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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.


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Crafts and Hobbies - Upcoming Classes

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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. Note: Feel free to contact the instructor at stitch4fun@unm.edu if you have any questions.

Section SPA‐PE

05414
$100
09/28/2019 - 11/16/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Flowers are beautiful, and flowers made from ribbon are even more beautiful because they never wilt or die. Come learn to make some flowers and leaves from different types of ribbons. While it may look intimidating, it is actually quite easy. The flowers will be embellished with buttons or beads to give them an elegant look. When completed, they can be used to embellish a variety of things such as boxes, hats, pincushions, etc., or even turned into pins or magnets. In this class, we will learn the basic rosette, and how to make flowers with U‐shaped gathered petals, and leaves. Feel free to contact the instructor at mailto:stitch4fun@unm.edu if you have any questions. NOTE: A materials fee of $10 will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section FAA‐PE

05365
$49
10/10/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Add a new skill to your jewelry making capabilities‐Basic Wire Wrap. in this class you will learn basic Wire Wrap skills using 20 and 22 gauge wire around a glass cabochon or other flat stone. You will also learn how to wrap a stone, glass or other item creating a cage with 12 and 22 gauge wire. You will leave the class with 2 unique finished pieces that may be used at pendants or suncatchers.

Section FAB‐PE

05359
$40
10/16/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Jeanette Easley
CE South Building

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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.

Section FAA‐PE

05428
$49
10/17/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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In this class, we will make two pre selected glass ornaments for the holidays. If there is time, we will make a third that will Be used as an ornament exchange with students in the class.

Section FAA‐PE

05389
$125
10/19/2019
Sat 10:30 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Linda Guernsey
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.

Section FAB‐PE

05353
$85
10/19/2019
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 1:30 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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Fuse a beautiful landscape using frit, powders and glass. You may bring a landscape picture you like or you may look at some sample. There is always your imagination as to what the landscape should be. All materials will be provided for your picture (size approximately 12x18).

Section FAA‐PE

05391
$175
11/02/2019 - 11/09/2019
Sat 10:30 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Linda Guernsey
Hot Flash Glass Inc.

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

Section FAA‐PE

05405
$89
11/07/2019 - 11/21/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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This class is a delightful way to prepare for the holiday season. Learn about the St. Lucia tradition, Swedish Dala Horses, Advent Calendars, Nisse and Elves, Christmas goats, pigs and more. Make decorations for gifts and your home and tree from festive paper, felt, straw and other materials. These fun creations are made with a variety of patterns and crafting materials supplied by the instructor. Each week we will share a potluck lunch with your favorite traditional holiday foods and recipes. This is a great class to share with a friend or family member. Inter‐generational: Children ages eight years old (8) and up are welcome when accompanied by an adult. NOTE: A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

02216
$125
11/10/2019 - 11/17/2019
Sun 8:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
CE North Building

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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.

Section FAA‐PE

05366
$79
11/16/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
CE South Building

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UNMUNM Tuition Remission

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

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