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Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
Haute-Couture Embroidery: An Extravagant History

Embroidery is more than just silk floss on fabric. In a fascinating and visually stunning program, learn about the history of haute couture's opulently embroidered fashions from the late 19th century to this season’s runways. Afterward, create your own haute-couture-style embroidered buttons.

Date
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Haute-Couture Embroidery: An Extravagant History

Embroidery is more than just silk floss on fabric. In a fascinating and visually stunning program, learn about the history of haute couture's opulently embroidered fashions from the late 19th century to this season’s runways. Afterward, create your own haute-couture-style embroidered buttons.

Date
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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
Sunday, September 23 and 30, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

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.

Date
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tapestry Weaving: Learn to Paint with Yarn

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
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
English Precious-Metal Embroidery: The Gold Standard

Learn about the history of the lush art form of “English work” as you create a gilded blossom using materials from the goldsmith purveyors to HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Date
Saturday, October 13 and 27, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Confidence with Color in Quilting

This two-session class 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.

Date
Saturday, October 13 and 20, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 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
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Knitting for Beginners: Making a Scarf for the Holidays

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.

Date
Saturday, November 3 and 10, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Log Cabin Quilt Improvisation

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.

Date
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.