Spring 2018 Fiber Arts Schedule


Sewing Studio Orientation

  Tuesday  6 - 6:30                                            Apr. 10

  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 REQUIRED.


Silkscreen Studio Orientation 

  Thursday  6-6:30                                            Apr. 12

FBR-1    Brady Chambers                              Class Fee: FREE

This class is REQUIRED for all new and returning members who are not registered in a silkscreen class, but are experienced screen printers. Get to know what the Craft Center has to offer: silkscreen area, equipment, materials used and studio etiquette. Find out the requirements/expectations for use of the facility. Prior Experience & Pre-Registration REQUIRED. 


Beginning Sewing 

Mondays  6:30-9                                           Apr. 16 to June 4 (No class 5/28)

FBR-33    Carrie Marean-Reardon               Class Fee: $50

In this 7-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!


Screen Printing on T-Shirts and Paper

Thursdays  6:30-9                                                      Apr. 19 to May 24

FBR-34 Brady Chambers                                          Class Fee: $60 (includes 1 screen & emulsion)

In this 6-week class, learn the various stages of silk screening to enable you to print t-shirts and paper art print 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 Weaving    

Tuesdays  6:30-9                                        Apr. 17- June 5

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.


Upcycle~Tapestry Unisex Bag/Side Purse NEW

Sunday  12-3:30                            Apr. 29

FBR-36    TBA                               Member Class Fee: $25

                                                       Non- Member Class Fee: $37

In this one-day workshop learn sewing machine basics to construct and sew a unique small unisex purse or side bag, with shoulder strap or not.

We will provide recycled tapestry fabric of many patterns and colors you can select from to make your unique & purposeful art bag.


Silk Scarf Painting Special Mother’s Day Workshop 

Sat.  & Sun.    11-4                                          May 12 & 13

FBR-37  Christel  Sanders                             Member Class  Fee: $46/Non- Member Class Fee: $58

Use vibrant colorful dyes to create beautiful, wearable art! Learn: direct dying, gutta resist and other decorative techniques. Fee includes one silk scarf

 (59 x 10”) and materials to complete it; extra scarves available for purchase. 


Aizome Japanese Indigo Dying Workshop

Sat. & Sun. 12-3:00                              Apr. 21 & 22

FBR-38    Karen Illman Miller             Member Class Fee: $70 (Includes material for 4 projects)  

                                                             Non- Member Class Fee: $82 (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 wall hanging, pillow cover, fabric for a tote, etc.


Learn to Knit or Crochet

Thursdays  6:30-8:30          Apr. 19 to May 24

FBR- 39  Sue Riggs            Class Fee: $45

The focus of this class is to make a simple, lovely & useful clothing item such as a scarf or hat in either knitting, crochet or combining both.

 First class we will provide you with the needles or hooks and yarn to practice with and your instructor will discuss and guide you in various project options along with what tools & materials you will need to proceed and where locally to buy them. We'll cover everything from casting on to finishing techniques, including the easiest ways to avoid and fix mistakes.



Saturday  12-4:00                     May 19  NEW

FBR- 41  Rachel Kirby             Member Class Fee: $40/ Non- Member Class Fee: $52

The focus of this class is to make a simple, lovely & useful basket with a fruit tree handle. All materials provided.