Advanced Rug Hooking

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, October 18 – 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kim Scanlan
Learn the different looks associated with punch needle rug hooking! Work with all eight Oxford needle sizes and various types of yarn to create a stunning personal sampler to showcase your art of punch needle rug hooking. All materials provided by instructor.

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Scarves to Dye For!

Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Dye your own silk scarves in the morning, then design a Nuno felted scarf in the afternoon. Learn color theory and silk dyeing basics, safety tips and eco-friendly dyeing methods. After a short “setting” period, your silk will be beautifully dyed and ready for an afternoon of felting. With your dyed silk as a base, apply soft wool and other exotic fibers to the surface and learn the steps to bond them into a beautiful Nuno felted scarf. Dress for mess and be ready to roll up your sleeves. The $45 material fee includes 3 silk scarves, all fibers and supplies and is payable to the instructor day of class.

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Silk Scarf with Bengala Dye

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 31, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Chiaki O’Brien
Let’s be creative and make a “one-of-a-kind” free style Itajime Shibori (clamp) silk scarf with bengala dye! Natural Japanese dye, Bengala dyes are made from soil and are environmentally safe and fun to use. The dye process doesn’t require hot water so it is appropriate for students of all ages. You will find this to be a fun technique, just like playing with mud. You will learn about the history and cultural significance of this unique dye form. You won’t be able to imagine the patterns you are creating when preparing the material. That’s the fun part of this class! You’ll enjoy the experience of “opening up an unexpected present” in the final product. The instructor will prepare some cotton/silk scarves and shawls for you to choose from. If you have something extra to dye you will be charged a small dye fee. If you have latex allergy, this is not a good class for you as dyes have natural rubber latex in it. Things to bring: If you don’t mind bringing an iron and an iron board, that’d be helpful!

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Felted Table Runner or Wall Hanging

Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Learn to layer naturally colored fibers on a base of silk, and then add texture and color with a variety of embellishments, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind accessory. $30 materials fee includes all fibers and supplies and is payable to the instructor day of class.

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Ply Split Braided Basket

Date/Time: 2 Mondays, November 12 & 26, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Louise French
The ply split braiding technique offers a variety of color and structure choices that are difficult to achieve with other materials. In the first session, students will learn the basics of Ply split braiding and begin a basket. In the two weeks between classes students are expected to continue working on their basket. In the second session we will address problems, questions, and finish the basket including finishing options. Experience in ply split braiding is helpful, but not necessary.

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Felted Luminarias

Date/Time: Monday, December 3, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

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. They make great gifts! $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies for 2 luminarias.

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Felted Mittens

Date/Time: Friday, November 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Make a pair of warm woolly mittens for the cold days ahead. No knitting or sewing required, wool fibers and warm soapy water are the ingredients used in this fun class. Learn several surface embellishing techniques and create your own one-of-a-kind pair. You can even make your mittens reversible. We’ll be working with water, so dress for mess and get ready to roll up your sleeves. $30 supply fee includes all fibers and supplies and is payable to instructor day of class. Please note: Felted projects require some physical stamina.

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Rug Hooking

Date/Time: 2 Thursdays, September 6 – 13, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kim Scanlan
In this class you will learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking while you work on a 5” lady slipper pattern that can be used for a trivet, wall hanging or tabletop decoration. No previous experience with any type of handcraft or with a punch needle is necessary. Time may not allow for the piece to be completed in class, but all stages of rug finishing will be taught so you can finish your piece at home. All materials provided by instructor.

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Felted Cat Cave

Date/Time: Friday – Saturday, September 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & September 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Calling all crazy cat people! Make the ultimate gift for your favorite feline: his/her own cozy cat cave! Learn traditional wet felting techniques using wool fibers, soapy water and your own muscles. No knitting or sewing. Add a variety of colorful embellishments for a one-of-a-kind cave. Please note: this is a large project that requires physical stamina (and possibly a little homework). Previous felting experience helpful but not necessary. $60 supply fee is payable to instructor and includes fibers, embellishments and a reusable felting kit. This project could also be a pup tent if your dog is under 10 lbs!

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