Monday, August 22, 2011

Sept 10: 10-12 Amigurumi Bear

Crochet Series
(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

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!