Adult Craft Programs

From wearable art to romantic expressions, you'll find lots to love in our crafting classes for adults.

 

 

 

Madison

 

Weave a Potato Basket

Date: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Place: Madison Public Library Meeting Room

Instructor: Crystal Kitchens

Maximum number: 12 (adults and youth ages 14 and up)

Supply Fee: $14 (required at registration by Sept. 19)

Please make checks payable to Crystal Kitchens and mail them to the Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd., Madison, AL  35758  ATTN: Tammy. The supply fee must be received at the Madison Library by September 19 to reserve your spot in the class.

Registration is required. To register please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046, or e-mail Teresa at tallison [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Make a 10" potato basket in class. Historically, this style basket has been used in harvesting crops. The two built-in hand-holds make it easier to carry the produce. Learn how to handle reed and shape a ribbed basket.

No basket making experience is required. Bring a towel (basket making is wet work), and wear comfortable clothes. The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies you'll need to use during the workshop.

Please bring a sack lunch.

 

 

 

 

Adult Painting Lab

Date: Sept. 22, 2014

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Place: Madison Library Meeting Room

Supply fee: $3.00

Express your creative side at the Madison Library. We'll paint on an 11 x 14 inch canvas using acrylic paints. Registration is required. To register, please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046, or contact Teresa at tallison [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

 

 

 

Knit a Lacy Ruffled Scarf on a Spool Knitter - No Needles!

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Place: Madison Public Library Reading Room

Instructor: Crystal Kitchens

Maximum number: 12 (adults and youth ages 14 and up)

Supplies: Bring a skein of "ruffle" yarn. (Red Heart Sashay is one brand.); Also bring your own 8-peg knitting spool (one end of the "Jumbo Spool Knitter") and pick.

 

Registration is required. To register please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046, or e-mail Teresa at tallison [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Learn to make a lacy, ruffled scarf on an 8-peg spool knitter. It's easy to use novelty yarns on these looms. You will start the scarf in class, and learn how to finish your scarf at home.

 

Weave a Holiday Basket

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Place: Madison Public Library Meeting Room

Instructor: Crystal Kitchens

Maximum number: 12 (adults and youth ages 14 and up)

Supply fee: $10 (required at registration by Nov. 14)

Please make checks payable to Crystal Kitchens and mail them to the Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd., Madison, AL  35758  ATTN: Tammy. The supply fee must be received at the Madison Library by Nov. 14 to reserve your spot in the class.

Registration is required. To register please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046, or e-mail Teresa at tallison [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Make a 5" x 5" x 8" plaited holiday basket. Learn how to handle flat reed and shape a basket. Colored reed will be available to decorate your basket.

No basket making experience is required. Bring a towel (basket making is wet work), and wear comfortable clothes. The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you'll need to use during the workshop.

Please bring a sack lunch.

 

Bailey Cove

 

Main

Introduction to Needle Tatting

Thursday July 10, 17, 24, 31
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Four 2-hour classes with homework between classes.
Presented by Huntsville Fiber Guild

This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by July 3.
For information, contact weavingbasics [at] yahoo [dot] com
Class size (ages 14+):  8.

Learn to make lace with a tatting needle.  You’ll learn the basic stitches, ring and thread and ring and chain tatting, changing colors, split ring tatting and how to read various pattern notations.  You’ll be able to use shuttle tatting patterns to do needle tatting.  Class projects include trims that can be attached to handkerchiefs and garments, and ornaments that can be starched or glued to note cards.

Homework is required.

Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step by Barbara Foster (Paxton, IL:  Handy Hands, Inc., 1998) will serve as the textbook.  Students may want to purchase the book because it has excellent instructions and illustrations.  Or, there are web pages that can serve as the “textbook.”

Students must furnish their own supplies and bring them to the first meeting.  The book Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step by Barbara Foster is recommended, but not required.  Students need a size 5 tatting needle, size 10 crochet cotton, metal crochet hook size 4 or size 5, and scissors.  Some of these supplies may be found locally, or see the Handy Hands store at www.hhtatting.com to order supplies.

For information about Huntsville Fiber Guild, visit http://sites.google.com/site/hsvfiber/ or email HsvFiber [at] gmail [dot] com.

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How to Do Things

Introduction to Macrame

Tuesday • September 9 • 6:30–8pm
Supplies fee: $3, required at registration by August 29.  Call Sophie Young for details, 532-2362.
Maximum class size (ages 14+):  12.
Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member of Huntsville Fiber Guild.

Macramé knots can be used to make textiles.  Knowing a few knots opens up a new world to you.  The craft was used by sailors long ago, especially in elaborate or ornamental knotting forms, to decorate anything from knife handles to bottles to parts of ships.  We might find it more useful for belts, bags and plant hangers.  We’ll start a market bag with soft handles in class.  You can continue to work on your bag at home, and will know how to complete the project.  The leader will bring all supplies and equipment for use in class.

For information about Huntsville Fiber Guild, visit http://sites.google.com/site/hsvfiber/ or email HsvFiber [at] gmail [dot] com.

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How to Do Things

Arm Knitting

Tuesday • October 14 • 6:30–8pm
This program is free, but registration is required by October 3.  Call Sophie Young for details, 532-2362.
Maximum class size (ages 14+):  12.
Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member of Huntsville Fiber Guild

Learn to knit a scarf with your arms.  Don't bring your knitting needles!  Learn how to cast on, how to make the knit stitch, and how to cast off.  Bring one skein of extra bulky (code 6) yarn (Homespun Thick and Quick is one brand) or two skeins of bulky (code 5) yarn.  No knitting experience is required.

For information about Huntsville Fiber Guild, visit http://sites.google.com/site/hsvfiber/ or email HsvFiber [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Crochet for Beginners

4-part series!

Wednesday October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Room D at the Main Branch Library

Maximum number:  6 adults and youth ages 14 and up.
This program is free, but you must pre-register by e-mail to WeavingBasics [at] yahoo [dot] com by October 10.

Learn to crochet from the beginning.  You’ll learn the crochet stitches and how to read a pattern.  Homework is required.  Bring a size G crochet hook and firm, light-colored worsted weight yarn to the first class.  Do not bring soft, fuzzy yarns or novelty yarns to the first class.  You will be able to choose from a selection of class projects.  No crochet experience is required.

E-mail WeavingBasics [at] yahoo [dot] com to pre-register and for more information.

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How to Do Things

Egg Gourd Ornaments

Tuesday • November 4 • 6:30–8pm

Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration by October 24.  
Maximum number of students (age 14+) : 12.  
Call Sophie Young for details, 532-2362.
 
Come make a gourd ornament with us!  Neva Beasley of the Huntsville Gourd Patch shows how to use small ornamental gourds to create hangable ornaments using paints and dyes.

For information about Huntsville Gourd Patch,
visit http://www.alabamagourdsociety.org/html/huntsville.html

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How to Do Things

Sensational Seasonal Cards

Tuesday * December 9 * 6:30-8pm

Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.  Registration deadline (age 12+): November 14. 

Marsha Hosner, StampinUp! Demonstrator, leads this make-and-take class.  You can choose two seasonal cards to make, complete with specialty embossed paper, doodads, stamps and ink.  Additional cards are optional, with supplies paid during the class. 

Marsha will bring all the tools and other supplies for use in class.
For information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

 

Monrovia

 

 

 

 

 

Gurley

ROPE VASES

 

Monday, April 7th @6:00pm

Come be creative and wrap a vase with twine.

All materials with be supplied EXCEPT the vessel you would like to wrap.

BRING small vases, jars, tin or plastic cans, etc. 

PLEASE REGISTER for this event

For more information & to Register, call Gurley Public Library ... 256-776-2102256-776-2102256-776-2102256-776-2102

 

Murphy

Introduction to Needle Tatting

tatting

Wednesdays August 6, 13, 20, 27
9:30am - 11:30am
Four 2-hour classes with homework between classes.
Presented by Crystal Kitchens of Huntsville Fiber Guild

This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required by August 1.
For information or to sign up, contact Annie Phillips at aphillips [at] hmcpl [dot] org or 256-881-5620
Class size (ages 14+):  8.

Learn to make lace with a tatting needle.  You’ll learn the basic stitches, ring and thread and ring and chain tatting, changing colors, split ring tatting and how to read various pattern notations.  You’ll be able to use shuttle tatting patterns to do needle tatting.  Class projects include trims that can be attached to handkerchiefs and garments, and ornaments that can be starched or glued to note cards.

Homework is required.

Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step by Barbara Foster (Paxton, IL:  Handy Hands, Inc., 1998) will serve as the textbook.  Students may want to purchase the book because it has excellent instructions and illustrations.  Or, there are web pages that can serve as the “textbook.”

Students must furnish their own supplies and bring them to the first meeting.  The book Learn Needle Tatting Step-by-Step by Barbara Foster is recommended, but not required.  Students need a size 5 tatting needle, size 10 crochet cotton, metal crochet hook size 4 or size 5, and scissors.  Some of these supplies may be found locally, or see the Handy Hands store at www.hhtatting.com to order supplies.

For information about Huntsville Fiber Guild, visit http://sites.google.com/site/hsvfiber/ or email HsvFiber [at] gmail [dot] com.

DIY Thursday:

Thursday • June 5 • 10:00-12:00pm

Maximum number of (adult and youth ages 14 and up) students:  20.

Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member of Huntsville Fiber Guild.

Learn to transfer the imprint of leaves onto 100% cotton fabric.  In class, we’ll transfer the natural dyes of leaves to fabric.  At home, you’ll be able to set the dyes with a natural chemical action.

Bring 100% cotton fabric that has been washed and dried without fabric softeners.  White or cream fabric is recommended.  Bring a medium size flat-head hammer, a wooden cutting board, 2-inch wide masking tape (not painter’s tape), an old (well worn) bath towel, and freshly picked green leaves.  There will be some tools to share.

This workshop is provided by the Huntsville Fiber Guild.

For more information, call Annie Phillips at 881-5620.

 

New Hope

 

 

 

Russell

 

 

 

Showers

 

 

 

Tillman Hill

 

 

 

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