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11  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / knitting classes offered by the PCC on: April 01, 2009 10:42:53 AM
The Pittsburgh Craft Collective is proud to announce the following classes.  Please see pghcraftcollective.com for more information.  If interested, please RSVP to reserve your space with pghcraftcollective@gmail.com

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Introduction to Colorwork Knitting
 
Date: April 19th
Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Panera Bread @ Waterworks
Cost:
PCC Member - $20.00
Non-member - $25.00
 
Have you wanted to try colorwork knitting but felt too intimidated? Now is your chance to give this fun technique a try! We will be working on the Center Square Hat (pattern by London Nelson/ Knitty Winter 2006 http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcentersquare.html). If you have a different colorwork pattern you'd rather work on, please feel free to bring it. I will provide copies of the Center Square Hat pattern.

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Beginning Knitting

For those interested in just starting to pick up the needles or who have picked up the needles before, but are still a bit shaky. The class will cover how to get the yarn on the needles, the knit and purl stitch, and binding off. If youre a bit beyond that, we can cover how to recognize stitches and fix your mistakes.

Location: Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 3-5 pm
Date: Sunday April 26th

Cost:
$20 for members of the PCC
$25 for non-members
*Class is limited to 4 people.

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Baby Surprise Jacket

The Baby Surprise Jacket is one of those knitting anomalies a truly famous knitting pattern.  It is not only adorable and addictive, but also a brilliant piece of knitting architecture.  This class is especially good if youve never read an Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern before.  My goal in this class is to introduce an American knitting icon, empower you to take your knitting to the next level, and gain the confidence to try some of Zimmermanns other amazing patterns.  Plus, were making an absolutely adorable baby sweater!

Location: Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 7-9
Date: Thursday April 30th

Cost:
PCC members - $20
Non members - $25
*This class is limited to 6 people.
12  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / call for crafty teachers!! on: February 21, 2009 12:23:46 PM
Have you got a particular technique down to an art?
Would you like to share it with other crafty types?

The Pittsburgh Craft Collective (pghcraftcollective.com) is always looking for new talent to teach crafty endeavors!

Email us at pghcraftcollective.com if you're interested.
13  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / Bookbinding, Sweater Recycling, Beginning Knitting classes! on: February 21, 2009 12:19:53 PM
The Pittsburgh Craft Collective is proud to announce the March line-up of classes!

If you're interested in any of the classes, please RSVP pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.

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Basic Bookbinding

This class will be an introduction to two basic bookbinding techniques: stab binding and pamphlet stitch. Individuals will be able to make up to 5 different soft-covered books during this class. All materials will be included.

Cost: $25 for members; $30 for non-members
Materials: Included
Time: 6-8
Date: March 9th
Where: Panera Bread
Waterworks
942 Freeport Rd

Bio:
Emily has been surrounded by creativity her entire life. She was turned on to bookmaking in 2006 while fighting boredom at her day job. Emily is a self-taught book artist with a little formal training thrown in. She is also the sole-proprietor of Subu, Inc., an independent business where Emily is able to sell her handbound books, notepads and recycled notebooks.

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Beginning Knitting

This class is for those interested in picking up the needles for the first time, or who have some experience but need a little guidance with the basics. We will cover casting stitches on the needles, the knit and purl stitch, and binding off. If you feel you have a general grasp on these techniques we can cover how to read your knitting and methods to fix common mistakes. Materials: a smooth yarn, worsted weight - wool is recommended. Knitting needles in the recommended size for yarn. Feel free to contact me through the PCC email if you have questions about where and which yarn to purchase, as well as needle sizes.

Location: Coffee Tree Roasters, 5544 Walnut Street, Shadyside 412-621-6880
Time: 7 - 9 pm (I will be available for questions for 30 minutes after the class)
Date: Thursday, March 26th.
Cost: $15 for members of the PCC $20 for non-members
 *Class is limited to 6 participants.

Bio: Ana Brito is a self-taught knitter. She initially caught the yarn bug at a young age when her grandmother taught her to crochet. Years later, she was encouraged by a friend to give knitting a try, and was immediately hooked. Ana enjoys teaching new knitters and encouraging them to look beyond the pattern to create their own unique pieces.

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Knitting Knite

The PCC is proud to announce our monthly knitting circle class.

This class is set up so that you can bring whatever youre working on and Ill help you learn to fix your mistakes, give you the support you need to progress, and assist you in whatever way I can!  You can also bring a new project to start, or an idea and well try to help make it happen. This is the perfect class for newish knitters because I can shape the class to your needs.

Location: Cosys house in Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: Friday March 20th

The Knitting Circle fee is:
$10 for members of the PCC
$12 for non-members
*Class is limited to 6 people.  Please RSVP with your name and contact information to pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.


Sweater Recycling Workshop

I started recycling sweaters while in graduate school, as a way to get a lot of nice quality wool for cheap.  One thing lead to another, and now Ive an extensive stash of recycled sweater wool that I could not live without.  In this workshop, I will walk you through every step of the sweater recycling process from selecting a good sweater to recycle to un-seaming, from unraveling to washing and getting the wool ready to use.  You will leave this workshop confident in your ability to tackle sweaters on your own, and with a recycled sweater arm rolled into a ball to boot!

Location: Cosys house in Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 1-4
Date: Saturday March 28th
Supplies:
It would be great if you could bring a seam ripper or a pair of small scissors.  If you have neither of these, any pair of scissors is better than no scissors.  Also, Im asking everyone to bring a sweater or two for us to discuss.  The more sweaters we have on hand, the more youll understand what makes a good sweater for ripping.  The sweaters that you bring do not necessarily need to be sweaters your plan to rip.  For the workshop, I will be providing the actual sweaters we will be ripping.

Cost:
$20 for members of the PCC
$25 for non-members
*Class is limited to 10 people.  Please RSVP with your name and contact information to pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.

Artists Bio:
Cosette Cornelius-Bates is a full time fiber artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She spends much of her time designing, knitting, spinning, dyeing, and recycling sweaters. She regularly appears at craft fairs in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding cities, selling her one-of-a-kind handknit hats and handspun yarns. Her patterns have been collected in a book called Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens, and Scarves with a Twist.
14  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / February Craft Classes through the Pittsburgh Craft Collective! on: January 28, 2009 09:28:50 AM
The Pittsburgh Craft Collective (http://pghcraftcollective.com) is proud to present its February classes.  Defeat the dreariness by learning a new skill!!

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"Pressing Matters" With Polymer Clay
 
Using rubberstamps, charms, leaves and modeling tools, everyone may create up to 5 finished clay pieces that can be used as pins, pendants, buttons, whatever you decide.
The different processes will be demonstrated including painting techniques that will make your impressions pop. All materials will be provided: clay, jewelry findings, paint, charms, modeling tools as well as access to 100s and 100s of rubberstamp designs and images to create your piece.
 
Location: Lynne's home in Canonsburg (20 minutes south of Pittsburgh) Address will be provided when you register.
Time: 2:00 pm  to 4:00
Date: Saturday February 28th

Class size is limited to 8.  If youd like to RSVP for this class, please do so to pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.
 
25.00 for PCC Members. All others 30.00

Bio:  Lynne Kropinak is a self-taught jewelry maker, knitting addict, and enthusiast of all things crafty. She is the creative pixie behind many handmades that pop up like toadstools all over Western PA. Her work is inspired and constructed with found and salvaged materials: scraps of paper, gemstones and leaves, polymer clay, paint, recycled trinkets, conversations heard in line at the grocery store, and other things too good to throw away. She has been making and selling crafts for over 25 years and delights in sharing skills and inspiration with other crafters.



Fused Glass Workshop

Surprise your sweetie with some handmade glass sweets this month or better yet! Take the class together.

The PCC is pleased to announce our newest Fused Glass Workshop where you can create your very own one-of a-kind glass pieces to give as gifts or keep for yourself to enjoy!

Location: Panera Monroeville (at Penn Center)
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM although the room is available for the class at 6, so feel free to grab something to eat and come on in
Date: Wednesday Feb 18th

The 2 1/2 hour workshop includes:
- Step-by-step instruction for cutting, scoring and breaking glass with teaching Artist Jennie Stephens
- All the glass, tools and supplies needed to make up to 10 pendant-sized pieces of glass (System 96 glass)
- Kiln firing of the glass

The Workshop fee is:
$25 for members of the PCC
$30 for non-members
*Pre-registration is a must, as this class is only able to hold up to 16 people

Artists Bio:
Jennie Stephens is a Teaching Artist who lives and works in Pittsburgh. She has a Bachelors in Studio Art (Painting and Printmaking) and Art History, and a Masters in Archival, Museum, and Editing Studies. Jennie has been teaching in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for the past 9 years, as well as the last year and a half with Gateway to the Arts.
Though Jennie still paints, creates fiber art and mosaics, she was bitten by the glass bug while attending a workshop at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and has never looked back! It was less than a year before Jennie bought her own kiln, and turned her fascination with glass into something more!


KNITTING and SPINNING CLASSES

Beginning Colorwork Knitting

Have  you always wanted to try colorwork, but felt intimidated?  Would you like to try your hand at this fun knitting technique?  Then this class is for you!  This is an open class, meaning you can find a colorwork project that you want to do and well start work on it.  I have a list of free patterns and other resources for you to peruse and if you need some help deciding, Im always within email distance.  You need to bring along your pattern, needles, and yarn for the project.

Location: Cosys house in Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 2-4 pm
Date: Saturday February 7th

Cost:
$15 for members of the PCC
$20 for non-members
*Class is limited to 4 people.  Please RSVP with your name and contact information to pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.


Beginning Knitting

For those interested in just starting to pick up the needles or who have picked up the needles before, but are still a bit shaky. The class will cover how to get the yarn on the needles, the knit and purl stitch,and binding off. If youre a bit beyond that, we can cover how to recognize stitches and fix your mistakes.

Location: Cosys house in Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: Wednesday February 11th

Cost:
$15for members of the PCC
$20 for non-members
*Class is limited to 4 people.  Please RSVP with your name and contact information to pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.


Knitting Knite
PCC is proud to announce the second knitting circle class.

This class is set up so that you can bring whatever youre working on and Ill help you learn to fix your mistakes, give you the support you need to progress, and assist you in whatever way I can!  You can also bring a new project to start, or an idea and well try to help make it happen. This is the perfect class for newish knitters because I can shape the class to your needs.

Location: Cosys house in Squirrel Hill.  [address provided after registration]
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: Friday February 20th

The Knitting Circle fee is:
$10 for members of the PCC
$12 for non-members
*Class is limited to 6 people.  Please RSVP with your name and contact information to pghcraftcollective@gmail.com.



Beginning Spinning

The PCC is proud to present a beginning spinning class!
Already addicted to yarn? Want to learn to make your own? In this beginning spinning class, you will learn the park and draft method of spinning on a drop spindle. This ancient method of spinning is fun, portable and will give you some fun yarn to boot!

Location: Cosys house in Squirrel Hill. [address provided after registration]
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: Thursday February 26th

Cost without supplies (with supplies included)
members - $15 ($35)
non-members - $20 ($40)
Available supplies:
2 oz of my hand dyed roving
Louet drop spindle, retails for $20

Class size is limited to 4 people. Please RSVP with your name and contact information to pghcraftcollective(!at)gmail(dot!)com.

Artists Bio:
Cosette Cornelius-Bates is a full time fiber artist based in Pittsburgh, PA.  She spends much of her time designing, knitting, spinning, dyeing, and recycling sweaters.  She regularly appears at craft fairs in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding cities, selling her one-of-a-kind handknit hats and handspun yarns.  Her patterns have been collected in a book called Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens, and Scarves with a Twist.

15  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / Beaver Arts Collaborative Presents The Business of Art Seminar on: January 22, 2009 09:50:21 AM
Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. in the Beaver Area Memorial Library, Beaver, PA 15009

Information and inspiration to help you sell your art.

Successful artists and business professionals will discuss getting started, record keeping, packaging yourself and your art, the importance of a web presence and selling on ETSY, the online handmade marketplace.

Price is $20.00 and includes lunch. To reserve a seat email us at beaverartscollaborative@yahoo.com
16  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / Basic Bookbinding on: January 09, 2009 03:57:22 PM
The Pittsburgh Craft Collective is proud to present a beginning bookbinding class.

Teacher: Emily Levenson
Location: Panera Bread, Waterworks {942 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238}
Dates: January 28th
Time: 6:00 - 8:oopm
Cost: $25 for members; $30 for non-members

This class will be an introduction to two basic bookbinding techniques: stab binding and pamphlet stitch. Individuals will be able to make up to 5 different soft-covered books during this class. All materials will be included. Class is limited to 10.

More info on the Pittsburgh Craft Collective website!
17  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / knitting and spinning classes on: January 09, 2009 03:47:42 PM
The Pittsburgh Craft Collective

Beginning Knitting
Teacher: Cosette Cornelius-Bates
Location: Squirrel Hill (Address given at registration)
Dates: January 21st
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $15 for members; $20 for non-members

For those interested in just starting to pick up the needles or who have picked up the needles before, but are still a bit shaky. The class will cover how to get the yarn on the needles, the knit and purl stitch, and binding off. If you're a bit beyond that, we can cover how to recognize stitches and fix your mistakes. Class is limited to 4 people.

Materials needed:
Smooth yarn of any sort, although I recommend wool. There are several very affordable wools that are $6-8 for a skein.
Knitting needles in recommended size for yarn.


Beginning Spinning Class
Teacher: Cosette Cornelius-Bates
Location: Squirrel Hill (Address given at registration)
Dates: January 18th
Time: 2:00 - 4:oopm
Cost: $15 for members or $35 with supplies; $20 for non-members or $40 with supplies

Already addicted to yarn? Want to learn to make your own? In this beginning spinning class, you will learn the park and draft method of spinning on a drop spindle. This ancient method of spinning is fun, portable and will give you some fun yarn to boot! Class size is limited to 4 people.

Available supplies:
2 oz of my hand dyed roving
Louet drop spindle, retails for $20

more info on the pittsburgh craft collective website!
18  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / have your best (and craftiest) year yet! on: January 09, 2009 03:42:22 PM
The Pittsburgh Craft Collective is proud to announce

Your Best Year Yet in Your Dream or Existing Craft Business
Teacher: Inna Nirenburg
Location: Squirrel Hill (Address given at registration)
Dates: January 17th or January 31st
Time: 11:00am - 2:oopm
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members

Have you always dreamed about selling your craft or artwork? Or have you already taken the step and are wondering where to go from here? When was the last time you took a hard and focused look at where your craft business is going? Join us in this interactive workshop where we will use individual and small group exercises to help surface and explore your own internal wisdom and spark.

More info on the pittsburgh craft collective website!
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