Fiber Arts

Do you have a sewing machine collecting dust in a closet?  Learn how to use it!  We will cover what each part does and how to set up your sewing machine and start sewing.  Learn how to thread it, how to wind a bobbin, and how to adjust the settings.  You will become comfortable with your sewing machine and discover how to use its best features and attachments.  Students should bring their sewing machine with manual, accessories, needles, and bobbins to class.  Instructor will provide general sewing supplies (thread, pins, scrap fabric) for practice.  Limited to 6 students.  

Course #1342            Wednesday               NHS
6:00-8:00 PM             Starts 3/13/19           1 Class
Sarah McFarland                                         Fee $49

Learn to make quick custom pillows in almost any fabric!  Gorgeous pillows spruce up any room, but are expensive to purchase.  Learn to make your own in very little time, and match your décor.  These pillows feature a simple lapped-back construction—no zipper or buttons required, but the pillow cover is still removable for cleaning.  For class, we will make 16 inch square pillows, but you will learn the formula to plan a cover to fit any rectangular or square pillow form.  Bring your sewing machine and manual and pillow supplies.  A shopping list will be provided on sign-up.

Course #1424           Thursday              NHS
6:00-8:00 PM            Starts 4/4/19         2 Classes
Sarah McFarland                                   Fee $59

Learn to sew or improve your sewing skills.  It’s easy and fun to sew a custom skirt.  Discover how to measure for size, choose and cut fabric, read a pattern, sew seams, install a zipper and sew a hem.  Take the firs step toward designing your own wardrobe.  Bring your sewing machine and manual to each class.  Instructor will provide customized pattern and shopping list to each student during first class.

Course #1425             Thursday               NHS
6:00-8:00 PM              Starts 4/25/19        3 Classes
Sarah McFarland                                       Fee $79


Make time for yourself and learn to knit!  If you’ve always wanted to knit, but didn’t know where to start, or need to brush up the basics, this course is for you!  Learn to cast on, knit, purl and more, creating a fashionable project to start!  Knitting is a great hobby that can be transported with you.  Knit at sports events, waiting rooms, etc. using snippets of time!  Learn about different fibers, try out different types and sizes of needles, and more!  Crochet basics will also be taught.  Students need to bring in a skein of SUPER bulky-weight yarn (recommended:  Lion brand Wool-Ease “Thick N Quick” available at Joann's, Michaels, or Amazon) of their choice, and US size 13 or 15 knitting needles to start. 

Course #1370               Wednesday                NMS
6:45-7:45 PM                Starts 3/20/19            8 Classes
Nicole Christensen                                           Fee $129

Course #1371                Wednesday               Teen Ctr.
11:00-12:00 PM              Starts 3/20/19           8 Classes

Nicole Christensen                                           Fee $129


For those who can cast on and knit garter stitch, and are ready to build more skills (or have completed the beginner course).  Several projects will be created starting with an “oh so cute” hat that can be made in sizes from children to adults, as well as a seamless project “knitting in the round” on circular needles.  In this comprehensive, step-by-step, fun class, you will learn to read patterns, check gauge, master more difficult stitches (including cables) and more!  Students need to bring in size 10 (longer length preferable) straight needles and one skein (150 yards) of worsted weight yarn of their choice to start.  Other materials needed will be discussed in class.  Students can also bring independent projects for help as well.

Course #1492      Thursday                       NMS

6:45-7:45 PM                Starts 3/21/19               8 Classes
Nicole Christensen                                            Fee $129

Course #1393              Wednesday                   Teen Ctr
12:15-1:15 PM              Starts 3/20/19               8 Classes
Nicole Christensen                                             Fee $129