Crazy Quilt Block with Beaded Imagery

CLASS ID: 10B4C
Date/Time: 2 Days, Monday & Wednesday, October 14 & 16,
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $126 Member/$162 Non-Member
Material Fee: $45 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Nancy Eha
Learn how to piece a crazy quilt on a muslin base using the stitch and flip sewing method. Crazy quilts were not constructed for warmth or for the bed; instead they showcased the maker’s needlework skills. The needlework skills taught in this class will be hand beading. The instructor will teach you her unique copyrighted method using small glass beads to recreate traditional thread embroidery stitches found on crazy quilts such as the feather and fly stitches. Then discover numerous fabric beading stitches to create dainty flowers, leaves, vines, raspberries, blackberries, and grapes. You will also add a beaded a spider and web, a sign of good luck on Victorian crazy quilts. Not only will you have a small bead embellished crazy quilt you will be proud of, but also the knowledge of beading stitches and techniques that you will use over and over again on future fabric based beading projects.

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Beaded Snowflake Heart

CLASS ID: 11B4C
Date/Time: Friday, November 15, 12:30-3:30 PM
Tuition: $32 Member/$41 Non-Member
Material Fee: $25 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Nancy Eha
This 2 ½-inch by 2 ½-inch red wool heart is the perfect size for a holiday pin to wear, or a festive ornament to decorate your tree or your home. Using small size 11 white and silver seed beads create a 1-inch beaded snowflake. Then attach the snowflake to the wool heart, add a beaded edging stitch and enjoy the handmade treasure you created. All experience levels welcome. Must have good finger dexterity to make the snowflakes.
Students bring to class:
1. Small sharp or embroidery scissors
2. Glasses if needed for handwork

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Felted Luminarias

CLASS ID: 11B4B
Date/Time: Monday, December 9, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Tuition: $48 Member/$61 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16+, All Levels

Leslie Granbeck
Add a warm glow to the holiday season with pretty, felted luminarias. Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool and a little soapy water. Add texture and other design embellishments using a variety of materials. Your luminarias are the perfect accent for the mantle, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little soft illumination. And they make great gifts! Make two in class. $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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Fabulous Felted Hat

CLASS ID: 10B4B
Date/Time: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$108 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16+, All Levels

Leslie Granbeck
Learn the fascinating art of seamless felting and design a stylish hat perfect for the cold weather ahead. Choose your look: whimsical high crown with lots of scrunch or the classic wide brim. No knitting required, create your hat using colorful wool roving and traditional wet felting techniques. A variety of surface embellishments add to the fun! Previous wet felting experience/laying out fibers helpful. Some physical stamina needed for felting classes. $30 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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“Circles” Felted Table Runner

CLASS ID: 10B4A
Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $68 Member/$88 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Teens 16+, All Levels

Leslie Granbeck
Create a colorful runner or wall hanging from wool fibers and a little soapy water. No knitting or sewing required, learn the magic of wet feltmaking and create a work of art for your table or wall. Inspired by vintage penny rugs and the Russian artist Kandinsky, this design looks great in any home, office or cabin. $30 materials fee includes all fibers and supplies is payable to instructor. Some physical stamina needed for felting classes.

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Make a Needle Felted Bluebird

CLASS ID: 11B4F
Date/Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $37 Member/$47 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels, 12+ if accompanied
by registered adult

Students will complete a needle felted Eastern bluebird in class using wool roving and merino prefelt. Students of Karen’s previous needle felting classes will progress in their use of materials to create accurate color and form. Everyone, including beginners will enjoy creating a needle felted bluebird ornament. Some needle felting experience helpful.

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SAORI Weaving

CLASS ID: 10B4E
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $32 Member/$41 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

SAORI is very different from traditional weaving, placing more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth. SAORI weaving celebrates the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity and does not try to imitate machine-made products. No two weavers are alike, so it is very natural that every single cloth, freely woven by people with different personalities, is beautiful in a unique way. You are welcome to bring materials from home that you would like to use for your project such as home spun yarn or strips of fabric.

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SAORI Weaving with “Bloom”

CLASS ID: 10B4D
Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $27 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $17 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

CLASS ID: 11B4E
Date/Time: Friday, November 1, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $27 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $17 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, All Levels

The ladies of “Bloom” & Chiaki O’Brien
SAORI weaving celebrates the unintentional beauty resulting from our natural creativity and does not try to imitate machine-made products. You are welcome to bring materials from home that you would like to use for your project such as homespun yarn or strips of fabric. This class is an especially unique and special opportunity to learn SAORI weaving from the 8 ladies who make up “Bloom.” While these ladies happen to have developmental disabilities they have already had two nearly sold out shows at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis, as well as having gained teaching
experience through workshops held during their shows.

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Wheat Weaving: Scandinavian Holiday Ornaments

CLASS ID: 11B4A
Date/Time: Saturday, November 16, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM
Tuition: $37 Member/$48 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults, Teens 13+, Kids 8-12 with an Adult

Come learn about the ancient craft of wheat weaving as it is done in Europe and Scandinavia, and make several Scandinavian holiday ornaments for your house or tree. After cleaning and preparing wheat, you will learn to tie it and will leave with a goat and a tomte or two (and maybe a simple plaited ornament), and wheat to take home for more weaving there.
Bring from home:
An old pair of scissors and an old towel
Paper bag for wheat trimmings
Any special ribbons (1/4” or 1/2”) you might like
to use
Pencil, paper for keeping track of notes
Aprons recommended
Snack or bag lunch for our break-optional.

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Duct Tape Flowers

CLASS ID: 11B7C
Date/Time: Sunday, November 3, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material Fee: $4 payable to instructor
Age/Level: 7-13

Make flowers using colorful duct tape & a few other basic materials. Then use your duct tape know-how to create flowers!

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