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. Classes that are 15 hours and over include studio membership for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.
Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. Workshops do not include a studio membership; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.
Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.
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:
SLOW STITCHING AND VISIBLE MENDING [Workshop]
Instructor: River Takada-Capel
No sewing experience required. Learn the time honored Japanese Sashiko techniques to mend and repair damaged textiles. You are encouraged to bring an article of clothing to repair or embellish. If you don’t have an item of clothing to bring you can practice on swatches, learn to work with your coveted fabric scraps to turn them into beautiful art. Students will learn hand stitching techniques inspired by Japanese Boro visible mending and Sashiko (Japanese embroidery). Bring your own favorite fabric scraps and choose from the instructor’s wide range of hand dyed fabric samples to create a small Slow Stitch Sample. This is the perfect time to sit down and set your hands to a meaningful task. A $35 materials fee, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes hand sewing needles, Sashiko thread, embroidery hoop, Sashiko stitching handouts,hand dyed fabric scraps, etc. Visit River’s website: http://www.rivtak.com.
Saturday, June 8: 10:00 – 3:00pm
Class fees by level: I – $20 II – $35 III – $40 Register for this class»
WHAT’S ON YOUR HOOK?
Instructor: Robin Haden
Introduction to crochet. Learn the basics of crochet, including: chain, single, half-double, double, treble (triple), and slip stitches. We will cover information on yarn and hook selection, how to read basic patterns, gauge your project, and finish your piece with a border (and sewing in ends). We will work on at least three different projects, but students may progress at their own speed. A materials fee of $10 is payable to instructor at first class includes two crochet hooks, one yarn needle, and small scissors. Practice yarn provided by the Crafts Center. Students will provide their own yarn for their projects [expect to spend about $15 depending on the yarn you select. Information about type and amount of yarn to purchase will be provided on the first night of class.]
Tuesdays [4 weeks], June 25 – July 16: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $45 II – $75 III – $85 Register for this class»
SHIBORI DYEING & THE NATURAL INDIGO VAT [Workshop]
Instructor: Bailey Knight
This two-day workshop will teach you the basics of this traditional dyeing method and how to use and start your own natural indigo vat. Indigo is a traditional blue dye extracted from the leaves of certain plants. Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. We will twist, clamp, and stitch in order to create patterns and textures on scarves and cloth. A $25 materials fee, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes practice muslin, three silk scarves, dyes and all other supplies needed during the workshop. Wear old clothes and bring an old towel.
Saturday, June 22: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, June 23: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Class fees by level: I – $45 II – $75 III – $80 Register for this class»
Instructor: Maggy Inman
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 fee includes materials and use of a loom through the end of the semester.
Thursdays [6 weeks], May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $105 II – $ 150 III – $160 Register for this class»
Register for classes
See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »
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.
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.
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.