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ONSITE: Introduction to Sewing for Your Home

July 12, 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: Family Studio: Create a Pillow Doll

July 12, 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 sew a stuffed pillow doll. Use fabric markers, fabric, stuffing, and your imagination to create a doll!

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ONSITE: Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

July 12, 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 Handspinning

July 12, 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: Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

July 12, 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: Introduction to Loom Weaving

July 12, 2022

Learn to weave on a floor loom. You’ll enjoy warping demonstrations and plenty of practice time, along with tips for achieving smooth selvages and an even beat. Plan to design and complete at least one plain weave project—a rag rug, a scarf or a table runner. Returning students will take on more complex projects.

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ONSITE: Sewing Fiber Dolls

July 12, 2022

Create your very own fabric doll complete with an outfit from start to finish. Measuring about 14" in height, they make a perfect keepsake for yourself or a gift for someone else. We will be using a sewing machine, hand stitching, and painting in this class. Must be familiar with a sewing machine but not […]

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ONSITE: Needle Felt Your Pet

July 12, 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: Shibori Dyeing

July 12, 2022

Learn to dye fabric using the ancient Japanese tradition of shibori, otherwise known as tie-dye. You’ll use fiber reactive dyes to add color to white fabric and a discharge chemical to take color out of previously dyed fabric. Your finished fabric will be perfect for quilting, garment sewing and home decorating.

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ONSITE: Sew a Stylish Boho Bag

July 12, 2022

Using Julia's signature "carry-all" pattern, make a unique bag that combines function and style in a contemporary carpetbag design. Julia based her pattern on a WWI red cross knitting bag in the Valentine museum collection and uses it every day for everything from beach visits to market runs and days in the office.

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit (B)

July 12, 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: Improvisational Quilting

July 12, 2022

Improv quilting is quilting with freedom in mind. Beginning a quilt with no real concept, quilters will spin the fabric into an ever-evolving fabric tapestry. In this one day workshop, we’ll dive into improv quilting blocks of our own while talking about the pioneers of this technique (Rosie Lee Tompkins, Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Etc.)

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ONSITE: Visible Mending: Clothing Repair Through an Embroidery Lens

July 12, 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: Quilted Coat Redux: Modern Quilt MashUp

July 12, 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 our […]

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit (A)

July 12, 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: Create a Wood Vase + Felt Flower Bouquet

July 12, 2022

Join us for this multi-media workshop to create a felt flower bouquet and a wooden vase to display them in. Both sections of this workshop are wonderful introductions to both felt craft and woodworking. You will learn about the different types of wool felt as you take pre-cut pedals and arrange them to create succulent […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Sewing Knits: T-Shirt or Legging

July 12, 2022

This class is a 2-day crash course on learning to sew with knit fabric. Students will end the workshop with a finished simple t-shirt or pair of leggings. Topics and demonstrations will include knit fabric basics, how to sew knit fabrics without a specialty machine, basic knit seams, and knit finishes.

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ONSITE: Learn to Knit Socks

July 12, 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: Contemporary Crazy Quilting

July 12, 2022

This fast-moving, fun class explores a spontaneous approach to a traditional quilting favorite, emphasizing contemporary design. Participants will learn a new way to piece quilt blocks together and create unique arrangements of blocks. Students will use rotary cutting and machine piecing to create pillow tops or start a quilt top. We will not quilt pieces […]

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ONSITE: Needle Felting Miniatures

July 12, 2022

Learn how to make small three-dimensional forms through dry needle felting with wool roving in this workshop. Be prepared for a few finger pricks and a lot of cuteness!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Sewing (A)

July 12, 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: Fiber Flower Crown

July 12, 2022

Learn to make a flower crown from beautiful, colorful fibers! We will make an armature framework and learn basic weaving and macrame stitching techniques to create flower shapes with yarn and string.

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ONSITE: Sewing for the Table

July 12, 2022

Learn how to sew a set of custom linens for your table. You'll have the choice of sewing either a 72-inch long runner and four napkins or four placemats and four napkins. You will also receive the patterns and knowledge to make more at home. You do not need to have any extensive sewing experience […]

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ONSITE: Free Motion Quilting: Drawing with Your Sewing Machine

July 12, 2022

The simplest piece of fabric can be turned into beautiful and unique art through the addition of quilted lines. This fast-paced workshop introduces the various ways to use your sewing machine to draw on fabric. Both free motion and conventional quilting methods will be explored. Participants will produce several samples during the class suitable for […]

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