DCL Online: Embroidered Pyramid Bag

Dakota County Library - Online

This mini pyramid-shaped zipper bag is perfect to keep small odds and ends like dice for games or charger cables. Learn a few basic embroidery stitches that we will use to embellish and then  hand stitch a zipper and just two seams to finish your bag. You will need to provide a pair of scissors for this class. All other materials will be provided for the project including 4” zipper, pre-cut felt, embroidery threads and needle. 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

Spoonflower Artist Series: Becka Rahn

Zoom/Online Event

In this live webinar, you'll meet Becka Rahn , a fill-time teaching artist, cut paper illustrator and co-author of the Spoonflower Handbook, a DIY guide to designing fabric and wallpaper.

DCL Online: Intro to Pixlr

Dakota County Library - Online

Get started with simple but powerful graphic design app, Pixlr E. Pixlr is free, works right in your web browser, and is an easy and accessible tool to start designing your own graphics, editing photos, designing fabrics and more. Learn step-by-step how to create and edit designs and use many of the built in tools. This class will be presented as a demo with detailed live Q&A. Because it is not feasible to complete a project on your computer while simultaneously watching a Zoom presentation, you will complete any projects on your own after class has ended. You do not need any special software or equipment for this class; all parts of the project can be completed using your own computer and basic web browser.

Free

DCL Online: Woven Bracelets

Dakota County Library - Online

Learn how to use a small frame loom to create woven wearable art. It’s simple to set up and customizable with many different colors and weaving patterns. Once you are finished weaving, see how to add a ribbon crimp end and chain to fasten your bracelet. 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 acrylic loom, weaving needle and a small assortment of yarns. (You can add your own scraps of yarns and beads from home if you want to.) 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: Design your own Typeface

Dakota County Library - Online

Learn how to create your own font or typeface! Using your favorite art materials, you design a whole alphabet of letters in your favorite style. Once your letters are drawn, painted or cut out, you scan/photograph and upload them and using a free online tool you can make them into a font you can download and use on your computer. Get tips for fine tuning your font, styling your letters and more. This class will be presented as a demo with detailed live Q&A. Because it is not feasible to complete a project on your computer while simultaneously watching a Zoom presentation, you will complete any projects on your own after class has ended. You do not need any special software or equipment for this class; all parts of the project can be completed using your own computer and basic web browser.

Free

DCL Online: Bead Embroidered Dog

Dakota County Library - Online

Make a beaded & embroidered dog from wool felt, beads and sequins. Learn the backstitch to do some contrasting stitching. You can choose to finish your dog 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
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