Heritage Skills Workshop
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Heritage Skills Workshop provides classes to learn and appreciate family heritage and heirloom skills. In an effort to teach these skills, the Elkhart County Extension Homemakers are hosting their annual Heritage Skills Workshop on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Elkhart County Purdue Extension Office. The office is located on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds at 17746 County Road 34 in Goshen. Full day classes will be from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm. Morning classes are from 8:45 am to 11:30 am and afternoon classes from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Lunch is provided for all classes and will be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Fees will vary depending on the workshop. Classes are limited so early registration is encouraged.
Download the registration form by clicking here. In addition to our website, you may also obtain a form by visiting the Purdue Extension Elkhart County Office. Pre-paid registration is required by January 28, 2013. Classes must have a minimum number of 5 persons enrolled. If you register for a class that later becomes cancelled we will notify you and your check will be returned.
Extension Homemakers planning this event are Chairperson Ruth F. Clouse, Advisor Alice Moy, and committee members Sandy Bartoe, Carol S. Kauffman, Kris Peterson, and Jan Robinson. This program and all Purdue University programs are open to everyone.
Beginning Crochet $25 (limited to 6-8)
Learn the basics of crochet by completing a 5-1/2” Granny Square which can be used to complete a throw, scarf, pillow or whatever you desire to turn it in to! Participants should bring one skein (150-175 yards) of light-colored, medium-weight blended yarn, a large-eye yarn needle and scissors. Taught by Joanne Moore.
Beginning Knitting $35 (limited to 8)
This beginner’s class teaches the basics of knitting. You will make a small clutch purse with a decorative button. All supplies will be provided.
Taught by Shirley Hershberger.
Embroidery $30 (limited to 5)
Participants will embroider a cloth napkin using the following stitch techniques: French knot, Satin Stitch, Lazy Daisy Stitch and Stem Stich. Participants must bring small scissors; all other supplies provided. Taught by Cyndy Culp.
Intermediate Knitting $20 (limited to 6-8)
Class is for those who know how to knit. Create these knit-in-the-round, two at a time fingerless gloves. Participants must bring 2 size 6, 24” length circular needles and 2 skeins worsted-weight (soft) yarn or divide 1 skein into 2. Taught by Linda Weltz.
Needle Tatting Bookmark & Wreath $40 (limited to 10)
Learn the art of needle tatting and create a bookmark and wreath. Participants must bring scissors to clip thread and if needed, extra lighting and magnification. All supplies provided in kit. Taught by Sue Martin.
Quilt in a Day Table Runner $10 (limited to 15)
Participants will learn the "French Bread" pattern to create this table runner in a day. Those who wish to participate will receive a supply list and must bring and know how to use their own sewing machine. Taught by Mary Ann Lienhart Cross.
Paper Cutting $15 (limited to 8-10)
Literally meaning "scissor cuts" in German, Scherenschnitte is the art of paper cutting design. In this class participants will make a paper cutting suitable for framing. Participants should bring a small sharp pointed pair of scissors and magnification if needed. Taught by Doncella Sheline.
Quilling $25 (limited to 8-10)
Quilling (also known as paper filigree) is an art form that involves using strips of rolled paper to create decorative designs. In this class, beginners will create a pair of earrings or a pendant; intermediate students will have other options. Please bring a pair of scissors and if you have one, a jewelry tool. Taught by April Wyngarden.