Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Projects Added for Saturday November 12!



We've added some GREAT projects 
for our felting day this Saturday!  
Everyone will make a drink cozy, 
felted soap cozy, ten minute baby hat, 
coaster using needle felting techniques 
AND fingerless gloves!

Lunch is included and the selection will be 
chicken tortilla soup, 
pasta fagioli, 
chicken and wild rice soup 
and assorted desserts.

Call 743-3400 to hold your spot.  
Only $25 for the entire day!  
All supplies provided!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sept 10: 10-12 Amigurumi Bear


Crochet Series
AMIGURUMI BEAR
(finished size is approx. 11 ½” )

Amigurumi is a
Japanese word for knitted and/or
crocheted stuffed animal. 
The word is harder to say
than making this cute little fella.


You can make this simple, cute little bear in no time. 

Once you learn to make the one piece head and body, 
you can make it into anything by changing the colors,
the shape of the ears and perhaps adding a tail. 
It is a great way to use up scraps of yarn. 
It only takes a couple of ounces of a main color for the head, arms, legs
and ears and an ounce each of two
colors for the body, along with some batting to stuff him. 

The entire little bear is single crochet.   
You will learn to change colors, easily; 
increase and decrease,
and stitching in the round.

Students need to bring a size G hook.
All other supplies are provided.

Instructor:  Connie Pinkerton
Class limit:  10   Class Fee:  $10

Sept 10: 12:30 - 2:30 Easy Baby Sweater


Knitting Series
Easy Baby Sweater

Always wanted to try your knitting skills by making a sweater?  
 Here is a great one to try!  It is super simple.  
 Students need to know how to knit, purl, 
cast on, bind off and decrease. 
You will learn how to pick up stitches 
and add a single crochet edging. 
Students need to bring 2 balls of
worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
(4 balls total), size 11 needles, stitch holders, 
stitch markers and a size J crochet hook. 

There will be homework prior to this class 
so sign up early so you can
complete your sweater!

Instructors:  Erin McKee and Diana Johnston

Class limit:  10     Class Fee:  $10

Seot 10: 10 - 12 Sour Dough Bread Making


In the Kitchen Series
Sourdough Bread
Discovery the mystery behind
delicious sourdough bread.
Instructor Deborah Stillwell will share her secrets 
and some of her 100-year old starter 
so you can make bread at home!   
Students will enjoy samples during class 
and leave with a freshly baked loaf.
Class Limit:  8     Class Fee:  $10

Sept 10: 10 - 2:30 Drop Spindle Spinning



Spinning Series
Drop Spindle
Spinning

The Nashville Spinsters meet 
on the second Saturday of each month at FiftyForward Knowles.  
 Every month if anyone observing 
wishes to learn to spin on a drop spindle, 
buy a kit and learn the initial steps of drop spindling 
in an informal setting.  Kit includes a drop spindle, 
fiber to learn on and a list of  resources for spindles, 
fiber andYouTube video links.
Class limit:  5        Class Fee:  $10

Sept 10: 12:30 - 2:30 Quick and Easy Fringe


Sewing Series
Quick and Easy Fringe
Pull together special color combos 
or learn how to use short pieces of yarn
or ribbon for eclectic  and
unique fringe to trim your projects.
Bobbin included with class fee.
Class limit:  10     Class Fee:  $10

Sept 10: 12:30 - 2:30 Teddy Bear


Knitting Series
Teddy Bear
Make this darling bear using scraps 
and leftovers of half skeins.  
 Make them as colorful or as plain as you like.  Each bear you make will be one-of-a-kind.  Students need to know how to knit, 
cast on and bind off.   
You will learn how to pick up stitches.   
Students need to bring
worsted weight yarn in several colors 
and needles 2-3 sizes smaller than yarn requirements so that knitting is tight enough that stuffing won’t come through. 
Some yarn and all stuffing 
needed will be provided.
Class Limit:  10     Class Fee:  $10

Sept 10: 12:30 - 2:30 Crochet Hook Case


Crochet Series
Crochet Hook Case
Create your own hook case 
to hold all of your supplies!   
Students need to be able to single crochet 
and need to bring about 4 oz of 
worsted weight yarn, 
yarn needle, scissors and an H hook.   
Embellishments such as
buttons, contrast yarns and beads will be provided.
Instructor:  Amanda Corcoran
Class limit:  10  Class FEE:  $10

Scrap Happy too at the Sept 10 2nd Saturday!



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Aug 13: Sourdough Bread 10:00 a.m.-12 noon


CLASS FULL!

In the Kitchen Series
Sourdough Bread
Discovery the mystery behind
delicious sourdough bread.
Instructor Deborah Stillwell will share her secrets and some of her 100-year old starter so you can make bread at home! Students will enjoy samples during class and leave with
a freshly baked loaf.
Class Limit: 8 Class Fee: $10

Aug 13: Coupons! 10:00 - 12 noon


Pam Martin, local coupon pro, will go over coupon terms, where to get

coupons, store policies and share great websites to match up coupons with sales.

Students have an

opportunity to win FREE grocery

items and leave with a folder full of valuable information!

Class Limit: 20

Class Fee: $10

Aug 13: Toddler Socks 10 a.m.-12 noon


Knitting Series

Toddler Socks

Yes you can make socks! Students need to have

experience with

knitting ribbing and knitting in the round.

Double points are ok too.

Bring 1 skein of sock yarn and size 2 or 3 needles.

Instructor: Leigh Arino

Class size: 10

Class fee: $10

Aug 13: Telescoping Cards 10 a.m.-12noon


Paper Crafting Series

Telescoping Cards

In class, attendees will make 3 "Telescoping" cards

each with a different theme.

Techniques will

include heat embossing and paper piecing.

Students need to bring

basic supplies: bone folder, scissors

and adhesive.

Class taught by Angela Waters of Stampin’ Up.

Class Limit: 10

Class Fee: $10

Aug 13: CD Coasters 10:00 - 12 noon


Crochet Series

CD Coasters

Recycle CD’s and use them to make a set of coasters with a basket to hold them! Students need to bring size H & I crochet hooks and have crochet skills. All materials are

provided in kit.

Instructor: Michele McClellan

Class size: 10

Class fee $10

Aug 13: Drop Spindle Spinning


Spinning Series

Drop Spindle

Spinning

The Nashville Spinsters meet on the second Saturday of each month at FiftyForward Knowles. Every month, if anyone observing wishes to learn to spin on a drop spindle, but a kit and learn the initial steps of drop spindling in an informal setting. Kit includes a drop spindle, fiber to learn on and a list of resources for spindles, fiber and

YouTube video links.

Class limit: 5

Class Fee: $10

Aug 13: Tunisian Crochet 12:30 - 2:30


Crochet Series

Tunisian

Crochet

Tunisian crochet is considered by many to be a cross between knitting and crochet.

The distinctive fabric created by this technique looks almost woven.

Students need to have basic knitting and crochet skills. Project will be a

headband. All materials provided.

Instructor: Aziza Michael

Class Limit: 10 Class Fee: $10

Aug 13: Assembly Line Cardmaking 12:30 - 2:30


Paper Crafting Series

Assembly Line Cardmaking

Start with watercolor techniques

then add some stencils, a few stamps, black ink,

watercolor crayons,

and you’ll walk away with six uniquely beautiful cards.

Bring a 12 inch trimmer if you have one.

Supplies provided by Pam Butler of Club Scrap.

Class Limit: 10

Class Fee: $12

Aug 13: Handsewn Pincusions 12:30 - 2:30


Sewing Series

Homegrown Tomatoes

Delicious Handsewn

Pincushions

Learn to make a sewing

staple in 3 varieties:

cherry, bigboy and heirloom.

Kit Includes

material and pattern for 3

pincushions. No weeding required!

Class Limit: 10

Class Fee: $10