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January 2019

INTRODUCTION TO OVERSHOT with Hopewell Weaving

January 26 - January 27
Hopewell Weaving, 227 Illini Dr.
Hopewell, IL 61565
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$90.00

(Hopewell, IL) -- INTRODUCTION TO OVERSHOT Overshot is one of the most beautiful and picturesque weaves. From classic to contemporary there is a limitless number of patterns, colors and variations possible. ellYou will learn about the structure of Overshot and how to vary the treadling to get the look you want This workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate level weavers. Looms will be warped and ready to weave.

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Iroquois Raised Beadwork Workshop with Karen Ann Hoffman

January 26

Raised Iroquois Beadwork with Karen Ann HoffmanJanuary 26, 2019Participants will sit together and create a 3” beaded pincushion in the Iroquois style. We will sew, laugh, learn and share stories and meaning.   This art is a material language which embodies, preserves and expresses Iroquois Worldview. Is an artform of the peoples of the Eastern Great Lakes. Its forms and designs reach back over 10 thousand years. First executed with bone and shell, later with moose hair and hide, and now with glass…

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February 2019

Kid’s Indigo – Creating Blue Bandanas with Kipp Inglis

February 3

Kid's Indigo - Creating Blue Bandanas with Kipp InglisFebruary 3, 2018Using safe and commonly found kitchen ingredients and organic indigo, children will learn to bundle, tie, fold and clamp 2 bandanas to achieve interesting shapes as they dip their bandannas in this safe indigo dye. Magic happens before their eyes as they watch their pieces go from green to blue!2 pre-prepared cotton bandannas, non-latex gloves, a vat of prepared indigo dye, marbles, string, craft sticks and other items used to…

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Lecture: You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lecture: You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer February 7, 2019 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. As ‘piecers’ we all want to achieve PERFECT seam alignment, pattern matching and show-quality bindings, right? In this lecture, I’ll GUARANTEE it. Done – forever!! PLUS, I’ll show you how to eliminate bias stretch, create specialty borders and sew perfectly pieced circles, all WITHOUT the need for pins, clips or gadgets! A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world! Sue’s passion is teaching and she brings…

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Domestic Bliss with Sue Heinz

February 9

Domestic Bliss  with Sue HeinzFebruary 9, 2019An Introductory Class to Free-Motion Quilting on a Home Sewing MachineExcited about free-motion quilting on your domestic machine but not quite sure how to start? Come and see how having step-by-step instruction, ‘game changer’ tools and one-on-one machine time with an experienced quilter equals future success. Sue will share all of her favorite tools and some of her unique designs to get you on the right path towards achieving blissful quilting. Ahhhhhh!Fee: $180 including kit fee.Address:…

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March 2019

Weaving Straps and Bands with Hopewell Weaving

March 1 - March 3
Hopewell Weaving, 227 Illini Dr.
Hopewell, IL 61565
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$103.50

(Hopewell, IL) -- WEAVING STRAPS AND BANDS Straps and bands are used for many accessories including handles on purses, straps for musical instruments, and trim on clothing. Using a 4-harness loom allows the weaver to make complex, colorful weaves. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Weaving Straps and Bands with Hopewell Weaving

March 1 - March 3

Weaving Straps and Bands with Hopewell WeavingMarch 1 - 3, 2019Straps and bands are used for many accessories including handles on purses, straps for musical instruments, and trim on clothing. Using a 4-harness loom allows the weaver to make complex, colorful weaves.From the inspiring book “Sashes, Straps & Bands” by Ruth Johnston & Ralph Johnston, we will choose colors and a pattern, warp the loom and weave a unique band. Students may provide their own yarn or purchase yarn from the…

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Make + Take: Contemporary Mending with Heidi Parkes

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make + Take: Contemporary Mending with Heidi ParkesMarch 16, 2018 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Heidi Parkes introduces a contemporary approach to mending clothes and quilts. With the advent of “fast fashion,” clothing is worn less and worn out faster. This is taxing on the environment and our pocketbooks. Mending allows us to breathe life into our most-loved clothing and gives us the confidence to invest in high quality garments because we know they can be repaired.Parkes takes inspiration from the Japanese…

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