10.31.2014

Craft and Fancy 2014

Craft and Fancy 2014
Saturday, December 6th, 10-5
 
 
 
Be sure to stop by Craft and Fancy at Home Ec. on Saturday, December 6th, from 10-5.  We have a super talented group of local artists who make the most lovely handmade items....you will definitely find the perfect handmade gifts for the people on your holiday shopping list.

Knitted Bunny

Knitted Bunny
With Karen Carcia
Monday, December 15th, 5-8 pm
$30 + supplies
 
Photo by Sara Elizabeth Kellner via Ravelry
  
This dear little bunny will make a wonderful gift-and can be made at the last minute, too! In this class you'll learn how to create a seamless, shaped object (bunny!) through short-row shaping.

supplies needed: US size 4 dpns, approximately 90 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn, tapestry needle.

Wool Felt Ornament Making Party

Wool Felt Ornament Making Party
With Codi Josephson
Friday, December 12, 6-8:30 pm 
$30, all supplies included  
Make two adorable appliqu├ęd ornaments using wool felt, embroidery floss and buttons. Use our library of patterns, or make up your own. These are super FAST and super CUTE decorations and gifts. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while you stitch.

Crochet Spa Washcloth

Crochet Spa Washcloth
With Ann Rushton
Tuesday December 9, 6-8pm
$30 + supplies
  
Skill Level: Beginner. As in, please help, I need to make holiday gifts and I'm running out of ideas and I need something quick and easy.

  Photo by KATE ALVIS via Ravelry

Listen, I get it. We all run out of time around this time of the year, and start to panic about what to give as a Hostess gift/Secret Santa item/holy crap I forgot something for Great Grandma's cousin's brother-in-law's wife. You can make these sweet little washcloths in a flash, and be the memory they keep in the bathroom/kitchen drawer, thereby creating meaning for everyone. Used as a dishcloth or washcloth, these crochet wonders can be wrapped up with an artisan bar of soap or stuffed in a stocking at the very last minute. Bring a lovely and soft cotton yarn and size G or H hook. 

Pattern: Waffle Crochet Spa Washcloth by Kate Alvis. Available for free HERE. Please print at home and bring to class.  

supplies needed: cotton yarn and size G or H hook, printed pattern 

Cloth Napkins

Cloth Napkins
with Codi Josephson
Wednesday, December 3, 6-8 pm 
$25 + supplies
  
  
Cloth Napkins are the perfect eco-friendly gift. Learn a simple way to miter corners for a less bulky corner and spruce up your holiday table.  We will finish two napkins in class.
  
supplies needed: fabric, thread *basic sewing kit (details given when signing up) 

Chevron Quilt

Chevron Quilt
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, December 2 and 16, 5:30-8:30 pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)

 
Learn to utilize those half-square triangles in a fun new way with the Chevron quilt. This 50"x60" quilt is fun and easy and will be completed by the end of class (with a little work outside of class).  This is the perfect class for beginning sewists and fabric lovers! (Note: Very easy to modify quilt to make a little bigger)

Supplies needed: fabric, batting, thread (details given when signing up)*basic sewing kit

(two session class)

Winter Hedgehog

Winter Hedgehog
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, December 1st and 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm 
$40 + supplies

 
 Photo by Amy Gaines via Ravelry

This cute little friend will make a perfect present. The Winter Hedgehog is warm and cuddly and easy to knit! In this class you'll learn how to seam and stuff a toy and make pompoms to decorate the hedgie's scarf.

Supplies needed: worsted weight yarn, US size 4 straights, tapestry needle.

(two session class)

Kids Class: New Years Fun

Kids Class: New Years Fun
With Olivia and Eleanor Cotton
Monday, December 29th, 10 am - 12 pm 
$40, all supplies included

Prepare to ring in the New Year right at Home Ec.! At this camp, each kid will embellish their very own mask, perfect for any New Year's party. They will also make their own New Year's Crackers with a hat, joke, and homemade prize inside!

Kids Class: Up-cycled Gift Wrap

Kids Class: Up-cycled Gift Wrap
With Olivia and Eleanor Cotton
Thursday, December 18th, 3-5pm
$40, all supplies included 
  
  

During this class, kids will learn that you don't need to spend money to make cool gift wrap for holiday presents! Each kid can learn to weave their own basket out of paper bags (perfect holder for smaller gifts), design their own wrapping paper, and make their very own bows out of magazines!

Mini Faroese Shawl

Mini Faroese Shawl
With Greg Cotton
Wednesdays, November 19, December 3 and 10, 7-8:30
$55 + Supplies

Square, circular, triangular...shawls come in lots of shapes.  Long ago the incredible knitters of the Faroe Islands came up with a sophisticated and very cool variation on the triangular shawl, with shaping around a center gusset and more shaping at the edges, along with very subtle shoulder shaping.  And because of that shoulder shaping, a Faroese shawl won't fall off your shoulders!  No need for a shawl pin.

In this class, we'll knit a miniature version of a Faroese shawl--a neck/shoulder shawl with all of the sweet Faroese shaping.  We'll do all of that unusual shaping and will add in a sweet little lace pattern.  Your shawl will use about 50 grams of a sportweight yarn (100% wool is always best, of course...), which we'll knit loosely on perhaps a #7 or #8 needle (Greg suggests a 24" circular needle).  Skills (which will be taught if you don't already know them) involved will be left- and right-leaning decreases, reading a lace chart, and (possibly) some form of provisional cast-on.
  
supplies needed: 50 grams of sportweight yarn, #7 or #8 needle 

(3 session Class)

Scout Tee

Scout Tee
With Codi Josephson
Saturday, November 15, 1 - 4 pm 
$48 + Fabric and Thread (pattern included)

 

Make this super cute woven top with capped sleeves and a scoop neck.
The fit is very flattering with fitted shoulders and a looser fit
below the bust.
supplies needed: Fabric, thread, *basic sewing kit (details given when signing up)

Who's Cute Mitts?!

Who's Cute Mitts?!
With Karen Carcia
Wednesdays, November 12th & 19th 5:30-7:30 pm 
$40 + supplies

 

Take flight into cable knitting with these easy owl mitts. A quick, charming project that makes the perfect accessory for autumn walks.

Supplies needed: approximately 85 yards worsted weight yarn, size 7 or 8 dpns, a cable needle, tapestry needle, two buttons for eyes & Owl Cable Knit Fingerless Mittens pattern by Crystal Lybrink (available via Ravelry).

Cozy Purl Ridge Mittens

Cozy Purl Ridge Mittens
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, November 10 and 17 , 6-8
$40 + supplies

 

Warm up with these soft, cozy mittens. In this class you'll learn how to pick up stitches and create an afterthought thumb. In other words, these sweet mitts will be perfectly fitted just for you! They are also a great, quick-knit for holiday gifts.

Supplies needed: US size 6 & 8 dpns, approximately 120 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn, tapestry needle and Jenny Gordy's Cozy Purl Ridge Mittens pattern (available HERE) Please download the pattern and bring it to the first night of class.

Crochet Granny Square

Crochet Granny Square
With Ann Rushton
Tuesday, November 11, 6-8pm
$30 + supplies

Skill Level: Beginner. As in, how do I hold this hook again?

Like the little black dress and the Toyota Corolla, the Granny Square never goes out of style. Don't fear the hook. You'll learn to properly hold a crochet hook, the correct way to tension your yarn, and much more. You'll leave class wanting to make a Granny Square blanket for everyone you've ever met. Bring worsted weight yarn and a size G or H hook and a positive, can-do attitude. (Don't bring cheap yarn--I can't stand the squeaking.) For the adventurous, we'll discuss changing colors
so you can have your own Big Bang Theory Blanket.    

supplies needed: worsted weight yarn and a size G or H hook

10.29.2014

Sewing: Ice Packs

Sewing: Ice Packs
With Sarah Lynch
Saturdays, October 26 OR November 9, 3:30-4:30 pm 
$15 + 1 fat quarter
  
Make a soothing hot & cold rice pack.  This class is great for beginners and advanced sewing enthusiasts.  You choose which pattern to make, trace, stitch, fill, then enjoy.(2 options: 1 long neck pillow, or 1 kid-friendly kitty cat.) 

Sarah Lynch, of Caught Red Threaded is excited to return to Home Ec. Workshop to teach a trio of classes this fall.  Choose one class, or take all three.  These products are designed with bringing the spa experience to your home.  They make excellent gifts for friends, teachers, lovers, children; really, they are good for anyone.   
  
supplies needed: 1 fat quarter of fabric 

Lavender and Flaxseed Eye Masks

Lavender and Flaxseed Eye Masks
With Sarah Lynch
Sunday, November 9, 2:15-3:15 pm  
$12 + 1 fat quarter
Relax your mind as you drift off to sleep with your newly made lavender eye mask.  This class is designed for beginner & advanced sewing skills.  Trace and cut out the pattern provided, or create your own.  Stitch, fill with lavender and flaxseed, and enjoy.
Sarah Lynch, of Caught Red Threaded is excited to return to Home Ec. Workshop to teach a trio of classes this fall.  Choose one class, or take all three.  These products are designed with bringing the spa experience to your home.  They make excellent gifts for friends, teachers, lovers, children; really, they are good for anyone.   
supplies needed: 1 fat quarter of fabric

Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy 101
With Sarah Lynch
Sunday, November 9, 12 - 2 pm 
$35 all supplies included
  
  
Sarah Lynch, of Caught Red Threaded is excited to return to Home Ec. Workshop to teach a trio of classes this fall.  Choose one class, or take all three.  These products are designed with bringing the spa experience to your home.  They make excellent gifts for friends, teachers, lovers, children; really, they are good for anyone.  
In aromatherapy 101, learn the basic fundamentals of essential oils, and how they can benefit your mind, body, and soul.  In this class, you will be making one roller dram, one body scrub, AND one body butter.  Learn how to make your own labels, where to find resource materials, and much more. 

10.01.2014

Days For Girls

Days For Girls
Sunday, October 12, noon - 5 pm 
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 and join Pam Ehrhardt and Linzee McCray. Questions?  Email linzee.mccray@gmail.com. 

Kids Class:Needle Felted Ornaments and Key Chains

Kids Class:Needle Felted Ornaments and Key Chains
With Olivia and Eleanor Cotton
November 20th 3-5pm
$40, all supplies included

Felting and kids go hand in hand, and needle felting (using needles to felt wool roving) is no exception! Each student will learn the basics of needle felting and make a unique ornament or key chain out of their creation; a perfect addition to any backpack or holiday decor.

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
Sundays, November 16 or 23, 1 - 3 pm 
$20 + supplies
skill level: beginner


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