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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes

Studio Arts Course

Today's Quilts By Hand Continued

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Hand stitching is a great way to reduce stress, and the portability of handwork projects makes them ideal take-alongs. Expand your skills while working on a small quilt of your choice.

Studio Arts Course

Log Cabin Improvisation

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

The beginning quilter can use the simple and familiar log cabin block as the framework for exploring color, value contrast, and spontaneity in piecing. Projects may vary in size from that of a table runner to a bed-sized quilt, depending on the student’s experience.

Studio Arts Course

Basic Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Acquire the basic skills to work with the versatile and portable rigid heddle loom—a great entryway into weaving scarves, placemats, dishtowels, and more.

Studio Arts Course

Color Theory for Embroidery Artists

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Find your personal sense of color confidence while learning to apply color to embroidery art as would a painter using pigments and a palette.

Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Bobbin Lace

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 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.

Studio Arts Workshop

Freestyle Embroidery Basics

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

Studio Arts Course

Knitting in Living Color - In Person

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Ready to take your knitting to the next creative level? Explore color techniques with expert Ann Richards and find inspiration for your new projects.

Studio Arts Course

Back-to-Basics Boot Camp for Knitters

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Whether you know how to knit a scarf but not much more, used to knit but now feel rusty, or are confident in your beginning knitting skills but want to make sure you're ready for an intermediate class or project, this workshop is for you.

Studio Arts Course

Felted Flowers in Bloom - In Person

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Create a lovely bouquet as you explore the basics of wet-felting techniques in a class ideal for both beginners and more experienced felters.