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with Samantha Dimmick
In this class you will learn about the tools and materials needed for crocheting, basic stiches, how to troubleshoot mistakes, and how to read a yarn label. Students can choose to make a scarf, dish cloth, or headband. No prior experience needed. This class is the foundation for all crochet projects.
with Meleena Erikson
Are you interested in learning how to felt? Using a special needle and wool (provided), you will learn how to turn wool into adorable items. Students will be able to choose between several items to felt; including, a bunny, a chick or a penguin.
Making Milk Soap
with Laurel Lopez
Please note the date change - this class has moved to 2/25/2020. Milk soap is the best moisturizer! Learn how to make this wonderful, luxurious soap and take a batch home too! You will have a choice of cow's milk or goat's milk (please indicate which you prefer at the time of registration). A supply list is available upon registration. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at class.
with Marge Otis
This silhouette technique can be done with a variety of subjects and background tones! On this shaped buoy we will do a Coastal Lighthouse scene. The buoy has a flat back so you can hang it on the wall! Students need to bring acrylic brushes to class. A materials fee of $12.00 is due to instructor at class.
Sewing Machine Applique
with Liz Boynton
LEARN TO APPLIQUE! The class will be held at Mystic Maine Quilts in Chelsea. You can pick out a simple Patchability pattern for $9 or choose a pattern of your choice. Fabric requirements come with the pattern. A 10% discount is given to those who purchase a pattern + fabric at Mystic Maine Quilts. If you need assistance, the instructor, Barbara Acord is at the shop on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
SUPPLY LIST: APPLIQUE PATTERN, FABRIC, 1/2 YD OF WONDER UNDER, SCISSORS, SEWING MACHINE, & THREAD.
Crochet Granny Square
with Samantha Dimmick
You won’t believe how many things you can do with a granny square! These versatile crochet patterns are the foundation for lots of fun and creative projects. Students will learn how to follow a pattern to create a granny square and how to join squares to create a larger project such as a blanket, tote bag or pillow. Basic knowledge of crochet stitches is required. Bring two skeins of two coordinating colors and hook sizes recommended on label.
Folk Art Rug Hooking
with Janet Conner
Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! You can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, once you have mastered the basics. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools. ($41-$60, depending upon size) If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class.
with Art Night Out
Turn your photography into fine art. Using this innovative technique, digital prints are transformed into art pieces to be hung in your home. We will provide photos for you to work with. (You are welcome to work with one of your own photos but it must be a laser ink (not inkjet) copy, the image being no larger than 5x7 inches and no smaller than 4x6 inches.) You will also get better results with a photo that is high in contrast. Each student makes several transfers on a variety of surfaces such as wood, metal and paper.