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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes

Studio Arts Course

Tapestry Weaving

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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

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Sustainable Closet: Mending and Darning

Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET

Find out how to make your clothes last longer by using a host of sustainable fiber practices, such as beautiful, visible mending using patches, embroidery, and darning. They are one part of a new lifestyle that embraces a regenerative economy. Consider taking this class as a step in the right direction for our world and future generations.

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Basics of Quiltmaking by Hand

Monday, October 16, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

By viewing examples of historic and modern quilts, students get a big picture of quilting, noticing materials, design, and color choices as well as construction techniques. Participants then design and create their own quilts using basic hand stitching techniques.

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Wool Embroidery from the Andes - In Person

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Discover the joy of this craft characterized by colorful floral designs embroidered in wool, a style that originated in the Andean mountains of Peru.

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Abstract Embroidery

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Learn to apply the principles of abstract art to making embroidery. Develop a free-flowing approach to embroidery that emphasizes form, color, line, texture, pattern, composition, and process.

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Log Cabin Quilt Building Blocks

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

The log cabin quilt, with blocks of simple strips built around a center, is a traditional style yet remains a modern favorite. Learn this technique, then finish 10 blocks into a table runner.

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Freestyle Embroidery Basics - In Person

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

In this workshop, beginners are introduced to surface freestyle hand embroidery. In this style, the stitches are applied freely, disregarding the weave or structure of the ground cloth. Students learn how to select and prepare fabric using a simple design, ready their hoop, and begin stitching.

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Weaving Plaid on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn to warp the rigid heddle loom for a plaid design and create a woven structure with a repeating sequence. Students work on a scarf or table runner during the class.

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Embroidered Pendant Workshop - In Person

Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Create a unique stitched pendant hung from a strand of colorful beads. Learn a variety of easy and lovely stitches, how to mount the embroidered cloth in a pendant bezel, and jewelry-making techniques to finish the piece.

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Introduction to Bobbin Lace

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn the basics of weaving handmade bobbin lace, from winding the bobbins to making four small lace projects.

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Sock Animal Workshop - In Person

Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Join this fun, hands-on workshop to upcycle humble socks into whimsical and endearing soft animal sculptures.

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Felted Shibori Duo - In Person

Sunday, November 12, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Shibori is the Japanese term for an array of resist dyeing methods. Create lightweight, felted wrist warmers and a cowl neck scarf as you explore two complementary shibori processes.

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Natural Milkweed Floss Ornament

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Learn to transform a milkweed pod and its floss into a whimsical nesting swan that will add a touch of nature to your holiday décor.