Classes at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply


Below you will see a list of classes for quilting, clothing, and small gifts. They are arranged in order of time and date, and the class descriptions are further down the page.

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 also 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.


Quilting Classes

Five Saturdays: February 18th, 25th, March 4th, 11th, and 18th from 2pm to 5pm - Introduction to Quilting

Monday, February 27th from 2 to 3:30pm - Foundation Paper Piecing Basics

 

Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Double Gauze


Sewing Classes

 



Two Mondays, March 6th and March 13th from 6 to 8pm - Introduction to Sewing

Four Mondays, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, and March 27th from 11:30 to 1:30pm - Make your own Waldorf Doll


Citronille Patterns


Elsie apron sizes for child through adult



No-Sew Craft Classes

Sunday, March 26th, 2 to 4pm - Ukrainian Egg Dyeing


Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Double Gauze




Quilting Classes

Introduction to Quilting
A basic quilting class for beginners and for those who want to better understand quilting processes. Rather than my selecting a project for the intro classes, Kathy gives you the chance to make something you like! Select a project that you want to make that can contain squares, rectangles, and triangles. In class you will learn all the steps involved as you make your quilt from start to finish (including quilting and binding). You will also gain confidence to tackle other quilting projects on your own.

Cost: $150 plus materials for 15 hours of instruction during five three hour long classes
Materials Needed:
Your pattern of choice, quilting fabric, your machine, and the basic quilting supplies you need for your machine. We will provide cutting mats for use during the class. Kathy can work with you to choose the fabrics for your pattern.
Teacher:
Kathy French


Foundation Paper Piecing Basics
Learn the basics of foundation paper piecing. This is the technique where you use a printed paper pattern as your guide in sewing a quilt square, that results in a very precise finished piece, and can give you the opportunity for lots of small detail. You will leave this class with a completed simple paper pieced block (or maybe two!) and the skills to continue with your foundation paper piecing adventures at home.

Cost: $20 for a 2 hour class
Materials:
Your machine and fabric scraps from your home, or use some of ours!
Teacher: Abby Gilchrist

Sewing Classes

 

Garment Sewing Class
In this class we will help you through your pattern/s of choice. You can work through a different pattern each week, or focus on one pattern for the whole class. 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. During class you will get help with your project, as well as hearing the advice and help the others are getting.

Cost: $75 for three 2.5 hour classes
Materials:
The pattern, fabric, your machine, and the basic supplies you need for your machine and project. We can probably provide a machine if we know in advance.

Sewing with Knits
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 options, offering you a lot of design options. The Marianne Dress with short and long sleeve options is a sweet beginner's pattern
. The Ashland Skirt or Culotts is available in both children's and adult sizes. Please see the individual class listing to see which pattern we will be working with.

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

Pop-Up Baskets
Make any size Pop-up basket
you would like! We will go from start to finish and cover different interfacing options for the baskets as well as ways to add quilt blocks and other adjustments, into your project.

Cost: $20 for a 2 hour class
Materials:
The pattern, fabric, interfacing, thread, and pop-up frame needed for your project
Teacher:
Abby Gilchrist

Make your own Waldorf Doll
In four weeks we will go through all the steps involved to make a 16" Waldorf Doll!

Cost: $80 for four 2 hour classes
Materials:
The pattern, fabric, interfacing, thread, and stuffing needed for your project. There is a tiny bit of machine sewing, and we can use the shop machines to do this.
Teacher:
Abby Gilchrist



Small Project Sewing Classes
(great for learning to sew, and for simple gift ideas)
Taught by either Katy Day or Abby Gilchrist

Bunting
A very simple project that makes a great impact in your home! This is a great class for a beginner sewist. Using two coordinating prints, you will go home with a string of a 15 piece bunting, measuring just over two yards long, and the knowledge of how to make more!

Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class
Materials:
Two coordinating quilting print fat quarters, ⅝ yard of wonder under (a fusible adhesive), coordinating bias tape, and thread to match.

English Paper Piecing
Work with hexagons and diamonds to learn and practice English Paper Piecing. This is the technique that involves hand stitching geometric shapes together, using light cardboard shapes to wrap the fabric around in order to get nice and precise shapes in your work. English paper piecing is a great project to carry with you for those down times when you are out and want to keep your hands busy. There will not be time during this class to complete a project, but you will get one started, and during class we will explore different project ideas for you to choose from.

Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class
Materials:
We will provide a few hexagon and diamond paper pieces for you to get started with, as well as fabric scraps to work with. After class you can choose the supplies you would like to take home for your project.

Infinity Scarves
Infinity scarves are circular with a twist, and quite easy to make. We will talk about the different ways that you can style your scarf, in terms of fabric, length (and the number of times you want it to wrap), and also with width and other accents. You will then have time to cut out and sew your scarf together.

 Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class
Materials:
½ to 1 yard of fabric depending on how long of a scarf you would like to make

Lined Handle Bag with Boxed Corners
In this class, we will cover the basics of making a simple bag with a flat bottom, and handles. While you make your bag and learn these techniques, we will discuss the many ways that one can build on this basic design to give your future bags more details and options.

Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class
Materials:
¾ yard of outer fabric, ¾ yard of lining fabric, 1 ½ yard of webbing for handles, and thread to match.

Pillowcases
Pillowcases make a wonderful introduction to sewing: make a quick, affordable, and useful project and learn the basics while you’re at it, including how to make french seams. You will leave with a finished pillowcase and the confidence to go home and make more.

Cost: $15 plus materials
Materials:
¾ yard non direction fabric for the body, ⅓ yard fabric for the cuff, and ⅛ yard of fabric for the accent trim (optional)

Throw Pillows
Learn to design and make a throw pillow with a tuck back. We will make one simple throw pillow with a plain front and back. We will discuss how to adjust this basic pattern for different sized pillows, and how to add decorative touches. After completing the first pillow, work on more complicated ones if there is time.

Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class
Materials:
One yard fabric for up to an 18” throw pillow, thread to match, and the size pillow form you want to be covering.

Zipper Pouches
Make one of these super sweet, lined, felt pouches. Choose your felt, lining fabric, ribbon, and zipper color, and we will walk you through all the steps to make one of these pouches. During the class we will discuss possible variations that you can explore on your own after learning this technique.

Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class
Materials:
One 8” x 12” piece of felt, ½ yard of decorative ribbon, ¼ yard of coordinating quilting fabric for the lining, One coordinating 9” ziplon zipper, and thread to match (or contrast!).



No-Sew Craft Classes


Crepe Paper Flowers
Learn to transform colorful crepe paper sheets into different varieties of petite flower blooms and then use them to create sweet floral hair-clips, a headband, vase bouquet, or simple garland.

Cost:
$15 for a 1 ½ hour class plus materials

Felt Flowers
Learn how to turn soft wool felt into flowers and succulents that you can then use to adorn hair-clips, a headband, simple garland, or combine to create a colorful hanging planter that will look cheery all winter!

Cost: $15 for a 1 ½ hour class plus materials

Make a clock

In this class we will assemble a clock with your choice of fabric or paper in the background. This will be a simple lesson in how the clocks are put together, and not in embellishing the surface of the clock. If you would like to decorate the front before the class, please come in before hand to get the clock base so you can base your measurements on it.

Cost: $10 for a 1 hour class
Materials:
Clock works, wood disk for the clock, glue, and a fat quarter of the fabric you want to decorate your clock with.