4.29.2015

Private Knitting/Crochet Lessons

Private Knitting/Crochet Lessons
With Ann Rushton

Dates- to be determined by you and instructor. Instructor is flexible with dates and times during Home Ec hours.   
$30/ hour + supplies. (Instructor favors Home Ec purchased supplies.)

Each session is limited to an hour to keep you from tearing out your hair.

These lessons are for the anxious or confused knitters or crocheters who crave one-on-one attention. Designed to give you a head-start, Ann can either help you choose a pattern or you can bring a pattern that you can't quite make out. Each lesson is an hour and is intended mainly for beginners and or those wanting to jump back in. Take one lesson or several, based on your needs. Ask or call Home Ec for details on how to schedule with Ann. Teenager and up. For those under twelve-years-old, ask Home Ec for kid-specific workshops and instruction.
  

Repurpose Tree Huggers

Repurpose Tree Huggers  
May 3, 12-2
FREE

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Come and help weave in ends on the many tree huggers that have been donated.  Once the ends are woven in they can be donated to various organizations and used as scarves and blankets.  They have been washed and are super soft and clean!
  
Snacks and drinks will be provided.  

Beginning Shuttle Tatting

Beginning Shuttle Tatting
with Jorie Slodki
Saturdays, May 9 and 16, 12-1:30 pm 
$45 + supplies (shuttle included)

 
Want to add a touch of elegance to your life? Learn tatting, a craft that allows you to make lace that looks delicate, but is actually very sturdy. You can use it to make doilies, table runners, jewelry, bookmarks, or even decorative edgings on clothes. This introductory course will teach you the basic skills you need to tat a beautiful, versatile flower motif.

Supplies Needed: 2 balls of pearl cotton #8 (one should be white or cream and one should be a color) Available at Home
Ec.

(two session class)

Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month 
with Codi Josephson
Tuesday, May 12, 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 (May 12, June 9, July 14)  

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

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
May 14, 6 - 8 pm 
FREE

 

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

Dyeing: Gradient Yarn

Dyeing: Gradient Yarn
with Karen Carcia
Saturday, May 16, 1:30 - 4:00 pm 
$70 (all supplies included)
  
 

Do you love to see a color shift from dark to light? Do you long to knit with gorgeous gradients? In this class you can learn to dye your own ombré yarn with a very kitchen-friendly method! We'll each dye two skeins...but
beware-this technique is very addicting!  

(Please pick up your yarn before class and hand-wind into a ball).

Knitting: Summer Fling Tote

Knitting: Summer Fling Tote
with Karen Carcia
Mondays, May 18th & 25th, 6-8 p.m.
$40 + supplies
  
photo via RAVELRY

 
Sit back and relax while we knit this sweet summer tote. This is an easy project that still allows you to practice or learn some skills, including: how to work a provisional cast on, how to pick up stitches and work the Kitchener Stitch. Soon you'll be ready to stroll around town with your new tote!

Supplies needed: 336 yards of fingering weight yarn (Quince & Company's Sparrow is highly recommended-the pattern requires only 2 skeins!), US 3 or 4 needles, darning needle, stitch markers. Print-out of the FREE PATTERN HERE.

Poolside Tote Bag

Poolside Tote Bag
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, May 19 and 26, 6-8:30 pm 
$55 + supplies (pattern included)
  
  

Make this super sturdy and roomy bag. It is perfect as an around town bag, craft bag, diaper bag... a really great bag for just about anything! It is well made with some very nice details that will make using it a dream.
(2 session class)

Supplies needed

  • Exterior fabric 1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54'' wide fabric)
  • Lining fabric 1 1/4 yards (1 yard if using 54'' wide fabric)
  • Accent fabric (Handles, pocket lining) 3/4 yard
  • Accent fabric (facing) 1/2 yard
  • twill tape or ribbon 1" wide 4.5'' piece
  • fusible woven interfacing (2 3/4 yards)
  • swivel clasp (1'') or d-ring (1'')
  • Basic sewing kit (pins, marking pen, scissors)

Crochet: Crochet Folded Potholder

Crochet: Crochet Folded Potholder
With Ann Rushton
Tuesdays, May 19th & 26th, 6-7:30pm 
$40 + supplies 
  
  

If you're anything like me, you never have enough potholders. Where do they go? Well now, your problem is solved. Take this class, learn the basics of crochet, and end up with something functional! In this class we'll make the mysterious Crochet Folded Potholder, which keep your hands safe from those tricky ovens and grills. Plus, the pattern has a sweet secret--it has an origami element that will astound your friends! 

Supplies:  worsted weight cotton yarn (approximately 100 yards), size G or H crochet hook, tapestry needle. Pattern provided in class.  

(two session class)

Crochet: Granny Square Hotpad

Crochet: Granny Square Hotpad
With Ann Rushton
Wednesdays, May 20 & 27th, 6-7:30pm 
$40 + supplies 
  
  

Let's face it--Granny Squares are in! Get your groovy on and learn some basic crochet techniques. This class, designed for a beginning crocheter who craves a challenge, will amp up your crochet skills and result in a funky, yet functional, hotpad perfect for any kitchen. 

Supplies needed:  worsted weight cotton yarn (approximately 100 yards each in 3 to 4 colors), scissors, size G or H crochet hook, tapestry needle. Pattern provided in class

(two session class)

Paper Craft: Mini Origami Lanterns

Paper Craft: Mini Origami Lanterns
with Karen Carcia
Wednesday, May 20, 6-8:30 pm 
$35, supplies included 
 

Don't just light your surroundings illuminate & create them with these delightful mini origami lanterns. You'll be amazed how a few simple folds can transform simple string lights into festive lighting. In this class we'll learn a few different lantern types and by the end of the class you'll have enough to cover a small set of string lights!


May Flowers Skirt

May Flowers Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, May 21, 3 - 5:30 pm 
$45 all supplies included

Spend the afternoon sewing and embellishing a skirt that you can wear all summer long. You will embellish the front of your skirt with flowers and birds (or whatever else you can imagine)!

Sewing: The Brynna Dress

Sewing: The Brynna Dress
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3, 5:30-8:30 pm 
$65 + Supplies (pattern included)
 

We Love this cute pattern from Sew Liberated.  The Brynna Dress will be your "go to" dress for the office, an afternoon coffee date or a night out with your favorite someone. Simple construction allows you to make one in every fabric in your stash! Its easy fit and gathers at the waist makes the Brynna Dress super flattering. The adorable sailor collar with loop and choice of short or 3/4 length sleeve makes it easy to fill your wardrobe with style.

Supplies needed: Fabric (details given when signing up), *basic sewing Kit 

(two session class)

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, May 28, June 4, 11 and 18, 6 - 8
$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)

Sewing: The Everyday Skirt

Sewing: The Everyday Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, May 31, 12 - 5
$65 + Supplies (pattern included)
  
This is a flattering, easy to make, A-line skirt.   This skirt is super comfortable to wear (because of elastic in the back, it has pockets (we love skirts with pockets), and is nice and tailored in the front.  This skirt can be made in a variety of woven fabrics, which is great, because you may want to make one for everyday!

Supplies Needed: Fabric and interfacing (see pattern for details) thread, *basic sewing kit

(two session class)

Sewing: Cross Back Apron

Sewing: Cross Back Apron
With Codi Josephson
Saturday, June 6, 10 - 1 
$35 + supplies

  
I love the simplicity of this apron. There are no ties making it easy and flattering to wear and fun to make. It is perfect for making messes of all kinds.


Supplies needed: Fabric (details given when signing up), *basic sewing kit

Farmer's Market Tote

Farmer's Market Tote
With Linzee McCray
Sunday, June 14, 1 - 5 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

Make a Quilt Start to Finish

Make a Quilt Start to Finish
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, June 17, 24 and July 1, 6-8:30 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, *basic sewing kit  

(Three session class)

Kids Summer Camps 2015

Kids Summer Camps 2015

Does your kiddo have a desire to learn how to sew, knit, quilt, or weave? Do you want your kids to attend an insanely fun summer camp with other kids their own age? Home Ec. Summer Camps are perfect for your kid(s)! Summer 2015 brings with it amazing, ALL NEW summer camps as well as popular camps from last year featuring new activities and projects!  
  
Each camper will develop lifelong skills through fun, interactive projects. Every camper will leave camp with their own handmade creations, along with a special surprise that will always remind them of Home Ec. summer camp! 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.

Cancellation Policy*
We require at least two weeks notice if you are going to cancel your child's 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.

Sewing Camp
Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 12-3
$199 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

  
Have your kids ever wanted to learn how to sew? Does the idea of your child coming near your sewing machine make your heart skip a beat? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this camp is the perfect way to start off your camper's summer. We will teach the basics of sewing (including hand sewing, machine sewing, reading patterns, etc.), through several projects including, a super cute wallet, shorts, and a fashionable pillow for their room. By the end of camp, your child will have developed a foundation for future sewing endeavors as well as have one-of-a-kind handmade projects.
  
Fiber Arts Camp
Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 9-12
$199 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  
This summer camp is the perfect way for your kids to join the world of Fiber Arts. We will be teaching a variety of crafts using wool fiber and yarn. Projects will include learning how to spin yarn on a C.D. spindle, how to weave on a Cricket loom, how to knit, and how to dye with Kool-Aid! 
  
Room Décor Camp
Monday-Friday, June 22-26, 1-3
$210 (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)!

  
Little Big Kid Craft Camp
Monday-Thursday, June 29- July 2, 9-12
$140 (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, do origami, 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!
  

Quilting Camp
Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 12-3
$225 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

  

Quilting camp is back by popular demand! Kids will make a whole quilt within the week! The pattern this year is Windows and Walk, designed especially for our Home Ec. Summer camps. Campers will learn to cut, sew, tie, and attach a separate binding. This is a fun quilt from start to finish. By the end of the week, each camper will have a quilt that they sewed themselves and the skill set to continue on without fear into more quilting adventures!

  
Fairy Tale Crafts Camp
Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9-12
$199 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  
Once upon a time, there was a Home Ec. camp that allowed your kid to be transported to the magical world of Fairy Tales. Each craft will be inspired by a classic fairy tale and include a Little-Red Riding Hood Doll, Three Little Pigs finger puppets, a Princess and the Pea pocket pal, and a embellished skirt fit for a princess.

  
Fun with Felt Camp
Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 12-3
$185 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
 
  
Join us as we construct tiny terrariums, colorful ornaments, fun Pinecone People and Owls, coasters, and travel game boards. Kids will leave camp with amazing felt projects and inspiration for future felt endeavors!

  
Paper Craft Camp
Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 9-12
$195 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  
We'll start off Paper Craft week by making our own paper! Then campers will learn how to embellish paper by marbling and stamping.  They will quill incredibly-cute animals and learn how to create paper mache. Although a few paper cuts may ensue, campers will be having too much fun to care!
  
Up-cycled Craft Camp
Monday-Friday, August 10-14, 9-12
$185 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up
  
  

All week long, campers will learn about different ways of repurposing objects into amazing projects. Campers will be able to make Hot-Air Balloons out of recycled paper, use toilet paper rolls to make Holiday Crackers and a Knitting Mushroom, take a glass jar and turn it into a snow globe, along with many more activities! This is the perfect opportunity for kids to learn about all of the different ways that crafting can be environmentally friendly and fun!


3.31.2015

Sewing: Metro T-Shirt

Metro T-Shirt
with Olivia Cotton
Thursday, April 2, 5:30-8:30 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