DCL Online: Paper Collage Native Plant Notecards

Dakota County Library - Online

Learn how to create MN native plant illustrations using collage techniques and cut painted deli paper. See a demo of how to make your own painted papers. Then use some artist-made papers provided in your kit to create your own design using plant photos for reference. Your finished pieces can be used as note cards or tiny art pieces. Students will need to provide scissors and some scrap paper for this class. All other materials will be provided for the project including hand-painted decorative papers, gluestick and card blanks. Materials kits will be mailed to you or are available to pick up before class. You will need the tools in the kit, so you must have a materials kit to participate in class. This class is held online via Zoom and hosted by Dakota County Libraries.

Free

DCL Online: Origami Dresses

Dakota County Library - Online

Learn to make folded paper models that look just like high fashion dresses. Watch a demo of how to use a free online kaleidoscope tool to make your own custom patterned papers that look like fashion fabrics. Then we’ll use some fun pre-patterned papers and learn how to fold the dresses step-by-step. Students do not need to provide any materials for this class except for a smooth work surface. All other materials will be provided for the project including assorted decorative papers and a folding tool. Materials kits will be mailed to you or are available to pick up before class. You will need the tools in the kit, so you must have a materials kit to participate in class.

Free

DCL Online: Embroidered Poppy Pin

Dakota County Library - Online

Learn one of the most versatile embroidery stitches, the blanket stitch, to create a layered poppy pin made from wool felt. Stitch the edges of the petals and then assemble the blossom with stitched sequins to create a center with a little shimmer. You will need to provide a pair of scissors for this class. All other materials will be provided for the project including wool felt, needles, embroidery threads, sequins, beads and pin back. Materials kits will be mailed to you or are available to pick up before class. You will need the tools in the kit, so you must have a materials kit to participate in class.

Free

DCL Online: Miniature Tapestry

Dakota County Library - Online

Create a small woven masterpiece using a laser cut bamboo loom. These playing card sized looms are easy to learn and you can finish your woven project in just an afternoon. Learn how to combine and weave with yarns, wool roving, beads and textured threads to create a landscape or abstract design. You will need to provide a pair of scissors for this class. All other materials will be provided for this project including a laser cut bamboo loom, weaving needle and a small assortment of yarns and fibers. Materials kits will be mailed to you or are available to pick up before class. You will need the tools in the kit, so you must have a materials kit to participate in class.

Free

DCL Online: Embroidered Sheep

Dakota County Library - Online

Make a bead embroidered sheep from layered wool felt, beads and sequins. Learn the backstitch to do some contrasting stitching. You can choose to finish your sheep into a pin, keytag or holiday ornament. You will need to provide a pair of scissors for this class. All other materials will be provided for the project including wool felt, needles, embroidery threads, sequins, beads and pin back. Materials kits will be mailed to you or are available to pick up before class. You will need the tools in the kit, so you must have a materials kit to participate in class.

Free

DCL Online: Felted Cup Cozy

Dakota County Library - Online

Whether it's the season where your iced tea glass has condensation running down the sides or you want a cozy wrap around your warm coffee mug. Make a reusable felted wool cup cozy to catch the drips or protect your fingers. Using just wool and soapy water, we’ll make a ring of soft, sturdy felt fabric and fit it to your favorite cup. You will need to provide some soap and warm water (dish soap or liquid hand soap works great) and a couple of small containers for this class. All other materials will be provided for the project including wool roving and a felting mat. Materials kits will be mailed to you or are available to pick up before class. You will need the tools in the kit, so you must have a materials kit to participate in class.

Free
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