Adults | Class Schedule 2018

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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 - February, March

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:  2 Different Sessions (Sign-up for 1, 2 or both!).
              Session 1: Friday February 16, 5:30pm-11pm
              Session 2: Friday March 16, 5:30pm-11pm

Fee: $45 (Includes dinner by Laura!)


Staycation with Laura - APRIL

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 6/Max 9)

When:  Friday April 20, 5:30pm-10pm
             Saturday April 21, 9:30am-5:30pm
             Sunday April 22, 11am-4pm
Fee: $155 (includes dinner, 2 lunches)

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Singer Featherweight Maintenance Class - February 2018

(Class is FULL, call to be added to the wait list, and be first on the list for the next scheduled session.)

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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The Color Workshop/Collage - February, March

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 9)

When:  2 Different Sessions (Sign-up for 1, 2 or both!) 
Session 1: Sunday, February 25, 11am-3pm
Session 2: Sunday, March 25, 11am-3pm

Fee: $55 (each Session; includes supply kit)

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Caitlin's Kraft-Tex Bag

Instructor: Betsy LaHonta

This fun bag class is being taught by the pattern designer herself, Betsy LaHonta. Hear her tips and tricks for working with Kraft-Tex and learn her techniques for fabulous bag making! 

This beautiful, versatile and durable can be made with three exterior designs to choose from, plus mix-and-match pockets and closure choices, you can make exactly the bag you want! Carry it like a tote—or use the shoulder strap for the trendy foldover shape. When you unexpectedly have your hands full, feed the shoulder strap through the convenient loop and you have a backpack! The pattern also includes a clever and useful purse organizer that you can use to make switching bags a cinch.

· From the best-selling pattern designer behind The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag Pattern
· Play with kraft-tex, a popular new substrate that accessory sewists love!
· Keep your necessities handy and switch bags quickly with bonus purse organizer
· Finished bag measures 9" wide x 14" high x 3 3/4" deep

Level: All  (Min 4/Max 6)

When:  Rescheduled to Saturday, June 23, 10am-4pm

Fee: $60 (plus pattern $11.95 and optional $10 hardware kit available directly
         from instructor)

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The 3-in-1 Betsy Bag

Instructor: Betsy LaHonta

This fun bag class is being taught by the pattern designer herself, Betsy LaHonta. Hear her tips and tricks for working with Kraft-Tex and learn her techniques for fabulous bag making! 

Enjoy three different looks from the same bag! With clever construction, movable straps, and a tuck-away top panel, the choice is yours. Wear it as a large carryall, a mid-sized drawstring bag, or a sleeker, smaller tote. Zip up your phone or keys in the secure outside pocket and organize other essentials in interior compartments. With the look and durability of a leather bag, this pattern sews up like a dream in kraft-tex and cotton fabric. Wear it your way.

• Roomy carryall, drawstring bag, and sleek tote—all in one!
• No patterns to trace! Simple-to-cut squares, rectangles, and strips
• Substitute kraft-tex and cotton fabric for upholstery leather
   Finished bag: 12˝ wide × 17˝ high × 5˝ deep

Level: All  (Min 4/Max 6)

When: Saturday, April 14, 10am-5pm

Fee: $60 (plus pattern $11.95 and optional $10 hardware kit available directly
         from instructor)

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Tuffet Workshop - TBD

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:  TBD

Fee: $68 (Additional cost for pattern ($28) and finishing kit (~$100-$125)