 pm
$40, all supplies included
Ages 6 and up


Sew your own squishy friend. You'll decorate, stuff and sew a character of your own design. We will use fun fabrics, fabric markers, yarn and more!

Kids Class: Free Form Embroidery

Kids Class: Free Form Embroidery
With Kelly Moore
Friday, March 17, 1-4 pm
$40, all supplies included
Ages 6 and up

You'll learn some basic stitches that you can practice on more traditional fabrics once you get the hang of it. We will use yarn, large safety needles and plastic mesh to create a stitch sampler.

Kids Knitting 101

Kids Knitting 101
with Natasha Otteson
Saturdays, March 18 and 25, 2-3:30 pm
$55, all supplies included (needles and choice of ball of worsted weight yarn)
Ages 8 and up
 
Kids, come to Home Ec and join us for a Kid's Knitting 101 two-part class. Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off, all while making a fun accessory for yourself.

(Two session class)