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Intro to Knitting Part 2


with BJ Melick

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm

This will be the second class in a 2 part series. This class is for anyone with basic knowledge of casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. We will explore and learn some stitches that are a bit more complicated than the basics, as well as more in-depth pattern reading, lace knitting, chart work, and common mistake fixes. By the end of this class you will have the skill set to start, and finish most knitting projects. End of class projects will be discussed and decided on during the first few classes to give you ample time to gather materials.

Materials needed: pair of knitting needles in size 7 or 8 and a skein of light-colored Red heart Super Saver yarn. (the yarn can be purchased at Walmart or Michaels)

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off.

Full Course

Learning to Sew Stitch by Stitch


with Jena Eaton-Burke

Calendar Next session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm

Have you been too afraid to learn how to sew? Starting to sew is simple if you go stitch by stitch. Learning how to sew is a "hands on" and "learning by doing" experience. It does take practice to build up skill in order to do all the stitches correctly, but that's the great part about learning with your new best friend the seam ripper. After you do a few of the projects, you will feel that you can do anything with sewing! We will cover:

  • Sewing Machine Basics, Care and Use
  • Stitch Basics and Types
  • Fabric and Fiber Types
  • Marking and Cutting Fabric
  • Understanding sewing pattern markings
  • Sizing and Fitting
  • Beginners' Project: PJ Pants
  • Finishing Stitches and Pressing
  • Picking out your next project
Full Course

Walking Tour of Greenwood Cemetery


with Ron Romano

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2024 at 12 pm
1 additional session on May 25, 2024

Greenwood Cemetery is a hidden gem! Established in the mid-1800s when other “garden” cemeteries arose, Greenwood offers a wide variety of gravestone materials, monument forms, symbolism, and epitaphs from the nineteenth century. Cemetery historian Ron Romano will share the best that Greenwood has to offer, pausing to visit the graves of some who were lost at sea, taken down by disease, died by suicide, and even murder. The stroll along the winding pathways of this pleasant burial space will take about 90 minutes. Two identical tours will run the same day, at noon and again at 2 PM.

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