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Using your own custom made stamps will not only bring you the personal satisfaction of working with your own designs, it will also give your work a level of personal style that commercial stamps never could. Students will be exposed to a variety of traditional and unconventional ways to make their own stamps while focusing on hand carving. Time will also be spent discussing and experimenting with paints, inkpads and glue as students learn how to use their new tools! $40 materials fee includes all stamping materials except cloth and enough paint to use in class. Students should bring Sign Up For Class »
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!
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 »
Cobweb felt is featherweight, sheer and surprisingly sturdy. Using this technique, amazingly gossamer scarves with beautiful drape can be created. Add embellishments or make deliberate gaps to enhance your piece. In this half-day workshop, students will have a choice of different wool blends to achieve a desired effect. Basic felting skills are helpful, but no essential for this advanced class. Materials fee covers all materials and use of equipment. Students should bring along two bath towels. Price includes a $30 materials fee.
This class is a 4 week course that will not only give you a basic foundation in crochet; it will also give you the confidence to continue crocheting after the class is over. The following skills (but not all listed) are taught: comfort and coordination using crochet hooks, foundation chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, gauge, simple shaping (increases and decreases), classic granny square, seaming, reading instructions and charts. The method used for teaching these skills will be in various 8” squares. Each square will teach a new skill. The squares can then be seamed together to create Sign Up For Class »
For Advanced Beginners This hat is fun, silly and cute. It is designed to also be fun to crochet and to learn new crochet skills. The following new skills are taught: crocheting in the round, (complete rounds vs. spiral rounds), increases, decreases, popcorn, and ribbing. The student needs to be somewhat familar with chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet.