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Nuno/Laminated Felted Silk Satin Scarf (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Using the natural properties of wool and the laminating (Nuno) technique, students will create a light, summery scarf. Wool felt is generally thick, stiff and sculptural, but by using smaller quantities of wool and the luxurious drape of silk satin, a unique light and airy felt can be created.  During this 4 hour class students will explore color...

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Frame Loom Weaving

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Examine the many possibilities of creating woven forms using a simple frame loom. Students begin by experimenting with the basic techniques of tapestry and plain weave as they explore ways of creating surface, image, texture, and various color effects within a woven form.  Contemporary weaving projects, along with historical references, will...

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Learn to Cable - Beginner

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

Cables look so complicated but honestly they are EASY! You will learn how to cable from a written instructions and a chart. By then end of this class you will know how to cable front and cable back with many variations.  Expand your skills and join us!  Students should bring worsted weight scrap yarn and knitting needles sized for the yarn....

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Inkle Loom: Beginner Set-Up and Band Weaving (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

During this one session class, students will learn how to set up an inkle loom and start weaving belts, camera and other straps, trimmings, bookmarks and more.  An inkle loom is an easy loom to set up and very portable if you travel. This loom is designed for weaving narrow projects such as the ones mentioned above.  Note: Bring...

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“Easy Piecy” - Easy Piecing & In-The-Hoop Quilting!

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

Experience the many WONDERFUL sewing features of the Brother Luminaire! You’ll be able to use these awesome features hands-on while learning the secret to Judy Niemeyer’s amazing paper piecing methods & In-The-Hoop Quilting with a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor. Learn these fabulous techniques with a Judy Niemeyer pattern designed EXCLUSIVELY...

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Hand Sewing Basics for Life

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

In this workshop we will work on some of the most basic stitches that you will need as you go through life. You will learn how to sew on a button, adjust a hem, and you will even learn a blanket stitch.  This class is for adults.

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Weaving For Beg & Refreshers: Learn to Weave (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont 26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

4-Shaft weaving for beginners. Students will learn the entire weaving process using our Design Center looms,** New weavers are introduced immediately to our textile designer wall of fiber and choose their own colors and textures in the first session. This is a comprehensive class that includes project planning and step by step loom dressing and weaving. ...

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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...

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6 sessions

Visible Mending (Ages 16+)

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

As clothing has become cheaper, we are losing the valuable skill of mending cloth. Visible mending is an art form - taking clothing that might otherwise get thrown away (sweaters with moth holes, torn jeans, etc.), and we use stitch embellishing, appliqué, beading and other techniques to make fabulous wearable art and bring old pieces back to life. No...

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Lighting Fast Mittens (Interm)

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

Lighting Fast Mittens by Hill Vintage & Knits are the perfect beginner mittens! Knit with Malabrigo Rasta these mittens work up in a flash and are super warm! Join us and choose your favorite Rasta colorway!

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2 sessions

Amigurumi Crochet - Intermediate

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

We have recently had many requests for Amigurumi classes, so here they are! Learn how to read crochet patterns/charts, crochet in the round, stuff, seam and finish your cute little creature.  Students must know how to crochet, especially chain stitch, single crochet and crochet in the round.  Pattern is included; yarn must be purchased...

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3 sessions


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

Learn to make these easy & comfortable tops in our sweet, stretchy, beautiful knit fabric. Odette is a pieced top with darts and princess seams, panels, and a tapered peplum. Ivy is a swing tunic with front and sleeve insertions and diagonal skirt panels. In this class you’ll learn to adjust pattern sizes, to cut & sew with knits, and...

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3 sessions

Shoe Covering Workshop

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

Take and old pair of pumps and breathe new lift into them! Learn the professional techniques to re-cover your shoes and boots for extended wear. You can even buy new shoes on sale and transform them into the perfect match for that special outfit. You will gain the confidence to apply decoration to your shoes for that true designer look. Please...

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Crochet 201

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove 5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Take your crochet skills to the next level by mastering some new stitches, in a beautiful shawl or cowl pattern.   Pre-requisite:  Beginning Crochet or equivalent. 

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Small Weavings Workshop

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

Create small weavings using natural materials and yarn! Join us for making small wavings with rocks, sticks, wood, and bits of colorful yarn! ​Using natural materials and yarn, we will make tiny weavings! You will learn: how to weave on rocks how to weave with branches how to weave in a circle hoop​ All supplies are included! Yours to...

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