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Fall Classes at Sew Easy

 

We are so pleased to be announcing our latest class list! We have wonderful instructors ready to get you going sewing, knitting and needle felting.

Sydney More, a local needle felter specializes in pet themed felting art works and she is sharing her skills in two classes to make an ornament or a broach. Karen Gaze has been teaching knitting here on the Coast for a number of years and she is hosting some beginner friendly classes to help you take up this cozy art.  Deb Gowling, who has taught a number of classes with us, is here to get you better acquainted with your sewing machine and show you how to make her very popular secret pocket scarf.  Finally we’re very happy to be able to partner with Janna Maria Vallee of Everlea Yarn and host her drop-in tapesty weaving help session.

Please read below to get all the details or you can find the full class schedule on our website under the Classroom tab, or posted individually on Facebook.

Saturday, October 19th
Felting: Animal Face Ornament with Sydney More – $35
Time: 10am-1pm
Supplies are provided as part of the class fee

In this beginner friendly needle felting class you’ll learn the basics of needle felting by creating a pet or animal face into a pre-felted sphere to make a hanging ornament. You’ll learn about blending and layering colours to achieve the likeness of a favourite furry friend. If you have a pet you’d like to depict, please bring a photo for reference.

Sunday October 20th and 27th
Beginner Machine Sewing with Deb Gowling – $50
Time: 12:30-3:30
Supplies: your sewing machine, a basic sewing kit with scissors, a measuring tape, marking tool and stitch ripper, a pillow that you would like to cover

This two session class is designed for anyone who has never sewn on a machine before or needs to get reacquainted with theirs. You will cover the different functions and stitches that your machine has and learn basic sewing practises to sew a pillow cover for the pillow of your choice. You can bring a fabric you would like to use or you can get help picking your fabric as part of the class.

Saturday, November 2nd
Felting: Intermediate Pet Face Broaches with Sydney More – $35
Time: 10am-1pm
Supplies are provided as part of the class fee

This class is suitable for the needle felter who has had some experience or taken Sydney’s first class. You will learn how to build up a 3D felted shape to create a pet head, blending and layering fibre to mimic fur, and adding pre-made animal eyes. The finished product can be worn as a broach or perhaps stitched onto a key chain. If you have a pet you’d like to depict please bring a photo for reference.

Saturday, November 2nd OR Sunday, November 3rd
Sewn Secret Pocket Scarf with Deb Gowling – $30
Time: 2pm-5pm (on the 2nd) OR 12:30-3:30 (on the 3rd)
Supplies: 0.3mt of 150cm wide fabric OR 0.6mt of 110cm wide fabric (we recommend something cuddly like minkie, polar fleece or flannelette), 8″ invisible zipper to match fabric

This class is suitable for a sewist with some sewing experience or who has taken Deb’s Beginner Sewing Class. You will sew a cozy infinity scarf with a secret pocket that can hold keys or a phone or wallet while you wear it. This class is great if you want to learn or practice putting in an invisible zipper.

Saturday, November 16th
Learn To Knit with Karen Gaze – $30
Time: 10am-12pm
Supplies: 25g of worsted weight yarn and 4.5mm needles

This class is ideal for the complete beginner or for a knitter who has put their needles aside and needs a refresher. You will learn how to cast on stitches, make the knit stitch and cast off stitches. Focusing on technique rather than a product during class, Karen will have patterns available which would use the skills you have just learned and start you on your knitting adventure.

Saturday November 23rd
Love to Knit with Karen Gaze – $30
Time: 10am-12pm
Supplies: 25g of worsted weight yarn and 4.5mm needles

The perfect follow up to our Learn to Knit class students will learn the next steps of knitting, the long tail cast on, the purl stitch, increasing and decreasing, and knitting in the round. This class would give students the skills to knit items like hats in the round, simple socks, mittens and many sweaters.

Saturday November 23rd
Tapestry Support with Janna – Pay-What-Works suggested $10-$30
Time: 1pm-4pm
Instructor: Janna Maria Vallee

If you’ve ever dabbled in the world of weft-faced tapestry weaving and are looking for some guidance on your approach to a design, assistance on a particular part of your current weaving or just a nudge to get you back into weaving tapestry this might be the perfect place for you. Janna is offering a laid back environment to weave alongside herself and other weavers as well as assistance and soft instruction as needed.

This evening would pair great with Janna’s online introductory tapestry weaving workshop with the School of Sweet Georgia which is launching in early October. Learn more about Janna at www.everleayarn.ca

First Three Thursdays of each Month
Knitting & Spinning Drop In Help – Pay-What-Works suggested $5-$10
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Andrew Jackson, local fibre artist, hosts a drop-in knitting and spinning (drop spindle or wheel) help class on the first three Thursdays of every month from 3:30-5:30 starting September 12th! Andrew is an avid knitter and spinner and has often dedicated himself to cultivating the love of fibre arts in others. We are going to be offering this session as a pay-what-you-can model with the suggested amount of $5 to $10.


Due to a high number of no shows in the past, class placement is not guaranteed until fees are paid. Fees are 100% refundable up to 72 hours before the start of class.

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