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February 2020

Intro to Nålbinding

- Sold out!
February 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 Sold out

Due to January class being sold out, we have added another opportunity to learn Nålbinding!  Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making their own wooden needles from cherrywood (provided)  and proceed to…

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

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 1 ticket 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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Crochet: Beginners Part 2

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 2 tickets left

Students from our January 4th class demanded more!  In this beginners part 2 class we will be following a pattern for a "flowery cosmic coaster"  and extending beyond chain, single, and double crochet. All materials will be provided by the instructor.  Instructor Pam Anderson is know for her humor and her skills!  We will incorporate a nice break in there to rest our minds and hands. Students to bring: G size crochet hook (Instructor will have extras) Our Location:  Marine…

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Knit Giant Chunky Blanket

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95 10 tickets left

Price reduced!  Don't miss this class! We at Marine Mills are delighted to offer another class by Cara Corey. This is Cara’s most popular class and we can see why!  Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a “table knitting” technique, forming the stitches with your…

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Beginning Crocheting – Sunday class added

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$30 4 tickets left

Our first Beginner Crochet class was sold out.  We hope you can register for this new date! It is on SUNDAY morning, February 9 at 9:30am. If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet, now is a great time to do it! In this 2 1/2 hour class, we will learn how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet and more.  Our goal is to send each participant home with a beautiful and useful…

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Create a Memory Bear!

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 8 tickets left

Turn a loved one’s favorite article of clothing into a one-of-a-kind keepsake.  A special shirt, dress, uniform, sweatshirt or even jeans can be transformed into a wonderful, fully jointed, squeeze-able bear.  New baby due in the family? Want to honor a beloved family member? Capture family memories in a stuffed bear that will be treasured for years.  Patterns, polyfill, and plastic joints all provided in the material fee. Some sewing experience required. Each participant will create a one-of-a-kind memory bear.…

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Knitting: Intro to Cables!

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 6 tickets left

In this amazing class, you will learn the skills of learning cables, learning to knit on double-pointed needles (it's not as hard as you think it is!) and learning to read patterns and charts.   Quick Knit Mitts - Simple, soft, and warm mitts to jazz up your winter (and leave your fingers free for texting...or knitting!) Students will complete one mitt in class with the confidence to knit the other mitt at home. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl,…

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Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.00 5 tickets left

Be the boss of your own knitting!  No need to perform a full-blown amputation when a little first aid would do.  Learn how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your knitting … or ripping out your hair! In this class students will learn how to recognize and diagnose knitting mistakes on actual swatches provided by the instructor.  Students will receive a demonstration of the correct way to perform the technique and how to fix the problem. However, the real…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 12 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 various darning techniques. 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.  Learn the History of Boro, the difference between sashiko and running stitch, embroidery floss and sashiko thread, fabric collage…

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March 2020

Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 5 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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Intro to Nålbinding

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 3 tickets left

Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making their own wooden needles from cherrywood (provided)  and proceed to learn the basic stitches of Nålbinding made by interlocking loops. Construction of a warm cowl…

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Knit a Lace Cowl

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 12 tickets left

Knit something beautiful for yourself!   We will be making a quick lace cowl - Simple and soft lace cowl, perfect for the transition to Spring!  You will learn the skills of knitting lace, learning to knit on circular needles (it's not as bad as you think it is!), and learning to read patterns and charts. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl, Cast On, Bind Off.  Needing a refresher is okay, but this class is not intended for complete…

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June 2020

Block Printing on Fabric

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 8 tickets left

One of the oldest forms of art, block printing is both historical and accessible, as it involves simply carving an image on  linoleum blocks and using permanent fabric inks to print the designs on fabric. Join Karen Rognsvoog, experienced folk school teacher, for an introduction to block printing on fabric.  Learn how to carve your own design on to a linoleum block and then transfer (print) this design on natural fiber fabrics (cotton, linen and silk) to create napkins, table…

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