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Try a Crafts & Hobbies class with us and to learn how to make your own keepsake item. Through hands on learning from our professional instructors you will develop the basic skills to create your own home-made treasures. Our affordable classes provide a lifetime of rewarding hobbies. Sewing, quilting, basket weaving, stained glass and jewelry making are just a few examples of the things you can learn to make with us. Each course is designed to teach you a skill that you can develop so you can learn to make unique crafts that will impress.


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Crafts and Hobbies - Upcoming Classes

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The first Thursday of each month we'll conquer a new technique that will make piecing faster, easier, and more precise. Skills include conquering curves, strip sets, paper‐piecing, and triangles.

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Section FAA‐PE

05431
$65
9/6/2018 - 12/6/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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Designed for the absolute beginner, you will learn all the simple tricks and tips to master the basic stitches of crochet. You will learn how to combine basic stiches to create more stitches. You will also learn the art of reading patterns and diagrams. You will learn this fascinating craft from a former state fair crochet judge. Please bring a crochet hook H or larger and a skein of smooth, worsted‐weight yarn. Please no dark‐colored yarns.

Section FAA‐PE

05413
$100
9/8/2018 - 9/29/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Explore the art of stained glass in this class for beginners. You'll get hands‐on experience as you learn to cut glass, build your soldering skills, and practice assembly techniques for both copper foil and lead came. You'll complete one project using each technique. The instructor will provide all the tools you need. Note: A $40 lab fee will be collected at the first class. Bring a sack lunch to each class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

05383
$250
9/9/2018 - 9/16/2018
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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Enter the exciting world of sewing. You will be introduced to the sewing machine, sewing terms, working with a pattern, cutting, marking, and pressing techniques. Project will include putting on a pocket, inserting a zipper, making buttonholes, working with fusible interfacing etc. Note: A materials fee of $5 is payable to the instructor on the first class meeting. Bring one yard of 40‐45 inch wide medium weight woven fabric and matching spool of all‐purpose sewing thread to the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

05411
$115
9/10/2018 - 10/15/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a lace from a series of knots and loops. Using extra‐large thread, designed just for tatting, you will learn this skill that has been practiced by queens and commoners alike. You will learn to master the double stitch and learn to read patterns and diagrams. You will make several items from patterns provided by the instructor. Come and learn all the basic tricks and tips needed to get started. Feel free to contact the instructor at stitch4fun@unm.edu if you have any questions. Note: A material fee of $25 will be payable to the instructor at the first session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05417
$100
9/11/2018 - 10/16/2018
Tue 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Learn the ins and outs of quilt bindings. This course will cover numerous styles including machine and hand stitching options, hidden binding, faux flange and bias binding. This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting experience, and knowledge of quilt construction. Sewing machines are available for use free of change at Ann Silva's Sewing Center. Materials: See http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/p/class‐supply‐list.html

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05430
$85
9/13/2018 - 9/20/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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This class has been designed for the absolute beginning quilter. I will guide you through all the steps of piecing a quilt by machine ‐ fabric selection, rotary cutting, measuring, and piecing with the 1/4'' seam. The text is required at the first class. TEXT: Make Your First Quilt by M'Liss Rae Hawley. The techniques you learn in this class are those used in 90% of all pieced quilting whether it is traditional or modern. Time is set aside in each class to sew. In order to complete the quilt top, you will also need to sew a few hours duing the week. You will be taught at a pace that is comfortable for you. You must have a sewing machine that is in good working order. You are sewing in class. PLEASE do not purchase any supplies before the first class meets. Sample quilt, text, and supply list are available at the Quilt Works. You can also e‐mail me with any questions, picture of the quilt, and supply sheet. mailto:CarolBell99@msn.com [Please put ''Quilting 101'' in the subject line.]

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

05406
$95
9/19/2018 - 11/14/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Carol Bell
The Quilt Works

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Would you like to make a unique looking scarf but don't want to go it alone? Then come and join a crochet‐a‐long (CAL) where everyone is working on the same pattern at the same time. In this class we will make a Shaded Triangles Magic Scarf, a free pattern available from www.redheart.com (also available from instructor). This is a one‐piece scarf made from triangles that you connect as you go. The unique structure of the scarf is perfect for showing off self‐striping yarn. Please contact the instructor at stitch4fun@unm.edu if you have any questions.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05426
$65
9/22/2018 - 10/6/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Log cabin quilt designs are always a favorite with beginning quilters and expert quilters alike. The simple piecework has a timeless charm that lends itself to endless log cabin quilt variations. This quilt is no exception. It is a fast 'n' fun project using a majority of high contrast precut 2‐1/2 " strips. This quilt can go from a 36 " square wall hanging to an 82 " square queen size quilt depending on the number of blocks you choose to make–and how much time you have. We'll look at fabric selection and spend a little time on various log cabin layouts, plus we'll learn a little bit about the beginnings of the Log Cabin Quilt. The pattern was written by me and has a detailed shopping list, fabric requirements and it includes all the supplies you will need to finish the quilt. This is an intermediate project which means you should have a working knowledge of basic quilt making. You must have a sewing machine in good working order and know how to use it. You do not need your sewing machine at the first class. Sample, supply sheet and the pattern are available at The Quilt Works. You may contact me at: CarolBell99@msn.com if you have any questions. Put Quilting 102 in the subject line.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

05407
$95
10/4/2018 - 11/8/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Carol Bell
The Quilt Works

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Sashiko is a form of embroidery from Japan that was used by the working class as far back as the 16th century. Today it has evolved into a beautiful and decorative art form. The white thread on an indigo blue background gives it a distinctive look. It is made using large thread and big stitches that are very easy to work and see. Students will make a square of stitchery that can be made into a pillow or appliqued onto something else such as a tote bag. NOTE: A materials fee of $25 will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05428
$49
10/6/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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(This class is a continuation from Crochet Beginning Part 1.) Once you have mastered the basic stitches of crochet, you will learn how to combine them to create more stitches and to learn new techniques. We will continue our study of reading patterns and diagrams, while we learn to work in rounds instead of rows, increasing and decreasing, spike stitches, fan and shell stitches, post stitches, bobble, puff, and popcorn stitches, changing colors and more. Please bring a crochet hook H or larger and two colors of smooth, worsted‐weight yarn. Feel free to contact the instructor at stitch4fun@unm.edu if you have any questions.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAB‐PE

05413
$100
10/13/2018 - 11/17/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting or knowledge of basic knit and purl stitches, casting on and casting off. This class will teach you to expand your basic knitting skills by completing a simple beginners' knit pattern of your choice. Following the instructions at the beginning of the pattern, please arrive at the first class with the needles and yarn as required. Also handy to have: a small pair of scissors, a small writing pad and pencil. Class limited to 15 students.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05416
$100
10/13/2018 - 12/1/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
CE South Building

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I will take your fear of creating this wallet away. It is far easier than it looks I will break it down into a few easy pieces and then we will take those pieces and create a great wallet, wristlet or cross body. There are 12 card slots, two pockets one front, one back, behind those card slots, your choice of one or two zipper pockets. The center space will hold most cell phones. I will demonstrate a few options for your front flap, your closure, as well as a few things I have learned from many other NCW makers around the world. We will discuss fabrics, interfacing, and several other ways to make this wallet yours. NOTE: Bring your Sewing Machine; none are available in class. Materials fee of $20 will be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment NOTE: Bring your Sewing Machine; none are available in class. Materials fee of $20 will be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

05433
$65
10/13/2018 - 10/27/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Audrey Martin
CE South Building

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Explore the art of stained glass in this class for beginners. You'll get hands‐on experience as you learn to cut glass, build your soldering skills, and practice assembly techniques for both copper foil and lead came. You'll complete one project using each technique. The instructor will provide all the tools you need. Note: A $40 lab fee will be collected at the first class. Bring a sack lunch to each class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAB‐PE

05383
$250
10/21/2018 - 10/28/2018
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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Blacksmithing – the technique of heating metal and forging it into necessary implements and tools dates back over a thousand years. There has been a recent resurgence of interest in this field. Most blacksmiths are self taught, however understanding the basic principles and techniques can speed the learning process. Please join us at historic Casa San Ysidro in Corrales for a hands‐on opportunity to gain the fundamental knowledge necessary to begin making your own tools, knives, and decorative art.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05353
$85
10/27/2018
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 1:30 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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The art of basket weaving has been around for millennia and is still enjoyed and appreciated today. Learn the basics of this fun art form including the tools, terms, and techniques and make your own basket. Note: A $40 materials fee will be collected at the first class. You will need to bring utility scissors, a tape measure or ruler, pencil, large towel, white glue, and a 10‐inch diameter pan that can hold a water depth of six inches. Class will break for a one‐hour lunch.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

05366
$79
11/3/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
CE South Building

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Learn how to use a domestic sewing machine to create numerous quilting designs for open spaces, borders, and piecing accentuation. Sewing machines are available for use free of change at Ann Silva's Sewing Center. Materials: See http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/p/class‐supply‐list.html

Section FAA‐PE

05405
$65
11/29/2018 - 12/13/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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Are you new to crochet or knitting and wish you knew more about the different types and sizes of yarns that are available? In this lecture only class we will learn about how yarns are constructed and the different materials from which yarns can be made. We will learn how to read a yarn label, different coloring techniques and how yarns work up differently for crocheters and knitters. We will also study yarn terminology. You may send yarn questions in advance to the instructor at stitch4fun@unm.edu and please feel free to bring in any yarns you have questions about.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

05402
$49
12/1/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Explore the art of stained glass in this class for beginners. You'll get hands‐on experience as you learn to cut glass, build your soldering skills, and practice assembly techniques for both copper foil and lead came. You'll complete one project using each technique. The instructor will provide all the tools you need. Note: A $40 lab fee will be collected at the first class. Bring a sack lunch to each class meeting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAC‐PE

05383
$250
12/9/2018 - 12/16/2018
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Donna Greenstreet
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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