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Crafts & Hobby Classes

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.

Crafts and Hobbies - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

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.

Section SPA‐PE

05428
$49
06/02/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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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 SUA‐PE

05411
$115
06/04/2018 - 06/20/2018
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn't just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cellphone/mobile, cheques, cash, cards, coins, and still have room for your favorite lipstick or even personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. Join us and I will help you walk through and create each step of the pattern. This class is for people with some sewing experience. Before the first class, please purchase and download the pattern at http://emmalinebags.com/products/the‐necessary‐clutch‐wallet‐pdf. Materials list will be provided at the first class, the approximate cost of materials is $25.

Section SUA‐PE

05427
$95
06/05/2018 - 06/26/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Audrey Martin
CE South Building

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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. 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 SUA‐PE

05417
$100
06/07/2018 - 07/12/2018
Thu 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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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.

Note: Class incorrectly listed as June 7, it begins on June 9

Section SUA‐PE

05413
$100
06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
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

Section SUA‐PE

05405
$65
06/14/2018 - 06/28/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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Join us and learn to knit a simple shrug‐cardigan with a pattern chosen from a list provided. You will learn additional skills such as pattern selection, cast on, shaping, fitting, pattern reading, and binding off and finishing.

Section SUA‐PE

05428
$75
06/16/2018 - 07/14/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Jeannie Fagerstrom
CE South Building

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Join us at historic Casa San Ysidro and learn the basics of blacksmithing. Blacksmiths work by heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools. See how little this craft has changed over the past hundred years. You will learn how to create a hand forged kitchen hook.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

Section SUA‐PE

05353
$79
06/23/2018
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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Let your novelty fabrics find a home in a fun text quilt top while learning Afton

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

05410
$49
07/19/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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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: Summer 2018 Catalog lists Twill Market Basket on August 11, 2018. This course is not published in the catalog but is correct. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

05366
$80
07/28/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
CE North Building

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Experience the wonder of Alice

Section SUA‐PE

05404
$105
08/02/2018 - 08/30/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Pants are not complicated to sew but it can be a challenge to get them to fit well. Learn the basics of pant fitting and sewing while making a pair of lounge pants.Basic sewing skills are needed.Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing and Garment Sewing: IntroductionNOTE: Supply sheet is available at Ann Silva

Section SUA‐PE

05429
$85
08/13/2018 - 08/29/2018
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Nancy Lovett
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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Join us at historic Casa San Ysidro and learn the basics of blacksmithing. Blacksmiths work by heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools. See how little this craft has changed over the past hundred years. You will learn how to create a hand forged kitchen hook.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible.

Section SUB‐PE

05353
$79
08/18/2018
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Crafts & Hobby Classes.

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