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    Traditional Knotting

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    Knotting pearls is a centuries-old technique that was implemented to protect precious beads in a stylish manner. You will learn how to prepare your thread, create knots in between a fabulous collection of pearl beads,and attach a clasp. Students will craft their own personal bracelet and walk-away with a skill that can be applied to a variety of projects.
    Traditional Knotting

    619 E Passyunk Ave, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of knotting, one of the most popular jewelry making skills
    • Work with an experienced jewelry maker in a small class setting, learning design basics
    • Enjoy picking up a brand new hobby with which to express your creative side
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    1 positive reviews
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    Intro to Sewing Machine

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    Do your favorite pants need repairing? It's time to return to ninth grade home-economics and rekindle that DIY spirit. Intro to Sewing Machine begins by teaching you the fundamental parts and terms of the sewing machine, including stitches, tensions, and thread lengths. After familiarizing yourself with the machine, it's time to put your skills to the test as you learn how to create a fabric wallet! You will walk away from this class knowing everything you need to know to never have to go to the tailor again!
    Intro to Sewing Machine

    256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamental parts and terms of the sewing machine
    • Know what to look for when purchasing your own machine
    • Experiment with various tensions, stitches, thread lengths, and speeds
    • Create a simple fabric wallet
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    16 positive reviews
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    Intro to Embroidery

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    Wardrobe need a little umph? Or maybe, you're getting tired of trying to find your coat at the bottom of the jacket pile at a party? With this simple introductory embroidery class, you will be taught how to customize your wardrobe with original pieces of stitched art. You will begin by learning how to master a few basic stitches, including chain stitch, running stitch, and cross stitch. You'll also learn some tricks to master embroidery and highlight those faded jeans and tees!
    Intro to Embroidery

    256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn the essential techniques of embroidery
    • Master different stitches, including chain, cross and running stitches
    • Create a unique design and embroider it on a piece of clothing in need of a wardrobe change
    • No experience necessary
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    16 positive reviews
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    Vine, Wine and Dine on East Seneca Lake

    Feeling a little bottled up? Uncork with a tour that really pours on the fun! During this trip along the eastern shores of Seneca Lake, you'll visit four local wineries, where you'll taste multiple vintages, enjoy delicious pairings, eat a gourmet lunch, and learn all about the winemaking process. The first stop on this intoxicating tour is Silver Thread Vineyards, where you'll tour the grounds before heading to the tasting room for flights of Riesling, Pinot Noir, and a Blackbird paired with local cheese. Next up, you'll head to Red Newt Wine Cellars for a private tasting of their impressive selection, followed by a locally-sourced lunch in their bistro. After lunch, you'll visit Standing Stone Vineyards to get a taste of three vintages of a single varietal, exploring the impact of aging on red wine. Finally, you'll end your adventure at Damiani Wine Cellars, for a sweet ending comprised of a locally made chocolate paired with Damiani's wines.
    Vine, Wine and Dine on East Seneca Lake

    222 S Cayuga St, Ithaca

    • Visit wineries on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, including Silver Thread Vineyards, Red Newt Wine Cellars, Damiani Wine Cellars, and Standing Stone Vineyards
    • Expand your knowledge of wine during four professionally guided tastings and tours
    • Fill up on a scrumptious bistro lunch, along with pairings such as cheese, tapas, and chocolate
    • Enjoy a relaxed day touring some of the best wineries in the region!
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    Basic Sewing Machine Operation

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    A sewing machine can be one of the most intimidating tools for new and experienced sewists. Threading the bobbin?! But it doesn't have to be. In this workshop, learn the basic components of a sewing machine such as the almighty foot pedal, bobbin, and spool pin. Learn on one of Esaie's sewing machines or bring your own (modern or vintage, new or used). Get to know the ins and outs of one of the most useful and economical household items. Learn to thread the sewing machine, stitch properly, troubleshoot, and much more! Start sewing in no time.
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    Basic Sewing Machine Operation

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Learn the components of a sewing machine, including the foot pedal, bobbin, and spool pin
    • Gain confidence in using a machine and sewing your own materials
    • Practice threading the machine, stitching properly, and troubleshooting your own machine
    • No experience necessary
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    6 positive reviews
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    Beginner Sewing: Bag

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    By popular demand, this beginner sewing machine is back! This is the perfect workshop for all you super busy people who've always wanted to learn to sew, but just can't find the time for a long class. Or, for those who are brand new to sewing on a machine. Or, for those who just need a confidence-building, hand-holding refresher. It's also a great stepping-stone for any other sewing class. This project-based, one-time four-hour beginner sewing class teaches you sewing basics and will have you threading a machine, loading a bobbin and sewing straight or curved seams, in no time. You'll receive careful explanations and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project. And in four short hours later... you'll walk out the door with a bag made by you, in a day (1/2 a day, really!) Skills and techniques covered during this class include:
    • Sewing-machine basics
    • Tools and terminology
    • Stitches: Regular stitch, zigzag stitch, back stitch, topstitch
    • Creating a tunnel
    • Inserting an elastic or drawstring
    • Hand and machine hemming techniques
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    Beginner Sewing: Bag

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Practice the sewing basics, threading a machine, loading a bobbin, and sewing straight or curved seams
    • Receive careful instructions to assemble your own tote bag
    • Learn sewing tools and terminology, creating a tunnel, inserting an elastic or drawstring, and hand machine/hemming techniques
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    6 positive reviews
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    Traditional Silk Knotting

    Knotting pearls is a centuries-old technique that was implemented to protect precious beads in a stylish manner. You will learn how to prepare your thread, create knots in between a fabulous collection of pearl beads,and attach a clasp. Students will craft their own personal bracelet and walk-away with a skill that can be applied to a variety of projects.
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    Traditional Silk Knotting

    139 Washington St, Norwalk

    • Learn how to knot pearls and semi-precious stones with silk thread
    • Master the traditional European knotting technique used by professional beaders
    • Pick up a fabulous hobby that'll give you a life-long supply of accessories
    • Show off your favorite stones by using them in your customized jewelry
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    Beginner Sewing Workshop

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    Women, men, teens... learn to sew! In this project-based, two hour beginner sewing class, you'll learn the sewing basics, such as threading a machine, loading a bobbin, and various machine stitches, while making the trendiest item out there! iPad case anyone? You will make a zippered pouch which can be used as a Fold-Over Clutch, a Kindle/iPad/Tablet Cover or a stand alone Cosmetic Case. You'll be proud to carry (and show-off) your custom pouch. You will also receive tips and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project -- all in just two hours!
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    Beginner Sewing Workshop

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Learn sewing basics such as threading a machine, loading a bobbin, machine control, and machine stitches
    • Create a zippered pouch for a fold-over clutch, Kindle/iPad/Tablet cover or a cosmetic case
    • Receive step-by-step instruction to assemble your project in this hands-on workshop
    • No experience necessary
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    6 positive reviews
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    Leather Case For Laptop Or Tablet

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    If the Fonz was a crafty tech nerd, what would he do? Create some hilarious Fonz memes, for starters. And drape his gadgets in cowhide, obviously. Honor your inner Fonz during this hands-on class. Learn to cut and craft leather to produce a stylish handheld case for a device of your choosing. Master patterning, cutting, and stitching techniques, with a variety of approaches demonstrated. Choose from high-quality leathers in black or brown, and used waxed thread to bring your project together. You'll even have the option to add a handle or closure to give your project something special. We give this class two cocked thumbs up. Ayyyyyyyyyy!
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    Leather Case For Laptop Or Tablet

    117B 11th St, Brooklyn

    • Learn to produce handcrafted electronics cases during a hands-on leatherworking class
    • Master cutting and stitching techniques under the guidance of a professional
    • Create a premium leather case for an electronic device of your choosing
    • Indulge your creative spirit by learning an innovative new hobby
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    1 positive reviews
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    Kokedama: Hanging Plant Art

    Why constrain your plants by making them grow in pots? Construct a hanging, living plant ball in the traditional Japanese style of Kokedama - with a modern twist! Suspended from the ceiling by just a few threads, and completely unencumbered by pots or containers, these string-bound flora will add natural elements to any space. Choose from a variety of tropical or desert houseplants to create your potless string garden and create your own Kokedama ball as you discuss tips and tricks on what kinds of plants are suitable for this style of growing. Then, experience your imagination come to live with basic care and maintenance to keep your garden growing for years to come!
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    Kokedama: Hanging Plant Art

    268 Grand St, Brooklyn

    • Construct a hanging, living plant ball in the traditional Japanese style of Kokedama
    • Be provided with everything you need to create your own potless plant ball
    • Enjoy in-depth demonstration and instruction by a plant specialist to assemble your project
    • Personalize your hanging plant and take it home so it can continue to flourish for years to come
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