School-Day-Off Camp 12/22
Dec
22
10:00 am10:00

School-Day-Off Camp 12/22

Students enjoy relaxed, high-quality instruction to learn a new skill, beginners and non-beginners welcome - everyone leaves with finished projects and creative satisfaction: simple garments, room decorations and stylish accessories. Participants should bring a bag lunch.  Ages 7-14. $50/day; 10% off for 2 days or 2 people signing up together

Monday, December 22, 10:00am-2:00pm
 

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School Day Off Camp 12/23
Dec
23
10:00 am10:00

School Day Off Camp 12/23

Students enjoy relaxed, high-quality instruction to learn a new skill, beginners and non-beginners welcome - everyone leaves with finished projects and creative satisfaction: simple garments, room decorations and stylish accessories. Participants should bring a bag lunch.  Ages 7-14. $50/day; 10% off for 2 days or 2 people signing up together

Tuesday, December 23, 10:00am-2:00pm
 

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After School Sewing
Jan
12
Feb 23

After School Sewing

One of our longest running classes! Workshop for the younger, crafty set. Kids ages 7-10 learn everything from machine sewing basics to advanced techniques. Projects include bedroom décor, easy garments, stylish accessories. Every creation is the child’s own vision. Beginners and non-beginners welcome. This class fills up, so please call early.

Class meets 5 times.  $137 ($127 for returning students or siblings signing up together).

Mondays, January 12 - February 23, 3:45-5:45pm; no class on MLK Jr (1/19) and Presidents' Day (2/16). 

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After School Sewing
Jan
15
Feb 12

After School Sewing

One of our longest running classes! Workshop for the younger, crafty set. Kids ages 7-10 learn everything from machine sewing basics to advanced techniques. Projects include bedroom décor, easy garments, stylish accessories. Every creation is the child’s own vision. Beginners and non-beginners welcome. This class fills up, so please call early.

Class meets 5 times.  $137 ($127 for returning students or siblings signing up together)

Thursdays, January 15-February 12, 3:45-5:45pm

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Teen Fashion Sewing
Jan
20
Feb 24

Teen Fashion Sewing

We renamed this school-day version of our popular summer camp! Students ages 11-16 learn from local master Wendy Karnish the ins and out of working with a pattern and how to put it together from start-to-finish. Everyone learns pattern reading, advanced sewing techniques and how to get a perfect fit. Great for the budding designer or the stitcher looking for a new challenge. Infinite design possibilities and new patterns every session, so repeat students are welcome. Adults wanting the same, should check out Make your Own Clothes - How to use a pattern. Class meets 6 times.

Tuesdays, January 20-February 24, 3:45-5:45pm

$180


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Garment Replicating
Jan
24
Feb 28

Garment Replicating

Come to this six-part workshop to make a pattern from your favorite garment, and make it from start to finish. Learn super-professional techniques, from local master Wendy Karnish. 6 sessions. Must have sewing experience.

Saturdays, January 24 - February 28, 3:00-5:00pm

$180

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Beginning Sewing Part II - Zippered Bag
Nov
22
3:00 pm15:00

Beginning Sewing Part II - Zippered Bag

Spread your sewing wings to put together a more advanced project. Students who’ve
learned the basics in Part I can join any of these workshops to make a zippered bag.
You will get a chance to see how your design ideas can be implemented and will learn
techniques to put in a beautiful zipper. We recommend students bring their own fabric or
purchase ours for this one, but students are always welcome to continue to use our free
fabric.

 One session $50 (sign up for both I and II together for $85)

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Beginning Sewing Part I - Covered Pillow
Nov
22
1:00 pm13:00

Beginning Sewing Part I - Covered Pillow

This one-session class goes over the basics of machine sewing. Learn how to thread and
operate a machine and get introduced to essential stitches with dozens of applications.
Begin to envision a new world of functional crafts, simple and beautiful. Students make a
slipcover throw pillow. One session (materials included)

$45

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Pajama/ Lounge Pants - Sewing
Nov
13
6:00 pm18:00

Pajama/ Lounge Pants - Sewing

Pj Pants: Easy, useful, indispensible and a nightly reminder of how cool and skilled you are. One day class to learn easy garment construction, and some great tricks which can be applied to a range of projects. Machine experience required.  Students should bring 2 1/2-3 yards of flannel or other soft cotton.  If pants are for a child, or you want to make shorts, you can bring less fabric (call for details).

Thursday, November 13, 6:00-8:30pm  

$50.00

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Advanced Beginner Knitting
Nov
11
Nov 25

Advanced Beginner Knitting

Take your skills to the next level in the advanced class to make a cabled pillow or similar project. Students should know how to cast on/off, knit and purl and will learn how to make any of a series of designs (checks, cables, stripes) to create their desired pillow. Save big bucks on this hot decorator item. Ages 10 and up, three evening sessions

$70 or $130 for 2 people signing up together

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Intro To Crochet
Nov
10
Nov 17

Intro To Crochet

Learn to love the ease and beauty of crochet with Becky Diaz-Her Many Horses and create a stylish infinity cowl! No previous experience necessary. For those of you itching to try the fiber arts, but not sure you have the patience for knitting, join the crochet movement! Material needed: 2 skeins of worsted 10 ply available at Shuttles, Spindles, & Skeins or your favorite yarn store. Crochet hooks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own (sizes H, I, or J) Class meets twice.

$45

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Advanced Beginner Crochet
Nov
10
Nov 17

Advanced Beginner Crochet

Take your crochet skills to the next level and make beautiful bulky cowl. Material needed: 2
skeins of super bulky yarn available at Shuttles, Spindles, & Skeins or your favority yarn store. Crochet hooks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own (sizes H, I, or J) Class meets twice.

$45

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Shibori Workshop With Indigo Dye
Nov
9
1:00 pm13:00

Shibori Workshop With Indigo Dye

Join us for an intensive workshop with London-New York-Boulder designer, Edie Ure. Students will learn the basics of Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing, stitching, binding and knotting, thereby creating beautiful and well defined patterns on fabric. Students will explore a variety of these techniques. All materials for sample making will be provided. adults and mature teens.

$130

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Tailoring - Sewing A Men's Vest
Nov
8
Nov 22

Tailoring - Sewing A Men's Vest

Learn how to make a men's vest from scratch. You will learn to flat pattern on to paper, true your patterns (so they fit each other) and lay out and cut fashion fabric and lining fabric. Once all pieces have been cut, you will learn to assemble the vest. This includes tutorials in:
sewing linings, front facings and ease pleats, welt pockets and pocketing fabric, buttons and button holes. Some of the techniques you will be learning are more advanced. Not for beginning sewers.

$150

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PJ Pants
Nov
5
4:00 pm16:00

PJ Pants

Pj Pants: Easy, useful, indispensible and a nightly reminder of how cool and skilled you are. One day class to learn easy garment construction, and some great tricks which can be applied to a range of projects. Machine experience required. Students should bring 2 1/2-3 yards of flannel or other soft cotton. If pants are for a child, or you want to make shorts, you can bring less fabric (call for details).

$50

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Intro To Knitting
Nov
4
Nov 18

Intro To Knitting

This relaxed and fun intro class with local knitting maven Tanja Leonard will get you started.
Students learn to cast on/off, knit and purl – important gateways to gorgeous projects. At
the end of class you will be well on your way to making fingerless mitts or a scarf. Ages 10 and up, three evening sessions.

$70 or $130 for 2 people signing up together

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Upclycling
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Upclycling

Do you have clothes you don’t wear anymore? Why not transform them into something brand new rather than throwing them away. This class will explore ways to turn old, unwanted clothes into new exciting products. Turn old ties into perfect cell phone and credit card carriers. Button up shirt too big? Turn it into a form fitting vest. Old sweaters become both a pair of fingerless gloves and a brand new knitted skirt! Let your imagination go wild while honing your sewing skills and filling out the much needed outfits in your closet.

$50

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The Secret Garden - Metal Smithing
Oct
24
Oct 25

The Secret Garden - Metal Smithing

Metal smithing with Shannon Sunderland (ages 11 and up) In Victorian times, the language of flowers was used as a means of communication. Certain flowers had secret meanings for the recipient, which allowed the sender to convey feelings that could not be easily communicated. Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small “talking bouquets” or “tussie-mussies,” which could be worn or exchanged as a fashion accessory. Shannon will present a study of the historical and cultural meaning of flowers. Students will then choose their own flowers to make out of metal, resulting in a beautiful necklace that will be unique and personal. We will explore metalsmithing techniques including piercing, filing, texturing, stamping and patina application. No prior metalsmithing experience necessary. If you have a personal favorite flower, bring an example (drawing, online image, photo or actual flower) and we will stylize it in metal together. Price includes all materials. Space limited. 

Friday AND Saturday, October 24 & 25, 4:30pm-6pm (11 and up)
Saturday, November 1, 10:30am-1:30pm (adult and mature teens)

$160.00

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After School Sewing
Oct
20
Nov 17

After School Sewing

Ages 7 - 11
Our longest running class great for all levels; beginner-advanced. Learn to sew or hone your skills in this afterschool sewing class. Projects are student lead. We will start each project with a pattern and complete at least 3 projects in this 5 session class. Some materials included. 

Session II:
Mondays, October 20-November 17, 3:45-5:45pm
Thursdays, October 23-November 20, 3:45-5:45pm 

$135.00

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Shibori Workshop With Indigo Dye 
Oct
18
1:00 pm13:00

Shibori Workshop With Indigo Dye 

Join us for an intensive workshop with London-New York-Boulder designer, Edie Ure. Students will learn the basics of Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist dye technique that involves creasing, folding, dyeing, stitching, binding and knotting, thereby creating beautiful and well defined patterns on fabric. Students will explore a variety of these techniques. All materials for sample making will be provided. adults and mature teens. $130

Saturday, October 18th, 1:00-5:00pm

$130.00

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Beginning Sewing Part 1 - Covered Pillow
Oct
18
10:00 am10:00

Beginning Sewing Part 1 - Covered Pillow

This one-session class goes over the basics of machine sewing. Learn how to thread and operate a machine and get introduced to essential stitches with dozens of applications. Begin to envision a new world of functional crafts, simple and beautiful. Students make a slipcover throwpillow. One session (materials included) $45

$45.00

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Jewelry for Rebels
Oct
11
11:00 am11:00

Jewelry for Rebels

A Metalsmithing Class with Shannon Sunderland
Rebel: Think Wonder Woman, Joan Jett, your tough-as-nails great grandmother, or your warrior-survivor sister. Think: you! Claim one afternoon for yourself to celebrate your rebel self with likeminded ladies. Shannon will lead us through a study of the term rebel and how we can feel empowered and embody this concept as we make a bracelet for ourselves or to give as a gift to a loved one. In this class we will make one wide cuff bronze bracelet. Each student will create their own bracelet design with guidance from the instructor. Various metalsmithing techniques will be covered including texturing, filing, polishing, hammering, stamping and forming. All tools, materials, and instruction will be provided. No prior metalsmithing experience necessary.

Jewelry for Rebels
Oct
11
11:00 am11:00

Jewelry for Rebels

A Metalsmithing Class with Shannon Sunderland

Rebel: Think Wonder Woman, Joan Jett, your tough-as-nails great grandmother, or your warrior-survivor sister. Think: you! Claim one afternoon for yourself to celebrate your rebel self with likeminded ladies. Shannon will lead us through a study of the term rebel  and how we can feel empowered and embody this concept as we make a bracelet for ourselves or to give as a gift to a loved one. In this class we will make one wide cuff bronze bracelet. Each student will create their own bracelet design with guidance from the instructor. Various metalsmithing techniques will be covered including texturing, filing, polishing, hammering, stamping and forming. All tools, materials, and instruction will be provided. No prior metalsmithing experience necessary. $160

Saturday, October 11, 11:00am-3:00pm

The Secret Garden
Oct
9
Nov 1

The Secret Garden

Metalsmithing with Shannon Sunderland (ages 11 and up) In Victorian times, the language of flowers was used as a means of communication. Certain flowers had secret meanings for the recipient, which allowed the sender to convey feelings that could not be easily communicated. Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small “talking bouquets” or “tussie-mussies,” which could be worn or exchanged as a fashion accessory. Shannon will present a study of the historical and cultural meaning of flowers. Students will then choose their own flowers to make out of metal, resulting in a beautiful necklace that will be unique and personal. We will explore metalsmithing techniques including piercing, filing, texturing, stamping and patina application. No prior metalsmithing experience necessary. If you have a personal favorite flower, bring an example (drawing, online image, photo or actual flower) and we will stylize it in metal together. Two class sessions. Price includes all materials. Space limited.

$160

Alterations & Restyling Workshop
Oct
8
Oct 22

Alterations & Restyling Workshop

Come to this three-part-er to learn how to do some quick, professional alterations as well as how to transform that not-quite-right item in your closet into something smashing! Whether you are shortening your pants, or turning them into a skirt, letting out the coat or turning a shirt into a dress! This class is for the practically minded as well as the visionary. You'll be thrilled with how much more expansive your closet seems and how limitless the thrift and consignment store selections can be. Basic sewing knowledge required. Class meets three times. 

Wednesdays, October 8-22, 6:00-8:30pm

$95.00

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Fashion Sketching
Oct
7
Oct 28

Fashion Sketching

Love to draw or looking for an opportunity to better present your design ideas? Back by popular demand is this specialized art class taught by local designer and etsy star, Rachel Lubanowski. Students will learn to create an elongated figure, draw convincing garments and add texture and details that communicate the designers' signature look. An important step in portfolio development or exploring new design ventures. Class is open to teens and adults. Materials needed for first class: Several sheets of computer paper, regular pencils and sharpeners, fashion magazines. Beginning and non-beginning students welcome. Repeat students will build on prior work to hone skills and learn to assemble a collection. 

Tuesdays, October 7-28, 6:00-8:00pm

$125.00

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Make Your Own Clothes - How to Use a Pattern
Oct
6
Oct 20

Make Your Own Clothes - How to Use a Pattern

Find a great pattern at the fabric shop and have no idea how to read it? Before you get discouraged, know that it is not easy! And feel confident that with a little language and symbol reading training you’ll be able to handle any pattern. Come to this multi-week workshop to learn what all those diagrams mean and how to get on your way to whipping up garments in an afternoon. Materials list upon registration. Class meets 3 times.  $95

Mondays, October 6-20, 6:00-8:30pm

$95.00

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Costume Workshop
Oct
4
Oct 17

Costume Workshop

Get your Halloween Costume going early and have the costume YOU want for this year's trick o' treating! Modify an old costume to create something new or start from scratch with a pattern and your fabric. Materials not included. Call for details. $46 or $85 for 2 people together

Saturday, October 4, 10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 12:00N-3:00pm

$46.00

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Design Your Own Class
Sep
29
Sep 30

Design Your Own Class

Many of our creative lab bookings are privately formed classes.  If there is something you want to learn and you have some friends who want to join you, give us a call.   Anytime, price depending on length of class and number of students.

Classes we’ve had in the past and will likely have again: Gumdrop Pillow, Patternmaking, Hat Making, Simple Skirt, Breezy Top, Silk Screening, Belt making, Jewelry Making, Draping. Something you want to learn but don’t see on our schedule? Can’t work one of our listed classes into your calendar? Let us know! We can design a class just for you and your like-minded friends on the dates you choose.

Sep
29
Sep 30

Guided Studio Session

This low cost monthly offering is a great way to get guidance and make headway on large and small proects. Bring whatever you are working on or something you want to start. Use our machines, cutting tables, materials and expertise. A great chance to take care of alterations, mending, gift ideas or ambitious quilting projects. Bought a commercial pattern and feel like it was written in a different language? Don’t give up!  Bring it to us and have it translated. Sewing experience required. Must call ahead to reserve spot. only $15 (studio time also available at other times for $15 an hour)

Advanced Beginner Crochet
Sep
29
Sep 30

Advanced Beginner Crochet

Take your crochet skills to the next level and make an all-season skully cap.  Material needed: 1-2 skeins of Cascade 220 or Lamb’s Pride Worsted available at Shuttles, Spindles, & Skeins. Crochet hooks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own (sizes H, I, or J) Class meets twice. $45

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm, dates TBD

Simple Skirt
Sep
29
Sep 30

Simple Skirt

Join us for an easy one-night class to make the most basic of clothing, that will become a favorite summer staple. Students can choose from one of three flattering and easy styles of skirts to make from start to finish and will leave with skills to make any of them again on their own. Bring 1 1/2 - 2 yards of cotton or other lightweight woven (non-stretchy) fabric. One session. $50 ($85 for two people signing up together)

Check back for new fall dates. 6:00-8:30pm

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Best Apron Class - Sewing
Sep
24
Oct 2

Best Apron Class - Sewing

All Ages
Make one of three stylish and functional aprons in two short classes. Learn to gather seams, turn a strap, thread a casing and to make gorgeous hems and corners. Super cute, great coverage and fit and easy to make. Inspiring attire for home projects and they make great hostess gifts for all your summer travel. Learn to make one, crank out more for years. Students need 1 1/2 yards of cotton woven for main fabric and 1 yard for contrast. Great all ages (10 and up) class for the near beginner, yet satisfying project for the seasoned stitcher. Class meets twice.

$55.00

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Intro to Screen Printing - Art
Sep
22
Oct 1

Intro to Screen Printing - Art

All Ages
Start the year off right with Screen Printing with London-New York-Boulder designer and printmaker extraordinaire, Edie Ure! This intensive workshop will cover the preparation of artwork for printing, elements of strong design, and basics of printing of various kinds of fabrics. An introduction to repeat printing and registration will also be covered. Students should come to the first meeting with items and materials on which to print as well as artwork inspiration: sketches, clip-art, photos, original artwork or tear sheets of their ideas. Students will leave the print day with their own screen and as many finished prints as they can handle on tote bags, t-shirts, tea towels, curtains and fabric yardage. Class meets twice: one 2-hour lecture and one 6-hour print day. Fee includes screen, ink, print tools, instruction and proof printing materials. Students may bring own desired items on which to print. 
TEACHER: Edie Ure 

$175.00

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