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Start Date: Mar 9, 2019 Days: Saturday Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

“There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change.” (Wm Stafford)

Slow stitching, the meditative art of hand sewing, is a chance to relax and enjoy the rhythmic dance of needle and thread as we construct an elegant little memento of the day using new and vintage fabrics, basic piecing methods, embroidery stitches, and simple shapes.  We’ll enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, a treat or two, and the company of like-minded souls.

Start Date: Apr 3, 2019 Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."

- Steve Jobs 
Begin again and welcome the returning spring with the creative exploration of natural plant dyes.  This year’s focus continues with color on cotton and other plant fibers.  We’ll explore traditional and experimental methods of applying mordants, multiple process dyes, layering of colors, and a variety of print techniques. 

Note: This course is a continuing study group; while we build upon previous experience, adventurous beginners are always welcome!

Start Date: Apr 13, 2019 Days: Saturday, Sunday Time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

Continue the Thrift is Poetic series with this opportunity to convert worn denim trousers into a fashionable bag.  We’ll incorporate some specialty techniques such as printing with indigo and other pigments, a simple indigo dye vat, and some couture construction techniques.  Styles could include handbag or shoulder straps, tote or pocketbook, side or patch pockets.  We’ll choose from a variety of additional fabric accents and closure options. Minimal sewing experience required.