Fall 2017 Fiber Arts Schedule

Fiber Arts

Sewing Studio Orientation

Tuesday  6-6:30                                       Sept. 26

FBR-0  Carrie Marean-Reardon             Class Fee: FREE

This class is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are not registered in a sewing class. Learn how the Craft Center sewing machines operate, as well as what is provided and what you need to furnish. This orientation is for experienced machine sewers, those new to sewing should take FBR- 34. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Silkscreen Studio Orientation

Monday  6-6:30                        Oct. 9

FBR-1  Chris Adams                 Class Fee: FREE

This class is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are not registered in a silkscreen class, but are familiar with the technique. Get to know what the Craft Center has to offer: silkscreen area, equipment and materials used. Find out the requirements/expectations for use of the facility. Prior experience & Pre-registration are REQUIRED.

Silk Scarf Painting Workshop 

Sat. & Sun.    11-4:00                         Oct. 21 & 22

FBR-40  Christel Sanders                  Member Class Fee: $46
                                                           Non- Member Class Fee: $58
                                                           (class fee includes 1  scarf & materials)

Use vibrant colorful dyes and resist creating beautiful silk scarf to wear, a banner, or wall art to hang as decoration! In this 2-day workshop class you will choose from one for the following techniques: gutta resist or Shibori dying. Fee includes one silk scarf (60 x 10.5 or 72x10”) and materials to complete it; extra scarves available for purchase. 

Beginning Weaving

Wednesdays  6:30-9                             Oct. 4 - Nov. 29 (No class 11/22)

FBR-35  Kirsten Rana Gunderson       Class Fee: $60

Learn the basics of hand weaving by creating a beautiful scarf or tea towel on one of our many table looms. Students will learn to wind a warp, read a pattern, sley a loom and weave off a project. A perfect introduction or refresher to loom weaving; gain a practical skill set that can be utilized to create beautiful textiles for years to come. Attendance at first three class sessions is mandatory; integral training and start up information is presented. Anticipate $5-12 materials cost for yarn on first night, depending upon materials selected for main project.

Aizome Japanese Indigo Dying Workshop   NEW

Saturday 11: 30-4:30               Oct. 28

FBR-30  Karen Illman Miller   Member Class Fee: $60
                                                Non- Member Class Fee: $72
                                                (class includes material for 4 projects)  

Experience indigo dying — an ancient & beautifully rich blue dye to create four unique projects; two scarves and  two fabric panels each utilizing a different technique. Come away with patterned designs that can be worn or turned into items such as a wall hanging, pillow cover, fabric for a tote, etc.


Recycel-Reuse/Handmade Bag or Pillow Case Workshop   NEW

Sunday  12-3:30                                  Nov. 19

FBR-39  TBA                                      Member Class Fee: $35 /Non- Member class Fee:$47

In this one day workshop learn the sewing machine basics to create a unique & practical handmade item, such as a small purse or pillow case. Colorful, durable and uniquely patterned tapestry fabric will be provided. Make a wonderfully personalize gift. All materials provided. 


T-Shirt Silkscreening

Mondays  7-9                             Oct. 9 - Nov. 6 (No class 10/16)

FBR-33  Chris Adams              Class Fee: $55
                                                (class includes 1 screen & emulsion)

In this 4-week class, learn the various stages of silkscreening to enable you to print t-shirts of your own design. Topics will include design layout, screen preparation, image exposure and printing using a 4 station textile printer. Bring notepad or sketchbook for notes. A perfect class for club members, student group leaders or design majors.

Beginning Sewing 

Tuesdays  6-8:30                                Oct. 3 - Nov. 21

FBR-34  Carrie Marean-Reardon       Class Fee: $55

In this 8-week class learn your way around a sewing machine, simple commercial pattern and sewing basics like: seam finishes, hems and more! With these skills under your belt, you will select a simple project of your choosing and work toward completion under the guidance of an experienced sewer. Come away with confidence and skills to go into any fabric store, select a simple pattern, fabric & notions and successfully sew!

Beginning Quilting                                NEW

Thursdays  6:30-9                                Oct. 5 - Nov. 16 (No class 10/12)

FBR-37  Carrie Marean-Reardon       Class Fee: $50

In this 6- week class students will learn basic quilting techniques with either their own chosen project or with the construction of a quillo (a quilt that folds into a pillow). These techniques include appropriate fabric, batting, and binding selection, rotary cutter and mat use, fabric piecing, and joining the layers of the quilt sandwich together with topstitching, stitching in the ditch, applique, or hand-tying. Students will purchase/supply their own fabrics with assistance from the instructor. The quillo will be a standard dorm bed single size. This class is appropriate for those with some prior machine sewing experience.


Learn to Knit (English Method)

Thursdays  6:30-8:30                           Oct. 5 - Nov. 16

FBR-38  Sue Riggs                             Class Fee: $45

The focus of this class is to get you from "beginning knitter" to finishing something warm & cozy that you can wear or give as a gift. First class we will provide you with the needles and yarn to practice with and your instructor will discuss and guide you in various project options (scarves, cowls, and ear-warmers aren't difficult), along with what tools & materials you will need to proceed and where locally to buy them. If potential knitters are sure of what they'd like to make, bring a skein of yarn (worsted or Aran weight) along with you; and straight knitting needles -- U.S. size 8, wood or metal; they don't have to be more than 8 - 10 inches long. We'll cover everything from casting on to finishing techniques, including the easiest ways to avoid and fix mistakes.