SPRING, SUMMER & FALL 2024

Introduction to Dyeing with Natural Indigo

Instructor- Sara Goodman

Friday, June 7: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition- $75.00    Materials Fee- $20.00  Students are invited to bring one piece of natural fiber clothing to dye.

In this one-day class, students will learn to make an iron vat with powdered indigo extract, ferrous sulfate, and slaked lime (calcium hydroxide). This is the easiest and most stable of the natural vats and is a good place to begin an exploration of dyeing with natural indigo

 

Learn to Quilt- A Beginners Class

Instructor: Linda Merwin

Friday, June 14: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition:   $60.00        Materials Fee: $15.00

If you have the basic skills for working with a sewing machine and would like to up your skills to learn basic quilting, this is the class for you. Design and sew your own 12 inch square table centerpiece that can also be made into a decorative pillow or wall hanging. You must be familiar with how to use a sewing machine for this class.

 

Lace Tatting for All

Instructor: Elaine O’Donal

Saturday, June 15/ Sunday, June 16: Day one-10:00 AM-2:30 PM-   Day two-10:00 AM-12:00 PM (30 Min. Lunch)

Tuition- $40.00      Materials Fee- $10.00 for tatting kit

This class is for the absolute beginner as well as the person who has tatted a bit and would like to tat a bit more.  We will cover everything from basic stitches to following patterns.

 

Needle Felted Loon

Instructor: Patsy Frasier

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Tuition: $55.00     Materials: $20.00 which includes a small starter kit

Using a simple wire armature and wool you will wrap and needle felt a loon shape from the tip of the bill to the end of its tail.  Then you will learn to create the characteristics that make our common loons so distinctive.

 

 

Go to Market with your Own Market Basket!

 Instructor: Ralph Watson

Wednesday, June 26- 10:00 AM-4:00 PM  

 Tuition- $60.00       Materials Fee: $15.00

Using reed and a D-shaped handle students will learn how to lay the base for a square market basket.  We will dye reed to add some color as you weave up the sides to form the basket and learn how to finish the top edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tapestry Needlefelt

Instructor: Neysa Russo

Saturday, July 13- 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Tuition: $90.00   Materials Fee: $25.00

Tapestry Needlefelt is a simple technique using barbed needles to decorate a felt surface with design.  Simple design shapes combine to create beautifully unique folk-art tapestries.  Choose from a variety of stencils to create your own design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Needle Felted Shadow Box

 Instructor: Pasty Fraiser

Friday, July 19- 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Tuition: $45.00    Materials Fee: $20.00 which include a small starter kit

This class will focus on fun needle felting a lovely 5X5 shadow box that can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall. You will create a background and bring it forward with dimensional felting.  Bring your inspirational picture or use some great ideas that will be supplied in the class.

 

 

 

Weave your Own Storage Baske

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Instructor: Ruth Boland

Saturday, July 20- 9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

 Tuition: $60.00     Materials Fee: $40.00

Weave a small storage basket with natural and dyed reed and incorporate decorative overlays to create interest and texture. The base will be square and the top round as students learn how to lay out the base, weave a symmetrical form, and scarf and lash their rims.

 

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving 

Instructor: Cathy Crooker

Tuesday, July 23- 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-

Tuition: $90.00 if you have a loon or borrow one

You may purchase a loom for $300.00 (Please call the gallery if you would like to do this)

Materials Fee: $30.00

Rigid heddle weaving is a wonderful introduction to weaving, from scarfs to towels to placemats.  Come learn the basics of the craft and walk away at the end of the day with your very own first piece- a beautiful wool scarf you will wear with joy!

 

Two-Day Stenciled Floor Cloths

 Instructor: Michele Hollick

Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26th– 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition:$220.00

Stenciled floor clothes are a part of our American history dating back to the 1700’s.  In this class, you will create two-floor clothes as you learn everything you need to know about how to create one of these functional works of art. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to make two-floor clothes.

 

 

Batik and Shibori-Exploring the Fabric Resist Dye Process

 Instructor: Alison Parsons

Monday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 31- 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Tuition: $70.00      Materials Fee: $25.00 for wax and dyes.

Students can bring white cotton fabric or tee-shirt or may purchase items from the instructor.

Come explore the wax resist process of Batik and Shibori.  Using hot wax and dye, students will create layers of colored designs in their fabric by using wax resist and colorful dyes.  Shibori is bound and tied, and then dyed in an indigo bath to create deep blue and white patterns. Some possible projects include cotton bandanas, dishtowels, or napkins which will be available for purchase.

Printmaking on Fabric

Instructor: M. Robin Cornwell

Thursday, August 1, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Tuition:  $60.00

Learn how to make stencils and carve rubber blocks using nature themes along with practicing printing with real leaves.  Students will create a final project of printing on a pre-dyed dish towel.

 

 

 

Common Knitting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

 Instructor: Lucie Sinkler

Thursday, August 15.  10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tuition:  $25.00

Don’t dread making mistakes in your knotting, they can be fixed.  Students will be working on a swatch purposely making mistakes, learning to recognize common mistakes, and finally how to correct them.  Bring along a current project for a consultation.

 

 

Take Your Basket Weaving to the Next Leave

Instructor: Ralph Watson

Tuesday, August 20, and Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition: $75.00  Materials Fee: $30.00

We will start by learning how to weave a pattern on our basket handle and then move into lashing our two 14-inch hoops together to begin forming spokes and starting the weave.  Students will learn how to cut and add spokes to shape their basket, you will also learn how to add weavers, dye reed and use seagrass to create texture and design in their basket.  By the end of day two students will go home with a completed 14-inch round basket.

Needle Felting a Fall Pumpkin

Instructor: Patsy Frasier

Friday, August 23, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Tuition:  $45.00     Materials Fee: $35.00 Which includes a small starter kit

You just can’t have enough pumpkins!  We’ll make the pumpkin shape and then let your imagination run wild.  They make great seasonal decorations, party favors, table settings, and special gifts.  After the class, you won’t be able to stop making pumpkins in all shapes and sizes!

 

 

Simply Dynamic Sampler Quilts

 Instructor: Linda Merwin

Friday-Sunday, September 6/7/8- 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition: $140.00

Class requirements: Purchase the book, which can be provided in class or you may buy it ahead of time.  Knowledge of basic quilting skills. A selection of material in dark, medium, and light values that speak to your theme (suggested- 6 of each value) The instructor will willing to set up a time to meet students at a fabric store to help select materials.

In this three-day workshop, working from the book of the same title, by Marianne Hatton, we will design and sew a wall hanging that is uniquely yours.  Starting the 4” and 6” quilt blocks of your choosing, we will begin to create a layout for your hanging, drawing inspiration from a theme e.g. favorite season, memories of a trip or vacation, or a favorite place.  You will marvel as your hanging comes together in front of your eyes, each one beautiful in its originality.

Lace Tatting for All

Instructor: Elaine O’Donal

Tuesday, September 10- Day one-10:00 AM-2:30 PM (30 min. lunch break)

Wednesday, September 11- Day two-10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tuition- $40.00      Materials Fee- $10.00 for tatting kit

This class is for the absolute beginner as well as the person who has tatted a bit and would like to tat a bit more.  We will cover everything from basic stitches to following patterns. Students who took the class in June are welcome to return and take their work to the next level.

 

Fall Weaving Workshop- 5 Warps in 5 Days

 Instructor: Sara Goodman

Tuesday, October 15-Saturday, September 19, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuition: $425.00   Materials Fee; $25.00

This weaving intensive workshop meets the needs of all weaving levels. Beginners will learn to put on and weave off a new warp each day. More experienced weavers can get a refresher, learn new skills from a master weaver or spend 5 days working on one project with support from the instructor.  Students may also sign a loom out to take home for the winter to continue working on their craft.