A RUG BY ANY OTHER NAME - Design and hook an original art piece
Instructor: Elizabeth Miller

In this class we will use a linen foundation and explore a wide variety of non-traditional materials and embellishments that can be used to create or enhance a hooked panel intended for display: think sari silk, tee-shirt material, ribbon, roving, embroidery stitches, appliqué, beading, and more.
You will also be creating your own original design. We will take a deep dive into the entire process, from finding your inspiration to finalizing your design and transferring it to your foundation. A variety of finishing techniques will also be demonstrated.

NOTE: This is a class for novice and experienced rug hookers alike, but if you are a new or inexperienced hooker you will need to take the additional introductory class being offered on Thursday morning.

STEPPING OUT IN STYLE - Learn the age-old art of Cordwainer shoemaking
Instructor: Molly Grant

The Cordwainer Shop is a 100-year-old, family-owned business that is dedicated to preserving the craft of handmade leather shoes. Their iconic Cordwainer Classics were worn by Hollywood legends such as Caesar Romero, Shirley Temple, Mary Pickford, and the original Henry Ford.
Using the original tin patterns designed in the mid-1930s by The Cordwainer Shop founders, and an array of natural materials, Molly will teach you to hand-stitch and hand-lace your own pair of Cordwainer Classics.
The class will begin with a brief presentation on the history of the business and the original designs. Then we will move on to leather and color selection, cutting of patterns, and hand lacing using antique hand tools. The uppers will then be laced to the soles, placed on shoe lasts, and heated for tightening on the lasts before finishing. Made of non-synthetic materials, your handmade, one-of-a-kind shoes will last a lifetime when properly cared for.

NOTE: This class starts Thursday morning at 9 AM

TAP INTO TAPESTRY - Weave a modern sculptural wall hanging in your own unique style

THE ALCHEMY OF RUST - Use rusty objects, plants, and hand stitchwork to transform textiles into beautiful household linens and wearables


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