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Workshops by Appointment

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#REVAMP #REPURPOSE #RENEW!

Level: all

 

Cost: $35 2 hour session

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! 

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Level: beginner

Cost: $25

When: Schedule a 1 hour session that works for you.

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!

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Sew Much Fun (First-Timer Sewing)

Level: Beginner

 

Cost: $35 per 2 hour session

 

When: 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. Students will complete two projects. Learn basics sewing skills. 

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Make Do and Mend

Cost: $35 (2 hours)

When: Select a time that works for you by clicking "Enroll"

We offer frugal ideas and guidance for 21st century families looking to get more out of their favorite garments. 

 

Originally, Make Do and Mend was a pamphlet issued by the British Ministry of Information in the midst of WWII. It was intended to provide housewives with useful tips on how to be both frugal and stylish in times of harsh rationing. With its thrifty design ideas and advice on reusing old clothing, the pamphlet was an indispensable guide for households. Readers were advised to create pretty ‘decorative patches’ to cover holes in warn garments, unpick old jumpers (sweaters) to re-knit chic alternatives, turn men’s clothes into women’s, as well as darn, alter and protect against the ‘moth menace.'

 

Let us show you some of our favorite tips and tricks to revitalize your wardrobe  This class will cover:

  • Mending a hole

  • Sewing a button

  • Heming pants or dress

  • Taking in or letting out a garment

 

Please bring one or two garments you’d like to adjust or repair.

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Costume Help 911

Cost: $35 (2 hours)

Let us help you get your costumes done. Wherever you are in the process we can help get it done in time - even at the last minute.

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Knitting from Scratch

Level: beginner
 

Cost: $125 (2 hours per session/4 sessions) or $35 (2 hours for single sessions)
 

When: by appointment
 

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 are recommended. 

One-time materials fee: $10 for yarn and needles payable at first session

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Level: Beginner Plus

Cost: $35 (2.5-hour sessions)

When: Schedule a date that works for you.

 

Designed for those who have some knitting experience  Projects include Churchmouse Welted Fingerless Mitts, Churchmouse Turkish Sippers, warm winter mittens, Kaleidoscope Scarf and more.

One-time materials fee: $15 for pattern, yarn, and needles payable at first session

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Beginning to Spin

Level: Beginner

Cost: $35

When: 2-hour sessions 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!  We have a wheel for you to learn on or bring your own. Let's get started! 

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Wrap It Up!

Level: Beginner

Cost: $35 (2 hours)

Make beautiful, reusable fabric bags for all your holiday gifts.

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Aprons for All!

Cost: $35 (2 hours), plus optional $10 for selected, available fabric (payable at time of lesson).

Fun and easy apron workshop. You bring one yard of fabric, we’ll show you how to turn it into a super apron! A great gift to give. Handmade = ❤️!

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Eco-Friendly Bags

Cost: $35 (2 hours)

When: Grab a friend & schedule a time!

Join us at Fiber Works MPLS in reducing plastic use  Produce bags, cling wrap and snack bags are fun and quick. We’ll show you all tricks you need to know to make your own. For fabric, we have available 100% organic cotton (GOTS certified) with low impact dyes.