Textile Arts Classes & Workshops


Sewing

Basic Sewing

Call (978) 441-0400 x262 for date, time, and cost.

Learn how to use basic sewing terms, methods, and tools, including a sewing machine. Learn how to cut a pattern to make an apron, and discover the different ways in which a basic pattern can be enhanced.


Victorian Ornaments

Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $70 non-members, $50 members
Instructor: Astrida Schaeffer

Make three different ornaments featuring Victorian embellishment techniques: applique, cordwork, and ribbon work. The decorative elements are all hand-sewn, but you’ll finish each ornament by machine. (Materials provided.) (Note: Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail is available for sale in the Museum Shop at a discount for class participants.)

Advance registration required.

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Jewelry

Embroidery

Hardanger Holiday Ornament

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 non-members, $20 members
Instructor: Joan Ferguson

Discover how counted and drawn-thread techniques are used on even-weave cloth to create a beautiful holiday ornament. Perfect for a holiday gift! Advance registration required.

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Hardanger Holiday Ornament

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 non-members, $20 members
Instructor: Joan Ferguson

Discover how counted and drawn-thread techniques are used on even-weave cloth to create a beautiful holiday ornament. Perfect for a holiday gift! Advance registration required.

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Knitting and Crocheting

Stitch of the Month: Tunisian Full Stitch

Sunday, December 7, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 non-members, $20 members
Instructor: Kristy Medina

Explore how this beautiful stitch can be used to create home accessories, a cowl, scarf, or wrist warmers. Skills requirement: Knowledge of Tunisian crocheting required.

Advance registration required.

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Knitting Socks from the Bottom Up

Thursdays, November 20, December 11 and 18, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $70 for non-members, $60 for members
Instructor: Judith Durant

Learn how to knit basic socks that start from the toe and finish at the cuff. Students are asked to bring sock yarn and appropriate size double-point needles.

Advance registration required. Mid-course registrations accepted.

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Rug Hooking

Spinning

Drop Spindle and Wheel Spinning

Sunday, December 14, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $50 non-members, $30 members. Additional material fee of $5 due to the instructor on date of class.
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

Discover the art of spinning fibers into your own unique yarns in this half-day class. You will learn the process of drawing out the fibers and adding twist to create a continuous thread of yarn, and more!

Advance registration required.

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Weaving

 

Weaving: November

Sundays: November 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $160 non-members, $140 members.
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

Four-week class in floor-loom weaving for new weavers or those who want to brush up on their weaving skills. Table looms will be provided for those who wish to learn on the Dorothy Looms. Study: 73 Twills, Huck Lace, Double cloth, or plain weave. Covers warping board skills, figuring out sett, dressing the loom, record keeping. Lots of handouts will be provided for your weaving notebook. 5/2 Valley cotton weaving yarns will be provided for sale at $23 per pound or you can purchase colors you like from www.yarn.com.

Advance registration required. Mid-course registrations accepted.

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Inkle Loom Belt Weaving: December

Sunday, December 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: $50 non-members, $30 members. Additional $5 material fee due to instructor on date of class.
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

Learn how to weave narrow bands on an inkle loom, which can be used for belts, guitar straps, trims, or bracelets. The varieties of color and pattern are limited only by the weaver’s imagination! Advance registration required.

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Weaving: December

Sundays: December 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $160 non-members, $140 members.
Instructor: Barbara Provest, Weavers’ Guild of Boston

Four-week class in floor-loom weaving for new weavers or those who want to brush up on their weaving skills. Table looms will be provided for those who wish to learn on the Dorothy Looms. Study: 73 Twills, Huck Lace, Double cloth, or plain weave. Covers warping board skills, figuring out sett, dressing the loom, record keeping. Lots of handouts will be provided for your weaving notebook. 5/2 Valley cotton weaving yarns will be provided for sale at $23 per pound or you can purchase colors you like from www.yarn.com.

Advance registration required. Mid-course registrations accepted.

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