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October 2019

UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45

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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November 2019

Knitting Decorative Nordic Mittens

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$45

Gain more experience knitting Nordic-styled decorative mittens, just in time for the holiday season!  Students will knit a miniature mitten(about 4 inches tall) as a Christmas ornament, or knit all 24 for a traditional Advent calendar or garland.  The skills learned on these decorative mittens are great preparation for knitting full size Scandinavian mittens. OPTION 1 -  Advanced Beginner Knitters - Miniature mitten This teensy mitten works up in less than half the time of the fancier option. It does…

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

- Sold out!
November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85

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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Needle Felted Acorns

- Sold out!
November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

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

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

$60

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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Beginning Knitting-Make a Cozy Headband

- Sold out!
November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Intimidated by knitting?  Tried it multiple times but got frustrated and dropped it?   Join long-time instructor Liz Towers who will gently guide you and support you as you become an honest-to-goodness knitter! You can do it! Learn the basics as you knit a cozy headband just in time for winter. Once you make one, Liz promises you’ll be knitting more as Christmas gifts!  Choose from 3 project options and please specify your choice when signing up. Students will receive…

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December 2019

Tuesday Knitting Nights at MMFS 6pm

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on November 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free

Come as you are and bring a knitting project you’re in the middle of, or have been meaning to start!  If you don't knit, bring your crochet or embroidery! Whatever you want to work on.  Find a new friend or meet up with an old one, to enjoy time knitting together. This group will be a haven for knitters where everyone is valued.  Knitters are wonderful at supporting each other, this will be an opportunity to learn and share knowledge. …

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January 2020

Beginning Crocheting

- Sold out!
January 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20

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 crocheted hot pad holder and with the confidence to continue to work on your craft at home.  Instructor Pam Anderson is known for her humor and…

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Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

- Sold out!
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55

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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Intro to Nålbinding

- Sold out!
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75

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 your OWN Socks – YES You!

- Sold out!
January 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$45

Join us for a ‘gateway class’ to the simple luxury of hand-knit wool socks. Students will leave with all the knowledge that is required to make basic, traditional socks from the cuff down! Using their choice of either double-pointed needles or the magic loop method, students will learn how to do ribbing, make a heel flap, turn a heel, pick up stitches and shape the sock using symmetrical decreases. Whew!  Students will also learn how to custom-fit the sock to…

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Knit Rope Basket

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65

We are pleased as punch to be offering this class by world-famous artisan Cara Corey. You can find her works on Etsy and Amazon Shop. She has taught classes from California to Minnesota. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter you will love this chunky knitting project.  Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will teach you how to knit a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then you will assemble your knitted swatch into a…

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February 2020

Intro to Nålbinding

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

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

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

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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Create a Memory Bear!

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

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

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

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

- Sold out!
February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55

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

- Sold out!
March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55

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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