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Gather up your 'onesie" earrings, and your other assorted charms and small pendants, (you know, the ones collecting dust in your jewelry box) to create a fashionable, contemporary necklace filled with meaning and memories using your choice of chain from our collection of sterling and other materials. In this class, you'll learn not only about design, but how to attach your pieces using jump rings and to finish your necklace with the perfect clasp. You may use base metal or precious metal; the material cost will vary accordingly.
Advanced Techniques in Tunisian Crochet (2 hours) (Prerequisite: familiarity with Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch). Take your skills to the next level with this advanced class. We will make several swatches and learn exciting techniques including: * Advanced stitches - Knit, Purl, and Plain; * Fabric shaping - increases, decreases and short rows; * Colorwork - simple stripes with two colors; and * Working in the round - to make wristwarmers, hats and more!
Kureyon Afghan If a sweater isn't in your future, an afghan might be ... join us to explore the endless color possibilities of Noro's Kureyon. Inspired by Jane Ellison's Blythe, each square is worked with two contrasting colorways in a deceptively simple knit and purl pattern. Bet you can't knit just one! Give it a try at Knit for Good, our bi-weekly drop in knitting night. All are welcome on the First & Third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 8 PM at Bead + Fiber. No workshop fee, materials only!
If you’ve always wanted to try batik but were afraid and overwhelmed, this is the class for you. Soy wax, which was originally developed to make candles, makes the job of batiking much easier. There are no unhealthy fumes to worry about exhausting. The melting point of soy wax is much cooler than traditional batik wax, so the risk of fire is very small. Also, soy wax is water-soluble! So removing the wax from your cloth is as easy as ironing and washing it out in your own sink or washing machine. And because we won’t be using dyes there Sign Up For Class »
A traditional technique with contemporary styling and materials. Small Glass seed beads are first strung on thread and the crocheted iwth a crochet hook to amake a bracelet that has flexibility, strength, and rolls on. The class is two sessions. In the first, you will learn how to crochet and in the second you will be instructed on starting and ending your work to form a continuous bracelet. For home work between the two classes, you will practice crocheting and stringing beads to bring with you to the second calass. You will be provided with a spool of thread that Sign Up For Class »
Choosing from our extensive collection of materials, including our wide variety of contemporary beads, materials and unusual cords (such as hemp, rubber and leather), you will discover the rhythm of this contemporary twist on a traditional weaving technique. You will also learn how to attache different types of clasps. You can expect to create two bracelets in this class.