8.28.2017

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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!
(four session class)
Supplies Needed: 
Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson, fabric for projects, *basic Sewing kit


Knitting: Marley Shawl

Knitting: Marley Shawl
With Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, September 6, 13, and 20, 6:30-8:30pm
$45 + supplies

Calling all those who are brioche-curious! Dive into the wonderfully addicting world of brioche, and knit this beautiful shawl with us!
Supplies needed:
*545 yds each of a main color and a contrasting color in fingering weight yarn
*US size 4 and 5 needles (either 32" or 40" circular needle is recommended)
*tapestry needle
*scissors
*pattern (available on Ravelry [http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marley-4] or at the shop)


(three session class) 

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, September 10 - drop in anytime 12-5 
FREE

 

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

All are welcome! 

Handmade Style: The Market Bag

Handmade Style: The Market Bag
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, September 6 and 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
$40 + supplies and book

(photo via Noodlehead)
We all know that Anna Graham (aka Noodlehead) makes beautiful bag patterns and the Market Bag is no exception! This is a great pattern for expanding the possibilities of machine quilting. Students will learn machine quilting, installing a zipper and lining bags. Sure to be a perfect shopping tote!

Supplies needed:
fabric (see pattern), leather straps, Annie's Soft and Stable, 7" zipper, thread, basic sewing kit.
(two session class)

Knitting: Mitten Advent Calendar

Knitting: Mitten Advent Calendar
With Olivia Cotton
Thursdays, September 21 and 28, 5:30-8:30 pm
$50 + supplies

Get a head-start on Christmas knitting by learning to make these super cute mini mittens. The mittens can be used as ornaments, or if you get ambitious you can make 24 for a super cute advent calendar. During class you will learn to read a color chart, create a braided chain stitch, two stranded knitting, and inserting a thumb finishing one mitten at the end of class. This is the perfect project for beginning knitters looking to advance their skills!

NOTE: You should know how to cast on, increase, and decrease prior to taking this class.

Supplies needed: Four colors of sock weight yarn, Size 0 or 1 needles, darning needle, and pattern found at the following website:

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap

Sheep to Yarn, on the Cheap
With Greg Cotton
Thursdays, September 14, 21, and 28 and October 5, 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
(four session class)

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler
with Codi Josephson 
Sunday, September 17 12-4 pm 
$45 + supplies (sampler included)
 
     
This is the perfect class to try your hand at embroidery (...or fine tune it!). We will be using the Original Sampler designed by Rebecca of Dropcloth Samplers! You will learn a collection of lovely stitches including classic stitches, but also some new and exciting stitches like spider webs, bullion knots and Algerian Eyes.  


Supplies needed: * embroidery hoop * needle * floss of your choice
 

Craft PaRTy: Free Form Patchwork Zip pouch or Drawstring bag

Craft PaRTy: Free Form Patchwork Zip pouch or Drawstring bag
with Codi Josephson
Fridays, September 22 and 29, 6-8
$45 all supplies included
 
 
 
On the first night of class learn a super fun and easy patchwork technique that results in beautiful complex (looking) blocks.  This technique is fun for both beginners and experienced quilters.  You will also learn big stitch quilting.  After you have quilted your patchwork pieces, you will sew them into a zipper pouch or a drawstring bag. 
 
Supplies Needed:  All included
 
(two session class)

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Friday, September 22 OR 29, 5-7PM
$30 + supplies
(1 session)
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 and knit.  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.
 

Kids: Knitting 101

Kids: Knitting 101
with Natasha Otteson
Saturday, September 23, 11am-1pm
$50, 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 Knitting 101 class. Learn the foundations of knitting (casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and casting off) and get started on your own yarn-y adventure.

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt

Sewing: Linden Sweatshirt  
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, September 24, 12-5 pm
$60, plus supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
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 before class.
 
Supplies Needed: Fabric (Jersy, French Terry, sweatshirt fleece), *Basic Sewing Kit (Pins, Scissors, Thread, Marking Pen)

Knitting: Mae Sweater

Knitting: Mae Sweater
with Natasha Otteson
Mondays September 25, October 9 and 23, 6:30-8:30pm
$45+supplies
 
 
 
You've seen Natasha wearing this comfy thing around the shop. Now, it's time to make your own! The Mae sweater is the perfect fall/spring transitional garment. On its own, it's cozy without being too warm, and layered over a long-sleeve tee it provides a nice extra layer of warmth on those chilly days where don't want to wear a jacket quite yet. Knit at a loose gauge in worsted weight yarn, this sweater knits up fairly quick, too! Bonus!
 
Supplies needed:
* Worsted weight yarn-790 yds (S), 830 yds (M), 915 yds (L), 1065 yds (XL), 1200 yds (XXL)
* US size 10.5 and 11 circular needles (between 32"-40" in length)
* Pattern (digital pattern available for sale in shop)
* Scissors
* Tapestry needle
* Stitch markers
* Stitch holders or scrap yarn
* Knowledge of (or a willingness to learn) knitting, purling, ribbing, short rows, decreases, knitting in the round, 3-needle bind off, picking up stitches, twisted stitches, and slipped stitches
 
(three session class)

Sewing: West Water Tunic

Sewing: West Water Tunic
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesday September 27 and October 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
$55 + supplies (pattern included)
Photo via Squam Art Workshops
 
 
 
Olivia discovered this pattern while visiting her sister and is in LOVE with it.  It's simple design and construction allows it to be sewn up quickly.  This is the perfect layering piece for your fall wardrobe.  During class, students will learn to place a collar, gathering, and buttonholes.
 
Supplies needed: fabric, thread, one button, basic sewing kit

Sewing: Matcha Top

Sewing:  Matcha Top
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, October 3 and 10,  6-8:30 pm
$60 + supplies
The Matcha top by Sewliberated is a swingy, easy-to-sew top with a stand collar. Both sleeveless and  sleeved versions feature a unique shoulder construction that visually squares-off and balances your shoulders. The Matcha hits at the hip and is breastfeeding-friendly. This top is so cute!  Make it an all season staple blouse!
*This pattern is a PDF only pattern Please purchase it HERE and print out the instructions.  We will print out a large format copy for you to pick up when you sign up for class.
Supplies Needed: *PDF pattern, fabric with a nice drape. Good options include double gauze, rayon, cotton lawn, lightweight chambray and shot cottons, 8" x 8" square of featherweight fusible interfacing, coordinating thread, 2 sets of hooks and eyes, *Basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, pins and pincushion, seam ripper, quilting pen or tailor's chalk.
(two session class)

Knitting: Loop Shawl

Knitting: Loop Shawl
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, October 4, 18, and November 1, 6:30-8:30pm
 
 
 
Do you have a funky-colored skein of yarn in your stash that you want to use, but don't know what to do with it? Is there something like this you've been eyeing at Home Ec that you want to use? Let Loop be the answer! Loop is a crescent shaped shawl that utilizes stockinette and purled stripes to add pops of fun color without letting the shawl get too crazy, and it's finished with garter stitch and an i-cord bind off-a perfect project for the advanced beginner who wants to stretch their knitting muscles and learn new techniques.
 
Supplies needed:
* Fingering weight yarn
    * Small shawlette: 400 yds main color and 150 yds contrast (loop) color
    * Large shawl: 650 yds main color and 200 yds contrast (loop) color
* US size 4 and 6 circular needle 24" or longer
* Pattern (digital pattern available for sale in the shop)
* Scissors
* Tapestry needle
* Stitch markers
* Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) knitting, purling, decreases, increases, slipped stitches, garter tab cast on, and i-cord bind off
 
(three session class)
 

Bullet Journaling 101

Bullet Journaling 101
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesday, October 11, 6-8pm
$20 + supplies

 
Have you wanted to start bullet journaling, but didn't know where to start? Let us help you! The bullet journal planning system is wonderfully versatile, and it lends itself so well to customization to your own individual needs at any given time. You can be as simple or creative as you want!
 
Supplies needed:
* Pen or pencil
* Blank notebook
* Other optional supplies:
    * Ruler
    * Colored pencils
    * Colored markers
    * Washi tape
* We highly recommend shopping at RSVP on Linn St. for all your stationery needs. They have some fabulous products!

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Natasha Otteson
Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26, and Nov 2nd 6:30-8:30 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 projects, *basic Sewing kit
(Four session class)

KIDS SEWING: TRICK OR TREAT BAG

KIDS SEWING:  TRICK OR TREAT BAG
With Codi Josephson
Saturday October 21, 1-3
$40 all supplies included
 
Spend the afternoon making a super spooky (or not so spooky) trick or treat bag.  This is a fully lined bag that can easily be used again and again!

Sewing: Cleo Skirt

Sewing:  Cleo Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, October 22, 12-5 pm
$65 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
This gathered skirt features a flat-front waistband with elastic in the back for a flattering and comfortable fit.  Two views are included: a knee-length version with cutout pockets and contrasting hem band, and a mid-length version with inseam pockets. Cleo's versatile design works with many different kinds fabric including midweight cotton, double gauze and drapey rayon.
 
Supplies Needed:  Prewashed fabric, 1.25 elastic and Basic Sewing kit (thread, scissors, pins, marking pen, seam ripper)

Quilt Start to Finish: Four Winds Quilt

Quilt Start to Finish:  Four Winds Quilt
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, October 24, 31 and November 7 6-8:30
$85 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
This quilt comes together quick as can be, thanks to the large scale of the patchwork and an ingenious & efficient method of making your flying geese blocks. It's simple enough for new quilters and is a great introduction to matching your points, as the large blocks are pretty forgiving.  We will be making the Large throw size 64"x64"
 
Supplies Needed: 6 fat quarters, 2-2/3 yards background fabric, 4-1/4 yards backing/binding fabric (this quilt calls for a self binding--if you want a contrast binding purchase half yard of fabric.  Batting and *basic sewing kit.
 
(three session class)