2018 Fiber Workshops for All
Knitting From Scratch
2 sessions, 3 hours
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. Student project will be a beautiful, hand-made hat.
Materials fee: $20 for yarn, needles, and stitch markers.
School Release Days
January 2nd, (3d FULL), 4th, 21st, 24th, 25th
February 15, 18
A great way for kids to enjoy their days off of school! For each day we offer a new sewing project to complete. The students learn basic sewing skills and have the opportunity to let their creativity flow. We have many fun and beautiful projects to introduce.
Open to kids ages 8-17
Level: Beginner Plus
On going, 2 ½ hours
Materials fee: varies
Designed for those who have some knitting experience (or completed Knitting From Scratch) We review the fundamentals of knitting and explore more techniques. Projects include: Churchmouse Welted Fingerless Mitts, Churchmouse Turkish Sippers, warm winter mittens, Kaleidoscope Scarf and more.
Homeschool Textile Program
Ten weeks $200. Discounts for families with 2 or more students.
Wed. 10:30-12:00 (ages 9-17) February 6 - April 16th
Thur. 10:30-12:00 (ages 9-17) February 7-April 17 (no class April 3, 4 due to MPS spring break)
Thur. 1:00-2:30 (ages 9-17) February 7-April 17 (no class April 3, 4 due to MPS spring break)
This hands-on program focuses on the basics of sewing and knitting techniques. We cover sewing machine knowledge, basic machine stitches, hand knitting fundamentals, history of textiles, costumes, and fashion illustration. Students will complete projects in both knitting and sewing and a personal sketch book. The course is designed to introduce students to the world of textiles with the opportunity to try it out.
Tee-Shirt Revitalization Project
2 ½ hours
Got old tee-shirts you love but just don’t wear anymore? Let’s bring it back to life and turn it into a stylish skirt or dress. You supply the tees we’ve got the rest!
Wrap It Up!
2 ½ hours
Tired of all the wrapping paper waste at the holidays? We are offering a class for you to make beautiful, reusable fabric bags for all your holiday gifts. Learn some basic sewing skills, meet new people, enjoy a relaxing evening out. Say good bye to all the wrapping waste!
Materials provided or bring your own fabric
2 1/2 hours
This is a fun, easy sac to make using your old table cloths, linens, or fabric of your choice. It is also known as the origami bag because of the way it folds together like origami. Perfect for trips to the farmers markets or quick stops at the store. Super fun to make! 2
Make Do and Mend$35
2 ½ hours
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.
Costume Help 911
2 ½ hours
If that great idea for the best Halloween costume has got you stumped or you need a little help getting costume done. We have the right equipment and supplies to help!
No worries we have got you covered even if you waited until the last minute.