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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
Razzle Dazzle: Jazz-Age Beaded and Embroidered Fashion

Explore the history, economics, and aesthetics of the era’s dazzling fashions in a fun and informative 3-hour workshop led by textile historian Elizabeth Lay.

Date
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
3-Session Daytime Course

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to 24, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
A Nuno-Felted Scarf Workshop

The nuno process, which bonds wool to other fabrics, creates lightweight, drapeable felt ideal for clothing and accessories. Learn this unique and versatile technique as you create a one-of-a-kind scarf.

Date
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics
6-Session Evening Course

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and may start a knitting project during class.

Date
Monday, October 16 to November 20, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Laundry to Legacy Marathon: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts

Spend a day learning how to create your own small T-shirt quilt. Some sewing experience and familiarity with your own sewing machine and the rotary cutter is helpful.

Date
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Explore the cultural history behind the vivid abstract quilts made in this distinctive rural Alabama community for generations, and try your hand at a quilting project in the Gee’s Bend spirit.

Date
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quilters’ Toolbox
2-Session Weekend Course

Are you ready to design your own quilt? Do you want to brush up your skills? This hands-on class lets you practice some fundamental techniques that will help you create the quilts you want.

Date
Sunday, November 12 and 19, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Knitting Mittens and Gloves

This workshop focuses on the skills you need to make mittens and gloves, just in time for the holidays. Knitters learn knitting in the round; increases; using markers, using holders and counters; and how to knit thumbs and fingers. Various knitting techniques for decoration and design are discussed.

Date
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.