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  • Open Studio • 12/12/17

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    Tuesday, December 12, 1 – 4 pm

    Susan Leschke

    Whether you need to finish a project, figure out how to start, or keep the momentum going, join a creative community in a monthly makers space! Reserve your workstation and have the expertise of Susan Leschke at your fingertips. Not a traditional class format, these open studios give you the time to create with guidance focusing on your individual project. You bring the project and materials, and we will have tables and select tools available. Please no dyeing, weaving, or spinning projects at this time. Register in advance as space is limited. Students are responsible for bringing an individual project and the necessary supplies. Some tools will be available for use – such as, cutting mats, rotary cutters, a sewing machine, irons, ironing boards, and others available upon request.

     

    $18.00

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  • Open Studio • 2/20/18

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    Tuesday, February 20, 10 am-1 pm

    Susan Leschke

    Whether you need to finish a project, figure out how to start, or keep the momentum going, join a creative community in a monthly makers space! Reserve your workstation and have the expertise of Susan Leschke at your fingertips. Not a traditional class format, these open studios give you the time to create with guidance focusing on your individual project. You bring the project and materials, and we will have tables and select tools available. Please no dyeing projects. Register in advance, as space is limited. Students are responsible for bringing an individual project and the necessary supplies. Some tools will be available for use – such as, cutting mats, rotary cutters, a sewing machine, irons, ironing boards, and others available upon request.

    $18.00

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  • Introduction to Joomchi • 12/16/17

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    Saturday, December 16, 10 am – 4 pm

    Karen Searle

    The art of joomchi is similar to the art of felting – by layering sheets of mulberry papers, agitating, folding, and kneading them, you can create a durable cloth-like material. Through a slideshow you will learn the history of joomchi and see the many creative possibilities of how it is used. Due to the amount of time it takes to create a piece, students will complete one piece in class and prepare a second to a point where it can be taken home and finished. Materials fee $25, payable to the instructor. Please wear work clothes or an apron and a bag or container to bring your work home.

    $94.50

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  • Polymer Clay Mini Charms • 12/16/17

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    Saturday, December 16, 1-3 pm

    Laura Burlis

    Make tiny polymer clay charms that are just charming! Adults make eight tiny polymer clay charms to hang from wine glasses – no more mixups at the holiday parties, while your child makes the same eight tiny charms into mini ornaments to hang on a Christmas tree, or give as gifts. The charms range from an adorable penguin to mini mushroom. A fun family class, ages 8 and up are welcome. All materials included. Baking done at home with provided instructions.

    $45 for the first person. Bring a friend or child for an additional $30.

    $30.00

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  • Make, Take, Tour, and Shop • 12/23/17

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    Shibori Dyeing

    Saturday, December 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Looking for a fun activity to do with the family or friends in town for the holidays? Sign up together for a hands-on tour of Textile Center, then learn to shibori dye a vibrant silk scarf or kitchen towel-perfect as a last minute gift. Complete the day by shopping in our expansive artisan Holiday Gallery Shop.

    $40.50

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  • Sweater Knitting from the Top Down • 3 Sessions

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    Saturdays, January 13, 27, and February 10 (3 sessions), 10 am-12 pm

    Keith Foster

    Stretch your knitting skills and build your confidence with knitting a top-down, seamless sweater. Using the basic methods created by Barbara Walker, students will create a custom-fit sweater from start to finish, without the added work of seaming upon completion. Previous sweater experience is not required, but students must be familiar with casting on, knit and purl, increase and decrease, working in the round, and binding off. There will be a commitment to designing and knitting over the course of this six-week period. Download supply list.

    $94.50

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  • Open Studio • 1/16/18

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    Tuesday, January 16, 10 am-1 pm

    Susan Leschke

    Whether you need to finish a project, figure out how to start, or keep the momentum going, join a creative community in a monthly makers space! Reserve your workstation and have the expertise of Susan Leschke at your fingertips. Not a traditional class format, these open studios give you the time to create with guidance focusing on your individual project. You bring the project and materials, and we will have tables and select tools available. Please no dyeing projects. Register in advance, as space is limited. Students are responsible for bringing an individual project and the necessary supplies. Some tools will be available for use – such as, cutting mats, rotary cutters, a sewing machine, irons, ironing boards, and others available upon request.

    $18.00

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  • Curly Locks Hat • 1/17/18

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    Wednesday, January 17, 10 am-2:30 pm

    Robbin Firth

    This hat covers it all – wet felting, resists, crazy curly locks, and a lot of fun! The creation of this stylish and one-of-a-kind hat requires minimal rolling, thanks to the use of the Palm Washboard felting technique, and will add warmth and flare to your winter wardrobe. Basic felting experience in laying out wool is required. Materials fee $35, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    Complete your Curly Locks look by taking the Felted Curly Locks Boa workshop in February.

    $130.50

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  • Beginning Embroidery • 1/20/18

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    Saturday, January 20, 10 am-1 pm

    Susan Leschke

    Pick up a needle and learn some stitches! Whether this is an intro to embroidery for you, a refresher course, or an opportunity to be in the company of other needleworkers, you’ll enjoy a morning of stitching. Learn how to stretch fabric on a hoop, how to choose the right needles, and basic embroidery stitches, such as stem, chain, satin, and the French knot. You will create a small embroidery piece that can be used on a cushion, a book cover, a tote bag or pencil case. Materials fee $8, payable to the instructor. Supply list provided.

    $48.60

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  • Snow Dyeing • January 20-21

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    Saturday-Sunday, January 20-21, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

    Annabella Sardelis

    Make your textiles as unique as a snowflake by learning a special snow dyeing technique and arashi shibori. On the first day of class, combine snow with fiber reactive Procion dyes on a 50”-inch square cotton bubble gauze scarf. As the snow melts slowly overnight, the dye will fix to the treated scarf. On the second day you’ll discover your textile colorfully transformed! This oversized square fabric is versatile and can be worn as a scarf or sarong, or for use as beautiful yardage. Students are also encouraged to bring 4-6 additional items to dye. Materials fee $25, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    $94.50

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  • Dye Lab Training • 1/22/18

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    Monday, January 22, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Katie DeCosse

    Learn the ABCs of renting the Textile Center Ellen Erede Wells Dye Lab for yourself or a group. This training session, required to rent the Dye Lab, will show you what resources are available, what materials are included, and the requisite safety equipment.

    $9.00

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  • Going to Glacier National Park: Artist Residency Presentation • 1/23/18

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    Tuesday, January 23, 5:30-6:30 pm

    Laura Burlis

    Polymer clay artist Laura Burlis spent a month-long Artist Residency in Glacier National Park in July 2017. Come hear about her sojurn in the park, which was bookended by snowdrifts at the front end and severe wildfires at the back end. Learn about the ins and outs of being an artist-in-residence, and how the landscapes and changing climate of the park influenced her art.

    $0.00

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  • Embroidery: Sashiko Part 1 • 1/23/18

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    Tuesday, January 23, 6-9 pm

    Sandra Brick

    Add elegant and clean lines to your handwork with this Japanese embroidery technique. Traditionally, these running stitches were used to decorate and reinforce worn fabric. Explore the history of the technique, the basic stitch, best practices, and experiment with different types of thread, fabric and backing materials. With simple designs you can make your fabric distinct with lively contrast. Students will work from a sashiko pattern and use authentic sashiko thread, needles, and thimble. Materials fee $25, payable to the instructor. Please bring a notepad and pencil for taking notes.

    Take Sashiko Part 2 in February and design your own patterns!

    $48.60

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  • Shibori Basics: Twist, Wrap, Clamp • 1/24/18

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    Wednesday, January 24, 6-9 pm

    Sandra Brick

    Get started on your shibori adventure by learning about three types of shibori. Use Procion dyes on cotton fabric to experiment and fine tune your resist dyeing techniques. Create samples of fabric that reveal beautiful design that have bold geometric patterns to a stormy sky. In addition, learn about basic dye practices that will be a great foundation for future dye classes and projects. This is the perfect class to prepare you for other shibori classes this trimester. Materials fee $20, payable to the instructor. Supply list provided (available soon).

    $48.60

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  • Fine Shirt Making • 6 Sessions

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    6 Sessions • Mondays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, & March 5, 6-9 pm

    Steve Pauling

    Learn the art of fine shirt making from a prize winning fine shirt maker! What is a fine shirt? It’s a classic dress shirt made with the traditional and best construction methods used by fine tailors around the world. We take a typical shirt pattern and elevate the construction techniques to the highest level. You will learn techniques not found in consumer patterns – techniques that are found only in the most expensive custom-made dress shirts. The techniques you will learn will elevate your garment construction skills and can be applied to other garments.

    This is an intensive six-section class with additional work required outside of each class to complete a fine shirt. Students must use an appropriate instructor-approved pattern, which we will alter for fine tailoring techniques. A supply list, pattern requirements and pre-class instructions will be provided after your registration is confirmed.

    $355.50

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  • Quilting Fundamentals • 1/25/18

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    Thursday, January 25, 1-4 pm

    Rose Allen

    Do you want to start quilting, but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you are returning to the technique and need to refresh? This lecture and hands-on class is designed for novice quilters who want to make their first quilt. Through the process of making simple block that will become a 12” by 12” tablemat, you will learn topics, such as:

    • Fabric selection and patterns
    • How to prepare your fabric
    • Basic quilting tools
    • Thread
    • How to cut your fabric – using a rotary cutter
    • The process of sewing a scant ¼ inch seam – we will make a simple quilt block
    • Pressing basics
    • What to do once your quilt top is finished

    Materials fee $3, payable to the instructor. Download supply list.

    $48.60

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