Garment Sewing: Simple Pants
Elastic waist pants are just the ticket for our pandemic wardrobes! Learn to make your own and feel the power that comes with DIY clothes. Materials fee $10. Supply details will be provided by Christina. You will need to bring your sewing machine with you to FLAIR.
Copper tubing is not just for plumbers! Maryann Carroll is joining us for her first FLAIR! Using different sizes of copper tubes, powdered enamels, hammers and lots of torch heat, discover the colors formed when heat and enamels meet. Once getting the desired colors on your hammered tubes, you will use your flattened copper wire, patina and wax to shine them up! Attach the earrings to sterling silver ear wire and the pendant to some ball chain to walk out this workshop stylin’!
Material fee $10
We will demonstrate and help you to create your own beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece, made from a real pumpkin grown on our very own farm in Newfield. Think about color & texture while making a gorgeous piece that will last for eight months! Each person will be able to make 2-3 pumpkins.
Supply fee: $55
Metalwork Jewelry: Stacked Rings (Sat am & pm)
Learn to solder a set of 5 fabulous stacking rings using a micro torch with Kelly Diemond! Silver, bronze or copper wire will be available to choose from. You'll have a chance to texture and add an antique finish to make them uniquely yours. Wear them on your fingers, knuckles or toes! Keep them all for yourself or give them as gifts! $15 class fee includes materials and supplies to make 5 rings.
This is a class for advanced beginner sewers who'd like to step it up a notch! Heather will guide us in creating improvisational quilt blocks, which might become a potholder, trivet, or wall hanging? Or keep building on to your creation until it's a whole quilt! Please start gathering scrap fabric...this could get interesting! If you register for this class, you will need to bring your sewing machine with you to FLAIR. Please bring $5 to contribute to the stash.
Fabric (we have a stash for the truly wild-n-crazy)
Extra sewing machine needles
cutting mat/straight edge if you've got one
Printmaking Making Mania
Sink your carvers into an inviting block of rubber and set yourself up for mass production of your designs. This workshop is great for beginners and more advanced print-makers. For those just starting - bring your design ideas - maybe print out some images that you like - and carve a beautiful block that can be used over and over to create paper prints or to embellish fabrics and clothes. For the more advanced printers out there, maybe you'd like to try your hand at two-color prints, where you create two blocks that accent each other!
Whatever your fancy, we'll have a great time turning ourselves into an obsessive print factory.
Supply Fee: $10
I will provide:
- newspaper and plastic tablecloths to protect tables and surfaces
- printing blocks - enough for everyone to do multiple designs
- brayers (for rolling out ink)
- block-printing (oil-based) ink that can be used for fabric or paper
- scrap fabrics
- books for inspiration
You should bring:
- design ideas (printed out or on your phone)
- clothes/linens you want to print on (underwear, t-shirts, yoga pants, curtains, pillow cases, bags...)
Do you pine for your good ole days in middle school shop class? Well, here's your chance to get your hands on some power tools! Bryn will lead us in making live edge coat racks. You will choose from a selection of boards and hooks, sand by machine or hand as you see fit, drill holes and install hooks, finish, and drill hanging spots in the back. There will be two sessions of this in-demand workshop! Supply fee: $30.