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Knitting, quilting, and appliqué classes are all encompassed within our fiber arts courses.  The Smithsonian Associates offers beginner, refresher, and independent project-based classes for each medium.  Learn to how to use new tools and techniques, or simply sign up to meet and sew alongside other participants.  We offer courses that concentrate on specific techniques, such as Fair Isle Knitting or Pen-and-Ink design, as well as more general courses that allow you to learn the fundamentals and set your own pace.  Whether new to the medium or a long-time artist, these courses offer a communal working environment that is geared towards refining techniques and facilitating the journey from inspiration to completed project.

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current fiber arts courses

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

The hundreds of traditional block-quilt designs contain many common units. Learn to make several of them in this process-focused workshop.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 10:15 AM

In this introductory workshop, students learn to create a small design in pen and ink on fabric using saved and pressed elements from nature.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Put together a mini-quilt with a musk rose design appliqued using a hand-running stitch, then finish the project as a hanging scroll.