Uncommon T’s – Embroidery 101 $20
Saturday, October 24th 10am-12.
Learn a few simple embroidery stitches to embellish your favorite t-shirt. Bring a t-shirt, tank, or onesie and we will spruce it up with a hand-stitched design using backstitch, Chinese knots and more. We will also talk about some tips and tricks to working with knit fabrics, blending different threads and more.
Bring a t-shirt, tank, onesie or similar clothing item. Smooth t-shirt weight knits work best – fleece or sweater knits are more challenging. Any color, even printed knits are fine. Make sure it is washed and dried before you come. An assortment of embroidery thread 2-5 colors, embroidery needles, and embroidery hoop any size between 4 and 8 inches. Optional but helpful: pincushion, small sharp scissors
Ages 10 and up welcome
Instructor: Becka Rahn
Skill Level Beginner
Beginning Spinning: Two Day Workshop $110
Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th 10am – 4pm
Learn how to spin your own yarn! This workshop introduces spinning and plying on a drop spindle and spinning wheel with time to practice both techniques. Learn about different types of wool, wool preparations, drafting, and basic carding.
*You do not need to own a drop spindle or spinning wheel to take this class. They will be provided for your use. If you do have a wheel or spindle, please let us know if you plan to bring it to class when you register.
Materials fee: $25 (includes fiber and covers spindle and wheel rental fees).
Instructor: Jen Cuff
Embroidered Holiday Ornaments $20
Tuesday December 8th 6-9 pm
Make frosty ornaments spangled with sequins and stitches. Learn a handful of embroidery stitches that you can combine to make embellishments of snowflakes and stars and then several ways make finished edges. We will stitch on felt shapes and hang them from ribbons. A beautiful handmade gift that you will treasure for years.
1-2 sheets of felt in a color of your choice, 1 skein of embroidery thread in that color plus one that is a couple of shades darker or lighter, 1 yard of narrow ribbon that matches or coordinates with your color. 1 sheet of white or cream colored felt, white/cream embroidery thread, embroidery needle. Optional but helpful: pincushion, small sharp scissors.
Instructor: Becka Rahn
One Yard Laptop Bag $30
Monday, December 14th 6-9pm
Based on Becka’s pattern from the One Yard Wonders book, you get hands-on help (from the designer) making your own custom laptop sleeve. Choose your fabric – anything from sleek and classy to whimsical prints. We will measure to fit your laptop, you can customize your bag with a cute applique and stitch it up in an evening. Bring your laptop and your sewing machine, or use one of our machines.. A little sewing experience is helpful – beginners welcome!
A copy of the One Yard Wonders book.
1 yard of any fabric you like. Home dec weight is best. Regular cotton is fine too, but might not be quite as durable. Please choose a woven fabric – no knits or fleece.
Thread to match.
1/2 yard of thin cotton batting. (I prefer Warm N Natural or Warm n White.)
6 inch piece of sew-on velcro (1/2 in – 1 in wide)
A basic kit of sewing supplies – scissors, straight pins, seam ripper, extra machine needles, extra bobbins
Your sewing machine in good working order. Be sure to bring all the cords and the manual if you have it.