Monday, October 22, 2007

new etsy classes!

i've got 2 new classes coming up this week at the good ol' etsy labs! the crochet class begins monday 10/29, for 4 weeks from 6-8pm. it's just the beginning of high season for the yarn-y crafts, so now's a great time to learn! it's not too late to make your gifts this holiday season...

and a brand new beginner sewing class will begin this sunday, 10/28 for 3 weeks from noon-2pm. in this class you'll learn how to work a sewing machine and design your own tote bag, while making use of the sunny and spacious sewing studio at the labs.

Introduction to Crochet Technique.

Date: 4 week series held on Mondays in Oct/Nov beginning 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

In this class you will learn all the basics of crochet (chain, single, double and triple crochet stitches) and how to use them to whip up scarves, hats, amigurumi and infinite other possibilities! We will learn shaping and circular crochet, as well as stitch patterns like meshes, scallops and bobbles. You'll begin a scarf in the first class and continue on to either a hat or shawl by the end of the session. Happy hooking! Supplies provided.

There are only 8 spaces available in total so sign up quickly!

Class fee is $90.00.
To register, go here.

Beginner Sewing Class: design your own tote!

Date: 3 week Sunday Series: 10/28, 11/4, and 11/11 2007
Time: 12:00pm-2pm
Location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

If you've been wanting to learn to sew, this introductory class is for you! You will learn how to operate a sewing machine and design and complete your own tote bag. We will cover various techniques such as pockets, straps, lining and trims, and you can choose which to incorporate into your first project. With these skills, you'll soon be stitching up whatever your heart desires...

Students are required to bring the following materials with them to the class:
* 1 yard of fabric for tote
* thread to match

*** optional: 1 yard of lining fabric, scraps of contrast fabric or trims for decoration, pockets and/or straps
basic sewing kit: scissors, pins, pincushion, seam ripper, tape measure, tailor's chalk

There are only 8 spaces available in total so sign up quickly! You must sign up 24 hours in advance of class to be registered.

Class fee is $120.00.
To register, go here.

check out all of the classes at the labs in their etsy shop!
and read about what's happening (fun events, parties, and tutorials) here, and don't forget to check out The Storque, their new online newspaper!

1 comment:

deconstructingVenus said...

wow. i really love your blog. i love the style of stuff you do. i LOVE that sweater with the crochet neckline. you take all the mediums i like to work in and do the cool things that SHOULD be done with them. i've seen ceramic painting done on old wine bottles before, but they were so cheesy i discounted the practice. until i saw your dishes. i love to crochet, but honestly you can only do so many hats and scarves. then is see how you incorporated it into that sweater. you INSPIRE me!!!