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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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    Introduction to Sewing

    Next time a button falls off your favorite coat... will you be prepared? This introductory sewing class is for complete beginners who are ready to learn the fundamentals of sewing. You’ll have the opportunity to approach sewing as an art-form or for the practical use of repairing. There will be demonstrations on how to use treadle and electric sewing machines, along with great beginner sewing projects to explore. It will prove to be a strong foundation for any future sewing workshops or endeavors. Come make the most out of this important skill!
    Introduction to Sewing

    816 Thayer Ave, Silver Spring

    • Learn sewing fundamentals and the practical and artistic skills that come along with it
    • Enjoy a detailed demonstration and hands on practice
    • Gain insight into basic hand-stitching methods and how to use treadle and electric sewing machines in a studio
    • Develop the tools to sew in a button and repair basic jean fabric
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    Peyote Stitch Bootcamp

    Ancient traditions transcend time and exist today through exquisite bead-work, specifically through the peyote stitch. Originating in Ancient Egypt, peyote pieces can be woven as flat, round, or tubes to create pouches or even decorate objects. In this class, you’ll embrace these old traditions and learn the beading loom work behind the peyote stitch. This full-day workshop will teach you proper stitch techniques, through an array of unique projects to test your creativity and stitching skills. Decorate a bottle or fan handles, making sure to add your own unique touch!
    Peyote Stitch Bootcamp

    8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring

    • Explore the fundamentals of peyote stitching in this full-day workshop
    • Work on an array of class projects to create decadent beaded and stitched objects
    • Express your creativity through your artwork
    • All levels are welcome
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    Introduction to Pattern Design

    It’s not hard to get sick and tired of expensive yet unoriginal designer fashion. Make your own designs and patterns to make unique clothing that perfectly fits your desires and styles. Express yourself by learning the skills necessary to put your own touch on an article of clothing or accessory. You will understand how two-dimensional patterns translate into three-dimensional objects, along with how to draft your own patterns. Get creative! Come and learn how to make what you wear look exactly how you want it!
    Introduction to Pattern Design

    816 Thayer Ave, Silver Spring

    • Learn how to add unique, personalized patterns to your own articles of clothing and accessories
    • Explore sewing and design techniques that will help you make things look exactly how you envision
    • See how two-dimensional patterns translate into three-dimensional objects
    • Express yourself creatively with talents that let you work outside set instructions
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    Hand Sewing Basics

    Hand sewing is an old-fashioned skill with timeless benefits, and a simple needle and thread can go a long way. In this two hour workshop, you will learn the fundamental skills of hand sewing, all of which can be done with a basic hotel sewing kit. Practice threading needles and knot tying to sew on buttons and hem clothing. The skills you take away from this class will be irreplaceable during wardrobe emergencies such as repairing holes and tears on the spot!
    Hand Sewing Basics

    1794 Columbia Rd, Washington

    • Become acquainted with the basics of sewing in this hands on introductory crash course
    • Practice threading needles, tying knots, and sewing on buttons
    • Learn a variety of stitches, such as the slip stitch, the running stitch, and the buttonhole stitch
    • Never be caught off guard by small holes and tears in your garments ever again
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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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