Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oh Yes, That's Right: More Classes!

My Fellow Fiber Comrades,
Tis the season. Weather's cooling, holidays are coming. How about learning some new crafts so you can make yourself cozy garments for our upcoming, two-week winter season and also make gifts for your friends and families for the holidays? Here's some info on upcoming classes. Call the shop to hold your spot.

Learn to Weave
Date: October 23 10-4 & October 24 9-1
a 2 day class Fee: 70.00 plus materials

Learn how to plan a basic weaving project and weave a project on a four-harness table-loom. This two-day class is offered on a Saturday and Sunday and will introduce the student to basic weaving concepts as well as allow them to experience the weaving process.
Instructor: Suzanne Middlebrooks

Knit 101

Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17 (a 4 class series)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $67 plus materials

Knit 101 is a comprehensive beginner level class designed to teach you the basics you need to get started!
Knit 101 headband
Skills Taught:
  • Cast on
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Knit 2 together
  • Bind off
  • Weave in ends
  • Working flat
  • Working in the round
  • Garter Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • Basic pattern reading
  • Fixing common problems
  • “Right Side” & “Wrong Side”

Learn how to use:
  • straight needles
  • circular needles
  • double pointed needles
  • stitch markers

Knit 101 WashclothClass Projects:

1. Either a headband or a washcloth
2. Your choice of 3 hat patterns
3. A scarf (to be finished after class)
Plus you’ll receive 7 knitting patterns to knit again & again!

PREREQUISITE: No previous experience required.

IMPORTANT: Come early to select yarn for the first class. Class size is limited! Call 512-707-7396 today to reserve your spot.

Wet Felted Nuno Scarves
October 24
2:00 - 5:00

Fee: 30.00

Celebrate the fall in a wet felted scarf class. You will love the outcome of the time you spend having a creative workout through rolling your scarf. If the weather is nice we can work outside.
Your scarf can be made with wool fleece attached to a silk lightweight scarf. This is called "nuno" and you can apply whatever lightweight natural open weave fabric you have to wool fleece. You will need some open weave silk fabric. (If you don't have something like an old scarf in your closet already you can find one at a thrift store.) If you can't find any of this type of silk I will bring some extra fabric.
Another type of scarf will be made with just wool and silk fleece, which is embellished in the felting process. This could be a whole collage of wooly things.
The idea of making wool scarves this time of year may not appeal to you, but the magic of the process more than makes up for the wooliness factor.
You may bring your own fleece or purchase what you need at HCW.
Instructor: Mary Macaulay


October 23/30 November 6

1:00 - 3:00 pm

3 class series

Fee: 60.00

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Brenda has created a class for anyone who has always wanted to learn about crochet, but was "afraid to ask". Join her as you learn basic stitches, pattern reading, and crocheting in the round. Optional final project can be Queen Anne's Lace or Tunisian crochet (aka afghan stitch).

LEVEL OF CLASS – beginner, no experience required

MATERIALS and SUPPLIES: We will discuss yarn at time of class. Student will need Boye crochet hook size H and N.

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