Needle & Thread Embroidery (Jul-Sept)

Zoom/Online Event

Spend an hour with a needle and thread exploring the art of embroidery. Each week you’ll learn a new kind of stitch: chain stitch, satin, back stitch, buttonhole, figure eight knots and more. We’ll start by making abstract doodles with the basic form and then try out different variations to add texture and color. For inspiration, we’ll look at a few examples of each stitch used in different ways in modern and vintage textiles. Beginners are welcome; you don’t need any sewing experience for this class. This is a drop in class held every Thursday at noon (Central Time) / 6pm (GST). It is held in partnership with SoulSanity.io as part of their artmaking & wellness program and is open to anyone. Your $24 registration allows you to attend any or all of the sessions from July 7 - September 29, 2022. You can come to all of the sessions or pick and choose which ones you are interested in. Tentative Stitch Schedule: Jul 7 Backstitch & 5 variations • Jul 14 Barb Stitch • July 21 Chain & Interlaced Chain • July 28 Cast on Stitch • Aug 4 Cretan Stitch • August 11 (no class) • August 18 Lattice Stitch [read more...]

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Layered Beaded Flowers

Zoom/Online Event

Learn to make layered beaded flowers from organza, novelty fabrics, crystals and pearl beads. I have made these flowers for wedding boutonnieres and hair ornaments, decorated special gifts, created holiday ornaments and made pins for dressy coats and special occasions. I will show you how to make "petals" from different kinds of specialty fabrics and how to choose the right ones. Then you will design your layered flower and learn tips for stitching the sparkling beaded center using a variety of beads and tiny bits of feathers. They are fun to make and customizable in dozens of different ways. Have another family member or person in your household who would like to join you for class? Just add on an additional materials kit when you register. About the project. You will be able to complete 1-2 flowers in class Kit will include a variety of pre-made petals, beads, and notions. Tech details. Class fee includes a 1 1/2 hour live online Zoom class and a materials kit mailed to you before the class session. You will need to provide scissors for this project; all other materials you need are included in the kit. Please register early so the materials have [read more...]

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Needle & Thread Embroidery (Jul-Sept)

Zoom/Online Event

Spend an hour with a needle and thread exploring the art of embroidery. Each week you’ll learn a new kind of stitch: chain stitch, satin, back stitch, buttonhole, figure eight knots and more. We’ll start by making abstract doodles with the basic form and then try out different variations to add texture and color. For inspiration, we’ll look at a few examples of each stitch used in different ways in modern and vintage textiles. Beginners are welcome; you don’t need any sewing experience for this class. This is a drop in class held every Thursday at noon (Central Time) / 6pm (GST). It is held in partnership with SoulSanity.io as part of their artmaking & wellness program and is open to anyone. Your $24 registration allows you to attend any or all of the sessions from July 7 - September 29, 2022. You can come to all of the sessions or pick and choose which ones you are interested in. Tentative Stitch Schedule: Jul 7 Backstitch & 5 variations • Jul 14 Barb Stitch • July 21 Chain & Interlaced Chain • July 28 Cast on Stitch • Aug 4 Cretan Stitch • August 11 (no class) • August 18 Lattice Stitch [read more...]

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DCL Online: Bead Embroidered Pin

Zoom/Online Event

Use beads in a new way by combining them with ruffled organza ribbon and bead embroidery stitches to create a 3-D textured design. Learn different stitch techniques to create your own design with stone, pearl and glass beads stitched to wool felt. This program is limited to attendees with MN addresses. Presented by Teaching Artist Becka Rahn. Registration required. Geared for adults. A Minnesota Legacy Program. This class is an online program hosted by Dakota County Libraries. Registration through Dakota County Library.

Needle & Thread Embroidery (Jul-Sept)

Zoom/Online Event

Spend an hour with a needle and thread exploring the art of embroidery. Each week you’ll learn a new kind of stitch: chain stitch, satin, back stitch, buttonhole, figure eight knots and more. We’ll start by making abstract doodles with the basic form and then try out different variations to add texture and color. For inspiration, we’ll look at a few examples of each stitch used in different ways in modern and vintage textiles. Beginners are welcome; you don’t need any sewing experience for this class. This is a drop in class held every Thursday at noon (Central Time) / 6pm (GST). It is held in partnership with SoulSanity.io as part of their artmaking & wellness program and is open to anyone. Your $24 registration allows you to attend any or all of the sessions from July 7 - September 29, 2022. You can come to all of the sessions or pick and choose which ones you are interested in. Tentative Stitch Schedule: Jul 7 Backstitch & 5 variations • Jul 14 Barb Stitch • July 21 Chain & Interlaced Chain • July 28 Cast on Stitch • Aug 4 Cretan Stitch • August 11 (no class) • August 18 Lattice Stitch [read more...]

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DCL Online: Paper Collage Native Plant Notecards

Zoom/Online Event

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. See link in sidebar to register.

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