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ONSITE: Introduction to Hand Spinning

November 08, 2022

Expand your range of fiber skills and discover the meditative practice of spinning your own yarn by hand. In this class, you’ll learn how to spin your own yarn from natural wool using a suspended (drop) spindle to use in your own knitting, crochet, or weaving projects, or to gift to a textile artist in […]

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ONSITE: Visible Mending: Clothing Repair Through an Embroidery Lens

November 07, 2022

Learn and practice new hand stitches each week to create vibrant colors and textures for mending clothing. You can apply these techniques to torn areas, stains or embellish something damage-free. We will create patches that can be used for clothing in class or saved for future repairs as we practice various stitch styles.

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ONSITE: Beginner Hand Sewing + Embroidery

November 07, 2022

This course will teach you the basics of hand embroidery and hand sewing techniques. You will have time to experiment with different hand sewing and embroidery methods throughout the 6-week course. After establishing a foundation, you will have the opportunity to create one hand-pieced mini quilt and several embroidered patches and samples. Throughout the course, […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit Socks

November 07, 2022

Move beyond the scarf and learn to knit cozy socks. We’ll cover skills like knitting in the round, using double–pointed needles, or the "magic loop" method. We’ll also talk about increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches and the fabulous Kitchener Stitch!

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ONSITE: Learn to Quilt

November 07, 2022

Learn the fundamentals of quilting, brush up on your sewing skills, and design and make your own quilt. They say a baby and a quilt both take 9 months, so suggested projects are quilted pillows, a small quilt, or a wall hanging.

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ONSITE: Learn to Sew with Guided Projects

November 07, 2022

This class teaches basic sewing skills that a student can build on and use to make custom projects for themselves and their loved ones. They can use these skills to save money by making and repairing things themselves instead of paying someone else to do it. Students will learn how to use a sewing machine, […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit (A)

November 07, 2022

Learn the ancient craft of knitting! You will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off to make a beginners project. We'll also cover pattern reading, abbreviations, yarn and needle selection.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Sewing for Your Home

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine, cutting tools and work with fabric. We'll create two different types of pillow covers; one with a flap and the other with a zipper closure design.

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ONSITE: Quilted Coat Redux: Modern Quilt MashUp

November 07, 2022

Want to design your very own quilted coat that doesn't give off "Michelin Man" vibes? Then this class is for you! We'll combine the simple design techniques of modern quilting with a wonderful size-inclusive pattern. Plus, tips on material selection and quilt techniques to guide you in creating your dream, quilted, fashion garment. Join us […]

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ONSITE: Warp Painting on the Floor Loom

November 07, 2022

Learn how to use pigment and dye to create image-based weavings. We will dye our warps before dressing our looms, and then we will discuss different ways to apply pigment during the weaving process. We will also discuss how to finish and display our work. Students can expect to finish class with several yards of […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit (B)

November 07, 2022

Learn the ancient craft of knitting! You will learn to cast on, knit, purl and cast off to make a beginners project. We'll also cover pattern reading, abbreviations, yarn and needle selection.

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ONSITE: Continuing Sewing

November 07, 2022

Improve your sewing skills or use class time for guided practice. Work on your own projects and explore more advanced techniques with weekly demonstrations. Demonstrations may include specialty seaming, pockets, elastic, zipper applications, sleeve insertion or other student requests.

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ONSITE: Sewing Fiber Dolls

November 07, 2022

Make a personalized handmade fabric doll for that special child in your life. Explore different techniques like ladder stitch, hem stitch, couch stitch, fabric painting, and embellishing. This class is perfect for beginner sewers.

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ONSITE: Print + Sew a Set of Placemats + a Tablecloth

November 07, 2022

Picture this: you’re having breakfast and you say “oh, how I wish I had a placemat that conveyed my intense love for sunny side up eggs!” Well this is the class for you! Using block printing and fabric painting techniques, we’ll make a functional tablecloth and placemat set. We will be using a pre-made table […]

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ONSITE: Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving (B)

November 07, 2022

Learn how to weave on a rigid heddle loom! We'll warp a rigid heddle loom using the direct warping method. This method is unique to rigid heddles and quick to set up so you can start weaving in no time. You can expect demonstrations on maintaining straight selvages, dealing with weft tails, changing colors, and […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Natural Dyeing

November 07, 2022

Explore the possibilities of natural dyeing with this 6-week course. Learn how to scour fabric, make mordant baths, and dye with kitchen scraps, foraged goods, and powdered pigments. Everyone will leave with a book of dye swatches and dyed personal items!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Crochet

November 07, 2022

Learn how to crochet! We will learn basic stitches through projects that the students can take home with them. Starting with the most basic single crochet, all the way to fancier stitches like the lemon peel stitch and linked double crochet. You'll learn how to stitch in a straight line, over a 3-D object, and […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Create a Pillow Doll

November 07, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. In this class you will be working together to create a stuffed pillow doll. Use fabric markers, fabric, stuffing, and your imagination to create a doll!

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ONSITE: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

November 07, 2022

In this beginners' course, students will learn the basics of machine sewing. First, students will learn how to set up their machines and practice using them. Once students feel comfortable with simple machine sewing, they will have the opportunity to sew a zippered pouch to apply their new skills. Through the construction of the zippered […]

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ONSITE: Round Reed Basket Weaving

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of basket weaving. We will use round reed to make baskets or sculptural forms. Techniques covered will include weaving, twining, and dyeing your reed. Students can expect to leave class with one or two completed forms.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Sewing (A)

November 07, 2022

Learn basic sewing techniques and create a project of your choice with instructor guidance. Weekly demonstrations will include sewing machine basics, fabric basics, simple seams, simple hems, zipper application, how to take body measurements, and how to follow a sewing pattern. The first classes will be demonstration-based and the final classes will focus on the […]

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ONSITE: Block-Printed Textiles (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

From bandanas to tapestries and all in between, we love a pattern. In this class we’ll use the techniques of block printing and resist dying to make colorful patterns on recycled and new textiles.

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ONSITE: Needle Felt Your Pet

November 07, 2022

Learn how to make a mini, needle felted sculpture of your furry friend. We’ll start with a basic shape, build on details, then incorporate wire and other details needed to bring your pet to life.

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ONSITE: Yarn Dyeing

November 07, 2022

Learn to dye your own yarn with an assortment of natural dyes commonly found at the grocery store! We'll will guide you through the entire dye process in this super fun class. Expect to complete this class with personally hand-dyed yarn hanks!

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