Monday, March 8, 2010

This week in classes...

Embroidery 101: Learn the basics by hand!
Saturday, 3/13 from 11:30am-1:30pm $30, ages 12+. No experience required.
Discover the loveliness and simplicity of hand embroidery.  You will work on a sampler, walking out with the basics to tackle any basic embroidery project!  
*Additional items not included in the class price: fabric, embroidery thread and hoop.

Sewing 101: Make a pillowcase
Saturday, 3/13 from 2-4pm  $45, includes BNS kit, ages 16+. No experience required.
Get sewing in this 2-hour class!  We’ve combined the anatomy of a sewing machine with sewing a pillowcase.  Learn the proper names of the parts, what they do, how to thread the machine, and sew!  *Includes: fabric, thread, and use of our machine...or you may bring your own machine if you prefer.

Top Down Sock Knitting:  Learn the traditional way of sock knitting!
Sunday, 3/14 and 3/28 from 11:30am-1:30pm $60 per student, ages 16+.  Must know how to knit in the round.
Learn basic top down sock construction using worsted weight yarn.  Socks knit up fast when you
use bigger yarn and needles!  ;-)
*Additional items not included in the class price: Knitting Pure and Simple’s Beginning Sock Pattern (available at the shop), 200-250 yards of worsted weight yarn, US 5 or 6 double-pointed needles, tapestry needle.

Knitting 102:  Knitting in Circles: Circulars and DPNs
Sunday, 3/14 from 2-4pm $40 per student, ages 12+. Beginners ready to move beyond scarves. 
Ok, I can make a scarf.  What’s next? Which end of the circular needle is my ‘left’ needle? What am I supposed to do with 5 double-pointed needles? And what’s that Magic Loop I’ve heard about?  In this class, students will make a small hat as they learn how to knit in the round. We’ll start using a circular needle for the bottom, and move to a set of DPNs for the crown. The Magic Loop technique will be demonstrated but is not necessary to learn in order to knit the hat. 
*Additional items not included in the class price: Bulky weight wool or wool-blend yarn is recommended, preferably in a light color. Aim for 3 to 5 stitches per inch. A circular needle, 16”
long, in a size appropriate to your yarn. A set of DPN needles (4 or 5 in the set) in size appropriate
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