What’s on your plate at the Learning Vine this year? What would be on your plate if you sat down to eat in Europe? Africa? Asia? These questions will be answered as we prepare all new foods that kids in other countries enjoy and as we glimpse their cultures. Using fun activities, we’ll learn things about their everyday lives, music, art, what they do for fun, and much more. We’ll also assemble a booklet of recipes and facts to remind us of the places we’ve studied. So, if you want to cook and sample some tasty foods, AND if you want to learn about how other people live, then come and put something new on your plate as we explore the world in this multicultural gourmet 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.