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You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take classes at the Crafts Center.

Classes are available in varying session lengths as an ongoing study in a specific studio. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. Workshops do not include additional studio access; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.

Crafts Center classes and Workshops are extracurricular, non-credit classes.


Class Prerequisites:

Each class is designed specifically for a designated level of experience. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE.Please refer to this key, which designates each class level:

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BEADED EMBROIDERY [Workshop]

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Beaded Embroidery

 

Make a unique beaded pin using a large focal bead surrounded by smaller beads. No pre-planning is necessary. The process is impromptu using the beads and colors you choose. The technique is easy to learn and you can use it to create other jewelry – neckpieces, bracelets, or embellished clothing. It can become addictive! Needle, thread, foundation and a variety of beads are all that is required. All supplies provided by instructor.

Saturday, October 5: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $15   II – $25   III – $30    Register for this class»

 

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BEGINNING KNITTING

Instructor: Claude Bolger

Basic techniques include: cast on, knit, purl, binding off, shaping, basic finishing, and information about types of tools, materials and pattern resources. Students may progress at their own speed. Advanced techniques will be taught and projects chosen based on each individual’s interest and skill level. For beginners – a materials fee of $25 is payable to instructor at first class includes yarn for a simple project and yarn needles. Practice yarn and circular knitting needles to practice with will be provided by the Crafts Center.


Sundays [5 weeks], August 25 – September 29
[skip Sept. 1]: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $45   II – $75   III – $85    Register for this class»

 

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED KNITTING

Instructor: Claude Bolger

Essentials of KnittingFor knitters who have taken a beginning class or experienced knitters who would like to stretch themselves by taking on a more complicated project. Bring your own yarn, tools and pattern of your choice to the first class. Start at the beginning stage of a project or continue with an in-progress project. Instruction is individualized to help each student improve their current skills and learn new techniques required by their selected project. The diversity in projects and new techniques should be fun as well as a learning experience for everyone in the class. Practice yarn and circular knitting needles to practice with will be provided by the Crafts Center. Repeat students welcome!

Sundays [5 weeks], October 20 – December 8 [skip Oct. 27, Nov. 24 & Dec. 1]: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginning Knitting class or equivalent knitting experience.

Class fees by level:  I – $45   II – $75   III – $85     Register for this class»

 

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MONOGRAMED PILLOW [Workshop]

Instructor: Gina Fry
Monogramed PillowMake your own personalized 20” decorative pillows! Learn pillow cover construction including measuring and cutting fabric, inserting a zipper, adding piping and personalizing with the Crafts Center’s NEW embroidery machine. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of the Crafts Center’s sewing machines for use during class. All supplies, 20” pillow form, and fabric provided by Sunbrella® included. Sunbrella® produces premium, performance-grade fabrics that withstand the elements and are durable yet tactile and sustainable. Better yet, Sunbrella® fabrics are manufactured in South Carolina, right here in the USA.

Saturday, October 26: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60     Register for this class»  

 

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NEEDLE FELTED CUFF BRACELET

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Needle Felted Cuff Bracelet

 

Learn the craft of needle felting by making a bold and colorful 2″ wide cuff bracelet or brooch. The craft of needle felting is the process of embedding colorful wool roving into a foundation fabric using barbed needles that snag the fibers. Beads and buttons are added and Ultrasuede® provides a comfortable backing. Once you learn this fun and easy process, you will discover that it can be used to enhance clothing or home decor. All supplies will be provided by instructor.

Saturday, October 19: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $15   II – $25   III – $30     Register for this class»

 

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PRACTICE STITCHES with a “CROCHET ALONG” BLANKET

Instructor: Robin Haden

Borrowing from the online trend of tremendously popular Crochet Along [CAL] events, we will work our way through the creation of a beautiful 52-inch square blanket that students can use as a gift or keep for themselves to enjoy. Each week, the next section(s) of the blanket will be revealed, and we will work as a class to make as much progress as possible. Students work at their own speed, and the pattern(s) will be available so they can continue to work at home Students will provide their own yarn for their blanket and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to spend about $45 – $60 depending on the yarn you select.]

Tuesdays [6 weeks], November 5 – December 10: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $60   II – 80   III – $85     Register for this class»

 

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SILK DYEING TECHNIQUES [Workshop]

Instructor: Wanda Borrelli

Silk Dyeing TechniquesNo experience necessary. Add some color to your wardrobe or make a gift for that special friend. In this fun class we will learn different dyeing techniques using Procion MX dyes on silk scarves. Exciting patterns will emerge as we experiment with various techniques and color mixing. Colors can range from vibrant to pastels. In addition to immersion dyeing, we will learn shibori techniques and different forms of resist. A $40 materials fee, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes eight silk scarves, dyes and all other supplies needed during the workshop. Extra scarves will be available for purchase. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel.

Saturday, September 14, 9:00am 4:00pm
Sunday, September 15, 9:00am 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $85   III – $95     Register for this class»

 

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Instructor: Maggy Inman

Weaving on a Floor Loom

Learn to weave!  Wind a warp, dress your loom, and weave it off. Beginners to the craft will explore twill patterns and other weaving techniques before completing a woven scarf. For continuing students, it would be helpful to have your project planned before the first class. Class meets twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 3 weeks. Class fee includes materials for creating the class project and personal use of a loom for the time specified after the class ends.

Section A: Tuesdays & Thursdays [3 weeks], August 20 – Sept. 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Sunday, Sept. 29] 

Section B: Tuesdays & Thursdays [3 weeks], October 1 – 22 [skip Oct. 10]: 6:30 – 9:30pm [includes use of loom through Sunday, Dec. 8]

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $105   II – $ 150   III – $160     Register for this class»

 

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »

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 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• 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.