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September 2019

Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

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

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

- Sold out!
October 12 @ 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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1-Year Anniversary Celebration – Community picnic/Open House

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Marine Mills Folk School is 1 year old and we're throwing a party for the entire community!  Please join us for a day of celebration! All are invited to stop in and visit!  Meet a few of our instructors, see class demos and tour our new location at Marine Elementary School. Families are encouraged to bring kids. We will have live music,  a bouncy house, games, hot dogs, watermelon, lemonade, and treats! No need to register or RSVP - just…

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UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 3 @ 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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