11.04.2017

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery: The Original Sampler
with Codi Josephson
Sunday, November 5, 1-5 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

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)
with Natasha Otteson
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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!
(four session class)
Supplies Needed:
Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson, fabric for projects, *basic Sewing kit

(four session class)

Knitting: Comfy Socks

Knitting: Comfy Socks
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 6:15-8:15 pm
$50 + supplies    
 
(photo via cabinfour)
Learn how to knit socks with Cabinfour's cute, classic top-down pattern. By the end of this class you'll be able to confidently take on the wonderful world of knitted socks, impress your friends, and leap long puddles in a single bound-or at least keep your toes warm if you do step in a puddle!

Supplies needed:
* 350-400 yards dk weight yarn
* double-pointed needles to get gauge / US size 4 will work for most
    
* pattern provided with cost of class)

(three session class)

Knitting: The Hot Mess Headband

Knitting: The Hot Mess Headband
With Erin Kuester
Wednesday, November 8, 4-7pm
$30 + supplies

 

Transition to fall weather with this cute and simple headband. This is an easy project for someone who has tried the knit stitch, and wants to learn some new skills. Skills for this headband include purling (and creating a rib stitch), an easy cable, seaming, and an optional live-stitch cast-on. Complete newbie knitters are welcome to join as well!
 
Supplies needed:
●  One skein of worsted weight yarn
●  Size 8 straight needles (or size 8 16" circulars)
●  A cable needle
●  Tapestry needle and scissors
●  Pattern is included in the class

Knitting: Mix and Match Increases and Decreases


Knitting: Mix and Match Increases and Decreases
With Amy Gullen
Saturday, November 11th, 1-4pm
$30 + supplies
 
Learn how to make a smorgasbord of increases and decreases.  We will discuss how to pick the right combinations to fit the pattern or style of the project.  We will also have time to find the ideal pattern for you to utilize your new skills.
Supplies needed:
·50 yards Worsted weight yarn (in a light color)
· US 7 needles

No Coast Knitting Podcast Party

No Coast Knitting Podcast Party
November 11, 3-6
FREE
We are having a podcast party! No Coast Knitting is a new local podcast about the joys of Midwest stitching.  Please join us to welcome No Coast Knitting hosts, Katie and Liz, on November 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Home Ec.  Light refreshments and knitting-related chats will be provided.  RSVP here at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/liz-heffner-15236799181 so we can save you a cookie!

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
With Angie Jordan
Sunday, November 12, 1pm-3pm
Wednesday, November 29 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, December 6, 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, December 13, 6pm-8pm
$25 + supplies
 
 

Read all the How-To Knit Books, watched YouTube Learning to Knit videos a gazillion times and still unclear how to hold those needles while manipulating the yarn?  Join me, face to face, yarn to yarn and needles to needles as we explore the basics of knitting: terminology, casting on, and the garter stitch.  You will leave this class a knitter just in time to start some basic knit patterns for gifts this upcoming holiday season! 
 
Supplies needed:
●      Light colored worsted weight yarn 
●      US 8 to US 10 single point knitting needles
●      Scissors
●      Tapestry needle 

Sewing: Range Backpack

Sewing: Range Backpack
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, November 14 and 28, 5:30-8:30 pm
$65 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
photo via Noodlehead 
Make this useful, sturdy and fun backpack! It's great for any outing where you need to be hands free! The foldover top and closure keep things secure, while the front zippered pocket keeps essentials within easy reach. Adjustable straps make it wearable in any season.
Supplies Needed:
¾ yard (½ yard if 54"-wide fabric) Exterior Fabric (canvas, heavy denim, cotton/linen)
½ yard Contrast Bottom Fabric (Canvas, Waxed Canvas, Cork)
1 ½ yards Lining Fabric (includes exterior closure, straps, and interior pocket)
* 3 1/2 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101 - 20" wide) 
* 1 yard medium weight fusible interfacing (Pellon 809 - 44" wide)
* (2) 1 1/2" wide rectangle rings and (2) 1 1/2" wide strap sliders
* (1) 8" zipper for front zippered pocket
* (2) 1" wide D-rings
* Polyester thread, water-soluble pen/tailor's chalk, glue pen, 9" length of 1"-wide cotton webbing/leather (replaces Hang Loop cut from Lining fabric)
Requirements based on 44"-wide fabric.
(two session class)

Knitting: Classic Cuffed Hat

Knitting: Classic Cuffed Hat
With Erin Kuester
Tuesdays November 14 and 21, 5-7pm
$40 + supplies
 
   
 
Already know how to knit and purl, and want to learn some new skills? Knit this simple, classic hat and learn how to use circular needles, DPNs, decrease stitches, and make a pom-pom!
 
Supplies needed:
●  Size 5 16" circular needles
●  Size 7 16" circular needles
●  A set of size 7 DPNs
●  Scissors, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle
●  Yardage may vary based on length of hat or size knitted, but two skeins of worsted weight yarn is needed for adult hat + pom-pom
●  Pattern is included in the class

(two session class)

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote

Sewing: Handmade Style Zip-top Tote
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesdays, November 15 and 29, 5:30-8 pm
$45 + supplies and book
   
Anna Graham's book, Handmade Style, is one of our all time favorites. This is a great class for sewers looking to learn a variety of sewing techniques such as placing a zipper, pockets, and lining. 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 (exterior), zipper (interior pocket), Annie's Soft and Stable, interfacing, thread, leather straps, basic sewing kit.
(two session class)

Knitting: Ylva Fingerless Mitts

Knitting: Ylva Fingerless Mitts
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, November 15 & 29, 6:30-8:30 pm
$45 + supplies
 
 
(image credit is @ceciliaollas on Ravelry.com)
 
Tvåändsstickning is a Swedish knitting technique that creates a densely knitted fabric by twisting two strands of yarn. One of its greatest benefits is that helps to keep out the frigid winter temperatures, but these wonderful fingerless mitts will still let you use those digits if you need them. The Rauma Finullgarn at the shop would be a great yarn choice for this project!
 
Supplies needed:
●   Fingering weight yarn in three colors
○   Approximately 50g of the main color and 15-20g each of both contrasting colors
●   US size 2 ½ (3 mm) DPNs (or at least 32" circular, if using the magic loop method)
●   Scissors
●   Stitch markers
●   Tapestry needle
●   Scrap yarn or a stitch holder
●   Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) knitting, purling, casting on, casting off, increases, decreases, and working with multiple colors at a time

 
(two session class)

Norwegian Mittens

Norwegian Mittens
with Greg Cotton
Thursdays, November 16 and 30, December 7, 7-9 pm 
$45 + Yarn and Needles
  
 
   
Does the Iowa winter make your hands freeze?  Are you tired of commercial mittens and gloves that make your hands turn blue in the cold?  Knit a pair of Norwegian mittens, rich with colorful patterns and sure to keep your hands toasty warm.  Once you knit a pair, the Norwegian mitten world will be your oyster.
 
Supplies Needed:
-Two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn (Casade 220, e.g.)
-two circular needles that will give you a gauge of 6 stitches to the inch with the yarn you choose.  (Yes...that is indeed a very tight gauge for that weight yarn!  The dense fabric will help keep your hands very warm.)
 
(three session class)

Sewing: Hadley Top

Sewing: Hadley Top
with Natasha Otteson
Saturday, November 18, 12-5 pm
$55 + supplies (pattern included)
 
 
 
The Hadley is drapey, fluid, and sophisticated. It can be both semi-formal and casual, depending on how you like to style it. View A has a jewel neck, a pleat at the back neckline, and bracelet lengths sleeves. View B is sleeveless and features a soft v-neck. Both have center seams in the front and back, as well as a wide hem.
Techniques involved include sewing straight and curved seams, setting sleeves, darts, pleating, and applying facings.
 
Supplies needed:
●   Woven fabric with good drape (cottons, cotton-linen blends, linen, double gauze, voile, lawn, rayon, and silk, for example)
●   Fusible interfacing
●   Hook and eye (if making the pleated back)
●   Thread
●   Basic sewing kit

Sewing: Toaster Sweater

Sewing: Toaster Sweater
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, November 19, 1-5 pm 
$60 + Supplies (pattern included)
 
  Use one of our lovely knits to sew up this cozy sweatshirt/sweater that can be dressed up or down all winter long.  This is a good project for beginner and intermediate sewists wanting to try out sewing with knits.  Class participants can choose between version 1 or 2.
Supplies Needed:  Fabric, *basic Sewing kit

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)
with Natasha Otteson
Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14 & 21, 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 (pillowcase, 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

(four session class)

Sewing: Handmade Style Basket

Sewing: Handmade Style Basket
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-8:30 pm
$30 + supplies

 
Photo via Noodlehead
 
Spruce up your bookshelves with this cute and versatile basket from the Handmade Style book.  This fast and easy construction will make this a go-to project.
 
*Note: Please schedule time to cut out your fabric pieces prior to class to ensure project completion by the end of class.
 
Supplies needed: (see book for details)
●   Handmade Style Book
●   Fabric for exterior
●   Fabric bor interior
●   Fabric for handle cover
●   Pellon 72F stabilizer
●   Leather straps
●   Scraps of interfacing
●   Basic sewing kit

Knitting: Anker's Sweater

Knitting: Anker's Sweater
With Erin Kuester
Tuesdays, December 5 and 12, 4-7pm
$60 + supplies

 

Show some love for your favorite baby or child in your life and knit the Anker's Sweater! Sweater knitting may seem intimidating, but if you can knit and purl, you can make this sweater! Learn all the necessary skills for sweaters in a small, easy to manage project. The Anker's sweater can be made in sizes from 3-6 months to 7-8 years.
 
Supplies needed:
●      A copy of the pattern, for sale on PetiteKnit's Ravelry page
●      Fingering weight yarn - see the pattern for the necessary amount (the smallest size requires 150 grams of fingering weight)
●      Size 6 circular needles, 16" or 24" (depending on the size you are knitting)
●      Size 6 DPNs
●      Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

 
(two session class)

Bullet Journaling 101

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

Have you wanted to begin 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!

Craft Party: Wool Felt Ornaments

Craft Party: Wool Felt Ornaments
with Codi Josephson
December 8, 6-8:30
$30 all supplies and snacks included

  

Make adorable appliquéd ornaments using wool felt, embroidery floss and buttons.  You can come with ideas or you can choose from our pattern library.  These are super FAST and super CUTE decorations and gifts.

Knitting: Thrummed Mittens

Knitting: Thrummed Mittens
with Natasha Otteson
Mondays, December 11 and 18, 6:30-8:30pm
$45 + supplies
 
   

Do want to have some of the coziest and warmest mittens ever? Then look no further than thrummed mittens! These mittens knit small amounts of roving right into the fabric to create a thick layer of insulation against the cold temperatures. Over time the oils and sweat from your hands will begin to slightly felt the roving and strengthen that inside layer of wooly-goodiness from ol' Father Winter.
 
Supplies needed:
●   220 yds of worsted weight yarn
●   Either one big ball of roving or two small baggies of dyed roving from the shop
●   US size 3 and size 6 DPNs
●   Scrap yarn or stitch holder
●   Stitch marker
●   Tapestry needle
●   Scissors
●   Pattern provided in class

 
(two session class)