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Rug Hooking: An Introduction (Fall)

Dates: September 10 – 24
Time
: 3 Sundays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

Details:  If you spend a few afternoons learning how to hook rugs with Catherine McCausland, then you might just get hooked for life.  In this beginners’ course, you’ll learn the basic technique, and about the tools and materials used for rug hooking.  You’ll work on small piece – learning by doing – as you transfer your design onto the burlap, cut and prepare the fabric, and start hooking.  Finishing techniques will be demonstrated as you may need additional time to finish your wall hanging.

Fee:  $118 (includes HST and supplies)

 

Price: $118.00

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Embroidery Study Programme Part 5: Stumpwork (A Continuation)

The Hand Embroidery Programme is a five course intensive, each course taking 30 hours to complete with the addition of homework assignments and written components.

Date: September 11 – October 16
Time: 6 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 5
Stumpwork
Advanced Level

Popular in 17th Century Britain, Stumpwork was comprised of embroidered figures, insects, and animals to portray biblical tales or stories from court. Combining many techniques, Stumpwork is a challenging form of needlework; its historic purpose was to showcase the skill of the embroiderer. Students will sample a number of padding, lace, and figure making techniques. Students will complete a small figurative portrait.

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Note: This is a course designed as a continuation for participants who have already completed Embroidery Study Programme Pt. 5 

Fee: $92 

Are you ready to take your stitching to the next level? This five part programme of study will immerse the student in the ancient art of embellishing cloth with stitches.  Each part will explore the technical approaches to a specific embroidery technique, as well as, outline steps necessary to bring individuality in design and stitch application.  The Hand Embroidery Programme is perfect for those who have a strong interest in creating fine craft, haute couture, costuming, historical textiles as well as conservation and restoration practices.

While it is not required to take each course in sequence; it is recommended.  Strong skills and foundation techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for Parts 3 – 5. Taking the each Course in succession will lead to a greater understanding of embroidery design and process.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design upon successful completion of all Parts.

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Price: $92.00

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Weaving on the Loom: an Introduction

Date: September 12 – October 17
Time: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Pearl Fifield

In this six week introductory class you will learn the ins and outs of weaving on a loom! Pearl will lead you through the preparation of your warp, loom set-up, and rolling on. An overview of the looms’ functional components will teach you to read basic threading patterns. You will produce a series of samples in plain weave, basket weave, and twill, before completing a small project of your own: a table runner, scarf, place mats, or series of trivets are all great beginner projects.

Materials for practice and samples will be provided and your instructor will advise the material required for the final project, which will be purchased individually.

Please note this class is restricted to seven participants so each person has access to a loom.

Fee: $188 (includes HST and some supplies)

Price: $188.00

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Embroidery Study Programme, Part 1: Counted Thread Embroidery

The Hand Embroidery Programme is a five course intensive, each course taking 30 hours to complete with the addition of homework assignments and written components.

Dates: September 13 – November 15
Time: 10 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 1: Counted Thread Embroidery
Introductory Level

An exploration of counted embroidery techniques including blackwork, cross stitch, pulled and drawn thread, Hardanger, canvas work, pattern darning and hemstitching.  Traditional and contemporary materials, as well as chart design and creation will be explored. Historical context of each technique will be discussed.

Fee: $190 

Are you ready to take your stitching to the next level? This five part programme of study will immerse the student in the ancient art of embellishing cloth with stitches.  Each part will explore the technical approaches to a specific embroidery technique, as well as, outline steps necessary to bring individuality in design and stitch application.  The Hand Embroidery Programme is perfect for those who have a strong interest in creating fine craft, haute couture, costuming, historical textiles as well as conservation and restoration practices.

While it is not required to take each course in sequence; it is recommended.  Strong skills and foundation techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for Parts 3 – 5. Taking the each Course in succession will lead to a greater understanding of embroidery design and process.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design, upon successful completion of all Parts.

Click Here for the full details of the Hand Embroidery Programme.

 

Price: $190.00

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Sculptural Crochet

Dates: September 21 – October 12
Times: 4 Thursdays 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Mimi Stockland

Description: This class approaches the craft of crochet from a contemporary art perspective and explores how to take this relatively simple textile technique beyond making flat pieces and simple garments, into the realm of 3D crochet techniques. The workshop will use mathematical concepts to think about crochet, and ultimately give you the freedom to manipulate yarn and form in a fresh, inventive way that satisfies your imagination. You will be encouraged to choose one/several technique(s) that particularly interest you and explore them in further depth within a specific project. Students will start by making small samples to grasp and explore basic techniques as they are presented. By the end of the 4 weeks, they will have begun work on a larger sculptural piece incorporating one or several of these techniques. Designed primarily for intermediate to advanced crocheters, this class will expand the horizons of what is possible in crochet and give you more tools to add to your creative belt.

Fee: $95 (HST included)

Price: $95.00

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Introduction to Leather Working

Title: Introduction to Leather Working (Using Newfoundland Harp Seal Leather)
Dates: 3 Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Times: September 23 – October 14 (no class October 7)
Instructor: Clare Fowler
Description:
In this series of classes you will be introduced to basic hand sewing techniques specific to leather work.  We will learn how to prepare the leather for cutting and stitching and use basic patterns to create a functional item you can take away and use. As well, the participants will learn techniques for stitching and to give their pieces a finished look.  Participants will be introduced to tools such as leather chisels, punches, mallets, burnisher, leather needles, stitch pony and artificial sinew.

Price: $135.00

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The Rug Hooker’s Workshop Series (Fall)

Date: October 15 – November 19
Time: 6 Sundays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm or 10 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

Register for selected classes, or the whole series for a discount!

For anyone who has completed the introductory workshop, or has some rug hooking experience, this workshop series is a great way to work through a project from “idea” to completion while improving your overall rug hooking skills.  Each class includes a featured lesson with sampler pattern and general hooking time.

Full Series: $190 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 1: Get a Pattern
Sunday, October 15, 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Bring an idea and we’ll develop a pattern or choose from available designs. You will learn a simple photo-to-pattern method, choose border options, and transfer your design onto burlap.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 2: Pick Your Colours
Sunday, October 22, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Pick colours that compliment each and the right texture of yarns or fabrics for your piece. Make your pattern stand out! Exploration of Memory Mats and then general hooking time.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 3: Hooking Effects
Sunday, October 29, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Get guidance on bringing your design to life: to outline or not, variations on outline styles, direction of hooking techniques, and using these tools to create movement and variety in your piece.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 4: Details, Shadows & Highlights
Sunday, November 5, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Learn a super-simple three-shade method to create shadows and highlights. Practice a variety of stitch sizes to create fine detail in your work.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 5: Texture Effects
Sunday, November 12, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Create fascinating and unusual textures that make your mat really unique. Explore unusual material choices and play with pile (stitch height and distance). These techniques make your mat a joy to both look at and touch.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 6: Finishing Off
Sunday, November 19, 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Get a professional finish to your mat. Complete the finishing touches, correct any mistakes, clean up and press. You will learn about colour adjustment and clarification, turning and hanging options. Catherine will go over a variety of uses for rug hooked pieces.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

Notes:
– 9″ x 12″ designs available.
– Fabric provided but students should be prepared to bring additional fabric for larger designs.
– Please bring your own scissors, hooks, and cutters.

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Price: from $46.00

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Crochet: An Introduction

Date: October 24 – November 23
Time: 4 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Pearl Fifield

Details: Crochet is a centuries old technique that has seen a revival in recent years with contemporary applications and designs.  It’s a craft you can take anywhere with you as it uses only a hook and a ball of thread or yarn.  The loops and chains of crochet are made with only four different stitches, then all of the different patterns and designs are just different combinations of those four basics.  Use these simple steps to craft a multitude of projects like hats, scarves, doilies, tablecloths, mini-monsters, chair-covers, and more!

Fee: $75 (includes HST and most supplies)

Price: $75.00

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Drawing With Thread

Dates: October 30 – November 13
Times: 3 Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Description: Are you a drawer/artist who would like incorporate stitching into your work? In this workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of using a needle and thread as a drawing tool to create works that are rooted in historic textiles as well as contemporary art practices. Understanding different techniques of mark making with a threaded needle, participants will learn to convert their drawings into embroidered works. Nontraditional backgrounds and stitching materials will also be explored.  Perfect for artists who wish to bring embroidery techniques to their work.  No stitching experience required, but confidence in drawing is a must.

Fee: $87 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $87.00

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