SPECIAL CLASSES

Open (Machine) Knitting

Price: $35.00    Class begins: May 9, 2015

Use our machines or bring your own to make your knit project.

Use our machines or bring your own to make your knit project.

Open Machine Knitting

with Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse

Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm to June 27.  

$35/session 

You asked for it, here it is:  Open Machine Knitting!  Bring in yarn, use our machines and work on your own projects.  Lisa, our machine knitting teacher, will be on hand to offer guidance, techniques and help troubleshoot.

Limited to 5 students/session. Register at least 48 hours in advance.  Pre-requisite:  Machine Knitting.  

Available Spaces: 98

Conquer Zippers

Price: $62.00    Class begins: May 30, 2015

Conquer Zippers

Saturday, May 30, 2-5 pm

$62.  Includes kit of zippers and fabrics.

Take control when sewing your clothes! For anyone wanting to make or fix zippers. You'll sew samples of five kinds –centered, lapped, invisible, mock fly and faced fly – and learn which to use where. includes all fabrics, zippers and handouts.

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"I can't believe I now know how to put in a zipper that actually looks good!" -- Angela

Available Spaces: 4

Serger Classes

Price: $189.00    Class begins: June 6, 2015

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Open to all makes and models of sergers.

Saturdays, June 6-27, 2-5 pm

$189 (includes handouts, sample fabrics) 

Make a tote with 4-thread overlock in one sessifabrics)

Start with Basic Serger Techniques.  Find out all your serger can do. Learn the parts of your serger, how to thread and manage the tensions and how to trouble-shoot problems while creating a book of techniques — from overlock to  rolled edge — in the first class. Serge a patchwork tote in the second class, a knit top in the third.

Flatlock-scarf

Use decorative threads and fancy serger stitches to create something wonderful.

Move on to Flatlocked Scarf/Wrap:  You’ve mastered your serger, now practice by making this one of a kind scarf/wrap.  We’ll start by embellishing the velvet with heavy re-embroidered lace and pressing into the velvet to create a design that is uniquely you.  Then we’ll piece the scarf together with decorative thread and the flatlock stitch.  It’ll be finished up with an optional hook and button closure.  Easy to make; could be the perfect gift for all your friends!

Open to all makes and models of sergers. Let us know which one you have when you register. Don’t have a serger? Rent one from us!

" I'm really excited to make the tote. You are a wonderful teacher! I love to hear the history of sewing, serging and fashion. You are incredibly knowledgable, but more importantly you make it fun to learn. Thank you for spending your Saturday afternoons with us and your wonderful talent." -- Christine

Available Spaces: 15

Knock it Off

Price: $96.00    Class begins: June 20, 2015

Knock it off with Cindy Persson of StudioSKB

Saturdays, June 20 & 27, 2-5 pm, $96

Bring in your favorite garment; we’ll help you make a paper pattern and coach you through making new versions.

 

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Available Spaces: 6

Summer Machine Knitting Seminar

Price: $250.00    Class begins: July 17, 2015

Image 1Summer Machine Knitting Seminar with Lisa Silveira of Wandering Muse

Friday-Sunday, July 17-19, 9:30 am-4 pm, $250

The advanced machine knitting class you've been waiting for!  Bring in your single bed knitting machine, yarn and a project. Dive into the world of punchcard pattern knitting, advanced stitches, garter bar, additional cast-on/off methods, troubleshooting your machine, plus new garment details like pockets, necklines, hems and more!   Pre-req MK 1&2

Available Spaces: 5