Saturday, May 24, 2008

June and July Classes

To sign up for a class, please call 414-747-9229.
Or mail a check along with your name, phone#, and the class date to:
Fasten Collective
2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Basic Sewing
Wednesday, June 18th 6-9pm
Wednesday, July 16th, 6-9pm
Fee: $20
One day workshop for all those with an interest in garment making or repairing with little or no experience. Students will learn how to use their machines and with guided practice become comfortable with basic seams and hems. We will also discuss the basics of garment construction. Materials: Your machine and it’s manual. All other supplies provided.

Intermediate Sewing
Wednesday July 23rd 6-9pm
Fee: $20
One day workshop. A follow up for students who have taken the basic sewing class, or for those with some experience. Students bring their own machines, and should already know how to use them well. The focus in this class is garment construction. Types of fabrics, notions, and tools are discussed. Design techniques such as draping, swiping, and pattern-making are also discussed. Students will complete one garment. Materials: Sewing machine, 2 yards of stretch-knit fabric.

DIY Screen-Printing
Thursday June 26th 6-9 pm
Thursday July 17th 6-9pm
Fee: $20
One day workshop. Learn the best tools and techniques for in-home screen-printing. Through demonstrations explore stretching screens, image prep, drawing and photo emulsion, exposing screens and the printing process. Supplies: all provided.

Novice Knitting
Tuesday July 29th 6-9pm
Fee: $25
A one day workshop for beginning knitters or those with some experience. Beginners will learn basic knit and pearl, those with some experience will be taught some more technical and complicated techniques. Students will choose one apparel project to design and complete Supplies: Please bring one pair of needles size 5 or larger. One skein of yarn will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.

Basic Hand Sewing and Embroidery
Tuesday July 15 6-9pm
Fee: $25
One day workshop. Learn basic hand stitching and embroidery techniques. These skills can be useful for all types of sewing and projects and inspire great additions to all your sewing projects. Basics stitches, their uses, and the techniques for using them will be discussed and practiced. Students will create a small appliqué purse using their newfound embroidery knowledge.Supplies: All supplies will be provided

Beautiful Beads
Sunday July 13th 1-3pm
Fee: $20
One day workshop. Mix colors and shapes or add charms to express your own style. We will discuss basic techniques, as wells as beading supplies as you discover how to create stunning strung necklaces and bracelets. There will be a selection of beads provided to accent your own or swap with others. No experience or tools needed just fun. Supplies: Please bring 2-3 packages of beads (6-12 count) or 2 strands of beads. All Other supplies provided.

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