Classes at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

If you are interested in taking a class, please stop by the shop or call to sign up at (207) 338-8422.

If a class does not have any students signed up for it within three days 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.


 

Classes

Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Introduction to Sewing

Denise is offering one hour private classes for beginners. During this hour, she will work directly with you and your machine (or ours if you don't have one!) in order to get you familiar with how to thread it, and how to use the basic functions. She will get you sewing on the machine and show you some of the basic techniques. After this initial one hour class, you will be ready to take the Guided Sewing class and Denise will work with you on a series of beginner projects that will help you build your skills and understanding of sewing and/or quilting.

Time:  Privately arranged with Denise

Cost:  $20 for one hour

Teacher:  Denise Slazas



Tuesday's & Wednesday's

Guided Sewing and Quilting

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. Brand new 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).

Time: Tuesday's and Wednesday's from 10 -12:30

Cost: $25 per class

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: Denise Slazas

*** Please sign up for this class three days in advance. We only run the class when we have students for it.***



Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe Sewing Series
Using the patterns of Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style book, we’ll create fabulous, essential, wardrobe pieces.  With each piece, you’ll learn basic garment sewing skills to become an independent sewist.  Beginner sewing skills including use of a sewing machine are necessary for this class. A materials list and homework required will be provided for each project.  

One more class is left in the series!

Esme Top or Tunic – Set-in sleeves, adding pockets, and applying facings will be featured skills in making this tunic or top.  

Saturdays, April 13, and April 27 from 9 to noon

OR

Tuesdays, April 16, and 30, from 1:30 to 4:30

Due to the nature of this class, we will only have space for 4 students, so sign up early.  If you are unable to attend a particular class but would like to participate, you may join in on another Saturday or Tuesday class time or during a Tuesday or Wednesday Guided Sewing class provided there’s room; please call the store to check on availability.

Teacher:  Denise Slazas

Cost:  $30 per 3-hour session  

Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Elsie apron sizes for child through adult

Friday, August 2nd

Ribbon Quilt with Sarah Bond

Using solid fabrics as a starter, students will explore the power of strip piecing to make "ribbons" of light and color. Students will experiment with color gradations, size gradations, and alternations of solid fabrics with other fabrics. Students can use their own ideas, or Sarah's suggestions for the ribbon fabric construction. Those constructions will then be cut and assembled into quilt tops.

There will be optional pre-class work to maximize in-class productivity.

Fabrics needed for this class: Working with solids is a great way to really experiment with color without the interference of textures or patterns. Blender fabrics or low patterned batiks are a good choice for students who don’t wish to
work with only solids. We will incorporate some patterned fabric as the class progresses.
Level: Confident beginner sewing level, but a great class for advanced quilters because of its focus on color, design, and layout.

Time: Friday, August 2nd, 10am to 5pm

Cost: $125 - Lunch is included

Materials Needed: (A hand-out will be sent to everyone who is attending that will explain what they need to bring in more detail) 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. If you are traveling and need to borrow some supplies, just let us know!

Release the Geese

Release the Geese

Elsie apron sizes for child through adult

Saturday, August 2nd

Release the Geese with Sarah Bond

Flying Geese are a classic design element used extensively in traditional and modern quilts. This class is designed to provide you with patterns and techniques for both straight and curved flying geese that you can use to design
your own quilt.

Students can choose between making the 4 inch tall geese, or making the "mini" pattern with geese that are just 1 1/2" tall.

Students will make circular flying geese using a basic paper piecing method. Sarah will provide you with patterns for various types of circular flying geese with clockwise and counterclockwise orientations. Straight flying geese will be taught using a quick piecing, no-waste technique that you can use in various
ways.

Once the construction of the geese is understood, Sarah will teach ways to combine your straight flying geese with your circular flying geese to achieve any number of possible variations - there is a lot of design potential once you have mastered these two elements!
Level: Confident beginner

Time: Saturday, August 3rd, 10am to 5pm

Cost: $125 - Lunch is included

Materials Needed: (A hand-out will be sent to everyone who is attending that will explain what they need to bring in more detail) 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. If you are traveling and need to borrow some supplies, just let us know!

Citronille Patterns

Tiger Lily

Elsie apron sizes for child through adult