Everyone who sews absolutely loves fabric! But how much do we really know about it? And where are the best places to buy it?
This class will help you all become fabric experts. We’ll help you identify all different kinds of fabric and we’ll help you determine which fabrics are best for which projects. You’ll see up close and personal what each of the fabrics looks like, feels like and the ways to determine the fiber content. You’ll get handouts for easy reference after the class.
This class will take place in New York City’s Garment District. We’ll give you a tour of all our favorite fabric & trim spots and you’ll have the opportunity to take homes all kinds of free swatches of each the fabrics we study. You’ll leave with a keen awareness of all kinds of fabrics you never even knew existed. Ages 12 & up.
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You must sign up for this class in advance. When you sign up for this class, the designated meeting place in New York City will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the class.
*If you are signing up for two people, please follow up with an email to let us know the full name & email address of the other person you are signing up.
4-Week Learn to Crochet Workshop for Adults.
Crochet for Beginners is here!
Learn crochet terminology, stitch execution and how to follow a pattern while creating beginner level projects including:
Spiral Scarf, Water Bottle Caddy with flower/leaf detail, Drawstring Granny Square Tote, amigirumi octopi, headbands (or bracelets), butterfly, (and possible other projects if time permits).
Each class will build upon the last, adding new stitches and techniques. Rather than rushed “make and take” lessons that result in disjointed information and poorly executed (if finished) projects, this series provides a complete foundation of knowledge, skills and appropriate projects that enable everyone to continue crocheting independently.
The first class is 3 hours long (learning intensive) and the remaining three classes will be 2 hours long. Students will leave each class with finished projects.
Yarn can be purchased at class for $10 additional (highly suggested). If you bring your own yarn it must be worsted weight. Hooks MUST be purchased on your own, size H (aluminum, Boye, Bates or Wright brand is suggested) and often stores like ACMoore, Joanns and Michaels offer a coupon discount weekly towards one item (which could be used to purchase your hook). Hooks are sold individually and in multipaks. If you purchase a multipak, be sure it includes size H.
Sunday September 9th 1-4pm – The first class is longer because it is learning intensive (stitches/techniques, practice/execution, getting comfortable crocheting) and will include a quick project
Sunday September 16th 1-3pm
Sunday September 23rd 1-3pm
Sunday September 30th 1-3pm (2012) | Sign up
$159 + Yarn
$139 Early Bird Pricing – Valid only if you sign up 1 Month before the class starts.
Crochet outside of class will be encouraged. The instructor aims to go further than make/take crochet classes that provide “just enough” disjointed information to create rushed, possibly poorly executed (if finished) projects. It is her desire when classes end that everyone will continue crocheting independently.
There are 8 spots per session.
Students should purchase their yarn before the class or fabrics can be purchased at the M Avery Designs Studio.
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Finally a place to see all our classes in one place:
Adult Classes Calendar
Kids Classes Calendar
We recently had our first Intro to Silkscreening Workshop at the studio. (In fact, it was our very last workshop at our 7th & Willow location.)
What a great end to being in that space. Nicole Poko is a talented silkscreener, as well as a fantastic teacher.
I was fortunate enough to be a student in the class and had so much fun learning the techniques of creating my own screens, as well as using the fun colored inks to silkscreen fabric & clothing.
Nicole had brought along three really cool unique screen designs and we were all able to take turns trying the different screens in layers on our practice paper and fabric.
People how had brought along t-shirts, onesies or totes had the opportunity to screen their items, once they got the hang of it.
We had so much fun, Nicole will be offering the class again on Saturday April 28th from 12-2pm.
The last one filled up quickly, so don’t miss out!