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    Introduction to Knitting

    What skills are needed for this Intro to Knitting class? None! You don't even have to know how to pronounce the word "knitting"! (The "k" is silent.) Jump start you knitting hobby and learn all the basics in this comprehensive introductory class. You'll learn all the basic stitches, including the knit stitch and purl stitch. You'll also learn to cast on, bind off, and tinkle. Plus, your instructor will teach you common knitting terminology, so that last sentence might actually mean something to you! With your new knitting skills, you'll be able to knit all sorts of things, including mittens, hats, and scarves. They'd all make wonderful presents. You could also think outside of the box and make something really weird! Like a knitted dog house, or a knitted sack of potatoes. Just suggestions.
    Introduction to Knitting

    1219 King St, Alexandria

    • Learn the basics of knitting in a comprehensive introductory course
    • Practice stitches including the knit stitch and purl stitch
    • Develop your knitting skills so that you can make wonderful gifts
    • Make new friends in a cozy and comfortable environment
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    Bead Stringing: Earrings and Necklace

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    If you're tired of the same jewelry styles the stores have to offer, you can always make your own! Craft your own earrings and necklace with this great class! You'll learn the essentials of clasps, crimps, headpins, and finishing techniques. You'll have thousands of beads to choose from to create the perfect pieces for your masterpieces. You only have to pay for what you choose to take home, so feel free to make as much or as little as you want. It's a great way to make a necklace and earring set exactly how you'd like.
    Bead Stringing: Earrings and Necklace

    235 Carroll St NW, Takoma Park

    • Become skilled in essential bead stringing techniques
    • Learn about clasps, crimps, headpins, ear wires, and other finishing techniques
    • Complete a beautiful and unique necklace and earring set
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    Intro Metal Work: Wire Wrapping

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    A knowledge of wire wrapping opens new doors to your ability to make your own unique jewelry! Come learn the basic techniques with a class that covers everything from wrapping stones to making pendants, to hammering wire and wrapping beads to make beautiful textured jewelry. This class includes a variety of wire gauges (thicknesses) and an assortment of beads and stones for students to use in their projects. And if that's not enough, you can also bring your own beads, stones, and shells from home! The finished project is guaranteed to be exactly how you want it.
    Intro Metal Work: Wire Wrapping

    235 Carroll St NW, Takoma Park

    • Learn the basic techniques and concepts of jewelry design through wire wrapping
    • Choose from an assortment of beads and stones to create your one of a kind project
    • Have a great time working with your hands and creating beautiful work
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    Introduction to Mosaics

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    Are you enamored by the colorful tiles and rigid edges of mosaics? Create your own mirror frame, glass tray, or ceramic animal with this mosaic class that guides you through the artistic process. There will be a wide variety of pretty glass and unique materials to glue down and craft your ideal project. A grouting demonstration will be given, along with plenty of grout for you to bring home and use after your mosaic has dried for 24 hours. Come enjoy the fun of making a mosaic in a relaxing atmosphere!
    Introduction to Mosaics

    155 Gibbs St, Rockville

    • Craft your own mosaic with beautiful glass tiles and learn how to grout it yourself
    • Make a mirror frame, glass tray, or ceramic animal with proper guidance and a grouting demonstration
    • Bring together your artistic vision and craft a project or design you're proud of
    • All materials are included and you will leave with a bag of grout to use at home
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    Basic Beading

    Is your jewelry box looking a little sparse? You have necklaces and bracelets to wear, but nothing that reflects your own personal style. Change that today by becoming a brilliant beader! During this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about basic beading, composition, technique, color, and shape. As you practice the essential beading techniques like stringing, crimping, and pearl knotting, you'll show off your personal style and creativity by crafting your very own pieces of art. Create a whole new collection of jewelry that you'll be proud to show off.
    Basic Beading

    1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

    • Learn basic beading techniques like stringing, crimping, and knotting
    • Explore all the different techniques and tools used in beading
    • Create personal pieces of artwork
    • All levels are welcome
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    Introduction to Crochet

    Do you have any friends or babies in your life? Or even better, friends that ARE babies? If you just answered yes, (and you probably did, because we really tried to include everyone there) -- you should seriously take this crochet class. Whether you're making a baby blanket or scarves for your buddies' holiday, crochet really is a wonderful way to make affordable, heartfelt gifts. Take this class and get a headstart on your toboggan hat. You'll cover the basics of crochet and learn to make an adorable blanket for baby or home! Beginners and seasoned knitters are both welcome -- you can begin a new craft or better your knitting technique! It's time to learn the skills you've always wanted to hone with knitting: the craft that keeps on giving.
    Introduction to Crochet

    1219 King St, Alexandria

    • Enjoy the meditative activity of crocheting
    • Explore different ways to design and embellish a blanket or an accessory that will keep you warm and cozy through the cold months and stylin' in the warm months!
    • Learn how to read a pattern, crochet, and finish a hat all in one evening
    • Pick up a life skill that you can use time and time again
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