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)

Knitting: Colorwork Cowl

Knitting: Colorwork Cowl
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, March 20 and 27, 5:30-7:30 pm 
$45 + supplies
 
 
This classic cowl, designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge, is perfect project for knitters new to colorwork. In this class we'll learn different techniques to master stranded knitting. This cozy cowl works up quickly and will make a great winter-to-spring accessory.     
Supplies needed:
  • Worsted weight yarn (approximately 130 yds of each color)
  • 24" circular needles in US 7, US 8 or 9
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch marker
  • Pattern provided in class
(Two session class)

Sewing: The Washi Dress

Sewing: The Washi Dress
With Olivia Cotton
Mondays, March 20 and 27, 5:30 - 8 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)
 
*Please schedule a time to come in and cut out your pattern/pre-washed fabric before the first class.*


This is such a flattering pattern with a scoop neckline, comfortable shirring in the back and above-the-knee hemline. This was our favorite summer dress, and it transitions perfectly into fall and winter when worn over leggings or tights. This dress can be made with or without sleeves or can be made tunic length.

Supplies needed:
fabric, thread, elastic thread, basic sewing kit
 
(Two session class)

Needle felting

Needle felting
With Lynne Ikach
$35, all supplies included
Friday, March 24, 6-8 pm
 
 
Create an adorable needlefelted animal in an evening.  These animals are cuter than cute and super fun to make!

Knitting: Cozy Cable Cowl

Knitting: Cozy Cable Cowl
With Amy Gullen
Saturdays March 25 and April 1, 1:00-2:30 pm
$30 + supplies


image via Purl Soho   
What's better to keep you warm this winter than a cowl you knit yourself? This cowl will knit up quick due to the thick yarn. That along with the cables ensure that it will keep you cozy and warm. This is also a great project if you are new to cables.
Supplies needed:
(Two session class)

DAYS FOR GIRLS

DAYS FOR GIRLS
Sunday, March 26, 12-4
Sunday, April 23, 12-4
FREE!
 
 
 
Can sanitary napkins change the world? They certainly can change the lives of women and girls who have no access to them, and who are forced to stay home and miss school and work during their periods. We're partnering with the organization Days for Girls to sew kits containing reusable sanitary products that will be distributed to women and girls around the globe and would love for you to join us.  We'll be cutting and sewing pads, shields, and drawstring bags.  Only the most basic sewing skills are needed and all fabric and supplies are provided. Come for an hour or the afternoon.

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)

Sewing: Sugar Pop Top

Sewing: Sugar Pop Top
With Olivia Cotton
Mondays, April 3 and 10, 5:30-7:30 pm
$50 + supplies (pattern included)

Photo via Sew Caroline
 
This is the perfect top for spring and we are in love with the cute peter pan collar. With its simple construction this is sure to become a favorite pattern. Perfect opportunity to use all those new spring fabrics!
 
Supplies needed: fabric, interfacing, basic sewing kit.

(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)

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)
 
 

2.03.2017

DAYS FOR GIRLS

DAYS FOR GIRLS
Sunday, February 5, 12-4
FREE!
 
Can sanitary napkins change the world? They certainly can change the lives of women and girls who have no access to them, and who are forced to stay home and miss school and work during their periods. We're partnering with the organization Days for Girls to sew kits containing reusable sanitary products that will be distributed to women and girls around the globe and would love for you to join us.  We'll be cutting and sewing pads, shields, and drawstring bags.  Only the most basic sewing skills are needed and all fabric and supplies are provided. Come for an hour or the afternoon.

Sewing: The Beatrix Top

Sewing: The Beatrix Top
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesday, Feb 8 and 15, 5:30-8 pm
$65 + supplies (pattern included)
 

Come learn to make this adorable button back top.  The Beatrix Top is the perfect top for learning new techniques; darts, curved hems, and button holes galore!  This is the perfect pattern for that beautiful rayon you've been eyeing. 

Supplies Needed:  Fabric, thread, *basic sewing kit

(two session class)

Sewing: Sleepy Bear

Sewing: Sleepy Bear

with Codi Josephson

Thursday, February 9, 3-5:30

$35 all supplies included

ages 7+






Make this sweet little sleepy bear out of fabrics of your choosing. We will be both hand and machine sewing your new friend and his or her bed.