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.

Friday Night Craft Party: Petal Pouch

Friday Night Craft Party: Petal Pouch
With Codi Josephson
Friday, January 13, 6-8:30 pm
$25 + supplies 
 
Photo via NOODLEHEAD website
 
We love zipper pouches and the petal pouch by Noodlehead is no exception.  It is adorable and perfectly usable in both sizes. The pattern works well in any weight fabric paired with a colorful or sturdy metal zipper.
 
Supplies Needed:  Fabric, Thread, *basic sewing kit and pattern
 
NOTE:  This pattern is only available as a PDF pattern and must be purchased and printed prior to coming to class.  The pattern can be purchased HERE.

Knitting: Design Your Own Stranded Mittens

Knitting: Design Your Own Stranded Mittens
With Amy Gullen
Saturdays, January 21, 28 and February 4, 1-3 pm
$50 + supplies

Do you love looking through stranded colorwork stitch patterns? Maybe you have a long list of favorites on Ravelry or a Pinterest folder full of inspiring images? Mittens are a great way to incorporate these patterns into your knitting. Learn how to design a mitten pattern from scratch or customize existing designs. Pick the cuff, thumb style and layout the colorwork exactly how you would like in this "choose your own adventure" mittens class.
Some experience with stranded colorwork is helpful but any intermediate knitter can make these mittens. Supplies needed to design the mittens will be provided.
Supplies needed:
· 200 yards worsted weight yarn total, divided between at least 2 colors. You can wait to purchase your yarn until after the first class session.
· US #4 needles- for whichever style of knitting in the round you prefer (i.e. dpns, 1 or 2 circular needles ~24-32" long)
· Tapestry needle, scissors
(Three session class)

Knitting: Comfy Socks

Knitting: Comfy Socks
With Karen Carcia
Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6, 5:30-7:30
$50 + supplies (includes pattern)
Image by cabinfour via RAVELRY
 
Don't let the cold get you down! Celebrate it by learning how to knit these elegant socks. In this class we'll use the Laule'a pattern designed by cabinfour to explore the classic top-down, heel-flap approach to crafting socks.

Supplies needed:
  • 200-270 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • US 6 dpns
  • row counter, tapestry needle, scissors
(three session class)

Sewing: The Metro T-Shirt

Sewing: The Metro T-Shirt
with Olivia Cotton
Wednesday, January 25, 5:30-8:30 pm
$45 + supplies (pattern included)
 
 
  
Use one of our super-cute knits to make this shirt.  This T-shirt pattern can be made several different ways. With both short-sleeve and long-sleeve options, you'll get endless use from this easy and quick-to-sew style.  Please find a time to cut out your fabric before class.
 
Supplies needed: Fabric and *Basic Sewing Kit
 

Craft PaRTy: Lovebirds

Craft PaRTy: Lovebirds
With Greta Songe
Friday,  February 3, 6 - 9
$35, supplies (and snacks!) included 
 
 
 
Just in time for Valentine's Day, join us for a night of crafting! Learn to make adorable Love Birds. We'll hand sew felt to create the bodies of the birds and embellish them with beautiful embroidery stitches. These little guys are a perfect gift for any occasion and are a joy to make.

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.

School of Sewing (part 1)

School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Sundays, February 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12-2 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)

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.   

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)

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)

Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt-a-long Kick Off

Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt-a-long Kick Off

Saturday, February 25, 12-4
Free with purchase of quilt kit (pre order by January 3rd to receive 15% off the kit)



Oh my word, we are so in love with this quilt kit.  Denyse Schmidt's stunning Single Girl quilt pattern paired with Heather Ross's soon-to-be released fabric line 'Sleeping Porch' really is the perfect match.  The fabric is a super silky cotton lawn and the kit includes all the fabric for the quilt top and the binding (65" x 86.5").  We will spend the afternoon cutting and sewing our quilt blocks (and dreaming about sleeping porch weather). Pre-order your kit by January 8th and receive 15% off.  Let us know if you would like the pink or green background fabric...it sure is nice to be able to choose between super cute and super cute.

12.17.2016

Women's March Knit-In: Pussy Hat Project



Home Ec. Workshop is hosting four knit-ins to make hats for women traveling to the Women's March on Washington on January 21. The dates are:

Sunday, December 18 from 12-5
Wednesday, December 21 from 5-7
Wednesday, January 4 from 5-7
Sunday, January 8 from 12-5

Please join us. No knitting experience nescessary. If you are looking for ways to participate: come and knit a hat, donate or purchase yarn for someone else to knit a hat and spread the word about these events. 15% off all purchases of pink yarn related to this project.

www.pussyhatproject.com

12.04.2016

Sewing: The Beatrix Top

Sewing: The Beatrix Top
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays December 7th and 14th5:30-8 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

Sewing: Christmas Stocking

Sewing: Christmas Stocking
With Linzee McCray
Wednesday, December 76 - 8:30 pm 
$25 + supplies
 
The possibilities are endless with this cute, cuffed stocking. Choose any two contrasting fabrics-one for the exterior and one for the inside and cuff-and you'll be ready to stitch up stockings to suit your home and holiday. Home Ec has a great selection of bold, graphic fabrics for a modern look, as well as fabrics for a more traditional feel. 
The stocking incorporates straight and zigzag machine stitching, as well as sewing and clipping a curve. This project is perfect for advanced beginners and more seasoned sewists. 
Stocking pattern is included in the class fee. 
Each class member must bring a basic sewing kit.
Supplies Needed:
*1/2 yard lining fabric (non-directional); 3/4 if fabric is directional
*1/3 yard exterior fabric (non-directional); 2/3 if fabric is directional 
*For lightweight fabrics, like quilting cottons, you may want to use interfacing.
*8" trim for hanger
*Thread to match or contrast with your cuff fabric

Sewing: Crossback Apron

Sewing: Crossback Apron
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, December 85:30-8:30 
$35 + supplies (pattern included)
 
I love the simplicity of this apron. There are no ties making it easy and flattering to wear and fun to make. It is perfect for making messes of all kinds.

Supplies Needed: Fabric, thread, *Basic Sewing Kit

Knitting: Knit 101

Knitting: Knit 101
with Angie Jordan
ONE SESSION CLASS
Saturday, December 10, 1pm-3pm
              OR
Saturday, December 17, 1-3

*100% of the 12/10 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!

Children's Knitting 101

Children's Knitting 101
with Natasha Otteson
Saturdays, December 10 and 172-3:30
$55 all supplies included (needles, choice of one ball of yarn and gift packaging)
ages 8 and up



Kids, come to Home Ec and join us for a Children's Knitting 101 two-part class. Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off, all while making a loved one (or yourself--we don't judge) a stocking stuffer for the holidays. Supplies included . Ages 8 and up. $55 for two-session class.