Sunday, September 02, 2007

fall classes @ Home Ec!

here are all the details for the roster at Home Ec in Park Slope. i'm teaching patternmaking here and they also offer sewing and knitting classes...

Home Ec is Flirt Brooklyn's new creative space on 3rd Avenue near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn's Park Slope! in search of a design studio for our Flirt clothing line, we came upon a spacious former machine shop which afforded us enough space to do more than just design. it now allows us to answer the eternal question, "Do you teach sewing classes?" with a firm and resounding, "Yes! We do!"
sewing classes, crafting and mending nights, children's craft and sewing classes, knitting, patternmaking, open studio and creative time and many more events. we are really excited about Home Ec becoming part of the Park Slope community, so if you have a class you'd like to teach or an event you'd like to hold let us know! we'll be sending out weekly email updates so sign up for our mailing list to learn about all our classes and events.

Home Ec is located at 303 3rd avenue (between carroll & 1st street) park slope, brooklyn

here's how you sign up:
call: 718-852-2889
stop by either Flirt location:
93 fifth avenue between baltic and warren, park slope, brooklyn
252 smith street between douglass and degraw, carroll gardens, brooklyn

patternmaking with Cal Patch
fridays, september 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 6:30-8:30.
if you can sew, you're most likely itching to make your own patterns so that you can design your own clothes from scratch. we'll show you how to take your own measurements and use them to draft patterns for a basic t-shirt and skirt that fit YOUR body! then we'll take those slopers and stylize them to fit your vision, as well as learn to make patterns from existing garments. soon you'll be stitching up a whole new wardrobe!
***this is an intermediate class so some sewing experience is necessary***

there are 4 class sessions each lasting 2 hours. classes are fridays, september 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. the cost is $240.

supplies needed:
*a roll or pad of newsprint, drawing, wrapping or patternmaking paper, at least 14" wide
*see-through 18" ruler
*hip curve or french curve
*tape measure
*pencil and sharpener (or mechanical pencil)
*scotch tape
*scissors (for paper)
*push pins
*safety pins
*1 yard of muslin or similar inexpensive woven fabric
*1 1/2 yds of t-shirt jersey or similar knit

Flirt Skirt with Patti Gilstrap
september 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
can't find the perfect skirt? is the fabric amazing but the fit is never quite right? learn to make your own Flirt Skirt with Patti Gilstrap co-owner of Flirt and designer of the shop's house label!
in this class you will alter a commercial pattern to fit your measurements, and then cut and sew your own A-line skirt from that pattern. you will learn to set in a zipper, sew darts, and hem the skirt to your desired length. time permitting, we will add a top-stitched pocket.

the class is 4 sessions in september and each session is 2 hours long. the dates are september 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and the class is $240.00 plus supplies.
**this is an intermediate class so some previous experience is necessary**.

supply list:
*2 yds. of 45" or 60" non stretch woven fabric such as cotton, cotton blends
linen, linen blends, twill, pique. NO KNITS (and please nothing very slippery)
*all-purpose thread to match your fabric.
*1 7" zipper (no metal and not invisible)
*1 package of 1/2" wide twill tape

Build a Bag Workshop
wednesday september 5th, and thursday september 20th
the Build a Bag Workshop is a 3-hour project-based class geared toward the beginning sewer. no experience is necessary!! after choosing your own interior and exterior fabrics you will cut, pin, interface, and machine-sew your own lined cotton tote bag. the cost is $120. and all materials are included. classes are from 6:30-9:30pm. wine and chocolate to celebrate at the end!

supply suggestions:
Steinlauf and Stoller Inc.
239 w. 39th street

P&S Fabrics
360 broadway (between franklin and leonard)

Metro Textile Corp.
265 w. 37th street, suite 908

Mood Designer Fabrics
225 w. 37th street, 3rd floor

Introduction to Knitting with Antoinettte Indge of Cinderloop
september 12th, 19th, and 26th 6:30-8:30pm

don't we all think the same thing every year as the weather cools down and we start to pull out sweaters, scarves, and hats? "i wish i'd taken the time to learn to knit!" well here is your opportunity!!! this is a class for beginning knitters; no previous experience is necessary. by the end of this three-week workshop, you will have made a scarf in the design of your choice. you will learn to knit and purl, as well as explore simple pattern stitches. along the way you'll pick up lots of tips and advice to help you with future projects, including how to choose yarn, how to read a pattern, and how to avoid common pitfalls and fix mistakes. this workshop is a great way to start your knitting career!

supplies needed:

*4 balls of worsted wool yarn: 2 in a main color, 2 in a second color
*set of size 9 double pointed needles
*tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends
*point protectors for ends of needles
*small scissors
*size G or H crochet hook

there are 3-sessions in this workshop and the cost is $125.
september 12th, 19th, and 26th 6:30-8:30pm

Antoinette Indge is the designer of the Cinderloop clothing line and has been knitting for many years. before she started Cinderloop, she taught knitting classes professionally. she especially loves lace knitting and designing sweaters.

supply source suggestions:

Brooklyn General
128 union street between hicks and columbia
brooklyn 718 237 7753

398 atlantic avenue, corner of bond
brooklyn 718 797 3305

Downtown Yarns
45 avenue A
manhattan 212 995 5991

137 sullivan street
manhattan 212 420 8796

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