In these 8 classes, you will create a sampler lap quilt which will help you learn the techniques of buying, preparing and cutting fabric; understand the lengthwise vs bias grain of fabric; know how to accurately measure, cut pieces and determine exact seam allowances; sew uniform quilt blocks together; learn the proper use of a seam ripper; understand pressing vs ironing; learn the art of borders; how to calculate batting and backing needs; and ultimately learn machine quilting and binding. Prerequisites: You must have previously grasped the basics of simple sewing with a machine and have had your sewing machine serviced recently, including a new needle. There are no dumb questions when it comes to the basics of quilting and in this class, you will not be hurried, although there will be homework for you to complete each week. Get ready to learn a practical, fun new craft that brings out the creative side in everyone! See link for your tools list or call the adult ed office.
Learn the secrets to drilling glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techiniques to create your own unique jewelry. Use our collection of sea glass, beach sones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one pendant and one key chain.
You will learn how to use and maintain a sewing machine, including troubleshooting tips. By the end of the class, you will have made a table runner, zippered pouch, a pillowcase with French seams and a quick and easy tote. Our goal is to finish one project a week. Sewing machines are available for use or students may bring their own machines if they are in good working condition. Fee includes materials.
Twist, wrap, and loop your way to a sophisticated design using elements drawn fro the sea. Using sterling silver wire, pearls and seaglass, you'll create a lovely necklace and earring set. No drilling necessary. Bring your own seaglass or choose from our collection. Workshop fee includes all materials to make a pendant and one pair of earrings in sterling silver.
Have you always wanted to make socks? Have you dabbled in sock knitting but just can't seem to get the hang of it? Or, are you an experienced sock knitter looking to improve your skills? In these tutorials we'll break down sock construction from heel to toe, compare different methods, discuss patterns, yarns, books and resources to provide you with what you need to explore the rich world of sock knitting. Prerequisites: You must already know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast on, and bind off. Experience knitting in the round is helpful. Double pointed or circular needles are both suitable. Materials: 100g sock weight yarn such as Berroco Sox; 4 or 5 double pointed knitting needles size 0, 1, or 2; darning needle, scissors, tape measure, stitch markers if you have them. Mention this class at The Cashmere Goat in Camden to receive a discount on supplies.