BACK TO BASICS – A FREE LECTURE & DEMO SERIES
Bias Tape and Self-Fabric Trim: Learn to customize your project and make your own bias tape and trim!
Skill Level: All
Instructor: Bonnie Lonbaken
Saturday 10:30 February 15
Learn how to embroider by hand with a variety of traditional stitches, including stem stitch, French knots, feather stitch, and more. You can practice stitches on a sampler or stitch an embroidered piece to finish. You will also learn how to transfer designs to fabric, the easiest way to thread a needle, how to block embroidery, and how to create your own designs to stitch!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 February 12, 19
|ONE OF A KIND QUILT
The One-of-a-Kind Quilt class is fun because it utilizes the "orphan" blocks, homer hankies, cross stitch pieces, precious bits of fabric, photos printed onto fabric, even swatches of wedding fabrics that people have hidden in drawers. Make simple four-inch filler blocks chosen from a "menu" of choices to expand on your theme pieces to make a nicely-sized wall hanging.
Skill level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Susan Stein
Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 February 16, 23
| SEWING SALONS
Need a little extra help with your sewing, but not enough to take a full class? This 2-hour block of time is a flexible mini-workshop on the project or technique of your choice. You probably won’t complete a whole project, but we’ll help you through the tricky bits!
Skill Level: All
Fee: $25 each
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund, Melissa Sternal, or Elizabeth Merritt
Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 February 13 with Michele
Friday 10:00 – 12:00 February 21 with Melissa
|COAT CRAZE INTENSIVE
Time for a new coat? When you live in Minnesota, your coat should be more than something to keep you warm. It is a wardrobe essential that can be fashionable and change with the season. Whether you want to move into spring in a new trench or be a step ahead for next winter in a toasty warm wool, why not sew what you want? Learn what to look for in patterns and fabric, when and how to use underlining and interfacing, and which techniques work best for what you have chosen. Students will have the opportunity to choose pattern and fabric with Michele’s help before the first class so that you can hit the ground running the first day.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Michele Hoaglund
Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00 (with 1-hour lunch break) February 22, 29, March 7