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Handwork Learning Lab Sessions

The Handwork Learning Lab at Road to California is an all new educational opportunity! The goal of the learning lab is to offer our students the ability to learn the basics of a skill then take those basics and build on them through Road to California classes and independent study. Sessions are $20 cash at the door and include the kit for the class.


Sessions for Wednesday

WE-1 Ultimate Jelly Roll Bascis
with Eloise Wagers from Clover Needlecraft


Cost: $20.00
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2023
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: New Fabric Tube Maker tool for making Jelly Roll rugs, baskets and more.



WE-2 Pincushion Cover
with Wonderfil Specialty Threads


Cost: $20.00
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2023
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Students will learn basic stitch variations to embroider on merino wool ready to finish a pretty pincushion.



WE-3 Sampling Sashiko
with Carol Ziogas from Kimonomomo


Cost: $20.00
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2023
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Dip your toe in the waters of Japanese Sashiko!



WE-4 Vintage Tufted Flowers
with Cheryl Sleboda Whited from Muppin Inc


Cost: $20.00
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2023
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: History meets heirloom with this vintage yarn tufting technique. Learn to make a small round flower with yarn and a template. Once you learn the basics you can see how to expand them into larger wall hangings, pillows, quilts, or garments!



Sessions for Thursday

TH-1 Intro to Hand Embroidery
with Rosanna Diggs from Rosanna Diggs Embroidery


Cost: $20.00
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2023
Time: 10 AM to 11AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Learn how to work with 6 stranded floss and a few beginning stitches in this gentle introduction to embroidery.



TH-2 Potpourri of Hand Sewing
with Elosie Wagers from Clover Needlecraft


Cost: $20.00
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2023
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: This class is for anyone who wants to learn or relearn some basic hand stitching. Relax and enjoy this hands-on class for selecting the correct needle and thread for hand sewing seams, hems, buttonholes, quilting, embroidery and beading. There is something gratifying and relaxing about hand stitching! You make samples to take for future reference.



TH-3 Yorkshire Buttons
with Hanne Lohde from Mama Lohde

 
Cost: $20.00
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2023
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Learn how to make a Yorkshire Button!



TH-4 Get Started with English Paper Piecing (EPP)
with Catherine Redford
Sponsored by Paper Pieces


Cost: $20.00
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2023
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Learn some basic EPP tips and tricks while making a little bowl!



Sessions for Friday

FR-1 Artsy Mending with Felting and Hand Embroidery
With Eloise Wagers from Clover Needlecraft


Cost: $20.00
Date: Friday, January 20th 2023
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Combine felting techniques with some basic embroidery stitches for embellishing or mending favorite items.



FR-2 Easy Needle Turn Appliqué!
with Carrie Fondi from Aloha Quilt Shop


Cost: $20.00
Date: Friday, January 20th 2023
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Create beautiful turned edge appliqués with ease. Learn how simple stitching can be easy to do by hand.



FR-3 Salt Cellar Smocked Pincushion
with Cheryl Sleboda Whited from Muppin Inc.


Cost: $20.00
Date: Friday, January 20th 2023
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Smock a topper for a vintage salt cellar that will teach you the techniques of Canadian smocking. Cheryl will teach you the basic stitches, and you’ll go home with a finished pincushion. Caution! Once you start, you won’t want to stop!



FR-4 Learning Basic Wool with Embellishment
with Jennifer Anderson from Midway Wool


Cost: $20.00
Date: Friday, January 20th 2023
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Come and learn how to do wool! The class will include instruction from beginning to end using freezer paper. You will learn several new stitches. You will leave with a cute little bird and bird house that can be made into a pin cushion or small pillow.



Sessions for Saturday

SA-1 Pinchushion Cover
with Wonderfil Specialty Threads


Cost: $20.00
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2023
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Students will learn basic stitch variations to embroider on merino wool ready to finish a pretty pincushion.



SA-2 Knitting Pairs in the Round on Two Circular Needles!
with Eloise Wagers from Clover Needlecraft


Cost: $20.00
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2023
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Technique for knitting two (sleeves, socks etc.) with two circular needles when you don't want or have doubled pointed needles...fewer needle changes! Also, a great technique for knitting small items in the round.



SA-3 Yorkshire Buttons
with Hanne Lohde from Mama Lohde

 
Cost: $20.00
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2023
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Location: Room 104A

Description: Learn how to make a Yorkshire Button!



SA-4 Wool Appliqué Scissors Fob
with Catherine Redford
Sponsored by: Bohin France


Cost: $20.00
Date: Saturday, January 21st 2023
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30PM
Location Room 104A

Description: Learn some basic whipstitch wool applique!