Adults | Class Schedule 2017

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Remember: When you sign-up for a class you will receive 10% discount on ALL your purchases from the time you register until the last day of your class (excluding Drop-in classes and Open Studio time). So sign-up early!

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PJ Night - October, November, December

Instructor: Laura Nownes

Can you do sewing dinner, laughter and dessert? YES! In this fun relaxed class you work on your own project with Laura and the gang. Wear your slippers and sew until bedtime!

Level: All (Min 6/Max 9)

When:   Session 1: Friday October 20, 5:30pm-11pm
              Session 2: Friday November 17, 5:30pm-11pm
              Session 3: Friday December 15, 5:30pm-11pm

Fee: $45 (Includes dinner by Laura!)


Staycation with Laura - TBD for 2018

Instructor: Laura Nownes

Relax, sew, start a new project, finish a gift, have lunch, dessert, drinks, fun, friends... and fabric bliss. What could be better than a quilting weekend at Wooden Gate Quilts with Laura Nownes? Sew, eat, leave everything overnight, sleep in your own bed, comeback refreshed and ready to sew again! Don't have a work in progress? Laura will have fun project options.

Level: All (Min 4/Max 9)

When:  TBD
Fee: $155 (includes dinner, 2 lunches)

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Singer Featherweight Maintenance Class - February 2018

Instructor: Dave Trebotich

Need to learn to maintain your Featherweight? Thinking about buying a Featherweight and have questions? This is the class for you!

Dave Trebotich and his family of Twice Nice Shoppe have over 40 years of experience in vintage sewing machine restorations, sales, service, parts, and maintenance/repair classes. Singer Featherweights are their favorite.

In this three hour class you will learn how to inspect, adjust, and lubricate your machine. You will learn how to handle thread jams, and learn about attachment parts that are available for your model. You will also have an opportunity to purchase direct from Twice Nice Shoppe any replacement parts and accessories you feel you must have.

Level: All (Min 3/Max 10)

When:  Saturday, February 17, 1pm-4pm

Fee: $35

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Art Collage Workshop - November, December

Instructor: Annalisa Jose

Art collage is a process that supports playful and intuitive expression through color and texture. We will begin the class with a short meditation to quiet the busy mind. In this workshop we will paint color wheels, play with oil pastels, craft paper and recycled materials. We will also learn how to use Mod Podge as a glue and sealant. Students will leave with a personalized art journal and a completed color wheel. Students are welcome to bring photos or purchase fabric from the shop.

About Annalisa... 
Annalisa Jose is a mixed media artist from Walnut Creek, Ca.  She creates abstract art through a process of layering color and texture with acrylics, fabric and paper.  Annalisa has completed the Art Cloth Mastery Program and graduated from Mills College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She also creates original wearable art through a low-immersion dye process.  This process requires less water than most dye-immersion practices, creating unique patterns in the dye container that appear on the fabric/garment.  Find her on Instagram, artbyannalisa.

Level: All (Min 2/Max 7)

When:  Session 1: Saturday, November 11, 11am-3pm
              Session 2: Sunday, December 3, 11am-3pm

Fee: $50 (includes supply kit)

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Free Motion Machine Quilting
-- On Your Home Machine

Instructor: Claudia Comay

Appropriate for the person with little or no experience or wanting a refresher course on the basics of free-motion quilting. In this class, we will demystify the quilting process
as we break down each step, discussing batting types, threads, basting and sewing machine feet. You will practice using a quilting foot.

Once you learn the technique all it needs is practice! This is a great class for finishing your Exuberant Appliqué Hearts and Wreaths!

Level: Beginner Plus or higher  (Min 3/Max 6)

When:  Saturday,  August 19, 10am-2pm

Fee: $55

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Tuffet Workshop - January 2018

Instructor: Jill Schlegeter

Jill has taught this popular class several times already at our shop and every single tuffet has turned out stunningly beautiful! Everyone says it's a fun and rewarding class!  You will learn to make the cover in the first class, then you'll have homework to finish your cover and in the second class you will put everything together and go home with a completed tuffet.

Level:  Intermediate (Min 6/Max 8)

When:  Saturday,  January 20, 11am-3pm
              Saturday, January 27, 11am-3pm

Fee: $72 (Additional cost for pattern and finishing kit ~$100-$125)