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Students will learn the basics then achieve complexity and depth in their paintings. Layers of color washes, applied textures, thickened dye imagery—all these can be in your toolbox of techniques. In this workshop, we will explore a different aspect of this ancient medium.  Many supplies included; a kit fee will be discussed at the firs

$145
Su.   Oct 26th, 10am
All levels
Sunday October 26 10am - 6pm 1 Session $145
Sunday November 23 10am - 6pm 1 Session $145
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Students will learn all the basics of Sashiko stitchingg, a traditional Japanese functional embroidery/stitching technique, which was used for mending and reinforce fabric. Through the use of mainly running stitch, with different lengths and alignments, an amazing array of patterns can be achieved. All materials for sample making and lear

$150
M.W.   Nov 10th - Nov 12th, 10:30am
All levels

Japanese batik (ろうけつ染め, rouketsu some) is another fun, traditional way of making patterns on fabric. You will be drawing your own patterns on a handkerchief-size fabric using brush and wax, then dyeing it in our fermenting "SUKUMO" vat. A handkerchief-size fabric and all tools will be provided.

$55
T.   Sep 23rd, 7pm
All levels
Tuesday September 23 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $55
Friday September 26 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $55
Monday September 29 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $55
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Stencil dyeing (型染め, katazome) is one of the oldest fabric pattern making techniques in Japan. Using stencils pre-made by himself, Kakuo will be teaching fun, basic stencil dyeing with SUKUMO vat. A handkerchief-size fabric and all tools will be provided.

$55
Th.   Sep 25th, 7pm
All levels
Thursday September 25 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $55
Sunday September 28 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $55
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Redwork is a classic hand embroidery technique using simple outline stitches. Learn several methods of transferring designs, and the basic stitches. It's a perfect takealong project for summer. (PS: No, it doesn't have to be red.) Open to all levels. This is a hands-on class.Note: Supplies are not included on the fee. Upon registration, you will r

$50
F.   Oct 3rd, 12pm
All levels

Take your knitting to the next level. Whether you are having trouble with gauge, seaming or a you just want to learn new technique, this class will help you achieve your knitting goals. Tailored to individual needs, students have tackled a wide range of techniques including knitting in the round, cables and finishing. This class is open to knitters

$130
W.   Oct 8th - Oct 22nd, 7pm
All levels
Wednesday October 8 7pm - 9pm 3 Sessions $130
Wednesday November 5 7pm - 9pm 3 Sessions $130
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In this 4 week course, which combines our Knitting 1 and Knitting 2 classes with a session on fixing mistakes and trouble shooting, you will acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills you need to be a successful knitter. No previous experience is necessary. In this course you will learn: casting on, the knit and purl stitches, binding off, basi

$100
T.   Sep 23rd - Oct 14th, 6pm
Beginner
Tuesday September 23 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $100
Monday November 3 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $100
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Make your projects the right size every time when you unravel the mystery of gauge. Not only will you gain a better understanding of how patterns use gauge, but how you can manipulate it to get a perfect fit. We will learn gauge basics to start, and then explore some simple gauge alterations to patterns. An essential step to mastering pattern readi

$55
M.   Sep 29th, 12pm
All levels

In continental knitting, sometimes known as European knitting, or left-hand knitting, the yarn is held in the left hand. Continental knitting is a very efficient method of knitting, requiring the shortest number of specific hand motions per stitch. This knitting style is often easier to learn for people with crocheting experience, since the way the

$50
T.   Oct 7th, 6pm
Intermediate

Finishing techniques help take your pieces from homemade-looking to professionally polished. In this workshop, you will learn all of the basic finishing techniques while working on your swatches. We will go through the art of weaving in ends, learn various crocheted and sewn seams and the properties of each. We will also discuss different crocheted

$55
Su.   Oct 12th, 11am
Intermediate
Sunday October 12 11am - 2pm 1 Session $55
Monday October 27 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
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Learn the decreases and increases you need to make perfect lacy creations. Learn how to follow a chart, put in a safety line and other tricks of lace. That perfect lace scarf is just a few YOs and SSKs away. We will work on several different lace patterns and then cast on to make your dream scarf.Prerequisite Classes: Knitting 1 or skills listed be

$60
Su.   Nov 2nd, 11am
Intermediate

This class is a great follow up to Knitting 1. You will learn how to make these easy ornaments without having to knit in the round! In this class you will learn basic increases and decreases, how to change colors, simple color stranding, and more. They make excellent gifts for the holidays, or you can make several for yourself and use them to decor

$60
F.   Nov 7th, 11:30am
Intermediate

In this technique workshop you'll learn the Italian or tubular cast on, which is often used for double knitting, brioche and ribbed edges. We'll go over how to adjust for K2P2 rib, knit a bit and then learn the tubular bind off for use with those toe up socks! Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.Materials:Yarn: for cl

$50
Th.   Nov 13th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn some invaluable skills for breaking down simple to complex pattern instructions into understandable terms. Conquer the sometimes maze-like construction of written crochet patterns! We will look at a number of different crochet lines at various levels to start to make sense of some more daunting instructions. Finally, you will start to find th

$55
F.   Nov 14th, 11am
All levels

Learn how varying the place where you insert your hook can create a great variety of stitch patterns and textures. We’ll start with variations on the basic stitches and see how small changes can make a big difference in the look of your fabric. Then we’ll move on to fancier stitches for more decorative effects. Discover the possibilities and ge

$50
F.   Nov 21st, 12pm
Intermediate

Students will learn this 350 year old Japanese hand needlework technique using a thick cotton thread to create geometric patterns against a solid, background fabric. Sashiko can be used in quilts, clothing or home furnishings. It is easy, fun and relaxing. Note: Unless noted, supplies are not included in the fee. A supply list will be e-mailed to

$45
Th.   Dec 18th, 12pm
All levels
Thursday December 18 12pm - 3pm 1 Session $45
Thursday December 18 5pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
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Learn to make hand-knit, designer inspired sweaters from start to finish. Workshop teaches you to write your own instructions and to measure and convert properly. Assembly and blocking are demonstrated. Recommended for people with basic knitting skills who are interested in producing beautiful sweaters at a fraction of the normal cost. Advanced in

$155
W.Sa.   Oct 1st - Dec 13th, 11am
All levels

Arm knitting is a great way to learn the basics of knitting and when you're ready to "downsize" to knitting needles it will all be so easy! Once you get the hang of Arm Knitting, within one hour you can make a great scarf, cowl, infinity scarf or if you're looking to get fancy, make a nice little throw for your couch. You are going to be an Arm Kni

$20
Su.   Oct 19th, 3pm
All levels

In this class we will learn to decipher commonly used abbreviations and symbols and how to recognize unique design specific instructions. Knitting patterns often seem to be written in a different language or even a secret code! After this class you will understand the structure of knitting patterns, what schematic diagrams are and how to use them.

$55
T.   Oct 21st, 5pm
Intermediate

Enhance your crochet skills by learning how to add more color to your piece. We will be covering everything from simple stripes to color chart reading, different joining methods and an introduction to intarsia. After trying this sampler of colorwork techniques, your projects can be enhanced with multiple color patterns and you will be ready to take

$60
M.   Nov 17th, 5pm
Intermediate