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Fiber Classes

FABRIC JEWELRY [Workshop]

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Wool Quilling Jewelry

Make fun necklaces, bracelets or pins using recycled tie-dyed T-shirts. When cut, rolled and glued into colorful shapes they are transformed into unique jewelry. This is a fun and easy way to up-cycle. We will also use this technique with strips of recycled wool fabric.  All supplies provided.

Saturday, June 11; 10:00am – 2:00pm       

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $30    Register for this class»

INTERMEDIATE SEWING

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

This class is for those who have taken a beginning machine sewing class or those with prior experience who would like to improve their skills by taking on a more complex garment sewing project. You must be familiar with using a sewing machine, know how to read a pattern, and how to cut out and follow pattern instructions. In this class you will learn how to make a dress or top, set in sleeves, line a jacket, make buttonholes and hem by hand. Bring your pattern and fabric to the first class. You may bring your machine or use one of ours

Wednesdays [4 weeks] ] June 29 – July 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Sewing class.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $55     Public – $95     Register for this class»

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Start sewing! Learn about selecting fabric, reading the printed pattern, laying out and cutting fabric, and using a sewing machine to make a simple garment. You will be learning to sew garments starting with an apron or skirt. If you have a pattern bring it, or you can purchase one before the second class along with the necessary supplies [thread, zipper, pins, etc.] to make it. The Crafts Center has a selection of donated fabric you can choose from or you can bring your own fabric. Bring your own machine or learn on one of ours.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] May 18 – June 8: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $55     Public – $95     Register for this class»

RANDOM WEAVE BASKET [Workshop]

Instructor: Angela Eastman

Random weave is an intuitive and organic form of basket weaving, and can be employed to make both functional vessels and sculptural works of art. Through making a small vessel, learn this simple and meditative technique which can be adapted to use with a range of materials and forms. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Thursday, June 23: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $15      Public – $25     Register for this class»

SUMMER BEACH TOTE BAG [Workshop]

Instructor: Gina Fry

Do you ever wish you had a bag you could put everything into – from groceries to beach towels? This workshop will cover sewing, pattern-making and constructing a 17” lined, burlap coffee bean bag – or fabric of your choice –- and adding lush leather handles with tooled hardware. You can also bring your own lining [1+ yards fabric of choice] and we will also have some on hand available for purchase. Bags [random designs], coffee bean bag, leather and hardware will be included in class fee. [Some sewing experience is recommended but not required.]

Saturday, June 18: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Skill Level:  Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $50     Public – $70     Register for this class»

WEAVING ON A FLOOR LOOM –  BEGINNING WEAVING

Instructor:  Maggy Inman

Weaving on a Floor Loom

Students will be introduced to reading a simple weaving draft. After discussing the interaction of weaving colors together, and planning out a small project, you will select from various color choices and patterns to design your own scarf out of rayon and/or cotton. Learn to use a warping board to measure your project and how to dress the loom with the warp. Enough yarn will be provided to practice weaving mechanics and try out some different colors and patterns before weaving the scarf. If you have previously taken the Beginning Weaving on a Floor Loom class at the Crafts Center, and want to continue learning, you can come prepared with a project in mind and weave the equivalent of two scarves.

Everyone learns and works at a different pace. If you get behind between classes, or are unable to fully complete your project during the class time allotted, the loom will be available for you to catch up or finish your project during the regular hours of the Crafts Center through the date listed for the specific class section listed below. Class fee includes materials and equipment for creating the class project and personal use of a loom for the time specified after the class ends.

Mondays and Wednesdays [9 evenings] May 25, June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29 [skip May 30 and June 27]: 6:30 – 9:00pm: [includes use of loom through Sunday July 31]

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $120      Public – $195     Register for this class»

WICKER BASKET WITH HANDLE [Workshop]

Instructor: Angela Eastman

This intermediate workshop will add onto the skills learned in the Intro to Wicker Basketry class. This lovely round basket will introduce working with thicker material for the spokes, using flat reed for pattern, and adding a handle to your basket. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Saturday, June 18: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $20      Public- $55     Register for this class»


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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a processing charge of 25% of the registration payment or $25 (whichever is less) will be assessed and the remainder refunded.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.