Temari Part 2AA06-Temari Part 2
Ann Anderson
Friday AM

This is a thousand year old Japanese art of embellishing balls made of fabric/fiber scraps, yarn and thread. Originally, these balls were made by mothers to give to their children to play with. Over time, women began to embellish these simple spheres with embroidery work. Today, they are given as gifts. NOTE: Must also sign up for Part 1 on Thursday Evening!!!!

Class Fee: $15 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment: Materials will be provided, but students may bring any odd leftovers of thread and yarn, to put to good use.
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PapermakingBJ09-Papermaking
Barbara Johnson
Friday AM

Let's explore the basics of making handmade paper in this fun class! Using shredded catalogs and magazines, water, cotton linter and botanicals, we will produce a vat of pulp slurry. We will then use hand made screen molds to "lift paper". Once dry, the paper we produce will be divided amongst the participants.

Class Fee: $20 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment: This is a wet class, so you might want to bring an apron.
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Introduction to Beaded KumihimoCA10-Introduction to Beaded Kumihimo
Charlene Abrams
Friday AM

Learn the Japanese braiding technique of kumihimo using seed beads to make a sturdy rope suitable for bracelets and necklaces (or purse handles). Students will use a foam braiding disk and will learn how to string the seed beads onto threads, wind them onto bobbins, and make a simple eight-strand braid with and without beads.

Samples showing variations in bead types and sizes will be available for inspiration.

Scissors available for use during class.

Class Fee: $60 Includes Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, foam braiding disk, all beads, needles and thread to make a bracelet. Extra beads available for purchase if you'd prefer a necklace. Choice of colours.
Level: All
Equipment: Glasses for close-up work if you need them. Task lamp if desired
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Chair Caning Part 1DC06-Chair Caning Part 1
Diana Clarke
Friday AM

Weave a seat on a small stool using the 7 step method. Students may bring their own chair, but must call me a month in advance to assure proper size material is available. This class takes two 3 hour time slots to complete. Will be continued on Saturday morning!

Class Fee: $40 Includes Stool frame, cane and 1 dozen caning pegs
Level: All
Equipment:
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Fused Glass PendantsFS09-Fused Glass Pendants
Frank Sulze
Friday AM

Maked a variety offused glass pendants or charms using dichroic glass. Several techniques will be shown and available to try: etching design on glass, stamping on glass with glass enamels, use of fusing decals, and metal inclusions in glass.

Class Fee: $35 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment:
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Toothbrush Table Runner or RugKT02-Toothbrush Table Runner or Rug
Kathryn Tucker
Friday AM

This durable rug looks crocheted, but it isn't! Kathryn Tucker will teach students the technique of making a small table runner or rug using a needle made from a toothbrush and strips of fabric. Time outside of class will be required to finish the project. **Please call Kathryn regarding fabric.

Class Fee: $12 Includes Wooden needle, pattern, safety pins.
Level: All
Equipment: Bring sharp scissors and/or a rotary cutter.
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TZ01-Crock Pot Soap
Tracey Zinck
Friday AM

Learn how to make homemade lye soap in your crock pot.

Class Fee: $30 Includes All other supplies will be provided. All soaps made during class will be divided equally among students for their personal use.
Level: All
Equipment: Students should bring the following with them: safety glasses/goggles, rubber gloves, apron.
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Double KnittingAA07-Double Knitting
Ann Anderson
Friday PM

A two-color knitting technique that creates a reversible, double thick fabric with mirror images on the two sides. Students will be starting a scarf in class.

Class Fee: $8 Includes Pattern
Level: All
Equipment: Students will need 2 skeins each of two smooth, worsted weight yarns in contrasting colors to complete their scarf. Additionally, students should bring US 8 needles, and stitch markers.
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Papermaking (Duplicate)BJ10-Papermaking (Duplicate)
Barbara Johnson
Friday PM

Let's explore the basics of making handmade paper in this fun class! Using shredded catalogs and magazines, water, cotton linter and botanicals, we will produce a vat of pulp slurry.We will then use hand made screen molds to "lift paper". Once dry, the paper we produce will be divided amongst the participants.

Class Fee: $20 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment: This is a wet class, so you might want to bring an apron.
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Beaded Kumihimo - Next StepsCA11-Beaded Kumihimo - Next Steps
Charlene Abrams
Friday PM

So you learned beaded kumihimo at Craft Camp last year but you're interested in kicking it up a notch by making patterns in your rope using different sizes or shapes of beads or loading your strands with a pattern rather than all the same beads?

You can choose to (in order of complexity) do any one of the following:
  • 1. Make a two-colour, two-bead-size simple spiral
  • 2. Make a two-colour wide spiral
  • 3. Make a two-colour, two-bead-size wide spiral
  • 4. "Square up" the braid by using larger beads on two strands which stick out making corners
  • 5. Make a braid with clusters of texture by stringing a repeated pattern of beads on two strands
  • 6. Flatten out the braid as you add one or two edges by stringing a pattern on two of the strands of beads as you set up
  • 7. Make a four-colour spiral by stringing a pattern on each strand of beads as you set up


We'll spend a bit of time looking at samples to see how the choice of beads affects the look of the rope.

Scissors will be available for use during class.

Class Fee: $45 Includes Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, all beads, findings, needles and thread to make a bracelet. Extra beads available for purchase if you'd prefer a necklace (not included in class price). Choice of colours.
Level: Intermediate - Students should already know how to use a foam braiding disk, load beads onto thread, wind onto bobbins, and make an eight-strand braid.
Equipment: Round foam braiding disk (any size) and eight flexible plastic bobbins (or available for purchase in class). Glasses for close-up work if you need them. Task lamp if desired.
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Pine needle basketDC03-Pine needle basket
Diana Clarke
Friday PM

Make a small basket out of pine needles using a coiling technique.

Class Fee: $18 Includes Pine needles, thread, beads and buttons for decorating
Level: All
Equipment:
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FS10-Glass Cameos
Frank Sulze
Friday PM

Make several different fused glass cameos using glass clay and silicone molds.

Class Fee: $25 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment:
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Penny RugKT03-Penny Rug
Kathryn Tucker
Friday PM

In the 1800s, the Penny Rug was constructed of wool to brighten a table. Kathryn Tucker will assist students in selecting heavy felt for the backing, creating pennies and figures, then stitching with a decorative blanket stitch.

Class Fee: $18 Includes Wool felt kit, pattern, pins & needles, thread.
Level: All
Equipment: Scissors
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Harvest Tote BasketPV02-Harvest Tote Basket
Pat Vogler
Friday ALL

Woven on a wood base, this tote is very functional. Finish with leather handles and leather leaf embellishment. Overall size is approx. 7"x13"x11".

Class Fee: $45 Includes All weaving materials
Level: Advanced Beginner
Equipment: Bucket, old towel, scissors, snap clothespins (8), small flat tip screwdriver, spray bottle, and pencil.
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Rings!CA12-Rings!
Charlene Abrams
Friday Eve

Using seed beads and a variety of two- and four-hole beads, make a slew of ring-shaped necklace enhancers to slide onto your kumihimo necklace or Spiral Rope necklace or onto a silk scarf. The size of two-hole style enhancers can easily be adjusted to make different sizes for different applications. These are fun and quick and the shaped beads add so much interest, both in the appearance of the finished rings as well as in the stitching!

Beading mats, scissors and thread conditioners available for use during class.

Class Fee: $40 Includes Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, all beads, needles and thread. Choice of colours some of which will coordinate with the colours for some of the Kumihimo colour-ways as well.
Level: All
Equipment: Glasses for close-up work if you need them. Task lamp if desired.
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Burlap WreathDC07-Burlap Wreath
Diana Clarke
Friday Eve

Students will use a wire wreath frame and burlap to make a wreath that can be hung inside or outside.

Class Fee: $25 Includes Wire frame and burlap
Level: All
Equipment: A roll of wired ribbon or a premade bow and silk flowers of your choice for decorating the wreath.
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Fun with alcohol inksFS11-Fun with alcohol inks
Frank Sulze
Friday Eve

Make a variety of 4 x 4 tiles using alcohol inks. Various techniques will be demonstrated to use in your tile creations. Tile holders and displays will be available for purchase if desired.

Class Fee: $25 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment: Students can bring an apron or wear old clothes in case any ink gets on you
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Kumihimo Candy CanesMH01-Kumihimo Candy Canes
Michael Hattori
Friday Eve

Braided candy canes? You bet! These quick, easy, and classy ornaments make the perfect, personal Christmas gift. In this class you will learn the basics of setting up, braiding and finishing an 8-strand Kongogumi spiral braid on the foam kumidisc. You will be amazed how easy it is to learn, and how quickly you can make a beautiful braid! And the beauty of the disc is - it's totally portable. You can take it on planes, in cars, braid while standing in line or waiting anywhere. Your kids will love it, too, and you can teach them in a snap (and put them to work making candy canes for you!) Bonus: since this IS a traditional Japanese craft, I will be offering high quality Japanese tea to anyone who would like to try it.

Class Fee: $15 Includes Complete kit, including instruction handout, kumidisc and all materials to make and finish the candy canes.
Level: All - No experience necessary, but you will zoom ahead if you have done the Kongo braid on the disc.
Equipment: Good scissors, tape measure, pencils, notebook
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TZ08-French Milled Soap (Duplicate)
Tracey Zinck
Friday Eve

Learn how to make a luxurious, herb infused, French Milled soap.

Class Fee: $25 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment:
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