Registration for all Textile Arts Classes is required 7 days prior to the start of the class.
Registrations within 7 days of the class may not be honored.
Join us on the last Thursday of each month, 6:30-9:00 p.m. for Fiber Arts classes. Choose from one of the various options offered each month. To reserve your spot, simply click on the button below the class you would like to sign up for and follow the instructions on the page or call (978) 441-0400 x250.
Knitting Know-How: Picking up Stitches for Knitting; Seaming Techniques
We’ll cover seaming techniques for various edges. Also included is working a separate border and attaching it to a finished edge as you work.
Fee: $25 class fee (or sign up for all four sessions of the “Knitting Know-How” series for $75)
Materials: Please bring worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles (size US 8 or 9)
Instructor: Judith Durant
Come and learn a fun dyeing technique used for making ikat weavings. We will be dyeing 3 mini skeins of wool yarn using this technique. You can apply ikat dyeing to your weavings, crochet, and/or knitting.
Materials: Please bring $6 for materials
Instructor: Kristy Medina
Interested in learning to sew? Have a project you need help with? This class is for people with little or no sewing experience, or for those who want to enjoy the company of other sewing enthusiasts.
Instructor: Karen O’Rourke
E-mail or call to reserve your spot at email@example.com or (978) 441-0400 x250.
This Sunday afternoon weaving course will focus on over 100 different twill treadlings, which you will get as printed handouts. You will leave this sampler course with a woven scarf, wall hanging or table runner. This four-week course will be offered three times this fall and each class will be from 1:30 – 4:30pm.
This four-week course will be offered three times this fall:
Session 1: Closed
Session 2: Closed
Session 3: November 10, 17, 24 and December 1
Each class is held 1:30pm – 4:30pm.
Materials: Bring to class 1 light and 1 coordinating and contrasting dark 3/2 Valley cotton available from Webs or www.yarn.com.
Instructor: Barbara Provest
First Saturday of Every Month, 10:00 am
Come and join other knitting enthusiasts once a month for socializing, camaraderie, and to work on your craft. Meet at the “Family Affair Café” located on the grounds of the American Textile History Museum for breakfast, and stay as long as you wish to knit. Bring your latest projects to work on. Share ideas with other knitters and prepare yourself to inspire, as well as be inspired by those around you! - FREE
No registration required.
Saturday, December 14, 10:30am
We will be learning how to use wool roving to wet felt a bar of soap. We will also create a simple flower. Using this method you will create a beautiful piece of art. Bring your daughters, your mothers and your friends. This class will last about 1 hour.
Ages: Tweens, teens and adults
She has been involved with sewing, knitting and crocheting since grammar school. She became a spinner and a weaver over 20 years ago. She is a former member of the New Hampshire Spinners and Dyers Guild where she learned the art of vegetable dyeing. She has won first place for weaving in the New Hampshire “On Your Own Time” competitions.
Marcia is also the published author of Miller’s Ben, a book about a boy working in a wool mill before the Industrial Revolution. She is a member in the Danvers Art Association and secretary of the Spindle City Garden Club.
Judith is editor of the best-selling knit and crochet One-Skein Wonders series, author of Knit One, Bead Too and Never Knit Your Man a Sweater, and co-author of Knitting Know-How. One of the founding editors of Interweave Knits, her passion for fiber began when she was eight years old and her mother taught her to knit. A Lowell resident, Judith is thrilled to be teaching at ATHM. Visit her on the web at judithdurant.com.
Frances Killam is a jewelry artist and educator with a BFA in metals from the University of North Texas, and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She works with traditional silversmithing techniques and she is also a certified instructor in Precious Metal Clay (PMC). Frances maintains a studio in Lowell, MA.
Sewing and crafting have been Paula Lochhead’s creative outlets for the past 45 years. She is an avid seamstress and quilter and she experiments in most fiber art forms, from beading to knitting. Paula’s passion for fiber art has given her the opportunity to be a Family and Consumer Science teacher and a Museum Educator at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Kristy Medina has her BA in Textiles from Moore College of Art and Design. She has been crocheting since 1986 and has since added machine sewing, weaving, quilting, knitting and spinning to her repertoire. Kristy was a preschool teacher, and art docent for grades K - 6th, and is currently a freelance arts and crafts teacher. She has several Early Childhood Education units, and enjoys teaching both children and adults.
Karen O'Rourke's love for sewing began at 8 years old when she was given a Barbie sewing machine, and made all the Barbie outfits in one day! Soon she moved on to sew for herself, family members and friends, and always bought fabric to experiment with. Karen took sewing classes from local shops and decided to study Fashion Design at Newbury College. After many years of working in different areas of sewing and design, she opened a teaching business to share her passion and expertise with others.
Refund policy: All classes/workshops must be prepaid in order to participate in the programs. Refund requests are granted up to 7 days before the class/ workshop begins. A $10 non-refundable registration fee will be charged to the students being refunded for class/ workshops that the do not attend. Refunds will not be granted to students that do not cancel within the 7 day time period prior to the class/ workshop. Tuition and fees may be transferred to another class/workshop. A full refund will be granted for classes/workshops that do not take place due to insufficient enrollment. Students will be notified 7 days before the class/workshop is scheduled to begin if the class has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
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