Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
Immerse yourself in the history of this most luxurious and regal form of embroidery as you create a Tudor-style gilded acorn motif using materials from the goldsmith purveyors to HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Saturday, September 7 and 14, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The traditional Log Cabin block offers a wonderful framework for exploring color and value contrast—and for spontaneous sewing. Learn an efficient flag-piecing technique, then finish your completed blocks as a throw or a table runner.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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, October 5 and 12, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Explore the basics of traditional English precious-metal embroidery while executing an elegant silver dove of peace on Jim Thompson Thai silk using four different metals.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This two-session workshop offer quilters of all levels an opportunity to become familiar with the vocabulary of color and to learn how to use printed fabric to create spectacular color combinations.
Saturday, October 19 and 26, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Monday, October 21 to December 16, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 11 and Dec. 2)
This workshop focuses on the skills you need to make mittens and gloves, just in time for the holidays. Knitters learn knitting in the round; increases; using markers, using holders and counters; and how to knit thumbs and fingers. Various knitting techniques for decoration and design are discussed.
Monday, October 21 and 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and knit a scarf during and between classes.
Monday, November 4 and 18, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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.
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.