Summer 2018 Fiber Arts Schedule


Sewing Studio Orientation

  Tuesday  6 - 6:30                                               July 3

  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                                            July 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 

Tuesdays  6:30-9                                             July 10 - August 21

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                                                     July 12 - August 16

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                                           July 10 - August 21

FBR-35  Kirsten Rana Gunderson           Class Fee: $60

Learn the ancient craft of handweaving, 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 way to spend the evening, in our air conditioned space . 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.


Silk Scarf Painting Workshop

Sat.  & Sun.    12-5                                          July 28-29

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. 11-4                                                 July 14

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                     July 19 - August 23

FBR- 39  Sue Riggs                         Class Fee: $45

Summer is the perfect time to learn how to knit or crochet! You can get started now on some wonderful handmade gifts for the holidays.  The focus on this class is learning the basics to get you started.  There is no substitute to having an instructor with you to untangle your yarn for you and get you on the right track as you get started.  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.