8.01.2015

Sewing: Endless Summer Tunic

Sewing: Endless Summer Tunic
With Codi Josephson
Sunday August 2, 12-4
$65 plus supplies ([Pattern included)
  
  
  
The Endless Summer Tunic is a sweet pullover tunic dress with optional pockets. It features gathers at the center back and shoulder seams, as well as a curved hem that is slightly longer in the back. Wear it as a dress all summer long and in the fall wear it over leggings and layer it under a cardigan. This dress is sure to become a year round wardrobe staple. Please cut pattern out in advance. Feel free to set up a time to come in and cut at Home Ec if assistance is needed.

Supplies Needed: Fabric, thread, *Basic Sewing Kit

Kids Summer Classes and Camps 2015

Kids Summer Classes and Camps 2015

Felt Pencil Pouch
With Codi Josephson
Tuesday August 18, 2-4
$35 all supplies included
  
  

Head back to school with a handmade, designed by you pencil pouch!  We will learn hand sewing and machine sewing techniques to complete this pouch! (ages 8 +)

Fabric Notebook Cover
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, August 20, 2-4
$35 all supplies included
  
  

End your summer vacation by making this fun notebook cover with a pocket to hold pencils and pens. We will be using the sewing machine and some embroidery stitches to make these one of a kind notebook covers. (ages 8+)


Needlefelting

Needlefelting
With Eleanor Cotton
Monday, August 10, 7-9 pm 
$35, all supplies included
 
Never needle felted before? No Problem! Learn the basics of 3-D needle felting in this one night class. Basic needle felting techniques will be taught throughout the class, and each person will leave with their own felted project and the skills to make dozens more!


Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month 
with Codi Josephson
Tuesday, August 11, 6-8 pm 
$25, + Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, by Tula Pink

 

Join us for our block of the month class using 100 Modern blocks, by Tula Pink. Techniques for 2 blocks will be demonstrated each session - The book is broken down into 6 sections. This month's section is about blocks that use triangles!  Sign up for one class, or the last three, 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 second Tuesday of each month from March-August.

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

Knitting: Topsy-Turvy Toys: Hedgehog/Squirrel

Knitting: Topsy-Turvy Toys: Hedgehog/Squirrel
With Eleanor Cotton
Wednesdays, August 12 and 19, 7-9 pm
$50 + supplies  
skill level: beginner 

  
 Image source: RAVELRY 

Using the clever patterns from the Topsy Turvy Toy book, you will make an adorable knitted hedgehog-that flips inside out into a squirrel! Only a basic knowledge of the knit stitch is necessary, and through making the toys, you will learn other helpful knitting techniques, such as increasing, decreasing, and knitting-in-the-round.

Supplies needed:
* Topsy Turvy Toy book * Brown, grey and cream worsted weight yarn * size 6 dpn (double point needles). 
 

(Two session class)

Indigo Dyeing

Indigo Dyeing
With Frankie Schneckloth
Thursday, August 13 , 6 - 8 pm
$35 Dyeing supplies included 
*bring 1 yard white cotton fabric

This introductory workshop will cover the basics of this ancient natural dye method. We'll review traditional Japanese binding and resist methods and transform plain white fabric into a variety of patterned inky blues. 

Supplies Needed: 1 Yard of 100% cotton fabric

Heads up: wear something you don't mind turning permanently blue if dye vat splashes.

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Sunday, August 16, 3-5PM
$20 + supplies

Skill level: Beginner

 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Here is a one session class 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 and a light colored, worsted weight yarn.  If you do not have these supplies, we look forward to helping you find them at Home Ec Workshop.

Knitting: Cabled Headband

Knitting: Cabled Headband   
With Val Eichhorn
Tuesday, August 18, 6 - 8 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.

Felt Terrariums

Felt Terrariums
With Eleanor Cotton
Thursday August 20, 7-9 pm 
$35 all supplies included
 
Some people may believe that there is nothing cuter than a terrarium, but they are sadly mistaken! Handmade felt terrariums are even more adorable and insanely easy to make! In this class, we will learn how to make little succulents and accessories out of felt, as well as several hand-sewing stitches. Everyone will end up with a terrarium that could rival the cutest of any living one!

Sewing: The Washi Dress

Sewing: The Washi Dress
With Codi Josephson
Saturdays, August 22 and 29, 10-1
$65, + 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 (See pattern for exact amounts), Optional interfacing, thread, elastic thread and *basic sewing kit

Sewing: The Bias Skirt

Sewing: The Bias Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Wednesday, September 2, 5:30-8:30 pm 
$30 + supplies, pattern included
  
Make a flattering and comfortable fitting skirt that will curve around your curves.  Learn how to draft a pattern based on your measurements and sew a skirt you can work and run around in all year long.  Uses approximately 2 yards woven cotton fabric, thread and elastic.

Supplies Needed: Approximately 2 yards of woven fabric, thread, *basic sewing kit, ½" elastic to go around your waist plus 4 inches.


Embroidery: Colorburst Seed Sampler

Embroidery: Colorburst Seed Sampler
With Codi Josephson
Wednesday, September 9, 6-8:30
$35, all supplies included
  
  
Spend the evening stitching this sweet little sampler, hand drawn by Rebecca of Dropcloth Samplers. You will learn the chain stitch, Backstitch, Satin Stitch and French knot.

Sewing: The Linden Sweatshirt

Sewing: The Linden Sweatshirt
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, September 13, 12-4
$55 + supplies, pattern included
  
Photo via Grainline Studios

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)

Quilting: Make a Quilt Start to Finish

Quilting: Make a Quilt Start to Finish
With Olivia Cotton 
Tuesdays, September 15, 29, and October 6, 5:30-8 pm 
$85 + supplies (pattern included)

  
Learn to make a small quilt (42"x49") from start to finish using this adorable pattern designed by 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.

Supplies needed: Fabric (details given when you sign up), Batting, curved safety pins, thread, *basic sewing kit  

(Three session class) 

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7
$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 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) 



7.01.2015

Embroidery: DIY Clock

Embroidery: DIY Clock
with Olivia Cotton
Monday, July 6th 6-8 pm
$40, all supplies included
  
Learn the basics of embroidery while making this super cute (functioning) clock.  This class will take you through the basics of embroidery, and you will go home with the perfect addition to any craft room.

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
July 9, 6 - 8 pm 
FREE

 

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

Sewing: The Gallery Tunic

Sewing: The Gallery Tunic
with Olivia Cotton
Mondays July 13 and 20, 5:30-8:30 pm
$65 + supplies (pattern included)
  
  
If you have ever wanted to make your own clothes this is the class for you!  We love the new Gallery Tunic pattern by Liesel and Co.  This relaxed tunic is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe and students will learn several basic garment construction techniques.

Supplies needed:
Fabric (see pattern for details), interfacing, thread, *basic sewing kit
(Two session class)

Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month 
with Codi Josephson
Tuesday, July 14, 6-8 pm 
$25, + Copy of 100 Modern Quilt Blocks, by Tula Pink

 

Join us for our block of the month class using 100 Modern blocks, by Tula Pink. Techniques for 2 blocks will be demonstrated each session - The book is broken down into 6 sections. This month's section is about blocks that use triangles!  Sign up for one class, or the last three, 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 second Tuesday of each month from March-August (June 9, July 14)  

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

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket
With Greg Cotton
Thursdays, July 16, 23, and 30, 7 - 9 pm 
$45 + Pattern OR The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmermann
  
One of Elizabeth Zimmermann's most incredible patterns is the origami-like Baby Surprise Jacket.  As you knit it you will be astounded at its toplogy; you will equally be astounded at this evidence of EZ's incredible brain and will wonder how in the world she ever thought this up.  Once you finish the jacket you will quite likely never knit a baby jacket from another pattern.  Tons of darling examples on Ravelry.

Supplies needed: 3-4 ounces of sportweight yarn (using up little bits is great fun, since this thing is made for stripes) and whatever needles will yield 6 sts/inch with that yarn.  I'm usually safe with a #3, but anywhere between a #2 and a #4 would be reasonable.  I usually knit the jacket on a 24" circular needle, but will often grab a double-point of the same size to finish the jacket. The finished product will need some buttons and the usual knitter's array of miscellaneous tools (scissors, darning needle, crochet hook).  The only skill required is that of an inquiring mind.

(three session class)