Studio Arts: Fiber Arts Classes
Knitting for Beginners: Learning the Basics
6-Session Evening Course

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and may start a knitting project during class.

Wednesday, January 17 to February 21, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes

Tangled up in a knitting problem? From dropped stitches to difficult pattern instructions to twisted stitches and more, learn a protocol to follow when you’re stuck on a project.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
2-Session Weekend Course

Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.

Saturday, January 27 to February 3, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fair Isle Knitting Technique

Peries, XOX, and Boarders. These may sound like the names of rock bands, but in fact they are the patterns found in Fair Isle knitting. Students in this workshop focus on learning this stranding color technique.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hat Making with a Master Milliner

Spend a fascinating afternoon exploring the art and the magic of hats—for both women and men—as you create a one-of-a-kind topper under the guidance of noted D.C. milliner Anthony Gaskins.

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Explore the cultural history behind the vivid abstract quilts made in this distinctive rural Alabama community for generations, and try your hand at a quilting project in the Gee’s Bend spirit.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Quilting for Beginners II: A Small Handmade Quilt, Continued
2-Session Weekend Course

Review the basics of hand-stitched quiltmaking and expand your skills while working on a small quilt of your choice in this two-session class.

Saturday, March 10 and 17, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.