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.

Knitting: Antler Hat

Knitting: Antler Hat
With Angie Jordan
Sundays, November 16 and 23, 3-5 pm  
$45 + Supplies
  


Curious about cables, but think they look too hard? Boy are you in for a surprise! They aren't as terrifying as you may think. If you know how to knit and purl and you're new to cables, then this is the class for you. Let's make this cabled hat to keep your head warm, give as a gift during the upcoming holiday season, or just to take the first step in conquering cables.  We think the Antler Hat by Tincan Knits is pretty much perfect.
  
supplies Needed:
200 yards worsted weight yarn, Size 6 and 8 16" circular needle and finishing needle.
 
(two session class) 

Sewing: Go Bake Something! Apron

Sewing: Go Bake Something! Apron
With Olivia Cotton
Saturday, November 15, 10 am - 12:30 pm
$25 + supplies

Get ready for all your holiday baking with this super cute and stylish apron.  Make one for a gift and definitely make one for yourself too!

Supplies needed: Fabric and Thread (details given when signing up)

Perfect Picnic Blanket

Perfect Picnic Blanket
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, November 13 and 20, 5:30-8:30
$40 + Supplies

  
Mix and match colorful fabrics to make the perfect picnic blanket. This tied blanket is fast and easy and will be completed by the end of the class (with a bit of work outside of class). This is a perfect class for beginning sewists and fabric lovers  

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

(Two session class)

Sewing: Sew and Stow bag

Sewing: Sew and Stow bag
With Linzee McCray
Saturday, November 8, 10 am - 1 pm 
$40, pattern included

Love fabric? Of course you do! These shopping bags provide the perfect opportunity to combine three fabrics in an easy-to-sew, roll-up tote. Please bring a basic kit.*

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

Knitted Monsters

Knitted Monsters
Thursday, October 23rd 3-5pm
$40, all supplies included

 
Come make a adorable knitted monster, just in time for Halloween! Each student will learn the basic knit stitch and embellishment techniques to make their own, one-of-a-kind spooky creature!

Embroidery

Embroidery
With Codi Josephson 
Tuesday, October 28, 6-8 pm 
$38, all supplies included
  
 Photo by Studio MME
  
Spend the evening making one of the adorable embroidery kits by studio MME. We love the whimsical designs and think they will make the perfect addition to any room in your home. There will be a variety of kits to choose from.

Sewing: The Cinema Dress

Sewing: The Cinema Dress
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, October 30 and November 6, 5-8 pm  
$70 + fabric and thread (pattern included)
 
Photo by Oliver and S
  
This relaxed-fit dress pattern features a front and back yoke, V-notch neckline, and back button closure. Both views have easy-to-sew welt pockets and cuffed, three-quarter-length sleeves. The yoke on this pattern can highlight a favorite print or fabric, and the hem lengths offer a variety of design options.

supplies needed: fabric (supplies given when signing up)

(two session class)

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
Sundays, October 26 OR 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
Sundays, October 26 OR 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.  

Knitting: Easy Lace Shawl

Knitting: Easy Lace Shawl
With Karen Carcia
Saturday, October 18 and 25, 3-5
$45 + supplies
Skill level: Advanced Beginner and above
  
Photo by Judy Marples

Have you been wanting to try lace knitting, but don't want to plunge right into a complicated lace shawl? This simple shawl is the perfect project. In this class we'll use Judy Marples classic Leaf Press Shawl to learn a simple lace pattern, how to knit with two colors and how to read charts. The unique construction of this scarf holds interest for the more advanced knitter, too.

supplies needed: basic knitting skills, fingering weight yarn--approximately 300 yards of main color & 200 yards of contrast color, size US 5 large circular needles, pattern (available via Ravelry).
  
(two session class) 

Friday Night Craft Party: Branch Weaving

Friday Night Craft Party: Branch Weaving 
Friday, October 17, 6-8 pm  
$20 all supplies included 
  
 


Come in and spend the evening crafting in good company! Learn how to make these lovely little weavings to decorate your home.

Snacks and beverages provided

Sewing: The Everyday Skirt

Sewing: The Everyday Skirt
With Codi Josephson
October 15 and 22, 6 - 8:30 pm 
$65 + fabric and thread (pattern included)

 

This is a flattering, easy to make, A-line skirt.   This skirt is super comfortable to wear (because of elastic in the back, it has pockets (we love skirts with pockets), and is nice and tailored in the front.  This skirt can be made in a variety of woven fabrics (which is great because you may want to make one for everyday!).   

supplies needed: fabric (details given when signing up)  

(two session class)

Knitting: Cozy Socks

Knitting: Cozy Socks
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, October 13 and 20, 6-8 pm 
$40 + supplies        
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner  
  
Ever wonder about the mysteries of sock shaping? In this class we'll learn the basics of a simple top-down sock construction. We'll work with worsted weight yarn and dpns to create a nice, cozy sock that will keep you warm all through the cold Iowa winter.

supplies needed: basic knitting skills (knit and purl-don't worry if you've never worked with double pointed needles, I'll show you how), approximately 200 yards of worsted weight yarn, size US 6 dpns

(two session class)

Knitting: Adorable Baby Bonnet

Knitting: Adorable Baby Bonnet
With Lisa Case
Saturdays, October 11 and 18, 1 - 2:30 pm 
$35 + supplies, pattern included

 
   
Make this adorable baby bonnet for cool fall mornings. This is a quick project to make and is the perfect hand knit baby gift. The sweet little embellishment is just perfect! Pattern designed by Lisa Case.

supplies needed: Yarn, Needles, Darning needle  

(two session class)

Sewing: Simple Tote Bag

Sewing: Simple Tote Bag
With 
Saturday, October 11, 10 am - 1 pm 
$30 + fabric and thread (pattern included)
 
Mix and match fabrics to make this perfect fall bag with gussets. This bag holds all the necessities plus a bit more. The inside pocket will keep your keys and phone easy to access. This pattern sews up quickly and is easy to adjust to make this bag in various sizes.

Quilting: Block of the Month

Quilting: Block of the Month
With Codi Josephson
Wednesday, October 8, 6 - 8 pm 
$20 + copy of Vintage Quilt Revival and Fabric
  

We are so excited to use Vintage Modern Quilts as our new BOM book!  The book is very inspiring and the blocks are a great combination of simple piecing and foundation piecing techniques.  The block we will make this month is the classic mosaic block.   
 
supplies needed: * copy of Vintage Quilt Revival and Fabric, thread (details given when signing up