Creative Classes

Fall Creative Classes are now open for registration !


PlushiesHome Sewing: Plushies (ages 12+)
Instructor: Dara Page
Date: Sat. Sept. 24, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Tuition: $15
Registration: https://plushies.eventbrite.com

In this class, you will learn to make an unforgettable gift using a special piece of clothing. Bring a treasured item of clothing, or use unique fabrics provide by the Scrap Exchange, and we will demonstrate how to cut and sew together a beautiful and unique soft toy. Participants will learn basic machine stitches, as well as how to sew on buttons and embellish with applique. Each person will take home a custom teddy bear and supplies to make more.

All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics to personalize your plushie. All techniques will be covered in class, but some some machine sewing experience is helpful.

 


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Basic Sewing Workshop (ages 14+)
Instructor: Christine Ramsey
Date: Sun. Oct. 2, 2016
Time: 12:30-4:30pm (Including optional free studio hour with instructor assistance!)
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://basicsewfall.eventbrite.com

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and sewing concepts, machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zigzag, and appliqué stitches. Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.


temp CrochetIntro to Crochet (ages 16+)
Instructor: Jasmine Suarez
Date: Sat. Oct. 8, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://introcrochet.eventbrite.com

Ready to take on a new craft skill? This introductory class is for crochet beginners, as well as those who have never even tried a single fiber art! Students will learn the basics of crochet stitches while working on a simple pattern. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.


utility apronHome Sewing: Japanese Utility Aprons (ages 12+)
Instructor: Emily Quadrio
Date: Sat. Oct. 22, 2016
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://utilityaprons.eventbrite.com

Would you like to learn how to create your own useful apron for a variety of household chores? Join us for this home sewing class and design and sew a utility apron made from your own measurements!  Choose from a selection of fun fabrics provided by the Scrap Exchange, or bring 1.5 yards of woven fabric that is apron appropriate (no jersey knit or stretchy fabric).  This is a perfect project to repurpose a twin size sheet!

All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics. All techniques will be covered in the class, but some familiarity with machine sewing is helpful.


knitting101AmeliaKnitting 101 (in 2 parts) (ages 16+)
Instructor: Amelia Freeman-Lynde
Date: Sun. Oct. 23 & Sun. Oct. 30, 2016
Time: 3:00-5:00pm, each part
Tuition: $35
Registration: https://scrapknitfall.eventbrite.com

Learn a fun, practical, and cozy new skill! In this beginner knitting class, we will cover the tools, vocabulary, and basic stitches you will need to complete your first project. Class will be held in two sessions in order to build a solid foundation of knitting knowledge. All materials are provided.


BabyblanketsHome Sewing: Baby Blankets (ages 12+)
Instructor: Dara Page
Date: Sat. Nov. 5, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Tuition: $15
Registration: https://babyblankets.eventbrite.com

In this class, you will learn to turn men’s dress shirts into cozy quilts. These quilted blankets are traditionally made with nine different shirts from family members and close friends, so feel free to bring personal shirts to class or use materials provided by the Scrap Exchange. We will go over quilting basics such as chaining, using binding, and adding finishing details, including applique, monogramming, and labels. Each person will finish a blanket in class to take with them.

All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics. All techniques will be covered in the class, but some familiarity with machine sewing is helpful.


basic sewingAdult/Child Sewing (ages 8+, one child per adult)
Instructor: Christine Ramsey
Date: Sun. Nov. 6, 2016
Time: 12:30-4:30pm (Including optional free studio hour with instructor assistance!)
Tuition: $35 per adult/child team
Registration: https://adultchildsewfall.eventbrite.com

Help your young designer develop sewing skills! Adults and children will work together to learn basic skills and complete a first project. Topics include sewing machine operation, threading, troubleshooting, tools and two basic stitches (straight stitch and zigzag). Students will design and sew either a purse or pillow from The Scrap Exchange’s awesome collection of reclaimed fabrics. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics. Due to the length of the class, we encourage you to bring a snack for your child.


pumpkins weave

To Weave or Knot…Scrap-Be-Little Pumpkins! (ages 16+)
Instructor: Jan French
Date: Sun. Nov. 13, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://weavepumpkins.eventbrite.com

Who said weaving has to be flat? Join us to explore loom weaving and weave an adorable wee pumpkin to celebrate the harvest! Students will learn how to construct and setup of a pocket-sized, backstrap loom handmade from simple materials, as well as how to select the right fibers for the job. No weaving experience necessary. Technical weaving terms, large loom comparisons, and other pocket loom project suggestions will be shared throughout the class in order to prepare you for future weaving adventures! All materials provided.


mittensHandmade Stamps for the Holidays (ages 16+)
Instructor: Amelia Freeman-Lynde
Date: Sat. Nov. 19, 2016
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Tuition: $20
Registration: https://holidaystamps.eventbrite.com

Give your season’s greetings a handmade touch! Make your own stamps for custom note cards, wrapping paper, notebooks, fabric, and more. We’ll craft these stamps from a variety of reuse materials, with designs ranging from basic shapes to elaborate artworks. Put your imagination to work! All materials and tools provided.


sergerWSBasic Serger Workshop (ages 16+)
Instructor: Christine Ramsey
Date: Sun. Nov. 20, 2016
Time: 12:30-4:30pm (Including optional free studio hour with instructor assistance!)
Tuition: $30
Registration: https://fallserger.eventbrite.com

Fear that serger no more! Join us and find out how a serger can fast track your sewing projects.This class covers set up, tools, thread changes, tension, and troubleshooting. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own serger machine, fabric scissors, projects, and/or fabrics.


Early Bird Registration Bonus!

Register for any class more than 3 weeks in advance, and receive a $5 store voucher. This voucher is valid for two weeks toward the purchase of any materials in the Scrap Exchange retail store! Voucher is provided to you on the first day of class. Note: This offer is not valid on free meetups or events. The voucher may not be applied to programming or Cameron Gallery items.

Refund Policy

Refunds for class fees will be issued if the class is cancelled by The Scrap Exchange for any reason. If you register for a class and cannot attend, a refund will only be issued if you notify the Scrap Exchange at least 24 hours before the class begins.


We also offer private sewing, knitting, crochet, and weaving lessons at $30 per hour, subject to instructor availability.
Please contact Amelia Freeman-Lynde, Interim Education Coordinator, at outreach[at]scrapexchange.org or 919-213-1278 to make arrangements or to inquire about other possible lessons.

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