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Shibori Dyed Scarf

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Make a tranquil river scene come to life with creative dyeing techniques. Wrap simple objects like sticks and stones into silk, paint with vivid colors, and watch your scarf come to life. You will leave with an exquisite 14 x 72 inch habotai silk scarf to wear or give as a gift.

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

Hands-On Embellishing

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Quilting, Crafing, Embroidering! Join us, along with, Paula Bramwell, national educator for Embellish - and enjoy two days of ideas, prizes, learning & FUN! Paula will inspire you to find your unique creativity & to exhilarate your crafting & sewing passions. Whether your passion is quilting, sewing, embroidery, or digital cutting, this FUN project...

Friday Sep 20th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$149

2 sessions

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Find Your Sewing Identity

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Join us, and Sandra Swick, premier educator from Bernina, as we LEARN TO MASTER variety of seaming, hemming, & embellishment techniques to give your projects a professional finish. Sandra has the unique distinction of having sent one of her prize quilts into outer space! The quilt was signed by more than 100 former students of astronaut &...

Friday Oct 25th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

Bookbinding Explorations

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

In this six-week class, students will focus on learning non-adhesive binding structures. Some of these binding styles will include complex sewing structures like coptic stitch, long stitch, and Japanese stab binding. Students will learn the traditional version of these sewn bindings as well as new variations on the bindings to make more decorative...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Knitting Basics

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Learn the basics to jump start your new knitting hobby: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off - by knitting small swatches with these techniques. Discover how to unknit to fix simple mistakes.  A beginner kit will be included with the class - one ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a tapestry needle for working in ends....

Sunday Oct 20th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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YFA Workshop: Fall into Macrame (Ages 6 - 10 + Adult)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Calling all crafty kids and parents! Join us to learn the basics of macrame, a 600-year old form of textile making using knots from Samira Taher Kolb of Let's Craft It! You'll get your knot on by crafting fun, modern, and functional pieces like a bead/macrame keychain, and a fall inspired macrame wall hanging.  Price is for 1 child and 1 adult...

Sunday Sep 15th, 10am - 12pm

Wet Felting 103: Resist (1 person)

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

3D Wet felting Project class. Resist felting / Purse or Hat. Learn to manipulate wool fibers to add visual interest to your felt pieces. Students will be learning by making one individual 3D project (hat or purse) using resist felting technique. During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique art piece. We...

Saturday Aug 31st, 12pm - 5pm

Wet Felting 103: Resist (2 people)

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

3D Wet felting Project class. Resist felting / Purse or Hat. Learn to manipulate wool fibers to add visual interest to your felt pieces. Students will be learning by making one individual 3D project (hat or purse) using resist felting technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique art piece. We...

Saturday Aug 31st, 12pm - 5pm

$500
for 2 students

Hand Paint Wool Yarn with Acid Dyes

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Acid dyes are lightfast, washfast, and simple to use. Learn to prepare the yarn, calculate dye amounts, make dye solutions, steam set the dye, and try different techniques on five 20g mini hanks of yarn. Class includes one 100g hank of undyed wool, latex gloves, and all dye materials.  Supply List Pencil Calculator Scissors Plastic teaspoons...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Basic Sewing: Learn Your Stitches

at Sew Anastasia - West Town 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612

In this class you will learn all of the basic stitches and techniques including how to thread sewing machine and wind a bobbin. In this class series you will have a sample binder of personal seam and technique samples, to take with you that will have everything you have learned in it! You can reference this when you are working on a project and forget...

Sunday Sep 15th, 11am - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$345

6 sessions

Story Quilt ​Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Create your first storybook quilt square for a pillow, tote bag, or save it for a larger quilt. Join us in using applique and embroidery techniques in sewing a memory quilt square! You Will: Bring to life a memory - from your experiences or of a loved one design a quilt square learn how to rough edge applique and do basic embroidery to bring...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 9am - 4pm

Overbust Corset (2 Day)

at Vogue Fabrics - Evanston 718 Main St, Evanston, Illinois 60202

Learn this skill to make several corsets for yourself and your friends. Great for historical reenactments, theater, bridal, gothic lolita, steampunk, anime and much more. Student must have intermediate or better sewing skills.  Notes: The class fee includes the corset materials, including the bones, busk, fabric, grommets, and pattern - Over...

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$295

2 sessions

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Parent & Child Knitting - (Beg)

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

When my daughter Ona was young, we spent our "mommy & me time" creating. At the age of seven I taught her to knit and she picked it up in five minutes! Over the next year we knit scarves for all of her teachers. Knitting was and still is a wonderful bonding experience for us...give it a try with your special child! For ages 7 and up

No Upcoming Schedules
$100

3 sessions

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Novice Knitting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. invites you to join us for weekly beginning knitting classes! Learn to cast-on, knit & purl, create garter, stockinette, rib, basket weave & seed stitch patterns then bind off and weave in edges. This class includes needles, practice yarn and one skein of worsted weight yarn of your choice. Discounted price is $100,...

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$100

3 sessions

Novice Crochet - (Beg)

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Sister-Arts Studio invites you to join us for weekly beginning crochet classes. Learn the basic crochet stitches; chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet & triple crochet. If time permits we will teach you to crochet in the round. We provide a laminated instruction card, scrap yarn and crochet hook, however bring materials...

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$80

2 sessions

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