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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts

In a hands-on workshop, quilt-maker Lauren Kingsland shares new way to use T-shirts and other garments of sentimental value: Transform them into usable quilts to give as gifts or to preserve cherished memories.

Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A Nuno-Felted Scarf Workshop

Nuno, the Japanese word for fabric, lends itself to the name of one of the newest textile techniques. Nuno felting exploits the capability of wool fibers to bond to any open-weave fabric before shrinking, creating lightweight, drapeable, textured felt. Quickly adopted by fashion houses and seen on the world’s runways, nuno-felted material has become well-loved for making clothes and wearable art.

Date
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Beyond Knit and Purl: Advancing Your Knitting Techniques
6-session Evening Course

Bring extra polish and style to your projects by expanding your skills to include double knitting, brioche stitches, strip knitting, edging, and other useful techniques.

Date
Monday, April 17 to May 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Continued Quilting
3-Session Weekend Course

Review the essentials of hand-stitched quilt-making as you working on a small quilt. Each session features several basic techniques, with time to practice them as well as work on your own project.

Date
Sunday, April 23 to May 7, 2017 - 1:00 p..m. to 4:00 p.m.
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Nothing can be more frustrating than realizing there’s something wrong with your knitting, and not knowing how to fix it. This workshop focuses on avoiding errors, learning to detect them sooner, and what to do once you know there’s a problem.

Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend

The isolated rural community of Gee’s Bend in Boykin, Alabama, is populated by the descendants of African American slaves, and since the 19th century has been the source of some of the most inventive and spectacular of American quilts.

Date
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.