Art Quilting 101

Date/Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 22 & 23, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Susan Stein
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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Felted Winter Scarf

Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Cozy and soft, your new felted wool scarf is perfect for the cold days of winter. No knitting required. Learn the magic of felt making using wool fibers and warm soapy water. You’ll also learn several surface design and embellishing techniques. Dress comfortably and get ready to roll up your sleeves! If you made felted mittens in November, make a scarf to match! All levels welcome, but some physical stamina is needed for felting classes.

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Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Beginners

Date/Time: 2 Tuesdays, January 29 & February 5, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Kim Scanlan
Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy craft to learn. In this fun 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. By doing this you will learn everything you need to hook larger pieces. 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. A #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and small punch needle lap frame will be provided for your use during class.

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Weaving Rugs on a Peg Loom

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Decorating areas with handwoven rugs are the perfect way to add a bit of “sheik” to your favorite spaces. The Peg Loom Rug is an easy plain-weave structure made on a sturdy wooden Peg Loom. These cushy rugs are made from core wrapped fleeces, Roving, even mega bulky rug yarn in the color of your choice.

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Open Studio: Artist to Artist

CLASS ID: 12Y201
Date/Time: 9 Fridays, December 21 – February 22, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No Class December 28

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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Felted Slippers

CLASS ID: 2Y409 – just added!
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Tuition: $75 Member/$95 Non-Member
Material Fee: $30
Age/Level: Family, Teens 16+, Adults, All Levels

Cozy and warm, your new felted slippers are great for the colder days ahead. Learn to layer colorful wool fibers over a custom-sized pattern made from your own feet. Then, explore traditional wet felting techniques and transform the fibers into durable felted slippers. You can even make your slippers reversible! We’re on our feet a lot in felting classes. Some physical stamina required. Previous felting experience helpful.

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St. Petersburg Lace Bracelet

Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, February 9 & 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
The St. Petersburg Lace Bracelet is a chevron shaped stitch developed in Russia. This delicate bracelet is woven with seed beads and embellished with fringe beads. We will learn the stitch by making a bracelet. We will also talk about how it can be adapted into a necklace or a wide cuff style bracelet.

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Felted Flowers and Vines

Date/Time: Saturday, March 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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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Advanced Punch Needle Rug Hooking!

Date/Time: 2 Tuesdays, February 14 & 21, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Kim Scanlan
Learn different looks associated with punch needle rug hooking! Work with all eight Oxford needle sizes and various types of yarn and wool to create a stunning personal sampler to showcase your art of punch needle rug hooking. Finishing techniques will not be taught in this class but information will be provided should a student need it. All sizes of Oxford Punch Needles and a small lap frame will be provided for your use during class.

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Felted Tote Bags

Date/Time: Saturday, February 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Leslie Granbeck
Explore the fascinating art of seamless feltmaking! Without knitting or sewing, create a durable tote bag using wool fibers and traditional felting techniques. This roomy tote carries everything from your art supplies to your laptop. You can even make it reversible! Learn a variety of embellishing techniques using prefelts, yarn and other natural fibers. A variety of handle options available for an additional fee, or you can provide your own handles. Please note: this is a large project that requires physical stamina (and possibly a little homework).

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