Introductory Classes

We understand that if you've never done a craft or skill before, you may not want to invest a huge amount of money (or time!) into trying it out. We agree... so we have developed some short introductory courses designed to give our customers a chance to try your hand at something new at a reasonable price.

Most of these classes are available as Class on Demand, so be sure to call or email if you are interested in taking one of these classes.

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Learn to Sew - Introductory Class 

$70 + HST ($79.10)  per student
Available anytime as a Class on Demand
Price includes all supplies and (if needed) machine use
​Minimum class size: 1         Maximum class size: 4
​​3 class sessions (7.5 hours) + 1 Drop-In Day
If you just need help getting started,
​or if you want help with a certain skill or project,
consider
 Drop-In Sewing
This class is intended for people who haven't sewn before and would like to try it before committing to a comprehensive class. Students receive instruction during three classes as well as one Drop-In Day which they may use as they wish. Together we will cover the basic skills required in order to begin sewing garments and other projects using a sewing machine and some basic hand sewing techniques. By the end of this course level, you should be able use a sewing machine to sew simple items with a pattern or instructions and choose fabrics and tools appropriate for a project.

If you don't yet have a sewing machine, please let us know when you register so that you can use one of ours. If you have a portable machine, please bring it to class, including your manual and any accessories (it's best to learn on the machine you'll be using at home.)

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Crochet Crash Course

$40 + HST ($45.20)  per student
Available as a Class on Demand*

Price includes practice supplies,
one crochet hook, &
cotton yarn for one of the pictured projects

​Minimum class size: 1         Maximum class size: 3
​​1 class - 2 hours

Crochet is definitely back in style!
Whether you want to learn enough to be able to whip up a quick hat or scarf, or if you want to make one of those retro granny square afghans, you can get a solid start in this short introductory course. You'll learn how to start, basic stitches, and how to read a written or graphic crochet pattern. Projects you can choose to complete in this class include makeup remover pads, dishcloths, and washcloths. Because this class is short, you may need to complete your project after class. You'll also receive one Drop-In Day (up to 3 hours of studio use and help).
*May require up to 7 days notice

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Introduction to Zentangle®

$40 + HST ($45.20)  per student
Class date & time To Be Announced
Price includes a Zentangle Starter Kit

​Minimum class size: 3         Maximum class size: 8
​​1 class - 2.5 hours

This class is where we begin our Zentangle journey.
We will learn a couple of tangles and create two tiles and come away
with an understanding of the philosophy of this relaxing art form.
​You don't need to be an artist--even if you think you can't draw, you CAN do Zentangle!

Classes taught by one of our Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs)