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Tunisian Crochet

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove
5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Tunisian (or Afghan) crochet is a cross between traditional crochet and knitting, creating a highly textured and sturdy fabric appropriate for home décor. Skills taught: Tunisian Simple Stitch Tunisian Knit Stitch Slip Stitch Color changes Pre-requisite: Beginning Crochet or equivalent.

Sunday Aug 20th, 1pm

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Leather Work 101

at Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather - Lakeview
3717 N Ravenswood Ave #113, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Leather Work 101 is a solid introduction to leather work. There are 4 projects to choose from and a variety of leathers and hardware. You can modify and create your own patterns as well. This is a fun, easy class and gives you a chance to make a few things out of leather like a cuff, a clutch or a belt you can give as gifts or just wear and enjoy...

Thursday Aug 24th, 7pm

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Knitting 201

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove
5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

The next step. Learn purling, increasing, decreasing, and pattern reading as you discover how to discern the difference between garter stitch and stockinette stitch. The project is a lovely triangular fringed shawl or scarf. Pre-requisite: Beginning Knitting or its equivalent.

$38

2 sessions

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 9:30am

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Sewing - Step Beyond Beginner

at Vogue Fabrics - Evanston
718-732 Main St, Illinois City, Illinois 60202

For those of you with a little sewing knowledge who want an intermediate class--this is it! Learn to sew a basic dress, blouse or shirt. Tackle new issues, such as cuffs, collar, buttons and buttonholes, darts, etc.

$120

6 sessions

Friday Aug 25th, 1:30pm

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Speed Knitting

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove
5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Knitting is a Zen-like activity suited to the tranquil personality with loads of time on their hands. You've got to be kidding! Sure, we might use knitting to calm our nerves, but let's get real, we all want to get on to the next project in the queue. So if you're an American-style knitter (thrower), we'll show you how to knit Continental (picker)...

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 4:30pm

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Beginning Knitting

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove
5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Learn the basics of cast-on, knit, and bind-off in this beginner class. For this class, we will work on a seasonally appropriate purse or scarf that will teach you all the basics. No previous experience is necessary.

$38

2 sessions

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 5:30pm

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Wet Felting 101

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston
1123 Florence Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Come with little or no felt making experience and leave with a thorough understanding of wet felting and confidence to continue practising craft on your own.  Students learn basics, starting from wool rowing properties then we will explore and try different felting designs and end up with unique piece of felted art. Very informative, hands -on,...

Saturday Aug 26th, 3pm

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3-D Felting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park
721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Sister-Arts Studio invites you to join us for this new exciting needle felting class! Adults will learn how to work with special felting needles and wool roving to sculpt an adorable 3-Dimensional animal. Choose from 6 different kits. 

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 6pm

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Beginning Crochet Dishcloth

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove
5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Learn how to crochet with the traditional first project - the dishcloth. Actually, if you prefer, make it a washcloth or scarf, but regardless, the skills you learn will serve you well in any future crochet endeavor. Skills taught: Chain stitch Single crochet Double crochet Fastening off

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 11am

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Beginning Sewing

at Vogue Fabrics - Evanston
718-732 Main St, Illinois City, Illinois 60202

Learn to sew and enjoy it!   First timers learn to read, layout & cut a store-bought skirt pattern: insert the zipper, put in the waistband, make darts and stitch hems. Cover all the basics to get you started with any sewing project.  Supply list is handed out during the first class. You are welcome to bring supplies from home, and...

$120

8 sessions

Sunday Aug 27th, 12:30pm

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Sewing Skills: Beginner (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn
2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Learn basic sewing skills needed for fashion, fiber art & textile design projects. Learn how to sew corners and curves, french seams, straps and hemmed edge. Students will sew a small decorative pillow and complete a squared bottom tote bag during this beginner session. Use of Sewing machines, accessories, Fabric and stuffing for pillow, AND fabric...

$120

4 sessions

Monday Aug 21st, 6pm

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Headpiece and Millinery Basics

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Have you wanted to build your own headpieces or hats? Professor Perkins is an experienced milliner, and will teach you how to do it too! Primarily a lecture based class, Titty will bring different examples from her own wardrobe and describe how they are derived. A hand sewing background is encouraged, but people from any skill level are welcome in...

Sunday Aug 20th, 3pm

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Open Knit Night

at Knit Nirvana - Forest Park
7453 W Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60130

Drop in and get help with your knitting for crochet projects from Katherine, the Knitting Goddess. Even if you don’t need help just come in and hang out with us.

Free

Thursday Aug 24th, 7pm

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Crochet 201

at Knitche, Inc. - Downers Grove
5221 Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60515

Take your crochet skills to the next level by mastering some new stitches, shaping and color changes in this beautiful shawl pattern. Skills taught: Shell stitch 2-color crochet Increasing in pattern Pre-requisite: Beginning Crochet or equivalent.

Thursday Aug 31st, 5:30pm

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Advanced Sewing

at Vogue Fabrics - Evanston
718-732 Main St, Illinois City, Illinois 60202

Have you been sewing for a while, can follow directions from a sewing pattern and have made shirts and dresses before? Or have you completed Veronica's Step Beyond Beginner class? If you said yes to either, you are ready for this class that will focus more on detailed garment construction. It's time to get the most out of your sewing.

$139

6 sessions

Friday Aug 25th, 9:30am

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