Classes

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Below you’ll find a list of my upcoming classes. I teach weaving workshops and lessons using my CraftSanity peg looms, too. Just e-mail me if you’re interested in setting up a workshop at your location or have any other questions. Happy crafting, everyone!

Weaving 101

David D. Huntington YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Dr. in Grand Rapids
When:
Parent/Child: Monday, September 20 6-7:30 p.m.
Adult: Tuesday, September 21: 6-8 p.m.
Adult: Tuesday, November 1 6-8 p.m.
Parent/Child: Tuesday, November 2 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn to weave with cotton fabric and handmade loopers cut from recycled T-shirts to make rugs, bags, hot pads, coasters, placemats, and more! Materials will be provided. To continue weaving at home. Looms will be available for purchase at the workshop ranging in price from $15-$150.

Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members

To register: Call 616-855-9622 or visit the YMCA.

Bottle Cap Pincushions

David D. Huntington YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Dr. in Grand Rapids
When:
Monday, September 27 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10: 6-7:30 p.m.
Age 12+ (Children under 12 participate for free with a registered adult 18+) Create and take home an embellished pin cushion made from a recycled bottle cap or jar lid. Materials will be provided.

Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

To register: Call 616-855-9622 or visit the YMCA.

Teen Stitch Lounge

Lakeshore Sewing, 1011 Gezon Pkwy SW in Wyoming
When: Sat. October 9, 10 a.m.-noon
Sat., November 27, 10 a.m.-noon.

Improve your sewing skills while working through a series of fun projects ranging from key fobs and basic bags to bedroom decor, decorative banners (holiday, sports team, etc.) softies, pin cushions, cozies and more.

Come on out and stitch with a community of budding designers during fun social sewing time. The goal will be to complete one project per Stitch Lounge session.

Skill Level: Beginner (age 12 and up)

Class Fee: $12 per session (plus supplies).

Download PDF for more details for Teen Stitch Lounge

To register: Please stop into the Wyoming store or call (616) 531-5561.

Beginning Stitching

David D. Huntington YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Dr. in Grand Rapids
When:
Saturday, October 16 and 23: 10-noon
Saturday, December 4 and 11: 10-noon

This introductory class will expose young children (Ages 5-8) to basic hand sewing techniques. Participants will take home a basic sewing kit and a wall art project showing what they have learned. Materials will be provided.

Cost: $40 for members, $60 for non-members

To register: Call 616-855-9622 or visit the YMCA.

Art Journaling

David D. Huntington YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Dr. in Grand Rapids
When:
Ages 12-17
Tuesday, October 19 and 26: 6-8 p.m.
Monday, November 8 and 15: 6-8 p.m.

Age 18+
Monday, October 18 and 25: 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 9 and 16: 6-8 p.m.

Unleash your creative spirit and document your life using a combination of art and the written word.  The instructor gives a series of creative prompts aimed to inspire confidence and help you focus on life goals. Your response to the prompts can be embellished on the journal pages provided with ink, paint, collage, and doodles incorporating artifacts from daily life to create an illustrated personal record that captures those everyday moments that are often fleeting. This class will help celebrate who you are, and teach you how to find inspiration in the world around you.

Cost: $40 for members, $60 for non-members

To register: Call 616-855-9622 or visit the YMCA.

Stitch Lounge

Lakeshore Sewing, 1011 Gezon Pkwy SW in Wyoming
When: Wednesday, October 20, 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, November 17, 10 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, December 15, 10 a.m. to noon

When was the last time you made something for yourself? It’s time to reward yourself with some handmade goodies. Come on out and sew fast and easy projects for you and your home during this fun social sewing time. The goal will be to complete one project per Stitch Lounge session. Projects will range from potato bags and lavender eye pillows to pin cushions, aprons and more. Think Ya-Ya Sisterhood plus sewing machines!

Skill Level: Adults, All skill levels welcome.

Class Fee: $15 per session (plus supplies).

Download PDF for more details and how to sign up for Stitch Lounge

To register: Please stop into the Wyoming store or call (616) 531-5561.

Handmade Holiday Workshop

Lakeshore Sewing, 1011 Gezon Pkwy SW in Wyoming
When: Wednesday, November 3, 10 a.m.-noon.

Make this year a handmade holiday. A variety of gifts you can sew will be demonstrated in class. Then students will make a set of four circular cloth napkins that fold into Christmas trees. Projects will range from hostess gifts to handmade presents for kids.

Skill Level: All

Class Fee: $15 (plus supplies).

Download PDF for more details and how to sign up for Handmade Holiday Workshop

To register: Please stop into the Wyoming store or call (616) 531-5561.