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March 2019

Beginning Handspinning: 2-day class

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 9:00am

$85 3 tickets left

Discover the age-old craft of handspinning natural fibers to make your own unique yarns. In ancient times twisting fibers together was the original and only way to create clothing and other textiles. Today artisans and students are exploring hand spinning for a variety of reasons, including economy, use of eco-friendly fibers, creativity and interest in traditional crafts. This class will be on 2 consecutive days:  9am-2pm Saturday, March 23 & 11am-2pm Sunday, March 24. Day 1: We will learn the…

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April 2019

Carpenter’s Star for Beginning Quilters

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 20, 2019 at 10:00am

$80 11 tickets left

Curious to begin quilting?  This class provides your initial taste into this creative world with your knowledgeable guides, Wynn Martin and her helpful quilt-mate, Gloria Mueller.  Take your sewing skills and interest to a new level, in this supportive and fun class. This is a 2-Day class: Saturday, April 6 & Saturday, April 20, 10am-4pm Each student will make a small quilt suitable for use as a baby quilt or decorative wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block…

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Artistic Mending with Sashiko Stitching

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$55 9 tickets left

Do you have a beloved garment that is a little worse for the wear and could use some sprucing up? Or do you want to add interest to a plain garment? There is no better way to reinforce a worn area or add visual interest than with Japanese Sashiko stitching. A Japanese stitching technique born out of necessity, boro cloths carry the beauty of the many repairs and stitches that embed a unique story into the textile while adding strength,…

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Kjolvaska: Swedish Skirt Bag

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$65 9 tickets left

Once these ‘pockets’ or bags were used to carry oats or salt so the cows would follow you home.  Today they are more apt to be used for cell phones and car keys.  An ideal size, the practical bag serves as a reminder of heritage and as a focal point of beauty as it carries your belongings.  Inspired by the "kjolvaska", or skirt purse, which accompanies the Swedish folk dress, you will create a similar multi-purpose pocket.  The surface design…

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June 2019

Needle Felted Birds: Chikadee-dee-dee

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

Needle felt a beautiful three-dimensional chickadee. Makers will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Instructions will be given for making wire legs and feet, and for hanging your bird as an 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 or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers…

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