4.01.2016

Baby Surprise Jacket

Baby Surprise Jacket
With Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, April 6, 13, and 27, 7 - 9 
$45 plus either the pattern OR The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Students supply sport-weight yarn and appropriate needles and other tools (see below)


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 sport-weight 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)

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Wednesday April 6, 6pm-8pm
OR
Tuesday April 26, 6pm-8pm
$30 + 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: Sorbetto Tank

Sewing: Sorbetto Tank
With Olivia Cotton
Thursday, April 7, 5:30-8:30
$35 + Supplies


The Sorbetto top is an incredibly versatile, cute, and (FREE!) pattern from Colette Patterns. This top is flattering on all body types and can be altered in a variety of ways to fit the fancy of whoever is making it. This is the perfect class for new sewists, or sewists who haven't made clothing before. This class will be ever so satisfying because you will leave with a finished top and the ability to make a million more! Please cut your pattern and fabric before class. If you need help, set-up a time to stop in and we will gladly help you out!

Supplies Needed: Fabric, Please print off free pattern at
www.colettepatterns.com, *basic sewing kit, bias tape (you can also purchase extra fabric to make your own which we prefer:))
 

English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing
with Linzee McCray
Saturday April 9, 1-3:30 pm
$30 + supplies

 
 
Enjoy hand sewing? Then English paper piecing-also known as EPP-is for you. In this class you'll learn the techniques to create hexagons, then whipstitch seven finished hexies together to form a flower. EPP papers come in myriad shapes and sizes and completed shapes are great for adorning bags, aprons, and more. We'll talk about using machine and hand appliqué to do that and if time permits you can appliqué your flower to a dishtowel, as shown in the photo. (Toweling is available at Home Ec Workshop and we recommend purchasing and pre-washing it before class.) Included in the class are 15 paper hexagons to get you started, and an appropriate needle.

Supplies needed:
fabric scissors, pins (appliqué pins are great if you've got 'em), fabric scraps to use for your hexagons, and sewing thread that blends with your fabric.

Embroidery: DIY Clock

Embroidery: DIY Clock
with Olivia Cotton
Thursday, April 14th 5:30-7:30 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.

CRAFT PARTY: Bias Skirt

CRAFT PARTY: Bias Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Friday, April 15, 6-9 pm
$35 + supplies (pattern included)
 
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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: * 2 yards woven cotton fabric, elastic, *Basic Sewing Kit

Embroidery: Kiriki Press Kits

Embroidery: Kiriki Press Kits

With Eleanor Cotton

Tuesdays, April 19th and May 3rd, 7-9 pm

$40 + supplies


 


As you can see, this fabulous Kits from Kiriki Press are absolutely adorable and we could not be more thrilled to have them in the shop! During the first night, students will learn all the embroidery stitches needed to complete the kit of their choice*. During the second night, we will hop onto the sewing machines to finish assembling the adorable little figures! This is the perfect class for any embroidery, from novices to experts!

Supplies needed: One Kiriki Press Kit, 6 inch embroidery hoop, embroidery needles

*Note: A majority of embroidery will need to take place outside of the class in order to finish by the second evening. The instructor can recommend different kits based on how much outside work each student would like to have.

(Two session class) 

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, April 21, 28 and May 5 and 12, 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) 

String Feathers

String Feathers
With Strung by Shawna
Friday, April 22nd from 6-9pm - 10" x 10" Feathers
$40 all supplies included, Pre-registration is required.

 
 
We are so excited to be hosting these workshops with Shawna!
Learn this fun technique to make cool art and use up your bags of yarn scraps.
 
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!
 
 
Registration closes Sunday, April 17th at midnight so we can prep supplies/materials in time for the class.
 
You can choose between Walnut, Gunsmoke or Weathered Gray stain (must choose at registration) and you will have a variety of yarn/string choices to work with to make your board your own.
 
 

Felting: EGG-SHAPED AIRPLANT DWELLING WITH WOOL!!!

Felting: EGG-SHAPED AIRPLANT DWELLING WITH WOOL!!!
with Sayuri Sasaki Hemann
Saturday, April 23, 1- 4:00pm
$65, all supplies included (the airplant too!!)
 
 
 
In this class, participants will learn how to create hollow, seamless forms that would be perfect for hanging airplants using wet-felting technique with a resist.
In addition to learning the magic of the felting process, participants will be able to play with their design, using wool, silk and bamboo fibers and collaging silk bits & yarn bits.
This is a perfect workshop for those who love the tactile.    
Be prepared to get your hands soapy wet! ;)
 
Please Bring:
A couple of large old towels + a plastic bag.
 

Sewing: The Baseball Skirt

Sewing: The Baseball Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, April 24, 12-4 pm
$45 + Supplies and Pattern

photo via Sew DIY
 
The Baseball Skirt is a casual, elastic waist skirt featuring in-seam pockets and a rounded hem reminiscent of a classic baseball tee. This versatile skirt will take you everywhere.
The pattern is designed with beginners in mind using the most basic sewing techniques and an easy fit.

Supplies needed: details given when signing up 

String Initials

String Initials
With Strung by Shawna
Monday, April 25th from 6-9pm - 10" x 10" Initials
$40 all supplies included, Pre-registration is required.

 
 
We are so excited to be hosting these workshops with Shawna!
Learn this fun technique to make cool art and use up your bags of yarn scraps.
 
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP!
Registration closes April ** at midnight so we can prep supplies/materials in time for the class.
 
You can choose between Walnut, Gunsmoke or Weathered Gray stain (must choose at registration) and you will have a variety of yarn/string choices to work with to make your board your own!

Sewing: Iris Shorts

Sewing: Iris Shorts
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, May 3 and 10, 5:30-8:00 pm
$60 + supplies, pattern included
 
 
Have you ever wanted to make a pair of tailored shorts, but are too intimidated to know where to start? Are you in need of an update to your summer wardrobe? Using this amazingly easy and adorable pattern, you will soon be sewing your own pair(s)of shorts, and all your friends will be asking you where you bought them! Please schedule a time to cut out your fabric before the first night of class.
(Two session class)
 
 
Supplies needed: fabric (details given when signing up), 9" invisible zipper, thread, and basic sewing kit.
 

Sewing: Fen Dress or Top

Sewing: Fen Dress or Top

With Codi Josephson

Monday May 9 and 16, 6-8:30

$65 pattern included


 


This is such a fun pattern and is perfect for spring. Designed with everyday wear in mind, Fen features a slightly boxy shape for a flattering, comfortable fit. The Fen dress and top feature a choose-your-own-adventure hemline which means either version can be made with an ever so slight drop hem, or switched to the included shirt-tail hem. The necklines can be interchanged and there are optional sleeves for endless variations! This pattern includes sizes 0-20.


Supplies Needed:
Fabric, Thread, *Basic Sewing Kit

(Two session class) 

Ice Dyeing

Ice Dyeing
With Frankie Scneckloth
Saturday, May 21 from 1-3 and Sunday, May 22 11-12 (rinse etc)
$40 + Supplies

 

This technique is super easy to learn and great for creating unique dyed garments or for one-of-a-kind dyed fabric. We will cover a variety of binding methods that can be used and create beautiful results using dry dye powder and ice. Please bring white all-natural yardage or freshly washed white garments.  Also, please bring a selection of powdered Procion dyes (available at Blick in IC)  in your favorite colors.  We will be layering multiple colors, so keep that in mind as you select. (2 session class)
 
Supplies Needed:  Natural fiber white fabric or garments, 3 colors of procion dye powder (available at blick in IC)

String Art: Do Epic Sh*t

String Art: Do Epic Sh*t
With Strung by Shawna
Sunday, May 22 from 1-5 - 10" x 10"
$40 all supplies included, Pre-registration is required.
 
We are so excited to be hosting these workshops with Shawna!
Learn this fun technique to make cool art and use up your bags of yarn scraps.
 
$40 per person, Pre-registration is required.
 
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP
 
 
Registration closes Sunday, May 8th at midnight so we can prep supplies/materials in time for the class.
You can choose between Walnut, Gunsmoke or Weathered Gray stain (must choose at registration) and you will have a variety of yarn/string choices to work with to make your board your own!

3.04.2016

Summer Camps 2016

Kids Summer Camps 2016

Does your kiddo have a desire to learn how to sew, knit, quilt, weave, print, dye, draw or weave? Do you want your kids to attend an insanely fun summer camp with other kids their own age? Does the idea of teaching your own child how to do any of these things make you less than a little excited? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Home Ec. Summer Camps are perfect for your kid(s)! Summer 2016 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 be creating kid-approved projects, as well as developing the skills and a creative mindset to keep crafting long after camp is over. We keep the camps size small, so each kid gets one on one attention from our teachers, who have combined over 10 years of experience teaching kids how to craft. The small sizes 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 some fabulous hand-made projects, the ability to make many more, and fun memories of 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. Please call Home Ec. (319-337-4775) if you have any questions related to the camps!

*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.

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Fun With Felt Camp
Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 9-12
$199 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

Felt is amazing in so many different ways, and is the perfect medium for kids---easy to cut, easy to sew and millions of cute projects! During this camp we will make felt pinecone critters, wet felt soap bars, needle felt ornaments/key chains, and make little terrariums, all while learning many hand-sewing and embroidery techniques. Kids are fast learners when it comes to felt crafts, so they will be able to make more fabulous creations for the rest of the summer!


PRINT, PRINT!  DYE, DYE!
with Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, June 6 - 10, 1-4
$185 (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, ice dyeing and shibori 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 decorative wall hanging.  So much fun and creativity packed into a week of camp!

Sewing Camp
Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 12-3
$210 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

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 zippered pencil cases, fabric basket, pillowcases, as well as learning very useful hand sewing techniques through the embroidered wall art project. Every camper will end the week as budding sewers, with the skills to create even more hand-sewn projects.

Little Big Kid Fiber Arts Camp
Monday-Wednesday, June 20-22, 9-12
$130 (all supplies included)
Ages 5 and up

 

Kids of all ages should be able to craft. This camp is for those kids who are may be a little younger in age, but still have a passion for crafting! Each project is extra kid approved and perfect for building up skills used throughout any type of crafting. Campers will get to dye yarn with Kool-Aid, weave cute coaster, embroider tissue pockets, and learn the basics of finger knitting. This may just be one of the cutest camps around!





Mixed Media Drawing and Painting Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 1-4
$185 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

   

Spend the week making art using a variety of materials.  We will draw with pencils, ink, fabric, paint and thread.  We will make small drawings, giant paintings, medium sized collages! We will be drawing and sewing onto paper and wood and cardboard.  We will draw by observing objects and people and we will draw from our imaginations!  This camp is going to be SO. MUCH. FUN!!


Kitchen Creations Sewing Camp
Monday-Friday, June 27- July 1, 12-3
$210 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

We don't know about you, but crafting makes us work up an appetite! To put our grumbling tummies at ease, we decided to have Kitchen Kreations Camp! During the week, kids will sew and craft projects related to the kitchen and cooking. They will sew up an apron, coasters, and potholders. They will also get to make stamps out of food and "cook" Kool-Aid flavored lip balm. The biggest treat of all? On Friday, they will get to bake up a mini meal with our fabulous cook Val!

Little Big Kid Sewing Camp
Wednesday-Friday, July 6-8, 12-3
$130 (all supplies included)
Ages 5 and up

 

We just cannot get enough of little big kid camps, so we decided to add a second week of it! In this camp, your kiddo will get to do projects focused on sewing, with a mixture of hand-sewing and machine sewing (under the watchful eye of our teacher). Kids will get to sew printed pillows and sock animals and make adorable little finger puppets and be inspired by the outdoors with the firefly jar. This camp is the the perfect first step for your kid becoming an amazing sewer!

Fiber Arts Camp
Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 9-12
$205 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

Fiber arts is a pretty broad area of crafting, but we will try to touch on a little bit of everything! Kids will get the opportunity to spin their own yarn, dye yarn/fabric, weave on looms, and learn to knit! This is the perfect camp for any camper who loves hands-on (and maybe a wee bit messy) projects.

Teen Sewing Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 1-4
$225 (all supplies included)
Ages 13 and up

  

Spend the week sewing a bag, a tank top (or T-shirt) and a skirt (or shorts or PJ pants:).  Student will learn how to read a sewing pattern, cut out patterns (and decipher all of those symbols!), and sew on a sewing machine.  We will be using professional patterns that students will be able to take home at the end of class.


Holiday Sewing Camp
Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 12-3
$210 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

After Independence Day, summer is sadly devoid of holidays until good 'ole Labor Day comes around, but we want to change that! Kids will get the opportunity to enjoy a year's worth of holidays in one week! We will sew a stocking and a pumpkin trick or treat bag, paint hand-blown easter eggs, stitch up some valentines and make their own crackers to ring in the new year!


Quilting Camp
Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9-12
$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 chevron quilt to bring home on Friday. One of the kiddos favorite camps!


Fashion Camp
Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 12-3
$220 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

This is the camp for all those future designers or project runway lovers! In this camp you will be able to make a whole outfit, with room for tons of creativity when it comes to fabric selection and embellishment! By making everything from skirts/shorts to scarves and accessories, every camper will learn all the skills to start creating a wardrobe of their very own!

Back to School Sewing Camp
Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 9-12
$210 (all supplies included)
Ages 8 and up

 

As it's one of our last weeks of summer camps, we decided it would be fitting to look ahead to the fall and get your kiddo ready to start back to school! With snazzy new hand-sewn school supplies (like a zippered pencil pouch, notebook cover and lunchbag), your kiddo is guaranteed to be thrilled to head back to school in the fall!




2.26.2016

Flea KAL Meet Up

Flea KAL Meet Up
Sunday, March 6, 1pm

At our Flea KAL Kick-off, it was requested we schedule something for one-month later...so we have set up a gathering time at 1 pm on Sunday, March 6 at Home Ec. Workshop!

Please come whether or not you have had time to cast on yet!   

Knitting: Basic but Beautiful Hat

Knitting: Basic but Beautiful Hat
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, March 7th & March 21st, 6-8 pm
$40 + supplies


Learn how to knit with this easy yet elegant hat pattern. You'll learn how to work in the round on both circular and double pointed needles. After this class you'll be so confident with your skills you'll be making hats for everyone you know with this one simple pattern! Complete newbie knitters welcome!
Supplies needed:
  • Worsted weight yarn (up to 200 yards for adult hat)
  • US 7 or US 8 needles in 16" circulars and dpns
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, stitch marker
  • Pattern provided in class
(Two session class)

Embroidered/Embellished Jean Jackets

Embroidered/Embellished Jean Jackets
With Liz Munger
Tuesdays, March 8 and 22, 6-8:30 pm 
$50 + Supplies

We have admired these amAzinG jackets that Liz has been making and could not be more excited that she agreed to teach a class. Learn how to transfer an image onto cloth and different ways to translate the image using 
embroidery, appliqué, and painting. Use your original artwork or work from your favorite existing images (no drawing skills are necessary :) ). 
 
Supplies Needed:  Jean Jacket, Embroidery floss, Needles, Embroidery hoop, embellishments as needed *basic sewing kit
 
(Two session class)