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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics

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.

Monday, January 28 to March 11, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
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.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 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.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Felted Jewelry

Explore the creative possibilities of combining wool with other decorative elements such as metal, beads, and stones to make distinctive necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, and other jewelry.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Nuno-Felted Scarf

Nuno, the Japanese word for fabric, lends itself to the name of one of the newest textile trends. Create a one-of-a-kind nuno-felted scarf and explore variations on this unique and versatile technique used to create accessories, jewelry, wall hangings, curtains, and other projects.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Continued Quilting: Appliqué and Edges

Add three appliqué techniques to your quiltmaking skills as you create a fabric flower-garden wall hanging, and learn how a variety of edgings can give the perfect finishing touch to your projects.

Sunday, March 3 and 10, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt

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.

Saturday, March 16 and 23, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.