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Textile Marbling on Scarves

Witness this magical process that transfers the paint from the surface of the water to a silk scarf. In this one-day workshop, Pietro will show students how to print on silk scarves using an array of different patterns and colors that you can choose from.  After some guided practice with some of your favorite colors, students will have the opportunity to paint 2 beautiful scarves.

Saturday, December 10
10 am – 5 pm

Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Ages: Adult (15+) | All levels

Sewing 101: Learn Your Machine

Learn sewing machine basics with your machine. Bring in your recently serviced sewing machine and we will help you build a relationship starting with the basics. This class covers: threading the machine, threading the bobbin, making a bobbin, thread varieties, needle varieties and uses, foot selection, stitch varieties and purposes, steering techniques, ways to mend a hole on a sewing machine and sewing machine maintenance. 

If you do not have a machine but are interested in learning, we do have a limited selection of machines for use. 

Monday, December 12
10 am – noon

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supply List: 

  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Fabric for practicing on

Sewing: Christmas Stocking

Have a new addition to the family or want to replace your current stocking(s) with handmade unique ones? In this class, under the guidance of the instructor, students will work to create unique, personalized stocking(s) and will have the freedom to make the piece completely customizable to what you are looking to create. 

Note: The Museum School will have a limited number of Singer Brilliant 6180 sewing machines for students to use but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. 

Friday, November 18
1:30 – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: (15+) | Some machine sewing experience needed 

Supplies:

  • ½ yard of fabric per stocking
  • Decorations: ribbons, bells, theme items, etc.
  • Something for name making: embroidery floss, fabric scraps, puff paint, etc.

Sewing 101: Learn Your Machine

Learn sewing machine basics with your machine. Bring in your recently serviced sewing machine and we will help you build a relationship starting with the basics. This class covers: threading the machine, threading the bobbin, making a bobbin, thread varieties, needle varieties and uses, foot selection, stitch varieties and purposes, steering techniques, ways to mend a hole on a sewing machine and sewing machine maintenance. 

If you do not have a machine but are interested in learning, we do have a limited selection of machines for use. 

Monday, November 7
10 am – noon

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supply List: 

  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Fabric for practicing on

Sewing: Halloween Costume Series

Are you making wings, a cape, accessories, or an entire outfit for someone special for Halloween? Bring in your Halloween costume projects and get assistance with the instructor from start to finish, or just to get over a difficult part in the pattern. If you do not have a pattern, but have an idea of what you want to make; the instructor will sit with the students and draft the pattern or make edits to a thrifted item. This class includes machine & hand sewing assistance, pattern making, drafting skills,  and problem solving techniques.

Note: The Museum School will have a limited number of Singer Brilliant 6180 sewing machines for students to use but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. 

Wednesday, October 5 – 26
6 – 8 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: (15+) | Some machine sewing experience needed 

Sewing 101: Learn Your Machine

Learn sewing machine basics with your machine. Bring in your recently serviced sewing machine and we will help you build a relationship starting with the basics. This class covers: threading the machine, threading the bobbin, making a bobbin, thread varieties, needle varieties and uses, foot selection, stitch varieties and purposes, steering techniques, ways to mend a hole on a sewing machine and sewing machine maintenance. 

If you do not have a machine but are interested in learning, we do have a limited selection of machines for use. 

Thursday, October 27
10 am – noon

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supply List: 

  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Fabric for practicing on

Sewing: Autumn Leaves Quilted Table Runner or Placements

Create a stunning table runner or place mats that feature a patchwork design that gives each lovely leaf a textured look normally only found in nature. Under the direction of the instructor, students will learn how to create each individual section and then sew them all together if desired. This is a great way to use up scraps and this applique pattern will make a wonderful addition to your autumn table. This class will include free motion quilting techniques. Finished runner size is 12 1/2″ x 53″ or could be turned into individual place mats.

Thursday, September 22
10 am – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages:
Adult (15+) | Some machine sewing experience preferred. 

Supply List: 

  • fall colored scraps
  • ½ yard fabric for sashing
  • binding and stems
  • (4) fat quarters of cream or tan fabrics for the background
  • Large piece of fabric for backing (at least 18”x58”)
  • Lite Heat Bond or other fusible applique product. 

Sewing: Lavender Llama Hot/Cold Compress Plushy

Create your very own hot/cold compress that can be microwaved for warm comfort in the winter or freeze for instant relaxation in the summer. Under the direction of the instructor, students will learn how to sew the Llama pattern and then stuff the plushy compress with lavender, rice, flax seeds, corn, buckwheat or beans.

Monday, September 12
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages:
Adult (15+) | Some machine sewing experience needed.

Supply List: 

  • 1/3 yard of fabric (“softies” flannel, cotton, minky for the body of the lama, – if using minky make sure bring a walking foot to class),
  • 10” tan or gray wool (ears and legs)
  • small scrap of white wool (nose/mouth)
  • small scrap of black wool (eyes)
  • scraps of 100% cotton batting (ears and legs)
  • 2-2.5 cups of filler (rice, corn, beans, flax seeds, buckwheat etc.)

Textile Marbling on Scarves

Witness this magical process that transfers the paint from the surface of the water to a silk scarf. In this one-day workshop, Pietro will show students how to print on silk scarves using an array of different patterns and colors that you can choose from.  After some guided practice with some of your  favorite colors, students will have the opportunity to paint 2 beautiful scarves.

Saturday, October 15
10 am – 5 pm

Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Ages: Adult (15+) | All levels

Box Making: Hatch-top Box

Handmade boxes are not only lovely, they are also quite useful and can be used to store a range of objects, not just books. Using hard board or masonite and marbled fabric, the instructor will walk students through the basics of creating decorative boxes. Expanding on these primary box building skills, students will learn about more complex functions by adding a hatch-top and bottom drawer. This particular structure also features rounded corners giving a pleasing twist to the standard pointed corner. Everyone will leave with a multi-purpose box that is ready to use with its rounded corners, top compartment under the hatch lid, and fabric covering.

Saturday, September 10
10 am – 5 pm

Instructor: Pietro Accardi
Ages: Adult (15+) | All levels