Classes at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply


Because of our limited space, most of our classes have a maximum of four students, and the quilting classes have a maximum of three students. If you are interested in taking a class, please stop by the shop to sign up and pay for the class. We will run the class even if we have one student, so please don't heasitate to sign up (or, get a group of friends together to take all the slots!) You can stop in, or call the shop to sign up at (207) 338-8422.

If a class does not have any students signed up for it within 24 hours of the start time, the teacher may decide to cancel the class. So, please sign up well in advance to make sure the class will run, and if you plan to stop in at the last minute for a class that you haven't signed up for, please call in advance if you live far away, as there might be a chance the class won't be running.


 

Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Double Gauze


Classes

 

Two Mondays, January 22nd and 29th from 5:30 to 8pm - Introduction to Sewing

Tuesdays, from 2:00 to 4:30pm - Open Sewing Class

Thursdays, from 2:00 to 4:30pm - Open Quilting Class

Citronille Patterns


Elsie apron sizes for child through adult



Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Double Gauze



Class Descriptions

Open Quilt Class
This is an open class that you can use however you would like. Sign-up for one class, or a whole set of them. Abby will help you wherever you are with your project, whether you are stuck in the middle, need help getting started, or even with choosing a pattern and fabric. Use this class to learn specific techniques, or as a brand-new begginer. During class you will get help with your project, as well as hear the advice and help the others are getting. Beginners are welcome, but students should have a basic knowledge of how to use their machines (if you don't, we offer an introduction to sewing class). 

Cost: $25 per class, $100 for five classes
Materials Needed:
Fabric, thread, your machine (or borrow one of ours), and the basic supplies you need for your machine. We will provide cutting mats for use during the class.
Teacher:
Abby Gilchrist

Open Sewing Class
In this class we will help you through your project of choice. You can work through a different project each week, or focus on one project for multiple weeks. Bring a pattern you have already started and are having trouble with or come to the class without a pattern or fabric picked out and we will help you get started. This class can be used for both woven fabric and knit fabric projects, please let us know ahead of time if you wish to work on a project using knits. During class you will get help with your project, as well as hear the advice and help the others are getting. Beginners are welcome, but students should have a basic knowledge of how to use their machines (if you don't, we offer an introduction to sewing class).

Cost: $25 per class, $100 for five classes
Materials Needed:
Fabric, thread, your machine (or borrow one of ours), and the basic supplies you need for your machine. We will provide cutting mats for use during the class.
Teacher:
Katy Day or Abby Gilchrist

Introduction to Sewing
This class is designed for people who are brand new to sewing, and is for those who want to learn to either sew or quilt. We will get your machine up and running, learning how to check for good tention. We will learn basic techniques of cutting out patterns and using a rotary cutter, and will learn some basic seam finishes. There will be time to make a simple project or two, and at the first class we will decide which introductory project we will work on. Students will leave this class with the skills to tackle basic projects at home, or would be able to join either our open quilt or sewing classes to work on more difficult projects.

Cost: $50 for two two and a half hour classes
Materials Needed:
Fabric, thread, your machine (or borrow one of ours), and the basic supplies you need for your machine. We will provide cutting mats for use during the class.
Teacher:
Abby Gilchrist






Sewing with Knits on Your Home Sewing Machine  (not offered at this time, but you can learn these same skills in the Open Sewing Class)
In this class, we will cover the basics of sewing knits with your home sewing machine. We will help you adjust your sewing machine to get a good stitch for knits, and then use the skills we have covered to make one of the following garments: The Lark Tee is a women's pattern that has four neckline options and four sleeve length options, offering you a lot of design options. The Linden Sweatshirt with raglan sleeves has a more modern fit, and can be made as a shirt if you use a lighter weight knit
. The Ashland Skirt or Culotts is available in both children's and adult sizes.

Cost: $25 for a 2 1/2 hour class
Materials:
Your sewing machine with at least a zig zag stitch option, a walking foot for your machine (or a serger), ball point sewing needle, a twin stretch needle (optional), the pattern, fabric, matching thread, and other basic sewing supplies
Teacher:
Katy Day