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.   

Craft PaRTy: Felt Necklaces

Craft PaRTy: Felt Necklaces
With Kelly Moore
Friday, February 10, 6 - 8:30 pm 
$35, supplies included 
 
 
 
Use colorful felt scraps to create a soft necklace, bracelet or broach.  Fun for all ages.  all supplies included.

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
ONE SESSION CLASS
 
Saturday, February 11, 1-3pm
              OR
Saturday, February 18, 1-3pm
 
 
$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!

Knitting: Intermediate Treads Fingerless Gloves

Knitting: Intermediate Treads Fingerless Gloves
With Angie Jordan
Saturdays, February 11 & 18, 3-5pm
$35+supplies

 
Photo Credit: Banjoknitsyarn; Design Credit: Victoria Anne Baker 
This class is for a knitter who wishes to increase his/her knowledge on textures. A firm grasp on purling and knitting is important as we cover rib stitch with a twist, a couple lateral braids, and the linen ridge stitch while shaping a thumb and knitting in the round. Victoria Anne Baker was kind to make this a free pattern on Ravelry.com

Supplies needed:
         -US 5 double pointed needles
         -150-200 yards worsted weight yarn
         -place markers
         -tapestry needle
         -scissors
(Two Session Class)
 

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, February 12, 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! 

Quilt Start to Finish: Double Star Quilt

Quilt Start to Finish: Double Star Quilt 
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, February 16, 23 and March 2, 6-8:30
$85 + Supplies (pattern Included)
Learn to make a throw size quilt (54"x54") from start to finish using this traditional-with-a-modern-twist pattern designed by Fancy Tiger Crafts. 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)

Sewing: Handmade Style Carry-all Pincushion

Sewing: Handmade Style Carry-all Pincushion
With Olivia Cotton
Saturday February 18, 1-5 pm
$35 + supplies, book

 
 
Anna Graham's new book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites at the shop. This cute pincushion is the perfect project for all those scraps you have been unable to part with. Whether you give as a gift or keep for yourself, this is a sure to please project.
*NOTE: Please schedule a time to cut your pieces out prior to class.
Supplies needed: Handmade Style book, fabric (see book), Anne's soft and stable, interfacing, thread, crushed walnut shells, basic sewing kit.

Knitting: Daina Mittens

Knitting: Daina Mittens
With Amy Gullen
Sundays, February 19, 26, and March 5, 3 - 5 pm
$60 + supplies


 
Picture and pattern via Tuulia Salmela
Learn how to knit these Latvian-style mittens. The all-over geometric pattern is easy to memorize and the picot cuff adds another special touch. Some experience with stranded colorwork is helpful but not necessary. Any intermediate knitter can make these mittens.
Picking out your colors might be half the fun. Go subtle by picking 3 monochromatic colors, bolder with 2 neutrals and one color that pops, or pick 3 contrasting colors for mittens to brighten even the grayest winter day.

Supplies needed:
  • Fingering or Sport yarn: ~180 yards in main color and contrast color 1; ~60 yards in contrast color 2 (Quince & Co Chickadee or Rauma Finullgarn would be great for these mittens)
  • US 1 (2.25mm) needles or size needed get 9sts per inch in pattern, in whatever style you prefer for circular knitting (1 or 2 circular needles or dpns)
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, ~12" scrap yarn (sport weight or lighter)
  • Pattern provided in class
(Three session class)

Crocheting: Crochet 101

Crocheting: Crochet 101
With Anna Reisetter
Sunday, February 19th, 1-3pm
OR
Sunday, March 19th, 1-3pm
(One session class)
$35 + supplies
Skill level: Beginner


Crochet is a versatile craft that can be used to create dense, structured fabric, and delicate lacy stitches alike. From enormous granny square afghans, to tiny flowers and stuffed animals in the round, crochet can do it all! Whether you're looking for a new hobby, or you're a knitter interested in expanding your skills, this is the perfect class for you! Come and learn to crochet starting with the the basics: terminology, how to chain, count, and turn, basic stitches, and the magic circle technique.
 
Supplies needed: size 3-6mm crochet hook, worsted weight yarn.

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, February 28 and March 7, 5:30-8 pm
$40 + supplies and book

 
Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, is one of our favorites and we are continuing our sequence of classes out of the book for the new year. This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques and reading patterns out of a book. The tote is super fun to make and is extremely versatile. Show off your favorite fabrics while creating the the perfect overnight or work bag.
 
Supplies Needed:
Handmade Style book, fabric (see book for details), zipper, zipper, Annie's Soft and Stable, interfacing, thread, basic sewing kit.

(Two session class) 

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 Knitting 101

Kids Knitting 101
with Natasha Otteson
Saturdays, March 18th & 25th from 2-3:30pm
$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)

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, April 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)

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)

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)

1.04.2017

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
ONE SESSION CLASS
Saturday, January 7, 1-3pm
              OR
Saturday, January 14, 1-3pm
*100% of the 11/5 class fee benefits Grant Wood Elementary School's PTO
$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!

Infinitude Cowl

Infinitude Cowl
With Angie Jordan
Saturdays, January 7 and 14, 3-5pm
$35 + Supplies
Skill Level: Beginner

It is time! You've admired these cowls long enough and hey, if you can knit then you can make one for yourself. This class is geared towards beginners who feel like they have the hang of knitting and want to create something they'll actually wear. Come learn how to purl and knit in the round. Intertwine these new skills to create a richly textured cowl you'll wear again and again (2 session class).

Supplies Needed:
  • US Size 8-10 24'' circular needles
  • 300 yards worsted weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
We look forward to helping you pick out your yarn and supplies!

(Pattern by Jeni Chase, free on Ravelry.com)

(two session class) 

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesday, January 11 and 18, 5:30-8 pm
$40 + supplies and book
 
 
Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, is one of our favorites and we are continuing our sequence of classes out of the book for the new year.  This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques and reading patterns out of a book. The tote is super fun to make and is extremely versatile.  Show off your favorite fabrics while creating the the perfect overnight or work bag.