July 19, Saturday
1 – 2pm
Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Have you been nervous to start learning or not known how to begin? This course is meant for beginning sewers. We will learn the basics of hand sewing and complete samples of each technique. These techniques include how to start and end your thread, how to sew a running stitch, basting stitch, whip stitch, slip stitch and catch stitch. Proper knowledge of how and when to use these techniques will help sewers with any of their projects from quilting to at-home decor to clothing construction. If you have been sewing for some time and would like formal assistance on brushing up your skills, please don’t hesitate to join us! There will be a $5 materials fee for fabric, thread, and sewing needles. Teaching materials including instruction for stitches, photo reminders and helpful hints will be available to take home, along with your sewing samples for later reference. Come sew with us!
Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members
Materials Fee: $5 for materials that will be supplied by the instructor. Please bring cash or check.
No refunds, No exchanges
Minimum is 8 students
Maximum is 20 students
Optional Supplies to Bring: Embroidery scissors, a thimble, and a sewing gauge.
Instructor Bio: Katherine Halcrow is a recent transplant to Mountain View, California. She has years of experience in the fashion industry in New York City and has worked in millinery, couture bridal and women's luxury clothing. Her hats have been included in Vogue, InStyle and Real Simple magazines. Katherine's current artistic involvement is centered around braided fabric sculpture and scholarly analysis of textiles and adornment in the ancient sphere. She has B.A. in Fashion Design and an A.S. in Costume Construction from Indiana University, Bloomington and has recently finished a certificate graduate program in Art History and Classics from Columbia University in the City of New York.