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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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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 list at www.quiltingmod.com

Section Spring 1

05405
$89
02/20/2020 - 03/05/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Bernina Sewing Center

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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 Spring 1

05414
$120
02/29/2020 - 04/04/2020
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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This one‐day 2 hour class is meant for knitters who have already made knit clothing by following a pattern or by adjusting a pattern and who would like to learn how to design their own knit article of clothing and how to make the pattern pieces for it. This class is recommended/required in order to take ''Knit Design'', an intensive step by step class which covers the creative and production processes from start to finish. Class topics include: How different yarns lend themselves to different types of clothing Knit garment care and cleaning Form follows function (pockets, closures) vs. fanciful romantic styles Wardrobe building Flattering one's own body dimensions Measuring, swatches and gauges Calculating the number of yarn skeins/balls needed for a complete project Note: Teacher will give handouts and students may bring a digital device for notes.

Section Spring 1

05417
$49
03/07/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM
Barbara Wisoff
CE South 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 $35 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. Bring a sack lunch and snacks.

Section Spring 1

05366
$79
03/21/2020
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 3:30 PM
Marlene Niemann
CE South Building

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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 Spring 1

05353
$105
03/21/2020
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 1:30 PM
Dave Sabo
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House

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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 Spring 1

05359
$40
04/07/2020
Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 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 Spring 1

05428
$49
04/11/2020
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
CE South Building

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Go from fabric to functional fast. Learn quick cutting and piecing techniques with a new quilt pattern each week. This course is suitable for those with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting experience, and knowledge of quilt construction. Optional quilt kits available for purchase. Free use of sewing machines available at Ann Silva's. Note: Materials list at http://www.quiltingmod.com

Section Spring 2

05401
$149
04/16/2020 - 05/07/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Afton Warrick
Ann Silva's Sewing Center

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This class is a continuation from Intermediate Crochet. Now that you have learned all the fundamentals of crochet, we will concentrate on more complex stitches and patterns and learn new techniques such as chainless foundation, linked and extended stitches, advanced color techniques and more. Feel free to contact the instructor at mailto:stitch4fun@unm.edu if you have any questions. Please bring a crochet hook H or larger and several colors of smooth, worsted‐weight yarn

Section Spring 1

05424
$110
04/18/2020 - 05/09/2020
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Shirley Fleischauer
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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