Crafts

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | South County | Off-Site

Discover, sample and expand your artistic talent with craft classes, needlecraft, weaving, knit and crochet, glass and ceramic, papercraft, and metals and blacksmithing classes. STLCC offers a great selection of craft classes in St. Louis.

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Basketry

Basketry: Magazine Holder

Stay on top of the clutter by learning to weave a sturdy basket that holds your favorite magazines! Receive step-by-step tips to create this convenient storage basket and leave class with new knowledge and a handmade organizer that you will use for years to come. All materials included.
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $71.50 AGE 60+ | $85 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Laura Klaus
Feb. 8 | MC-SW, 106

Basketry: Wicker Vase

Show off those spring flowers in a custom hand-made wicker vase! Learn weaving methods as you craft a beautiful woven vase complete with insert that holds water to keep your flowers looking great!
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $36.50 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P03 Tu 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Laura Klaus
March 24 | MC-CE

Hearth Basket

Make your hearth homey with this beautiful woven basket and dress up your fireplace or entryway for years to come. The instructor will help you weave your way to a finished basket. All supplies provided.
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $44 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P04 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Laura Klaus
May 9 | MC-SW, 106

Spring Flower Basket

Celebrate spring by making a colorful basket adorned with colorful wicker flowers. Perfectly sized to hold a Mother’s Day gift or Easter eggs, this basket is sure to bring joy! All supplies provided.
CRFT:734 | 1 session | $44 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Laura Klaus
March 14 | MC-CE

Caregiver and Child

NEW! Caregiver and Child Build Your Own Boxcar

Bond with your child and sample the world of model railroading with this fun and interactive class. You will each build your own boxcar to take home, gaining valuable insight into different aspects of model railroading. A staple of all freight railroads worldwide, the versatile and utilitarian boxcar is a vital part of model railroading. Recommend one parent or caregiver per child (10 years old or older please). Registration required for each participant. All kits and materials will be provided. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 3/13. No refunds after this date.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $16.50 AGE 60+ | $19 REG
P10 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Dave Wehner
March 28 | MC-SW, 106

NEW! Caregiver and Child Painted Teapot

Paint a three-in-one tea+pot with your favorite sports team colors, flowers, polka dots or whatever your heart desires, working with your child to each complete part of the teapot. Suggest one parent or caregiver for each child (six years old or older please). Registration required for each participant. Your food-safe teapot will be fired and ready for pickup at the Painted Zebra one week after class.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $21 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P03 Sa 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Janet Becker
April 18 | Painted Zebra

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Crochet

Crochet 101

Learn to crochet basic single, double and treble stitches and to decrease, increase and change colors. Make a simple piece and get help reading patterns. This class is best for beginning students or those who have crocheted before, but long ago. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 3 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P03 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Dee Levang
Feb. 6-20 | MC-SO, 107

Crochet in a Day

Learn to crochet basic single, double and treble stitches and to decrease, increase and change colors. Make a simple piece and get help reading patterns. This class is best for beginning students or those who have crocheted before, but long ago. You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 1 session | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Dee Levang
Feb. 29 | MC-SO, 111

Tunisian Crochet in a Day

Tunisian crochet is sometimes thought of as a cross between crochet and knit. Using an elongated Tunisian or Afghan hook, learn the foundation row, Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, changing colors and binding off. This class is for beginning Tunisian crocheters and provides a good refresher for those who have experience but may have forgotten some steps. Supply list sent.
CRFT:724 | 1 session | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Dee Levang
March 14 | MC-SO, 111

Crochet a Market Bag

Take your crochet skills to the next level with this fun class and learn how to crochet a market bag for your farmers market finds! Go green and learn new skills at the same time! Supply list sent.
CRFT:726 | 1 session | $28 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P05 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dee Levang
Jan. 18 | MC-SO, 107

Crochet Lace

Explore three special crochet lace techniques —  broomstick lace, hairpin lace and Solomon’s knot lace — learning one technique along with a small project in each class. For intermediate and advanced crocheters. Supply list sent.
CRFT:726 | 4 sessions | $33 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P01 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Dee Levang
March 5-April 2 | MC-SO, 107
• NOTE: No class 3/19.

Crochet: Tips and Tricks

Explore expert tips and tricks for seasoned crocheters, including the linked crochet turning chain, invisible finish, jogless color change in the round and more. For intermediate to advanced crocheters. Supply list sent.
CRFT:726 | 1 session | $16.50 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P03 Th 6-9 p.m. | Dee Levang
May 7 | MC-SO, 107

Mega XL Crochet

Also known as the crochet waistcoat stitch, Mega XL crochet uses a heavy weight yarn, fabric strips or t-shirt yarn and a very large hook to make a thick and sturdy fabric. Learn several variations of this stitch while making a throw rug and a small basket. Basic crochet skills required. Supply list sent, or students may purchase supplies from the instructor. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 3/26. No refunds after this date.
CRFT:726 | 4 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P02 Th 6-8 p.m. | Dee Levang
April 9-30 | MC-SO, 107

Glass and Ceramics

Ceramic Box With Lid

Take a break from the cold weather to paint a handy little box that holds your household items with style. This square box with a matching lid can be painted with any design you would like. Your one-of-a-kind container will be fired and ready for pickup at the Painted Zebra one week after class. All materials provided.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $41 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P04 W 7-9 p.m. | Janet Becker
Jan. 22 | Painted Zebra

Stained Glass: Sun Catcher

Curious about stained glass? In this beginner’s workshop explore the process of making a stained glass piece as well as equipment and terminology. Learn techniques for cutting and grinding copper, foiling and soldering your own sun catcher. All materials included.
CRFT:740 | 2 sessions | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
P03 Tu 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 18-25 | Craft Central

Painted Tulip Vase

April showers bring May flowers, and you will be ready to show off the beautiful blooms of springtime with this hand-painted tulip vase. Paint a decorative tulip vase using no brushes; instead, blow bubbles on the vase, making it truly unique. Your one-of-a-kind vase will be fired and ready for pickup at the Painted Zebra one week after class. All materials provided.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $41 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 W 6-8 p.m. | Janet Becker
Feb. 19 | Painted Zebra

Mosaic Garden Stones

Repurpose broken plates and forgotten tiles to create a beautiful DIY mosaic. Learn how to cut glass and tile and how to form your own cast concrete, creating a unique stepping stone for your outdoor spaces. All materials provided. You are welcome to bring in broken ceramic and glass to use in your mosaic.
CRFT:740 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 Th 6-9 p.m.
March 19 | Perennial

Mosaic Mirror or Picture Frame

Decorate your house with a handmade mosaic photo frame or mirror that will add a fun and colorful addition to any home décor! All materials included.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $55 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P07 Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 21 | Craft Central
P08 Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 4 | Craft Central

Resin Coasters

Create your own set of creative drink coasters. Choose from swirls of colors, add some sparkle or metallic flakes, and embed little trinkets or small mementos as well. In this make-and-take DIY class, you bring your creativity (and maybe some of your own add-ins if you wish), and we supply the rest. Learn the steps and go home with a set of four epoxy resin coasters of your own design.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P09 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Dee Levang
April 4 | MC-CE

Mosaic Birdhouse

Learn how to apply mosaic glass to the roof and at least two sides of a ceramic-glazed birdhouse, and then complete your mosaic creation by grouting. Your completed birdhouse will be a beautiful handmade addition to any garden! All materials included.
CRFT:740 | 1 session | $55 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
May 2 | Craft Central

Floral

Fresh Floral Bouquet

Explore the basics of floral arrangement and design in this hands-on class. Learn florists’ tips, tricks and trade secrets that will help you to create beautiful arrangements at home. Take home a large vase full of bright, beautiful flowers as well as a smaller bud vase with a mini arrangement. All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $59 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P05 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Michelle Coveyou
Feb. 1 | MC-SW, 106

NEW! Fresh Floral Wedding Bouquet

This class is a must if wedding bells are in your future! Save money and put your own personal touch on your big day by learning the skills to make your own wedding bouquet. Learn the tips, tricks and trade secrets of professional florists, and leave class with a wedding bouquet and the knowledge and skills needed to make many more! All materials included.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $89 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Michelle Coveyou
Feb. 22 | MC-SW, 106

Spring Celebration Centerpiece

Add beauty and color to your spring family gathering with a basket filled with a fresh floral arrangement created by you! Learn the tips, tricks and trade secrets to make beautiful arrangements and how to care for the flowers in order to keep your arrangements looking their best. All materials included.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $65 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
P03 F 6-8 p.m. | Michelle Coveyou
April 10 | MC-SW, 106

NEW! Stunning Succulents in a Vintage Arrangement

Learn pro techniques on how to create a stunning succulent arrangement. Choose your vessel from a selection of real vintage objects, learn how to make succulent/cacti soil and gain planting techniques for maximum contrast. You will take home your very own one-of-a-kind vintage succulent creation and the knowledge to create many more. All materials included in the cost of the class. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 4/2. No refunds after this date.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P06 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Dana Muhlke
April 11 | MC-SW, 106

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Celebrate spring with this silk floral wreath. Learn floral design tips and tricks while making a wreath that will brighten your door for many seasons to come! All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $92.50 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P04 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Michelle Coveyou
April 18 | MC-SW, 106

NEW! Kokedama Balls

Practice the Japanese art of growing plants in a round living planter made of moss. Learn how to create your very own Kokedama ball and tips to care for these unique planters (and the plants you will put in them). All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P07 Sa 1-3 p.m.
April 18 | Craft Central

NEW! Fresh Floral Boutonniere and Wrist Corsage

Make prom, weddings and homecomings even more special by creating your own wrist corsage and boutonniere! Taking a modern approach to the cherished tradition of floral accessories for special occasions, learn the steps, tools, materials and skills needed to make your own unique mini floral arrangement and have all the knowledge and skills needed to make many more. All materials provided.
CRFT:744 | 1 session | $65 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Michelle Coveyou
May 16 | MC-SW, 106

Paper Crafts

Suminagashi: Japanese Paper Marbling

Learn to make beautiful marbled paper using the ancient Japanese art of suminagashi. Discover the secrets to marbling using a simple floating ink process. Take home sheets of marbled paper to turn into cards, book covers, works of art or anything your heart desires. Also take home your own marbling kit and pan to do hundreds of more designs. Supplies included. Dress appropriately to work with ink and water.
CRFT:742 | 1 session | $58 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P02 W 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Magan Harms
April 15 | STLCC-South County, 201
P01 W 5:45-8:45 p.m. | Magan Harms
May 6 | Nottingham School, 110

Knitting

Knit in a Day

Join us for a crash course in knitting and learn the basics in one day! We’ll cover casting on, knitting, purling, pattern reading, cabling and binding off, placing you well on your way to impress friends and yourself! You may bring snacks or a sack lunch. Supply list sent.
CRFT:720 | 1 session | $41 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P04 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Cristin Greenlee
Feb. 8 | MC-BA, 114
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Thi Miller
March 28 | FP-F, 211

Knitting 101

Knitting isn’t just for making winter garments and accessories. Use linen, silk and lighter threads and yarns to make projects and garments that will be useful all year round. Cover the basics including casting on, increasing and decreasing, finishing, a variety of stitches and more. Get lots of information and tips for future projects as well as help reading patterns. You may bring unfinished projects or start a new project. All levels welcome. Supply list sent.
CRFT:720 | 3 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P03 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Cristin Greenlee
Jan. 21-Feb. 4 | MC-BA, 116
P01 MWF 6-8 p.m. | Thi Miller
Feb. 24-28 | FP-F, 213

Knifty Knitting: Mittens

Knitted mittens are perfect for winter. They’re quick to make and a great gift to give. Work with double-pointed needles and learn in-depth mitten construction and design. Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 4 sessions | $40.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P04 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Thi Miller
Jan. 21-Feb. 11 | FP-F, 213

Knifty Knitting: Baby Sweater

Learn and get started on an adorable and simple baby sweater pattern. We will work through much of the pattern together in class and then learn the techniques for finishing it off on your own. Pattern and supply list provided.
CRFT:722 | 5 sessions | $52 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
P02 Th 6-8 p.m. | Thi Miller
Jan. 23-Feb. 20 | FP-F, 211

Knitted Brioche Cowl

Learn the beautiful brioche stitch in this three-session class! While a single color can be used, it is most striking when used with two contrasting colors. A lovely cowl for the cooler seasons will be a great way to practice and perfect this stitch. Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 3 sessions | $41 AGE 60+ | $55 REG
P06 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Thi Miller
Feb. 18-March 3 | FP-F, 213

Knifty Knitting: Saddle Shoulder Sweater

Learn to knit a classic saddle shoulder sweater in this fun class! This beautiful sweater can be made for men or women. This is a wonderful intermediate/advanced class for your knitting skills. Learn custom garment shaping and explore designs while honing your knitting skills. Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 8 sessions | $52 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
P03 Tu 6-8 p.m. | Thi Miller
March 24-May 12 | FP-F, 213

Knitted Socks With the Magic Loop

Knit socks in the round using the magic loop technique, a wonderful and fun alternative to using double-pointed needles. Supply list sent.
CRFT:722 | 5 sessions | $52 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
P01 Th 6-8 p.m. | Thi Miller
March 26-April 23 | FP-F, 211

Metal Work and Jewelry

Beginning Blacksmith: Create a Wall Mount J-Hook

A blacksmith creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging metal and using tools to hammer, bend and cut to create useful items. In this introductory class, explore the craft of blacksmithing to make your very own wall mount J-hook. Learn the proper use of blacksmithing tools including fire and forge control while you hammer and twist steel in the traditional blacksmith medium. You will be exposed to hot steel being hammered which emits sparks that can come in contact with your clothing. Please wear protective clothing; your arms and legs should be covered, and you must wear closed-toed shoes. Gloves and safety glasses will be provided and limited shop aprons are available on-site.
CRFT:753 | 1 session | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
P02 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 8 | Mueller Industries
P03 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
March 14 | Mueller Industries
P04 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
April 4 | Mueller Industries
P05 Sa 9-11:30 a.m.
May 2 | Mueller Industries

Metalsmithing: Copper Chasing Leaves

Metalsmithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations, producing useful items such as tools, kitchenware, tableware, jewelry and more for centuries! Shaping metal with a hammer is the fundamental element of smiting. In this class, you will learn how to cold hammer copper and apply the technique of copper chasing to create images of leaves in copper plates. All materials included in cost of class.
CRFT:753 | 2 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P06 Sa 9 a.m.-noon
Feb. 15-22 | Mueller Industries
P07 W 5-8 p.m.
March 11-18 | Mueller Industries

Metalsmithing: Beginning Techniques for Jewelry

Learn the fundamental metalsmithing techniques for making jewelry. Basic metal manipulation skills including sawing, forming and shaping, filing, sanding, soldering and polishing will be explored. You will make two finished pieces — a cuff bracelet and a pendant with a simple stone setting. Acquire the basic building blocks needed for jewelry design. No experience necessary. Students who have had previous experience working with metal may move onto more advanced projects. Supplies included in cost of class.
CRFT:753 | 7 sessions | $163.50 AGE 60+ | $225 REG
P08 W 6-9 p.m. | Kevin Lin
Jan. 22-March 4 | FV-E, 290

Metalsmithing: Intermediate Techniques for Jewelry

Learn how to make rings from sheet metal and wire. Different methods of soldering will also be taught. We will cover a ring band, twisted ring, rolling ring, ring within a ring and bezel settings. Students who have previous experience working with metal may move onto more advanced projects. Tools and metals included in class fee. Prerequisite: Beginning Techniques for Jewelry or equivalent experience is preferred.
CRFT:753 | 7 sessions | $163.50 AGE 60+ | $225 REG
P09 W 6-9 p.m. | Kevin Lin
March 25-May 6 | FV-E, 290

Soldered Jewelry Pendants

Create an upcycled stained glass pendant from scraps of ceramic and glass. Use copper foil, flux and lead-free solder to sculpt a custom jewelry pendant. Learn how to safely use a glass cutter and grinder to create custom shapes from found vintage plates, mirrors and clear glass. Also, learn to make a custom-sized jump ring and tips on great places to locate upcycled treasures for all your upcycled jewelry projects. Note: This class requires hand strength and the use of a very hot tool. Patience, an eye for safety and hand dexterity will help participants achieve their design goals. All materials provided.
CRFT:753 | 1 session | $50 AGE 60+ | $50 REG
P01 Sa 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
March 28 | Perennial

Sewing

Introduction to Sewing Machines

Sewing machines can be a bit intimidating. Like any other tool, once you become familiar with its pieces and parts you will have more success (and fun!) using it to your advantage. In this introductory course, learn the basic parts and functions of the sewing machine. This crash course covers threading the machine and bobbin, adjusting tension, stitch width and length and will introduce you to basic sewing language. You will leave with a finished lunch bag and an arsenal of sewing machine knowledge. All materials provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $35 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 | Perennial

Fitting A Store-Bought Pattern

Store-bought patterns can be intimidating. Take the guess work out of sizing and fitting with this hands-on class. After creating a muslin sample of your pattern in class, learn techniques to custom adjust and size your project for optimal fit. Bring a store-brought pattern. All other supplies provided.
CRFT:713 | 2 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P03 TuTh 6-9 p.m.
April 7-9 | City Sewing Room

Green Home Sewing

Save money and reduce waste in this eco-friendly sewing class! Using donated fabric, make re-usable household items like grocery bags, produce and storage bags and reusable towels that can replace the rolls of paper towels used in your home. All materials are provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P04 Sa 9:30 a.m.-noon
April 11 | City Sewing Room

Nifty and Thrifty Sewing

Bring your great bargain finds to this class and learn how to transform them into treasured items you will want to wear all the time! Learn to take in, let out, shorten hems, move buttons, remove sleeves, crop a top and so much more. Sewing experience not necessary. All other materials provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P05 Sa 9 a.m.-noon
May 9 | City Sewing Room

Upcycling

Pallet Serving Tray

Upcycle found pallets into a rustic serving tray, learning best practices to safely and efficiently deconstruct and reassemble materials using tools like the miter saw, power drill and brad gun. Finish off your tray with a wash of eco-friendly milk paint, and add reclaimed hardware for the perfect finished piece!
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 | Perennial

NEW! Upcycle Appliqué

High fashion has gone green! Learn how to upcycle two old t-shirts into a masterpiece using creative hand embroidery techniques. Bring two coordinating t-shirts to class. All other materials provided.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P02 W 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 | City Sewing Room

NEW! T-Shirt Quilting

Turn those old t-shirts into a beautiful quilt that will be a memory keepsake and keep you cozy, too! It also makes a wonderful graduation gift for the student in your life. Bring 15-20 of your t-shirts to cut up and sew into a quilt that will be cherished for years to come. All other materials provided.
CRFT:715 | 2 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P03 TuTh 5:30-8:30 p.m.
March 3-5 | City Sewing Room

Wine Bottle Upcycle

Do you have a hard time recycling beautiful glass bottles? Transform your used wine bottles into a self-watering planter. The creative folks at Perennial will demonstrate safe ways to cut glass bottles using techniques you can replicate at home. Learn an easy and eco-friendly way to remove adhesive residue. In class you’ll practice scoring and cutting glass with a custom glass cutter tool in combination with a hot/cold water bath. Decorate your home with these upcycled creations or give as a handmade gift.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P04 Th 6-8:30 p.m.
May 7 | Perennial

Woodburning

Introduction to Woodburning

Learn how to customize your woodworking projects with wood-burned accents. From lettering to stamping, wood-burning is a great skill to transform various types of wood into unique pieces that everyone will ask about. You’ll experiment with different wood-burning tips and learn tricks for a successful finished project. No experience necessary. You will leave with a few wood-burned samples including a keychain and other bits of salvaged wood. All materials provided.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jan. 29 | Perennial

Railroad Hobbyist

NEW! Model Railroading 101

Climb aboard a hobby that the whole family can enjoy. Model railroading is fun and never goes out of style. Find out which scale best fits your needs. Get tips on layout, bench-work, electrical, scenery and so much more. If you have trouble choo-choo-choosing, the expert model railroad instructor will help get you back on track.
CRFT:765 | 2 sessions | $18.50 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
P11 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. | Dave Wehner
March 24-31 | MC-BA, 114

Textiles and Fabrics

NEW! Tapestry Weaving

Learn beautiful weaving techniques on small lap or tabletop looms. Gain hands-on experience warping your loom and creating tabby and twill weaves, rya knots, soumak, fringe and more. Supply list sent. Some supplies will also be available for purchase in class.
CRFT:713 | 2 sessions | $37 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P09 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dee Levang
Feb. 8-15 | MC-SO, 109

Weaving: Table Runner

In this beginning class, work on a four-shaft, pre-loaded table top loom to create a cotton runner. Select from multiple colors for the runner. Learn basic weaving techniques in tabby and twill. All materials included in class cost.
CRFT:713 | 2 sessions | $89 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
P07 Th 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 13-20 | Craft Central
P08 Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 8 | Craft Central

NEW! Beginner Quilting

This class puts the fun in fundamentals of quilting! Learn how to choose, cut and sew fabric to make a beautiful table runner. You may bring your own fabric (four to five choices of 1/4 yard each) or use fabric provided at the class. All supplies provided including batting, notions and sewing machines.
CRFT:715 | 2 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P01 TuTh 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 4-6 | City Sewing Room

NEW! Jelly Roll Quilting

Simplify fabric selection and get a head start on your next table runner or small quilt using a jelly roll of curated, pre-cut and bundled patterns. We’ll explore tips and techniques to create a beautiful finished piece. Please bring a fabric jelly roll available through local and online fabric stores. All other materials provided.
CRFT:715 | 2 sessions | $65 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P02 Sa 9 a.m.-noon
March 14-21 | City Sewing Room

Spinning With a Drop Spindle

Make your own yarn without a spinning wheel! Learn to spin yarn from various fiber preps while using a drop spindle. This class is for beginners and wheel spinners who may not have much experience in drop spindle spinning. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 3/9. No refunds after this date. A $30 material fee, payable to the instructor, is due at the first class.
CRFT:726 | 3 sessions | $32.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P04 MWF 6-8 p.m. | Dee Levang
March 23-27 | MC-SO, 107

Embroidery I

Embroidery doesn’t have to be dancing dishes or kittens in mittens! In this three week class, create a pair of pillowcases that fit your personality. Focus on creating your own designs and using the many resources available to find unique patterns that inspire you. Learn different techniques for transferring designs that are easy and effective and discover different stitches from basic to advanced. Everyone will work together, but each will have a very personalized end product. All supplies included in the cost of the class and will be yours to take home to use again and again. Please bring a pair of scissors to class. No prior experience necessary. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 1/15. No refunds after this date.
CRFT:728 | 3 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
P01 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Magan Harms
Jan. 22-Feb. 5 | STLCC-South County, 118

Embroidery II

Expand your skills with this continuation of Embroidery I, trying out different types of materials to stitch on and stitch with. Move on from just cotton-on-cotton, exploring a variety of mediums while learning more techniques and stitches to expand your repertoire and enhance all of your embroidery. Bring scissors, embroidery hoop and needles. All other supplies provided.
CRFT:728 | 3 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
P02 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Magan Harms
Feb. 19-March 4 | STLCC-South County, 118

Embroidery With Linen

Learn to work with linen creating a spring-themed project with warm, muted materials. Expand your skills and learn ways to combine stitches to create a new look. Although a continuation of Embroidery I and Embroidery II, participation in those classes is not required. Basic embroidery skills necessary. Bring scissors, embroidery hoop and needles. All other supplies provided.
CRFT:728 | 3 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $85 REG
P03 W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Magan Harms
March 25-April 8 | STLCC-South County, 118

Introduction to Botanical Dyes

Natural dyes are a beautiful and sustainable way to bring color to textiles. From vegetables, nuts, seeds and even tiny bugs, you can achieve beautiful browns, oranges, yellows, reds, purples and blues. In this workshop, learn to create dye baths from natural materials. Experiment with the plant-based dyes to create hand-dyed fabrics of various colors. Leave with a test strip from each dye bath to keep for future reference. Please bring in one to two items from home to dye (a scarf, small shirt or thin skirt) made of 100% natural fibers (white cotton, silk or wool).
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P03 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 23 | Perennial

Needle Felt Puppy/Kitten

Learn to needle felt a three-dimensional puppy or kitten in this class designed for beginners. See your form take shape as you agitate the wool fiber using a single barbed needle. This is a fun beginning class for wool felting. After learning this technique, students can work on more projects at home to create their own designs.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P06 Sa noon-3 p.m.
March 7 | Craft Central

Shibori Dyeing

Pillowcases looking tired? Strange spot on your favorite tee? Shibori is the answer! Shibori, aka Japanese tie dye, is a multifaceted art where you can tie, fold and stitch your way to a whole new look for tired linens, clothes and more. Learn a variety of indigo dyeing methods, from kumo to arashi to itajime. We’ll provide fabric scraps of natural, plant-based fibers like linen, cotton or hemp for you to sample the different methods and a vibrant, striking blue indigo dye you’re sure to love. All materials provided, but you are welcome to bring in a natural fiber napkin or something similarly sized to dye.
CRFT:765 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P05 Th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
May 14 | Perennial

Sip 'n' Craft

Macramé and Merlot: Wall Hanging

Macramé — it’s knot like the 70s! Taking the home décor world by storm are these knotted wall hangings. Get your vintage craft skills on by making a macramé wall hanging while enjoying a glass of your favorite beverage. Make this into a group outing with your friends to create macramé and memories that you will cherish. Bring your own beverage of choice. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P11 F 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 21 | City Sewing Room

Sip ’n’ Sew

Make happy hour creative with this fun class! Learn to make a fold-over clutch fabric bag while enjoying the drink of your choice. Invite friends and make it a memorable start to the weekend. No sewing experience needed and all materials provided. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P06 F 5:30-8:30 p.m.
March 20 | City Sewing Room

NEW! Pinot and Paint by Number

Can’t decide what to paint? Let us take the guesswork out of your project. A platter marked with a design and appropriate color choices will get you painting without the guesswork. Several color choices provided. Bring your own favorite beverage (pinot, merlot, beer, etc). Glasses provided. Your food-safe platter will be fired and ready for pickup at the Painted Zebra one week after class. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT:741 | 1 session | $41 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P02 W 6-8 p.m. | Janet Becker
March 25 | Painted Zebra

NEW! Create a Beautiful Grapevine Wine Glass

Paint a wine glass with a beautiful grapevine design using easy step-by-step instructions. All supplies included, and you will go home with your completed wine glass. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during class. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT:743 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 M 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 27 | Concordia Lutheran, Cafe

NEW! Punch Needle and Pinot

Discover the modern, highly versatile and easy to learn craft of punch needle which can be used to embellish many practical items like pillows, rugs and wall hangings with fun, creative designs. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and a friend along for a crafty evening out! All materials provided. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 5/1. No refunds after this date. Ages 21+ only.
CRFT:713 | 1 session | $55.50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
P10 F 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Dee Levang
May 15 | Concordia Lutheran, Cafe


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