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.

Thursday, July 7
10 am – 5 pm

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

Sewing: BBQ Apron

Make a custom, reversible apron for Father’s Day. With pockets on both sides this apron is a win for all BBQing and cooking needs. Pick your own cotton fabric that screams “DAD” and leave with your own custom apron. Students can bring in their own machine or use one in the Museum School and under the guidance of the instructor, create a unique BBQ apron for DAD!

Note: The museum has a few Singer Brilliance 6180 machines for student use, but if you would prefer to bring your own machine, you are more than welcome. 

Tuesday, June 14
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: (15+) | Beginner to Intermediate

Supply List: 

  • 1 yard outside fabric
  • 1 yard inside fabric
  • ½ yard ties
  • 3/8yard pocket liner
  • waist circumference measurement. 

Sewing: Sewing Machine Cover

Bring your sewing machine or use a sewing machine at the museum school and make a custom cover for your personal machine. In this 4 hour workshop, under the guidance of the instructor, students will have the opportunity of creating a fun, colorful and functional custom sewing machine cover. 

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. 

Sunday May 29
10 am – 2 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages: (15+) | Intermediate and Advanced

Supply List:

  • Student’s sewing machine (Optional)
  • 2 yards of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton in a solid color for the main front panel, the lining, and the binding
  • ¾ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton in one coordinating print for the front accent panel, one side panel exterior, and two pocket exteriors
  • ½ yard of 44″+ wide quilting weight cotton in a second coordinating print for one side panel exterior and one pocket exterior
  • 1½ yards of 20″+ wide flexible foam interfacing; like the Pellon Flex Foam – the non-fusible option, although the one-sided fusible Flex Foam would also work
  • ½ yard of 45″ wide medium-weight fusible interfacing; like this Pellon Décor Bond
  • 3 yards (two packages) of ½” piping in a contrasting color; here is one Wrights Maxi Piping
  • ¾ yard of 1″ wide webbing/belting in a coordinating color; recommend Dritz 1″ Belting

*Optional: Tear-away stabilizer & buttons

 

Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

This popular marbling workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills. With the instructor’s guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces. All materials provided with registration.

Wednesday, June 8
10 am – 5 pm

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

 

Sewing Basics: Tooth Fairy Pillow

Make a magical tooth fairy pillow for your child to put their teeth in for a magical tooth fairy visit! There will be a pocket on one side for the tooth to go in and the other side there will be a pocket for their payment to magically appear. This is a hand sewing class, all experience levels welcome.

Wednesday, May 4
5:30 – 8:30 pm

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

Supply List:

  • 1/4 yard white cotton or felt fabric
  • Scrap pieces of fabric for pockets
  • Polyfill/Fiberfill or stuffing 

Sewing Basics: Draw-String Carrot Easter Bags

Create a one of a kind Easter candy bag! Make one or several carrots as the perfect Easter treat bag in this two-hour class. The instructor will walk you through the process while you learn basic serger skills while building on your own sewing skills with this easy construction bag. 

Note: The museum has a few Singer Brilliance 6180 machines for student use, but if you would prefer to bring your own machine, you are more than welcome. 

Friday, April 15
6 – 8 pm

Instructor: Bree Kasper
Ages:(15+) | Beginner / Intermediate: Some sewing experience.

Supply List: 

  • 1/4 yard each of green and orange fabric
  • 1 yard of ribbon or string for each bag

Sewing Basics: Zippered Bags Workshop

Ever need a zippered bag to keep something small safe and organized? Whether its for pencils, make-up, stickers, glasses or just a thoughtful gift, zippered bags come in handy all the time. In this workshop, students will make a small, zippered bag. With the guidance of the instructor students will have the choice to make it waterproof and durable or soft or even shiny, you bring the fabric and we’ll make a bag! 

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. 

Saturday, June 25 
10 am – 1 pm

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

Supply List: 

  • 1/4 – 1/2 yard of fabric for external part of the bag
  • 1/4 – 12 yard of fabric for internal part of the bag
  • Zipper

Sewing: Zippered Bags Workshop

Ever need a zippered bag to keep something small safe and organized? Whether its for pencils, make-up, stickers, glasses or just a thoughtful gift, zippered bags come in handy all the time. In this workshop, students will make a small, zippered bag. With the guidance of the instructor students will have the choice to make it waterproof and durable or soft or even shiny, you bring the fabric and we’ll make a bag! 

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, June 1 
6 – 9 pm

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

Supply List: 

  • 1/4 – 1/2 yard of fabric for external part of the bag
  • 1/4 – 12 yard of fabric for internal part of the bag
  • Zipper

Sewing Basics: Grocery Totes Workshop

Never forget your grocery bag again! In this workshop, students will make a one-of-a-kind grocery tote. The instructor will guide students through the process on making a tote that will suit all your needs. Made with industrial fabric, these double-sided totes will be sturdy, stylish and of course life and planet saving. Some knowledge of sewing is needed. 

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, May 25 
6 – 9 pm

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

Supply List: 

  • 1 yard of fabric for the exterior part of the bag
  • 1 yard of fabric for the interior part of the bag
  • Fusible interfacing with matching thread

Sewing Basics: Grocery Totes Workshop

Never forget your grocery bag again! In this workshop, students will make a one-of-a-kind grocery tote. The instructor will guide students through the process on making a tote that will suit all your needs. Made with industrial fabric, these double-sided totes will be sturdy, stylish and of course life and planet saving. Some knowledge of sewing is needed. 

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, May 11
6 – 9 pm

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

Supply List: 

  • 1 yard of fabric for the exterior part of the bag
  • 1 yard of fabric for the interior part of the bag
  • Fusible interfacing with matching thread