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Adult Painting Lab

Express your creative side at the Madison Library!  Join us on Monday,October 27, 2014,  from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We'll paint with acrylic paints on canvas. There is a supply fee of $3.00.  To ensure that we have enough materials, registration is required. To register, please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046 or contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.

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

Date:  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Madison Public Library Reading Room

Instructor: Crystal Kitchens

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

 

Learn to make a lacy, ruffled scarf on an 8-peg spool knitter. It's easy to use novelty yarns on these looms. Bring a skein of "ruffle" yarn (Red Heart Sashay is one brand), your own 8-peg knitting spool (one end of the "Jumbo Spool Knitter") and "pick". You will start the scarf in class, and learn how to finish your scarf at home.

How to Do Things: Shuttle Tatting

Three 2-hour classes with homework between classes.

Learn to make lace with a tatting shuttle.  You’ll learn the basic stitches and how to read patterns.  Class projects include trims that can be attached to a handtowel and ornaments.  After working with size 10 thread, you’ll learn to work with smaller thread.  No tatting experience is needed. 

Homework is required. 

How to Do Things: Shuttle Tatting

*Three-part series: March 5, 12, 19 2:00-4:00 pm, Main Library Meeting Room C*

Three 2-hour classes with homework between classes.

Learn to make lace with a tatting shuttle.  You’ll learn the basic stitches and how to read patterns.  Class projects include trims that can be attached to a handtowel and ornaments.  After working with size 10 thread, you’ll learn to work with smaller thread.  No tatting experience is needed. 

Homework is required. 

How to Do Things: Introduction to Triangle Loom Weaving

Learn to weave on a triangle frame loom with continuous thread, and how to finish the triangles.  In this workshop we’ll use a 21” loom to make a neckerchief.  We’ll have a fashion show of scarves, shawls, ruanas and ponchos to give you ideas.  You’ll learn how to make your own triangle looms in various sizes.  No weaving experience is required.

 

The leader will bring all the tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

Supply fee:  $3 due at time of registration.  Register by: April 7

Maximum number of students:  10.

How to Do Things: Twining

This is a free craft event.

Twining is a simple weaving pattern using two weavers.  We'll work on a frame to twine a small bag.  We will not finish the bag in class, but you'll learn how to finish the project at home.  No weaving experience is required.

Bring 2 colors of cotton yarn (Peaches and Cream is one brand), one light and one dark.

The leader will bring all the other supplies and equipment for use in class.

Maxiumum number of students: 12

Adults and youth ages 14 and up only.

Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member Huntsville Fiber Guild

How to Do Things: Floor Cloth, Part 2

Learn to make a painted floor cloth.  Painted floor cloths were used prior to linoleum flooring.  They brightened homes early in the history of this country. 
 
Large floor cloths were made from the canvas used for sails.  A painted floor cloth is sturdy and long wearing if placed on a firm flat surface and kept properly sealed, and can be swept with a broom and cleaned with water.

How to Do Things: Floor Cloth, Part 1

Learn to make a painted floor cloth.  Painted floor cloths were used prior to linoleum flooring.  They brightened homes early in the history of this country. 
 
Large floor cloths were made from the canvas used for sails.  A painted floor cloth is sturdy and long wearing if placed on a firm flat surface and kept properly sealed, and can be swept with a broom and cleaned with water.