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Weekly Workshops
These are FREE, DROP-IN, weekly gatherings supervised by experienced crafters. Bring a project (bring a friend!), start a project, get help with a project or…learn a brand new skill. ALL levels welcome. And that most definitely includes beginners. No need to rsvp. just join us. The one thing we do ask is that you be respectful of the age requirements we have listed for each workshop. Thank you!
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Craft Gym
Put aside your to-do lists and spending some time… simply crafting. Rediscover the joys of pipe cleaners, découpage a tiny treasure box, experiment with washi tape, or string together a cheery little banner. A new craft activity will be presented every week for anyone looking for inspiration. Or if you prefer, bring something you've been working on and craft in good company. Get help, share your ideas and finally have all of those burning crafting questions answered (What IS quilling anyway?). Adults, teenagers and children ages 10+ accompanied by a parent or caregiver are welcome.
Every Tuesday, 6:30–8:30 pm
Instructor: Lauren Dyer
free

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Sewing Studio
Dust off your stash of fabric and make peace with that abandoned pile of patterns. Start from scratch, polish up your skills or take your sewing to a whole new level. It's up to you. Adults and teenagers ages 13+ are welcome.
Every Wednesday, 7–9 pm
Instructors: Susan Bertolli
free
To download a list of Carla and Susan's recommended sewing supplies, please CLICK HERE.
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Knit Night
No knitting (or crochet) issue is too big or too small for this weekly gathering of stitch enthusiasts. Stymied by socks? Knitting newbie? Or just looking for some crafty comrades? Come to Knit Night and we'll get it all untangled. Adults, teenagers and children ages 7+ accompanied by a parent or caregiver are welcome.
Every Thursday, 6-8 pm
Instructor: Anie Schafer
free

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Paper Party
Card-makers, collage enthusiasts, scrapbookers and anyone else who likes to play with paper: This workshop is for you! Every week we will get lost in glitter, glue, stamps and punches - all while creating fabulous works of art - on a small scale. Rose thoroughly prepares each week’s projects (always more than one) and she will have small kits of supplies available for sale ($5) if you wish. Adults only, please.
Every Friday, 10 am–1 pm and/or Saturday
10 am–1 pm
Instructor: Rose Cronin
free
Current Classes
Some of our classes run for a several-week sessions; others are a one-time offering on a Saturday afternoon. All are taught by talented teachers from the around the San Francisco Bay area and beyond… and they are well worth the investment. Check back here often for details about the latest classes and events and/or
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Hungarian Embroidery Workshop
with Sarah Pedlow
In this class you will learn the basic stitches of Hungarian written embroidery, a folk style that originated in Transylvania in the late 18th century. Fun for beginners and experienced embroiderers, you’ll stitch a heart or tulip design on a linen drawstring bag, great for gift giving or storing odds and ends. You’ll also take home materials to create another piece and well as resources on Hungarian embroidery and patterns. Instructor Sarah Pedlow will share her knowledge of the culture and history of Transylvanian textiles and her travel experience in Hungary and Romania.
Saturday, September 12, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fee: $90 - All materials are included!
Teacher: Sarah Pedlow
For more information and/or to sign up,
please contact Sarah directly:
sarah@threadwrittentextiles.com
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For the Love of Drawing:
12 Week Class with Carolyn Fee
When you draw, you are touching the world in an original way. Awaken to the extraordinary and transient nature of form. Experience relaxed, alert, awareness and the pleasurable, almost mystical activation of the mind. Drawing is a curious process, so intertwined with seeing that the two can hardly be separated. It is a mode of perception, and a shift in perception enables anyone who can write his or her name to draw. We will be working with a method of drawing that enables you, by conscious volition, to make that shift. The visual, spatial, and relational will come forth and you will engage in seeing more deeply. We will explore personal tactile expression and its impact upon the intimate act of drawing as various modes of mark making and materials are introduced. We will study the formal aspects of creating two-dimensional art as we explore the still life, the figure, and the landscape. We will work from life, from master’s drawings, and from photographs. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome and individual attention will be given to all students.
SESSION 1
6 Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sept 16 – Oct 28
(No class Sept 23)
SESSION 2
6 Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov 4 – Dec 16
(No class Nov 25)
Cost per session: $240.00
Class size limited to 8 people.
For more information and/or to sign up,
please contact Carolyn Fee directly:
carolynfee@comcast.net
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Sewing Lab: Machine Sewing for Kids
7th-10th graders
Take the mystery out of a commercial sewing pattern and voila - you'll be able to make your own clothes! Come get creative and be energized before homework starts for the evening.
Maximum 4 students.
Mondays, September 21 - October 12
4-5:30 pm

Fee: $125
Teacher: Pia Andersson
To sign up and/or for more information,
please contact Pia directly:
marinsewinglab@gmail.com or 415-506-4044
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Sewing Lab: Machine Sewing for Kids
9-12 year olds
It's all about creativity and empowerment in this class as take the mystery out of operating a sewing machine and figuring out patterns - either commercials patterns or our own! This class is open to beginners as well as students with experience.
Wednesdays, 2:15 - 3:45 OR 4:00 - 5:30
SESSION 1: September 23 - October 14
SESSION 2: October 21 - November 11
SESSION 3: November 18 - December 15
Fee: $125 per session
Teacher: Pia Andersson
To sign up and/or for more information,
please contact Pia directly:

marinsewinglab@gmail.com or 415-506-4044
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For the Love of Drawing:
1-Day Workshop with Carolyn Fee
When you draw, you are touching the world in an original way. Awaken to the extraordinary and transient nature of form. Learn drawing methods which create meditative and mindful experience. Enjoy relaxed, alert awareness and a pleasurable, rather mystical activation of the mind. Drawing is a curious process, so intertwined with seeing that the two can hardly be separated. It is a mode of perception, and a shift in perception enables anyone to see the way an artist sees. We will be working with a method of drawing that enables you, by conscious volition, to make that shift. The visual, spatial, and relational will come forth and you will engage in seeing more deeply. Drawing is the art of noticing, a discipline by which you constantly rediscover the world. Focusing on the language of form as we draw, we will engage in pointed mindfulness. For the time being the split between the observer and the observed will diminish. Engaging in creative activity can create greater mindfulness in all of our endeavors as one experience informs the other. Mindfulness is the process of noticing new things; when you do that it puts you in the present, it’s the essence of engagement. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome.
Sunday, October 4 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost $165
For more information and/or to sign up,
please contact Carolyn Fee directly:
carolynfee@comcast.net