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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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM
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.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Fair Isle Knitting Technique
Waves and Peaks, Norwegian Stars, Boarders, Seeding, XOX, and Allover: These may sound like the names of rock bands, but in fact they are the patterns found in Fair Isle knitting. Combinations of these beautiful designs create colorful sweaters and other knit wear that have impressed and delighted for centuries.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics
6-Session Evening Course
This class offers an introduction to various techniques as you explore 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.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
2-Session Weekend Course
Hand stitching is a great way to reduce stress, and the portability of handwork projects makes them ideal take-alongs to fit into your day. Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making by creating an 18-by-24 inch piece as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM
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.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 10:15 AM