AA03-Hand Piecing
Ann Anderson
Saturday AM

Learn how to hand piece a quilt block. Hand piecing can be relaxing, and precise, as well as portable.

Class Fee: $13 Includes Fabric, thread, needle, pattern
Level: Beginner
Equipment: Fabric scissors and thimble
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Rug HookingBJ11-Rug Hooking
Barbara Johnson
Saturday AM

Learn the fundamentals of primitive rug hooking! After drawing a simple, original pattern onto a prepared burlap backing, students will create an 8"x8" sample piece, hooked using recycled wool fabric strips. Preparing fabric, cutting strips, hooking and finishing instructions are included. Cost $25. Lilmit 10

Class Fee: $25 Includes All materials and tools supplied.
Level: All
Equipment:
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Euro-Style Beaded BeadsCA07-Euro-Style Beaded Beads
Charlene Abrams
Saturday AM

Stitch beads together make beaded beads with large holes, suitable for stringing on European-style thick chains or leather cords. Start by using right angle weave to create the base with fire-polished beads, and then use smaller seed beads to create a netted overlay which embellishes and stiffens the beaded bead.

These are like popcorn - you won't be able to stop at just one!

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 to make at least five beaded beads, and a ribbon or fabric cord necklace on which to string them. Choice of colours.
Level: Beginner - Some seed bead weaving experience preferred; suitable for most.
Equipment: Glasses for close-up work if needed. Task lamp if desired.
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Chair Caning Part 2DC08-Chair Caning Part 2
Diana Clarke
Saturday AM

Continue weaving 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. Must sign up for Part 1 on Friday AM.

Class Fee: $0 Includes Stool frame, cane and 1 dozen caning pegs
Level: All
Equipment:
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Fused Glass PaperweightFS12-Fused Glass Paperweight
Frank Sulze
Saturday AM

Make a multilayered fused glass paperweight using ceramic fiber paper and crushed glass frit that will be fired in a kiln.

Class Fee: $35 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment:
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Toothbrush PurseKT05-Toothbrush Purse
Kathryn Tucker
Saturday AM

If you enjoy making toothbrush rugs, this is another fun toothbrush project taught by Kathryn Tucker. The purse is large enough to hold all your "stuff". Bring 2 yds of fabric of your choice and scissors to class.

Class Fee: $14 Includes Handle, pattern, wooden needle.
Level: All
Equipment: Scissors and 2 yards of fabric.
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TZ03-Crock Pot Soap (Duplicate)
Tracey Zinck
Saturday 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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AA04-Hand Quilting
Ann Anderson
Saturday PM

Learn how to mark, sandwich a quilt. Then learn the technique for achieving that perfect quilting stitch.

Class Fee: $13 Includes Fabric, batting, safety pins, quilting thread, and needles
Level: Beginner
Equipment: Scissors and a quilter's thimble
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Rug Hooking (Duplicate)BJ12-Rug Hooking (Duplicate)
Barbara Johnson
Saturday PM

Learn the fundamentals of primitive rug hooking! After drawing a simple, original pattern onto a prepared burlap backing, students will create an 8"x8" sample piece, hooked using recycled wool fabric strips. Preparing fabric, cutting strips, hooking and finishing instructions are included.

Class Fee: $25 Includes All materials and tools supplied.
Level: All
Equipment:
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Victorian LariatCA13-Victorian Lariat
Charlene Abrams
Saturday PM

Learn a simple beaded netting stitch to make a long flat lacy ribbon with heavier beads at each end. This class project will make a fairly narrow version of this stitch (less than an inch wide), but it can be made as wide as desired. It is flexible and fabric-like and drapes well, making it very versatile and suitable for necklaces and cuff bracelets (especially when wider) and because it's so airy, it goes relatively quickly.

Each lariat will use two colours to aid in learning the stitch - and also to add interest, and there will be a variety of beads to use at each end - or you can use one or more Euro-Style Beaded Beads (Saturday morning class) instead.

There exist samples of similar lariats dating back to the Victorian era.

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

Class Fee: $45 Includes Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, all beads, needles and thread. Choice of colours.
Level: All - Suitable for most skill levels. While this is not an advanced seed beading class, I strongly suggest that students have some seed bead weaving experience in which thread tension is important (i.e. NOT beading on a loom, and NOT bead embroidery).
Equipment: Glasses if needed for close-up work, task lamp if desired.
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Fibre Rush Seat WeavingDC09-Fibre Rush Seat Weaving
Diana Clarke
Saturday PM

Students will weave a seat on a small stool.

Class Fee: $45 Includes Stool frame and fibre rush
Level: All
Equipment:
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Mosaic CrossFS13-Mosaic Cross
Frank Sulze
Saturday PM

Make a mosaic cross using glass bits, smalti tiles, and various assorted inclusions on a precut wooden cross base.

Class Fee: $30 Includes Everything
Level: All
Equipment: None but students can bring small objects to use on their cross if desired
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Penny Rug (Duplicate)KT04-Penny Rug (Duplicate)
Kathryn Tucker
Saturday 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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TZ09-Introduction to Fermented Foods
Tracey Zinck
Saturday PM

In this Hands-On class, students will learn how to preserve foods through the ancient art of fermentation by making their own Sauerkraut, Pickles, or other fermented veggies as well as discuss the health benefits of including these fermented foods in their daily diets. Students will have the choice to either take home active ferments or just the equipment necessary to ferment on their own.

Class Fee: $40 Includes Equipment, recipes and fermented food samples (for tasting) will be provided by the instructor.
Level: All
Equipment:
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MH02-Braids into Flowers!
Michael Hattori
Saturday ALL

Magically turn a simple, flat braid into a beautiful, 3D sculptural flower! In this class you will learn how to make a simple flat braid on the Kumiplate, then with a few twists and turns transform it into a gorgeous flower. You can then make the flower into a brooch or use it as a decoration for just about anything you'd like to put it on - the sky's the limit! Bring your concentration hat. Bonus: please take a break during class to enjoy a cup of very high quality Japanese tea and a tea sweet with me!

Class Fee: $20 Includes Complete kit, including Kumiplate, all braiding and finishing materials. Optional book may be purchased, see equipment note.
Level: All - Some experience with the Kumiplate will put you ahead, but all levels are more than welcome! Making the braid is not particularly difficult, but it does require a lot of concentration.
Equipment: Good scissors, pen/pencil, notebook, tape measure.

If you have it, please bring Makiko Tada's "Comprehensive Treatise of Braids VI: Kumihimo Disc and Plate"; if not, please consider purchasing it - I will have copies available, or you can purchase it from Braidershand at www.braidershand.com. The cost is $42 - expensive but worth every penny!
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Bag KeeperPV03-Bag Keeper
Pat Vogler
Saturday ALL

Handy wall basket for holding all your plastic bags from the grocery store. There is a hole in the base for easy dispensing.

Class Fee: $35 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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Peyote Stitch Pendant and EarringsCA14-Peyote Stitch Pendant and Earrings
Charlene Abrams
Saturday Eve

Learn peyote stitch as you make a set including a pendant and statement earrings using both cube-shaped and round seed beads.

This essential seed-beading stitch is one of the most versatile: stitch with gentle tension to make wide cuffs with intricate colour patterns, or stitch with firm tension and make small 3-D objects.

In this the focus will be in learning the stitch, and in seeing the way beads of different shapes and sizes can be used together to create textural interest.

Class Fee: $40 Includes Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, all beads, ear wires, cord or ribbon necklace, needles and thread. Choice of colours.
Level: All - Suitable for beginners or those who would like a peyote stitch refresher.
Equipment: Glasses for close-up work if needed. Task lamp if desired.
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Fun with alcohol inks (Duplicate)FS14-Fun with alcohol inks (Duplicate)
Frank Sulze
Saturday 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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Woven Loom BloomsJM01-Woven Loom Blooms
John Mullarkey
Saturday Eve

Weave a veritable bouquet of blooms to accent your next bag or scarf. Who knew woven squares on pin looms could produce such floral beauty? Zoom Looms will be provided.

Class Fee: $10 Includes Yarn for flowers.
Level: All
Equipment: Scissors, yarn needle.
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TZ10-French Milled Soap (Duplicate)
Tracey Zinck
Saturday Eve

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

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