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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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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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 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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