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Continuous Bias Binding - WF-36

Gail Bird

Fri. June 22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Domestic Machine Quilting/Sewing
Machine(s): Sewing Machine required

Make a place mat (square corners) and an oven mitt (rounded corners) using 1/2 inch continuous bias binding with the SIMPLI-EZ bias ruler. Join the ends of the binding to make an invisible and strong seam. Hand-done blind stitch completes the project.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Binding material; reversible, pre-quilted fabric; printed instructions.

Student supply list: Sewing machine in good working order; rotary cutter and optional large cutting mat (17" x 23" minimum); basic sewing supplies: light machine thread and bobbin, fabric scissors, sharp embroidery needle and straight pins.

On loan during class: SIMPLI-EZ Bias Ruler; Bohin fine line marking pencil with different colored leads. (Both items can be purchased after class.)

SEWING MACHINES ARE NOT PROVIDED. Bring your own machine in good working order, pedal and cord.
Package & Sewing machine storage is available temporarily and overnight, free of charge.



Locker-hooking for Tile Trivet - WS-51

Gail Bird

Sat. June 23, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Handwork
Machine(s): not required

An easy-to-make project using scrap fabrics and a 4-inch tile to create a trivet with contrasting textures. Techniques covered include preparing the canvas, cutting fabric strips, locker hooking, securing all tails, and joining the fabric strips and the cording. Each kit will differ in materials (tiles and fabrics).

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Canvas (3.75 mesh), four-inch square ceramic tile (designs vary), cotton twine, 1/2 yard cotton woven fabric, metal fasteners, backing material (color coordinated felt or foam), E6000 adhesive, printed instructions for the tile project.

Student supply list: Fabric scissors, permanent black marker, embroidery scissors, rotary and mat, ruler.

On loan during class: English steel locker hook, large tapestry needle.


Quilting Block with Punchneedle Embellishment - WW-10

Gail Bird

Wed. June 20, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: All Levels, Hands-on
Category: Handwork
Machine(s): not required

Punchneedle embellishment in quilting incorporates many unique features. This quilt block pattern has punchwork stitched on wool fabric using two punchneedle sizes, combined thread colors, reverse punch, and varied loop lengths. Students will complete the punchwork in class but will need to complete the block at home.

Kit Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Wool fabric; Americana fabrics; embroidery threads; small red and blue buttons; medium star button; printed instructions and transfer design.

Student supply list: Fabric scissors; embroidery scissors (4 inch); reading glasses if needed.

On loan during class: Igolochkoy 3-strand and 6-strand miniature punchneedles; 5-inch embroidery hoop; single-edge razor blade; magnetic needle case; threaders.



Sewing Machine Necklace - WT-20

Gail Bird

Thur. June 21, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Level: All levels, Hands-on
Category: Handwork
Machine(s): not required

Learn French Knitting to make the necklace cord. Add enameled sewing machine and scissor charms and beads. Written instructions.

Kit/handout Fee: $20 (Paid to the teacher in the classroom)
Kit includes: Sewing machine charm, scissor charm, 3 large beads, spacer beads, clasp, "O" rings and eye pins, knitting cord

Student supply list: None

On loan during class: French knitter tool (For sale at end of class and assorted tools.)




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