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Ready to expand your crochet skills? See what you can do with your working knowledge of the basics covered in Crochet 1. Techniques covered include knitting in the round, stitching around the post (basket weave), color work, making geometric shapes, and borders.

Start date: 02/11/17

End date: 02/25/17

Tuition: $80.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 02/05/17

End date: 02/05/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 02/25/17

End date: 02/25/17

Tuition: $85.00



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Have you always wanted to make your own yarn? Do you love running fiber through your hands? Let's spin! We will supply plying yarn, several ounces of wool fiber, and a spinning wheel for you to use, but you are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one. You will leave with at least one ball of skein of your personalized, hand spun yarn. This class will meet at the Northeast Iowa Weavers & Spinners Guild: 3257 W 4th Street, Waterloo.

Start date: 04/02/17

End date: 04/02/17

Tuition: $85.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 01/29/17

End date: 01/29/17

Tuition: $45.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 02/26/17

End date: 02/26/17

Tuition: $45.00



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You don't need an expensive spinning wheel to turn fiber into yarn. In this course we will explore various kinds of handspindles and learn how to spin yarn on one of these ancient-yet-modern-craft tools.  Fee includes several ounces of wool fiber and use of a drop spindle. A well-made spindle ($25-30) and additional fiber can be purchased in class, if desired.    

Start date: 04/01/17

End date: 04/01/17

Tuition: $45.00



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Whether you want to learn how to write songs, or write better songs, or would simply would like to understand how to appreciate songs, this class will benefit you. You will learn the structure of a popular song and the elements of a hit song along with the hook and how it works. Different songwriting techniques will be discussed, along with the tricks of the trade. Plus, the instructor will also give you insight about the music business and how to get your song heard.

Start date: 02/20/17

End date: 03/06/17

Tuition: $59.00



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Whether you want to learn how to write songs, or write better songs, or would simply would like to understand how to appreciate songs, this class will benefit you. You will learn the structure of a popular song and the elements of a hit song along with the hook and how it works. Different songwriting techniques will be discussed, along with the tricks of the trade. Plus, the instructor will also give you insight about the music business and how to get your song heard.

Start date: 04/13/17

End date: 04/27/17

Tuition: $59.00



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This class will introduce you to the basics of weaving including the general how-to, different weave structures, types of looms, and warping methods.  Different looms (frame loom, rigid heddle loom, harness loom, and rug loom) will be set up so you can try your hand at each.

Start date: 02/18/17

End date: 02/18/17

Tuition: $45.00



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This class will introduce you to the basics of weaving including the general how-to, different weave structures, types of looms, and warping methods.  Different looms (frame loom, rigid heddle loom, harness loom, and rug loom) will be set up so you can try your hand at each.

Start date: 03/07/17

End date: 03/07/17

Tuition: $45.00



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Learn how to make your own unique jewelry for yourself and others. After five sessions, you will leave with three necklaces, two sets of earrings, two key chains, and all the tools at the end of the class. Best of all, you will gain the know-how to create your own jewelry and gifts!

Start date: 03/23/17

End date: 04/06/17

Tuition: $79.00



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