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NEW! Take it from the Top! Refashioning the Tee for Teens


with Mary Helen Davis

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class we will explore fashion design with a focus on the ubiquitous tee shirt. By cutting, shaping, embellishing and redesigning the most common wardrobe staple, we will learn sewing and patterning skills. Cotton jersey t-shirt material lends itself to a range of clothing, so each week students can take on different types of garments from the perspective of eco-friendly designing. Take your sketches off the page and try them on in Re-Fashioning the Tee! No experience required. Teenagers at all levels of experience can be accommodated in our small classes. For teens ages 13 and up.

Students will bring their own sewing machines. If you need help finding one to rent, please contact us at

NEW! Family Fiber Studio


with Julie Corbett

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 18, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

For kids from 6 to 16 plus you, their family member! Set a date with your child, niece, nephew, or friend, and join us on Sunday mornings. Have fun creating, exploring, and working with fibers and textiles together. Family Fiber Studio is a wonderful way to share and create. You’ll work together learning how to felt, weave, macrame, and more. Projects like felted eggs and woven pot holders will be your treasures to take home.  Class runs for 8 weeks and there is a materials fee included in the tuition for this course.

This class is for families ONLY, not for individuals. Price is by the individual, please purchase a spot for each family member. When registering adults; please make a child account for yourself and use "Your Name+Adult" (example: SarahAdult) and set a fake birthdate. 

Printing with Plants


with Kate Daley

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 22, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Capture the vibrant colors and shapes of nature through the magical process of eco-printing! Eco-printing is the direct transfer of plant pigments to a surface through steam or immersion in hot water. We’ll create a series of dynamic eco-prints on paper and fabric using flowers from summer’s end and leaves we collect during peak fall foliage season. Nature is so abundant! 

The class will cover the preparation and care of cellulose and protein fibers so that the eco-prints will have a long, colorful life. We’ll make beautiful prints on paper that can be used for greeting cards, bookmarks or other botanical art. Plant-based dyes will also be incorporated to add another dimension to our prints. There is a materials fee included in the tuition for this course. This class is for adults and mature teenagers of all skill levels.



with Katrin Reifeiss

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

In this class, we will focus on the resist technique of Shibori. We will explore fabric manipulation and various folding, binding, wrapping, and sewing techniques to help form intricate patterns. You will have the opportunity to experiment and produce a range of patterns in indigo. Please bring washed fabric, pillowcases, scarves, or clothing in cotton, silk, linen, hemp, rayon (or a blend of these) to use in addition to the fabric we will be providing. This class is for adults and mature teenagers of all skill levels. There is a materials fee included in the tuition for this course. Please note this class meets 2 Wednesdays and 2 Thursdays in a row. 

Class Dates

November 2, 3, 9, 10

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