Nuno Felted Scarf for Spring

CLASS ID: 3Z4B
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Learn a contemporary twist on the traditional art of felt making! Embellish a silk scarf with soft wool fibers to create a beautiful accessory for spring, or just to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe. Choose your color palette of fibers, and then create any design from floral to geometric to abstract. Without knitting or sewing, you’ll create a lovely scarf using a little soapy water and a unique felting technique. Some physical stamina needed for felting classes. $30 materials fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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Felted Flowers and Vines

CLASS ID: 3Y401
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM *rescheduled date

Leslie Granbeck
Think spring! Create beautiful felted flowers and vines using wool fibers and a little soapy water. Learn to layer additional fibers, like silk and bamboo, for added texture and detail. Make flowers with stems for a bouquet. Pin your flowers on napkin rings or use them to adorn packages. These pretty flowers have a million uses! $20 supply fee, payable to instructor, includes all fibers and supplies.

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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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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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Hand Sewing Leather 101 – Small Goods

CLASS ID: 4Z4S
Time: Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Dan Horan of Merchant Leather
This entry level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. No previous experience with any type of craft or sewing is required. Students will be able to choose from a wide assortment of projects and leather at the beginning of class, including: clutches, belts, coin purses, wallets, Fieldnote covers, phone cases, keychains, sunglass cases and more. (please see MerchantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples).

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Sami-Inspired Reindeer Hide and Pewter Thread Keychain

CLASS ID: 4Z4K
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
A great class to learn the basic Sami braid and leave with a non-jewelry piece. Using pewter thread to make the braid it is then glued and hand sewn onto a piece of reindeer hide. The back is stitched up using artificial sinew. A key clasp is added and a shed reindeer horn button is sewn on to complete the piece. Students who need magnification for the close hand work should bring their own.

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Introduction to Peyote Stitch

CLASS ID: 5Z4K
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, May 4 & 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sue Swanson
This colorful, geometric bracelet is made with the off-loom technique called Peyote Stitch. The stitch is versatile and easy to do. This class teaches the even count, flat peyote stitch. The pattern is an excellent introduction to seed bead weaving because the rows are very short and the geometrical patterns are easy to see. The Japanese Delica cylinder beads tile together to give this bracelet a flat, sleek look.

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Felted Cat Cave

CLASS ID: 4Z4C
Date/Time: Saturday – Sunday, April 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & April 14, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Calling all crazy cat people! Make the ultimate gift for your favorite feline: 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. $65 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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Learn How to Punch Needle Rug Hook – Create a Wall Hanging!

CLASS ID: 5Z4D
Date/Time: Saturday, May 4, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lindsay Gruetzmacher
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. Note: If you have an idea of something else you’d like to punch, please feel free to bring your own! Yarn is provided as part of the class fee, but please limit the colors in your design to 3-4. Please register at least one week in advance for this class.

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One-of-a-Kind Wall Quilt

CLASS ID: 4Z4B
Date/Time: Monday, April 1, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Susan Stein
Use orphan quilt, embroidery, cross stitch, or printed squares to make an easy and fun quilt that is totally original. Making easy-to-piece four inch filler blocks expands on your theme squares so you have a nicely sized wall hanging in no time.

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