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, November 2, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Every quilt tells a story. Learn how to tell your own in this introductory class on sewing techniques designed for those attracted to the possibilities of the quilt, regardless of their skill with needle and thread.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 10:15 AM
This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of techniques and stitches available to create an appliqué. Choosing from the instructor’s patterns or from their own designs, students make sampler blocks using different methods for both on-lay and reverse appliqué.