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$ 25 

Sewing Machine Know-How

Workshops by Appointment

Have you been wanting to learn how to use your beautiful sewing machine since it came into your life but you’re not sure how to begin? Or has it been so long that you’ve forgotten how all the bells and whistles work? We can help! Come to the studio for an hour.  Bring your machine (and manual if you have it) and we’ll get you on your way to sewing. The Time Is NOW!

$ 20 

Open Studio Work Time

Workshops by Appointment

Come take advantage of our well equipped fiber studio to work on your own projects, complete those last minute gifts or just enjoy some creative time for yourself. Our studio has a 4x6 cutting table, sewing machines, sewing tools, sergers, steam iron, yarn, knitting and crochet tools, spinning wheel, loads of embellishments and scarp fabric! We will be on hand for any questions or minor assistance.

Your payment gives you access to the studio for at least 2 hours or longer if there is staff on hand.

$ 45 

Stitch On! First-Timer Sewing

Workshops by Appointment

Level: Beginner, schedule a session that works for you.

​Have fun learning how to sew!  Learn about your machine, discover different stitches, how to read and cut out patterns.  We will cover the fundamentals such as preparing fabric, pinning, cutting, pattern reading, and seam allowance.  Students will complete a small project.

$ 45 

Knitting From Scratch

Workshops by Appointment

Level: beginner by appointment, Cost: $45 (2 hours for single sessions) or $140 (2 hours per session/4 sessions)

Transition from observer to creator. This workshop is designed for people who have no previous knitting experience and for those wanting to begin again.  Come as you are and we will bring to life your creative hands! We will begin with the fundamental building blocks of knitting. We will master at least 2 stitches, cast on, cast off, learn how to increase and decrease, read patterns and symbols.

Several sessions recommended.

$ 45 

Slow Stitch: Hand Sewing Basics

Workshops by Appointment

Level: Beginner, Schedule a session that works for you

​It all begins with a single stitch.  And long before there were machines to assist, our hands did all the work!  The workshop covers the most valuable and most basic techniques of sewing.  Students will learn 5 to 6 fundamental stitches, how to securely sew on a button and snap, seams and edge finishing, various decorative stitches, and what are the best tools for the job.

With these basic skills you will be free to sew and mend anywhere life takes you!

$ 45 

Beginning to Spin

Workshops by Appointment

Level: Beginner, by appointment

​Want to try your hand at spinning your own yarn? Do you have a wheel that is begging to be used? Do you just have the urge to feel the sheep's fleece glide through your fingers and magically turn into yarn?  We are here to help with this crash course!

We have a wheel for you to learn on or bring your own. Let's get started!

$ 45 

#REVAMP #REPURPOSE #RENEW!

Workshops by Appointment

Level: all

Cost: $45  (2 hours)

When: Schedule a time that works for you.

How do we achieve sustainability?  Where does one person even start to make a difference?  With this new class we aim to teach students how to begin to make their own wardrobe a sustainable one. Students will bring in garments they no longer wear or do not like the way it fits and together we will come up with creative ways to up-scale, revamp, repurpose it.  Let’s all work to keep clothes out of the land- fill!

$ 20 

A Life Line: Knitting and Sewing Help

Workshops by Appointment

Level: all levels, schedule a time that works for you.

Too often we toss our high hopes into a closet when we get stuck.  If you're stumped by instructions or the project is not coming together as it should let us help you through it.  

$ 45 

Sew Much More! Pattern Sewing

Workshops by Appointment

Level: Beginner Plus - basic sewing skills and machine knowledge

Cost: $45 (2 hours per session)

When: Schedule a session that works for you

We learn so much just by "doing".  This workshop is designed to guide you through all the steps and instructions of a written pattern.   You may already have a pattern you want to make or you may be looking for ideas of where to start.  We can help.   Instruction is  geared towards students who know their way around the sewing machine and the basics (preparing fabric, pinning, cutting, seam allowance).  

Bring with you, your washed fabric, thread, and your complete pattern.  We have machines for you to use if you do not wish to carry in yours.

Please Note:  Most patterns take more than 2 hours to work through to completion.  One session will certainly get you on your way.  You may wish to sign up for additional time as needed.  

sign up!

$ 45 

Slow Stich: The Bucket Hat

Scheduled Workshops

The ubiquitous bucket hat lends itself nicely to learning and practicing your hand stitches. In this 2.5 hours session you can make it as ornate or clean as you desire. A very portable project too. Materials and tools provided or bring a yard of your own knit, cotton fabric.

$ 175 

After School Sewing Club

Youth Programs

This project-based course is for any youth curious about how to machine sew.  We begin with sewing machine operation.  Then, while working on fun, small projects, we cover the many of the fundamental aspects of sewing fabric.

​The two sessions are intended to give families some choice in time.  If you sign up for both please note that the content is the same for both sessions.  

$ 90 

Spring Break: Fiber Fun Days!

Youth Programs

​Here is a fun way to spend those days off. Learn some sewing skills, explore textiles, and create something uniquely yours.  Five individual days. Each day hosts a different fiber project:

Monday- Hand sewing Mouse & Penguin & more

Tuesday-  Spring bunting - Sew a series of flags with the option to personalize them on one side

Wednesday- Crochet project -Chenille neck warmer and flowers.  

Thursday- Patch work belt. Sewing one of a kind belts. 

Friday- Sewing Buddies -make your one of a kind stuffed buddie.

$ 120 

KITCHEN SINK BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS

Scheduled Workshops

Join Jen Schultz for a two-day papermaking and book-construction workshop just for GROWN-UPS! Over the past three summers, Jen has been teaching these techniques to the kids of Fiber Works MPLS.  And the adults want in!  She most recently taught this class at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake IA and is bringing it back to the Twin Cities.

Learn how to make lovely papers at home and craft your own simple, one-of-a-kind book. No experience necessary. Just be comfortable with hand-sewing and getting your feet wet.

This is a two day workshop: Saturday, March 30th 10am-3pm and Sunday, March 31st noon-3pm. See you at the Studio!

$ 310 

Summer Camp '24 June

Youth Programs

#REVAMP #REPURPOSE #RENEW!

June 10

How do we achieve sustainability? Where does one person even start to make a difference? Students will bring in garments they no longer wear or do not like the way it fits and together we will come up with creative ways to up-scale, revamp, repurpose them. We aim to teach students how to begin to make their own wardrobe a sustainable one.Let’s all work to keep clothes out of the land fill!

SEW MUCH FUN! (First Timer Sewing)

June 17

Discover the sewist in you!  In this project-based camp, we introduce students to the basic techniques of machine sewing.  Working together through a small garment pattern they develop these fundamental skills.  Students will have fun applying their newly found talents to creations of their own imagination. 

SEWING: THE NEXT STEPS

June 24

Now that you understand the basics of sewing, let's take the next steps! In this camp we will expand your sewing skills, continue to learn pattern reading and lay out, improve on straight line stitches, hemming, and more. Students will complete a garment and a small project.  We will have a variety of patterns from which students may choose.  And we always make time for free sewing. Perfect for anyone who’s taken our Sew Much Fun camp or has worked with a pattern to make a garment.

$ 310 

Summer Camp '24 July

Youth Programs

STITCHING TOGETHER

July 22, July 29

This camp is a hybrid between Sew Much Fun and Next Steps. Designed for the beginning sewist and the advanced beginner. Expand your sewing skills with simple patterns, learn pattern reading, and focus on straight line sewing. We will complete a small project and a garment. Learn the fundamentals of creative sewing the fun way.

$ 310 

Summer Camp '24 August

Youth Programs

Sewing: The Next Steps

Aug. 5

Now that you understand the basics of sewing, let's take the next steps! In this camp we will expand your sewing skills, continue to learn pattern reading and lay out, improve on straight line stitches, hemming, and more. Students will complete a garment and a small project.  We will have a variety of patterns from which students may choose.  And we always make time for free sewing. Perfect for anyone who’s taken our Sew Much Fun camp or has worked with a pattern to make a garment.

#REVAMP #REPURPOSE #RENEW!

Aug. 19

How do we achieve sustainability?  Where does one person even start to make a difference?  Students will bring in garments they no longer wear or do not like the way it fits and together we will come up with creative ways to up-scale, revamp, repurpose them.  We aim to teach students how to begin to make their own wardrobe a sustainable one.   Let’s all work to keep clothes out of the land fill! 

The Evolving Sewist: Advanced Sewing

Aug. 12

Ready for your next a challenge?  The objective of this camp is to open that door to independent sewing.  We will guide students in applying their sewing skills and creativity as they progress through a sewing pattern.   We focus on the essential steps involved in working a sewing project from inception to completion. 

This class is designed for students who have previously taken our summer camps or have previous pattern sewing experience.  Deepen your knowledge and skills and discover the freedom to sew it alone!

$ 310 

Summer Camp '24 Adventures In Fiber

Youth Programs

This is a week of sampling a variety of different fiber arts.  Dive into our stash! We have updated this camp making room for exploration. A more-relaxed class designed to introduce kids to world of textiles and have the opportunity to try out sewing and knitting and more.