Hand Sewing Leather 201- Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 8A4T
Time: Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 – $60 depending on the project payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults and teens 12+, 101 or other hand-sewing experience is strongly recommended.
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, cross body purse, 13” laptop case or 15” laptop case. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with your finished project. (please see MerachantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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Art Quilting 101

CLASS ID: 8A4A
Date/Time: Tuesday-Wednesday, August 20 & 21, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $150 Member/ $187 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond

You will study color, painting your own fabric, composition, and design elements, and make a small wall piece using a variety of techniques which will be demonstrated and implemented in class. Finishing and machine quilting will be discussed. See my book The Complete Photo Guide to Art Quilting.
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Hand Sewing Leather 201 – Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 5Z4S
Time: Saturday, May 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dan Horan of Merchant Leather
This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction  including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, cross body purse, 13” laptop case or 15” laptop case. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with you finished project. (please see MerachLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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Learn How to Punch Needle Rug Hook – Create a Wall Hanging! (Teens)

CLASS ID: 9B01
Date/Time: Saturday, September 7, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Punch needle rug hooking is a fun and easy craft to learn, and the possibilities for what you can make are endless! In this class, you’ll be learning the fundamentals of punch needle rug hooking while making your very own punch needle wall hanging. This is a perfect project to get introduced to the craft of punch needle (or refine your skills and play with a new format). You will have your choice of a wide variety of punch needle patterns to trace onto the back of the pre-stretched frame.

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Geometric Designs in Colored Strings

Class ID: B011
Thursday, August 15
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 9-12

Create a beautiful pattern by sewing colored strings through colored paper according to a numerical design. There are many patterns to choose from ranging from very simple to more complex.

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Serti Silk Painting

Class ID: B007
Wednesday, August 14
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 7-13

Painting on silk is easy, yet exquisite. You’ll use the Serti method of applying gutta resist, then painting with fabric dye. Dress for mess.

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Giant Fish Pillow

Class ID: B903
Tuesday, August 6
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 6-12

Create your own floppy fish pillow with a pillow case, markers, paint and a lot of imagination! After the paint has dried, we will stuff and stitch up these BIG fish and bring them home for a summer sleepover! Class limit: 8 students. Sign up early!

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Batik

Class ID: B709
Thursday, July 25
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-13

Try this method of decorating cloth or other textiles using wax and dye to produce colorful designs. Dress for mess.

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Sock Creatures

Class ID: B614
Thursday, July 18
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 8-12

One way to create stuffed creatures with minimal sewing skills is to begin with colorful socks or gloves! We will learn some basic hand-stitches then use our imaginations to transform them into real or imagined creatures. Class limit: 8 students. Sign up early!

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

CLASS ID: 3Z6B
Date/Time: 13 Fridays, March 1 – May 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No Class May 24

No Instructor
Get to know other artists. Grow in knowledge, support, and community by creating together in any medium.  Artists work on their own projects with their own supplies. No instruction will be provided; this is an opportunity for open studio with like-minded artists. Bringing snacks is encouraged. Registration is required to attend this class.

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