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September 2019

Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65 5 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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October 2019

Intergenerational: Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 2 tickets left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques.  We may venture outside to weave, if weather permits, to find some truly natural fibers to incorporate into your weaving. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your…

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UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45 14 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using darning techniques such as sashiko stitching. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing. Join this fun class to learn basic fabric collage (tearing and arranging and tacking) and running…

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Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65 8 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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Intro to Traditional Natural Dyes

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80 10 tickets left

Up until the first synthetic dye was invented in the mid-1800s, all dyes were made from plants, animals, and minerals. This class will be an introduction to some of the traditional skills involved in using plants to dye cloth and wool yarn. Students will learn how to prepare different textiles for dying and learn about plants traditionally used for natural dyes. Instructor Diana Gamm will help you to be brave and experiment with local plant materials, including weeds and garden…

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November 2019

Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 6 tickets left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your heart and your fingers desire. Come and experience the joy of weaving! There are only 6 looms available, unless you…

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Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$60 12 tickets left

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? Are you an experienced quilter and want to polish your skills?  With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy reviewing the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each…

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Intergenerational: Needle Felted Acorns

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 10 tickets left

A perfect introduction to needle felting for beginners, this class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven fabric or a three-dimensional form. Felting is often accomplished using water, soap and a hand rubbing process (wet felting).  Needle felting (dry felting) involves the…

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January 2020

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

Needle felt a beautiful Eastern Bluebird! Students will learn techniques for needle felting a three-dimensional, lifelike bird from corriedale wool roving, and to felt fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting wool means…

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March 2020

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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