7.08.2017

Adult Summer Camps

One of our most popular requests about kids camps is "Can I take this even though I am an adult?"  Well now you can! Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, camps are fun! This year we will be offering four sessions of adult summer camp. Adults will get the full camp experience, finishing cute projects by the end of the camp.  




Adult Yarn Dyeing: The Basics
With Karen Carcia
Wednesday-Friday, July 19-21st, 5-7 pm
$150 (all materials included)

  
Have you longed to dye your own yarn, but are unsure how to start? This class will teach you the basics of small-batch yarn dyeing. We'll discuss and use safe techniques to create fun, colorful skeins! We'll learn how to use acid dyes to create different types of color effects(solid, semi-solid, speckled, striped, etc) so that you can create your dream skeins.


Adult Natural Dyeing
With Karen Carcia
Wednesday-Friday, July 26th-28th, 5-7 pm
$150 (all materials included)





Learn how to turn nature around you into lovely, subtle dyes for fabrics and yarn. In this class we'll learn how to prepare fibers, safely process natural materials to make dyes, and use and make mordants to help bind dye to fibers and change the dye color. Great class for those who want to learn how to dye their own yarn or fabric.

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, July 9 - drop in anytime 12-5 
FREE

 

Come and knit at Home Ec. with members of Iowa City's knitting guild, Prairie Yarn Over.

All are welcome! 

Knitting: Mitten Advent Calendar

Knitting: Mitten Advent Calendar
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, July 11 and 25, 5:30-8:30 pm
$60 + supplies
 

Christmas in July must have originated from all the knitters starting their holiday projects early. Come learn how to make these super cute mini mittens. The mittens can be used as ornaments, or if you get ambitious you can make 24 for a super cute advent calendar. During class you will learn to read a color chart, create a braided chain stitch, two stranded knitting, and inserting a thumb finishing one mitten at the end of class. This is the perfect project for beginning knitters looking to advance their skills!
 
NOTE: You should know how to cast on, increase, and decrease prior to taking this class.
 
Supplies needed: Four colors of sock weight yarn, Size 0 or 1 needles, darning needle, and pattern found at the following website: http://www.justcraftyenough.com/2015/12/mitten-garland-advent-calendar-pattern-index/

Needle Felting

Needle Felting
With Lynne Ikach
Wednesday, July 12, 5-7 pm
   
Never needle felted before? No Problem! Learn the basics of 3-D needle felting in this afternoon class. Basic needle felting techniques will be taught during the class, and each person will leave with their own felted project and the skills to make dozens more! 

Knitting: Beginner Flax Pullover Sweater

Knitting: Beginner Flax Pullover Sweater
With Angie Jordan
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, & August 2 6-8 pm
$80 + supplies


 
Design & Photo Credit: TincanKnits  
Okay beginners, let's get started on our fall pullover! Ready to move on from knitting scarves and hats? Never made a top down, in the round pullover? This class is great for beginners who have a comfortable grasp on knitting & purling. TinCan Knits provides an amazing pattern free on Ravelry.com, with sizes ranging from new born to 4XL. If we start now, we'll be styling come cooler temperatures in our very own, hand-made pullover.
Supplies:
         -US 6, 16" circular needles
         -US 6 double pointed needles (dpn)
        -US 8, 32" circular needles
         -US 8 double pointed needles (dpn)
         -1100 (size medium) - 1400 (size large) yards of worsted weight yarn
         -stitch markers
         -tapestry needle
         -scissors
Please come about 15 minutes prior class to purchase your supplies.
(Four session class)

Bibs and Burp Cloths

Bibs and Burp Cloths
With Linzee McCray
Monday, July 17, 6-8:30 pm
$30 + supplies (pattern included)


If you want to make something for a new baby, but don't have time to stitch a quilt or knit a sweater, we've got two quick projects that are cute AND useful. They're also a fun way to mix and match some of the adorable new fabrics we've got at Home Ec! In this class you'll make a baby bib and burp cloth set, using quilting cotton for the front and flannel or some of our fantastic organic cotton fleece for an absorbent back that's perfect for wiping messy mouths.

Skill level needed: Advanced beginners welcome-you must know how to thread and use a sewing machine. Depending on your experience level, you may have time during the class to stitch a stack of burp cloths. Tied in a bow with bibs in coordinating fabrics, these makes an adorable and much appreciated present.
Supplies needed:
For each bib and burp cloth you need a front (quilting cotton) and back (flannel, terry cloth, cotton chenille, etc.). Two half-yard cuts-one of quilting cotton for the front AND one of the absorbent back fabric for the back will make three burp cloths or four bibs or a combination of both bibs and burp cloths. To mix and match, you will want to use a variety of quilting cottons. Large "scraps" (minimum of 10" by 17") can be used for the front of both bibs and burp cloths. Trims and rickrack can also be added. The choice is yours!

Please bring a basic sewing kit and thread. Items are also available for purchase at Home Ec.

Sewing: Classic Shirt

Sewing: Classic Shirt
With Olivia Cotton
Wednesday July 19, 26, and August 2, 5-7:30 pm
$80 + supplies (pattern included)

 
Photo via Liesl and Co
Don't be intimidated by sewing your very own tailor shirt with this pattern from Liesl and Co. This great pattern can fit any body shape and has options for four different cup sizes. During this class you will learn cutting, basic pattern altering, buttonholes, collars, etc.
Supplies needed: fabric, buttons, interfacing
Note: Please make sure all your paper pattern pieces are cut to your size prior to the first class.

(Three session class)

Kids Knitting 101

Kids Knitting 101
with Natasha Otteson
Saturday, July 22, 11am-1pm
$50, all supplies included (needles and choice of ball of worsted weight yarn)
Ages 8 and up


Kids, come to Home Ec and join us for a Knitting 101 class. Learn the foundations of knitting (casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and casting off) and get started on your own yarn-y adventure.
 

Perfect Picnic Blanket

Perfect Picnic Blanket
With Codi Josephson
Sundays, July 23 and August 6, 12 - 3 pm 
$45 + Supplies
 
Mix and match colorful fabrics to make the perfect picnic blanket. This tied blanket is fast and easy and will be completed by the end of the class (with a bit of work outside of class). This is a perfect class for beginning sewists and fabric lovers. 
(2 session class)

Supplies Needed:  Fabric, Pearle Cotton, Batting (we will discuss what kind during the first class) Curved safety pins, curved sewing needle  *Basic Sewing Kit (thread, fabric scissors, marking pen, seam ripper

Knitting: Mordor Shawl

Knitting: Mordor Shawl
with Natasha Otteson
Mondays, July 31, August 7 and 14, 6:30-8:30pm
$45 + supplies


Would you believe me if I said that this shawl was made from only two different yarns? It's true! Join us in making the Mordor shawl by Ann Lundblad. We highly recommend using the beautiful Gypsy Girl Creations Transitions yarn (available at the shop!) and a coordinating color of your choice. This deceptively simple shawl is sure to be an autumn staple as the weather starts to turn.
 
Supplies needed:
  • Fingering weight shawlette version (shown above): 200 yds of main color (shown in red/orange) and 200 yds contrasting color (shown in dark grey)
  • Sport weight larger version: 275 yds main color and 220 yds contrasting color
  • US size 4 needles (32" or larger circular needle is recommended)
  • Pattern (available via Ravelry here (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mordor) or at the shop)
(three session class) 
 

Bullet Journaling 101

Bullet Journaling 101
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesday, August 9, 6-8pm
$20 + supplies


Have you wanted to start bullet journaling, but didn't know where to start? Let us help you! The bullet journal planning system is wonderfully versatile, and it lends itself so well to customization to your own individual needs at any given time. You can be as simple or creative as you want!
 
Supplies needed:
  • Pen or pencil
  • Blank notebook
  • Other optional supplies:
    • Ruler
    • Colored pencils
    • Colored markers
    • Washi tape
  • We highly recommend shopping at RSVP on Linn St. for all your stationery needs. They have some fabulous products!

Sewing: Box Cushion Covers with Zippers

Sewing: Box Cushion Covers with Zippers 
with Codi Josephson
Sunday, August 27, 12-4
$45 + Supplies
 
Have you been meaning to make a new cushion for a well loved chair or bench?  Learn a simple technique for making box cushions with zippers. This is a super fun and super useful project.  You decide on the size of cushion you would like to make.  Pictures coming soon!  
 
Supplies Needed:  Fabric (Amount depends on size of cushion you are making--we will help you figure this out), thread, basic sewing kit, Zipper (length depends on cushion size-please ask us for assistance) foam (we suggest checking in with regeneration factory for your foam)Please purchase foam with a 1" larger width and length than your desired finished measurements.

MINI School of Sewing (part 1)


MINI School of Sewing (part 1)
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, August 29 and September 5, 6-8:30 pm
$55 + Supplies 
 
 
 
Have you been wanting to sign up for School of Sewing, but can't commit to a four night class?  MINI school of sewing will introduce you to the basics of machine sewing and get students comfortable using a sewing machine.   You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects and what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillow case, drawstring bag).  You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
 
Supplies Needed: 
Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson, fabric for projects, *basic Sewing kit

(Two session class)

6.05.2017

Kid's Summer Camps 2017

Does your kiddo have a desire to learn how to sew, knit, quilt, or weave? Does the idea of teaching your own child how to do these things on your own make you nervous? Do you want your kids to attend a fun summer camp with other kids their own age? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Home Ec. Summer Camps are perfect for your kid(s)! Summer 2017 brings with it amazing, ALL NEW summer camps as well as popular camps from last year, featuring new activities and projects!  
Throughout each week, campers will create projects and develop skills and a creative mindset that will keep them crafting long after camp is over. We limit the number of campers each week so our super-experienced teachers can provide one-on-one attention. The small groups also let our campers connect with one another and make new friends. By the end of the week, your kiddo will get to take home fun memories along with their fabulous handmade projects. And their newly acquired skills mean they'll have the ability to create many more.
The schedule below provides information about each of the camps. The cost includes instruction, as well as all of the supplies necessary for the crafts. Please call Home Ec. (319-337-4775) if you have any questions related to the camps!

Registration and Cancellation Policy*
In order to register for our camps, call Home Ec. at 319.337.4775 to sign up.  We require payment in full at the time of sign up in order to reserve your child's spot in the camp.  We require at least two weeks notice if you are going to cancel your registration to one of our camps. There will be a $50 cancellation fee taken out of your refund. If you cancel two weeks or less prior to the start of the camp, we are unable to offer a refund or store credit. No make up dates will be offered if your child misses any days of camp.


Quilting Camp
with Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, June 5-9, 12-3 pm
$235, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up
  

People have said it can't be done...kids finishing a quilt in a week?! You may think it is impossible, but we are here to prove otherwise! Throughout the week, the kids will learn the basics of quilting (piecing, tying, attaching a binding, etc.) while creating their very own quilt to bring home on Friday. New this year, they will be designing their own quilts, WOW! One of the kiddos favorite camps!


Print, Dye, Sew Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 9-12 pm
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

Spend the week exploring a variety of dyeing and printing techniques.  Students will have a blast indigo dyeing and ice dyeing on fabric (feel free to bring t-shirts if you would like).  Students will also make drawings and learn how to create a screen and screen print on fabric.  During the camp we will also be block printing and sun printing! We will use the fabric to create a tote bag, a throw pillow or stuffed animal, stationary and a zipper pouch.  So much fun and creativity packed into a week of camp!

Room Decor Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 9-12 pm
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

Whether your child is an aspiring interior decorator or is in desperate need of a room makeover, this camp is for her / him! Kids will get to make super-cute projects geared at jazzing up a drab bedroom. Projects will include a wall hanging organizer, a fashionable accent pillow, a clock, and piece of embroidered art! Campers will learn how to use a sewing machine and learn basic hand sewing techniques. After this camp, your kid's room will be the envy of all their friends (and you)!
Fabric Design and Fashion Camp
with Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 9-12 pm
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

 

Learn how fabric designers make repeated images to create yardage.  We will create designs and have them printed on fabric! We will also dye and hand print fabric to create garments and accessories designed by you!

Kids: Little Big Kid Craft Camp

With Olivia Cotton

Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7, 9-12 pm
$130, all supplies included
Ages 5 and up

 

At Home Ec., we know all kids want to craft, which is why we are offering a camp specifically for those crafters who may not be old enough for other camps! The projects in this class are specially geared for smaller hands. Campers will get to make felted soap bars, woven coasters, make Pinecone people, pocket pals and a pillow with their own artwork on it! This camp is the perfect way to expose your little one to the amazing world of crafting!


Make a Book from Start to Finish!
With Karen Carcia
Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 12-3 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

 

Want to write and design your own book from cover to cover? In this class we will learn how to make our own paper from pulp and add petals, grass, or glitter to decorate it. We'll learn how to create images with suminagashi printing and sumi painting. We'll write our own stories and poems to put inside our books and learn different types of folded and sewn book structures to house our work. At the end of the week you'll be on your way to becoming a famous author!


Pack-Away Playhouse
With Kelly Moore
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9-12 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 6 and up
  
  
Use all your crafting skills to create a mini playhouse for your favorite action figures and toys. We will sew tiny curtains, weave mini rugs and use recyclables to build furniture and appliances. Students will learn basic stitching, weaving and sewing.  We will also decoupage, construct, draw and design.  When unpacked, you will have a multi room space that can be rearranged every time you play. The whole thing packs up easily to take wherever your adventures take you.   


Nature Art
With Kelly Moore
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 1-4 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 6 and up

   

In this camp students will incorporate natural elements into their art.  Create stick weavings, story stones, flower sun catchers, twig sculptures and more.  Students will learn how to make awesome art from found objects and natural materials.


"Sewtastic" Sewing Camp

With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 9-12 pm.
$210, all supplies included
Ages 8+

  

One of our most popular camps is back and full of fun new projects! This is the perfect camp for any kid who wants to learn all the basics of sewing. We will spend a majority of the week learning how to use the sewing machines, while making several projects such as a zippered pencil cases, fabric baskets, pillowcases, wallets, etc. Campers will also learn very useful hand sewing techniques through embroidered wall art and felt key chains. Every camper will end the week as budding sewers, with the skills to create even more hand-sewn projects.
Embroidery and Fiber Drawing Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 9-12 pm
$200, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

In this fun new camp learn how to turn drawings into fiber masterpieces!  Campers will learn a variety of stitching and applique techniques and will stitch onto fabric, paper, cardboard and wood. We will also create an embroidery transfer using an original drawing.  Sew much fun!


Patchwork Camp
With Codi Josephson
Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 9-12
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  

Spend the week exploring patchwork!  We will design a variety of patchwork projects including a sewn patchwork tote bag, a notebook cover, a patchwork collage, a patchwork stuffed animal and a pair of patchwork slippers.  This camp will be super colorful, super scrappy, super creative and SUPER FUN!  

Sewing: Adventure Tank

Sewing: Adventure Tank
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, June 11, 12-4
$55 + supplies (pattern included)



Make this functional and stylish knit tank to wear on all of your summer adventures!  Can be made as a muscle tee or racer back style tank.
Supplies needed: Knit fabric, thread, basic sewing kit.

PYO Knit and Wine

PYO Knit and Wine   
Sunday, June 11 - drop in anytime 12-5 
FREE

 

Come and knit at Home Ec. with members of Iowa City's knitting guild, Prairie Yarn Over.

All are welcome! 

Sewing: Lullaby Layette Baby Romper

Sewing: Lullaby Layette Baby Romper
With Olivia Cotton
Tuesdays, June 13 and 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
$50 + supplies (pattern included)

Photos via Liesl and Co.
Every baby needs a cute romper! This pattern from Oliver and S. has the added bonus of being easy and fast. This is the perfect class for someone looking to start garment sewing. Sizes range from 0-24 months.
Supplies needed: Fabric, elastic, plastic snaps, basic sewing kit.

Craft Party: Wiksten Baby/Toddler Harem Pants

Craft Party: Wiksten Baby/Toddler Harem Pants
With Codi Josephson
Friday, June 16, 6-9
$45 + supplies (pattern included)

 

Sew up these adorable pants for your favorite baby or toddler.  They sew up quick, fit perfectly and make the perfect baby shower gift. They are sized 0-3T.

Supplies needed: fabric, elastic, thread, basic sewing kit.

Needle Felting

Needle Felting
With Lynne Ikach
Saturday, June 17, 2-4 pm
 
 
 
Never needle felted before? No Problem! Learn the basics of 3-D needle felting in this afternoon class. Basic needle felting techniques will be taught during the class, and each person will leave with their own felted project and the skills to make dozens more! 

Sewing: Bias Skirt

Sewing:  Bias Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Sunday, June 18, 12-3 pm
$35 + supplies (pattern included)
 
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Make a flattering and comfortable fitting skirt that will curve around your curves. Learn how to draft a pattern based on your measurements and sew a skirt you can work and run around in all year long. 
 
Supplies needed: 2 yards woven cotton fabric, elastic, *Basic Sewing Kit