announcing: craft classes in my home studio!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be offering a limited edition of small-scale stitchery classes in my home studio (a.k.a. the crafty clubhouse) starting NEXT WEEK! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time so I finally decided there’s no time like the present! If you live in the NYC area, please join me for one (or more!) of these relaxed, intimate classes where you’ll learn one-on-one with me how to knit, crochet, or embroider.

Each class will consist of two 2-hour sessions which will be held in my home on weekday evenings. I’ll serve some savory snacks and we’ll sip wine while Fifi curls up under our feet and we stitch away. These classes are beginner-level, so if you’ve never picked up a needle or hook before, no worries–I’ll take you through it from the very beginning. If you have a little experience but need a refresher that’s fine too–since the classes are small, I’ll be able to work with each student at their own pace.

I think this is going to be super fun and I’m really excited to meet some new crafty peeps from the area and spread the stitchy love just in time for fall! So let’s get started–here are the deets:

 

LEARN TO KNIT
In this beginner-level class, you’ll learn the basics of knitting–casting on, knitting, purling, picking up dropped stitches, and casting off–all while making a chunky cowl for fall. The class will consist of two 2-hour sessions; in the first session you’ll learn the basic stitches and begin your cowl. Then you’ll go home and work on your cowl and bring it back to complete during the second session, where I’ll help you solve any problems you had while knitting solo, and finally you’ll learn how to cast off and finish your cowl.

Class size is maximum six students and class will be taught by me. Wine and savory homemade snacks will be served!

Thursdays, September 27 and October 11, 6:30-8:30pm, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. You will be required to bring yarn and knitting needles to the first class; I’ll provide a detailed supply list with class registration. Class cost is $125.

 

LEARN TO CROCHET
Have you caught chevron fever? In this beginner-level class, crochet newbies will learn the basics of crochet while mastering the chevron stitch–a crochet classic that is having a major moment right now in the design and fashion worlds. I’ll teach you how to use the basic chevron stitch to make almost anything you like, from a scarf or envelope clutch to a throw pillow or baby blanket. In the first session you’ll learn how to begin your project with a crochet chain and how to work the basic crochet stitches including single, half-double and double crochet, as well as increases and decreases. You’ll also learn how to change colors to make all those fabulous chevron stripes. Then you’ll go home to work on your project a bit, and come back for session two where I’ll help you solve any problems you’re having with your work-in-progress, and finally you’ll learn how to finish your project.

Class size is maximum six students and class will be taught by me. Wine and savory homemade snacks will be served!

Tuesdays, October 9 and October 23, 6:30-8:30pm, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. You will be required to bring yarn and crochet hooks to the first class; I’ll provide a detailed supply list with class registration. Class cost is $125.

(Crochet image from postcardgraffiti)

 

LEARN TO EMBROIDER
Hand embroidery is a wonderfully relaxing and minimalist craft that’s perfect for chilling out in front of a movie or stitching on the subway. In this class I’ll take you through everything you need to know to start doing your own hand embroidery projects–from selecting or drawing your own image, transferring the image to fabric, and how to make several embroidery stitches including straight stitch, chain stitch, french knots, herringbone stitch, and more. We will complete a project of your choice–I’ll have some templates available for use to make monograms, or you can draw or bring your own image to embroider.

Class size is maximum six students and class will be taught by me. Wine and savory homemade snacks will be served!

Thursdays, October 25 and November 1, 6:30-8:30pm, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. You will be required to bring basic embroidery supplies to the first class; I’ll provide a detailed supply list with class registration. Class cost is $125.

 

If you’d like to register for a class (and I hope you will!), email me at hello [at] brettbara [dot] com and tell me which class you’d like to take. I’ll email you back with instructions on how to submit payment via Paypal, which will secure your spot in class. Class spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so I encourage you to register early.

Thanks so much–Fifi and I are looking forward to meeting you over crafts, snacks, wine and chit-chat! xo

 

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