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Kate Sterner teaches you how to make singlade balls
– colorful and surprisingly sturdy balls made from bits of yarn carefully stitched around a fabric core.
This rare handcraft is found in Denmark and southern Sweden. Kate learned from her Danish grandfather and she has created a website dedicated to preserving and furthering this lovely craft. Singlade balls were frugally-crafted toys that delighted children and endured lots of use. Join Kate and use your stash while keeping a tradition alive. Bring wool yarn and a darning needle.
All the of the classes are mixed level, so beginners are always welcome as are advanced stitchers working on new designs. $30
Two 2-hour classes. All classes are on Saturdays and are from 10 to noon.
October 15 & 22
November 5 & 12
Jenn Baese will teach you how to read a pattern, prepare your cloth, and to make the stitches that are the foundation of hardanger lace. A portion of the first class will be devoted to learning how to choose a fabric and thread. One of the many joys of hardanger is that even a very basic project results in a beautiful needlework piece. Absolute beginners are welcomed and encouraged to learn this classic lace style. More advanced stitchers needing help or hand holding on a project are also welcome. All students receive a 10% discount on class materials purchased on the first day.
$50 for 4 two hour classes.
Saturdays, October 22, 29, and November 5, 12 10 to noon
Free help with huckweaving, counted cross stitch, and needlepoint!
Don't hide your project in the back of the closet. Bring it, as is, and Carmen Rowland will help you sort it all out and get you back on track. Carmen is a life-long stitcher who is responsible for many of the needlework samples you see in the store. Let her help you fix any problems or simply help you remember what you are doing when you last worked on your project.
If you'd like to learn huckweaving, counted cross stitch, or needlepoint, come and have Carmen help you select materials and teach you the techniques needed. No registration is necessary.
Tuesdays, 3 to 5 pm. Free