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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes

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.

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 and February 1, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Knitting Circle

Expand your knitting skills and your creativity as you work with the instructor on a project, technique, or special interest that intrigues you.

Date of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 8, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

Knitting for Beginners

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 of event
Monday, January 27 to March 9, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Tapestry Weaving

Develop skills in a range of weaving techniques as you design and create a one-of-a kind miniature tapestry on a small-frame loom.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

Palestinian Waste-Canvas Technique

In the spirit of centuries-old embroidery traditions, learn to cross-stitch a traditional Palestinian design motif on an organic-cotton drawstring pouch.

Date of event
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Hand Embroidery for Today

Add the touch of your own hands to clothing as you apply basic hand-embroidery stitches to create modern designs to enhance knits, felted wools, and ready-made garments, including infant onesies.

Date of event
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Indigo and Shibori

Japan and India have a long history of using brilliant blue indigo dye to apply dramatic patterns to fabric. Learn to work with this timeless natural color as you create one-of-a-kind silk scarves using the classic Japanese shibori resist-dyeing technique.

Date of event
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

Palestinian Embroidery 101: Birds of Palestine on Aida Cloth

Learn the basic Palestinian cross-stitch to create a traditional bird motif on 11-count aida cloth, a project that provides insights into an artistic language created, used, and taught by women to women across the generations.

Date of event
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Mandala Wall Hanging

Eastern sacred design meets Western textile techniques as students create a quilted mandala wall hanging based on the kolam tradition of Southern India.

Date of event
Saturday, March 7 and 14, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 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 of event
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

English Precious-Metal Embroidery: A Taste of Tudor

Explore the basics of traditional English precious-metal embroidery while executing an elegant Tudor-style floral design that’s fit for any monarch.

Date of event
Saturday, April 4 and 18, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.