With your feet firmly planted on American soil, step aboard this imaginary international flight as we soar around the world, touching down in a new country each week. While we’re there, we’ll prepare a popular dish enjoyed in that part of the world, and we’ll learn some fast facts about our destination, such as language, geography, clothing, art, folklore, or famous people. We’ll play games, listen to music, and do simple crafts and other fun activities that will help us gain a better understanding of the way others live. As we travel, we’ll assemble a booklet of recipes and facts and bonus activities to help us remember the places we’ve visited. So, fasten your seat belts and join us for this global culinary and cultural adventure!
Beginning & advanced sewing
Teacher: Ruth Hernandez
First semester beginning sewing students learn about the sewing machine, its parts, and how to use it. They learn proper sewing techniques and about all of the important sewing supplies. They learn to pin, lay out, and cut out projects as they construct simple, fun, practical items: a pillow case, book cover, laundry bag, and tote bag.
Intermediate students make a small quilt, apron, pot holder, skirt, and pajamas. More advanced students select patterns of their own choice, learning more advanced techniques such as zippers, gathering, buttons and buttonholes, facings, sleeves, specialty fabrics, collars, sleeves, etc.
Textbook: “Stitches and Pins” by JoAnn Gagnon,
Students will also need to bring to class a sewing machine, sewing machine needles, bobbins, extension cord, 3-prong pocket folder, thread, hand sewing needles, ruler, tracing wheel, tracing paper, tape measure, seam gauge, pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, dressmaker shears (sewing scissors), water-soluble marking pens/pencils, and materials for each current project.
Teacher: Vicki Thompson
Beginning crochet students will learn the basic crochet stitches and start from day one on their first project. Students will learn how to read a pattern and yarn label to choose the proper weight and fiber of yarn for their projects. Throughout the semester students will create fun projects including a beaded necklace, hair scrunchie, a spiral coaster, a pillow, a scarf, a hat and more. Advanced students will have the opportunity to choose more complex projects with assistance and approval of the teacher. Projects might include hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, socks, sweaters and more.
Previous Yarn Craft students can use this class to continue with their knitting projects and skills if desired.