Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
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.
Needle Felting for the Holidays: Elves and Ornaments

Add some handcrafted accents to the season by making a sprightly “elf-on-a-shelf” and an ornament of your own design as you explore the basics of sculpting, embellishing, and painting with a felting needle. 

Date
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 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
Wednesday, January 17 to February 21, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Tangled up in a knitting problem? From dropped stitches to difficult pattern instructions to twisted stitches and more, learn a protocol to follow when you’re stuck on a project.

Date
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
2-Session Weekend 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
Saturday, January 27 to February 3, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fair Isle Knitting Technique

Peries, XOX, and Boarders. These may sound like the names of rock bands, but in fact they are the patterns found in Fair Isle knitting. Students in this workshop focus on learning this stranding color technique.

Date
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hat Making with a Master Milliner

Spend a fascinating afternoon exploring the art and the magic of hats—for both women and men—as you create a one-of-a-kind topper under the guidance of noted D.C. milliner Anthony Gaskins.

Date
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners II: A Small Handmade Quilt, Continued
2-Session Weekend Course

Review the basics of hand-stitched quiltmaking and expand your skills while working on a small quilt of your choice in this two-session class.

Date
Saturday, March 10 and 17, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.