Each week you'll need a few basic materials for the featured project. Of course, you can decide what type of thread, needle, fabric, etc but we wanted to give you a basic overview so you could have all the necessary goods on hand. We'll augment this information with other options once the class is underway, but here are the very basics:

  • Some kind of yarn or crochet thread AND
  • Crochet hook >> In the crochet video I talk about different sizes of yarn and hooks. If you don't have ANYTHING handy than pick a yarn that you like - if it's a thick yarn you'll want a bigger hook. if it's a thin yarn you'll want a smaller hook. If you are VERY beginning and have found crochet challenging i would recommend natural fiber yarn at a medium to thick weight and a medium to large size hook - like a G, H, I or larger. If you already have a yarn stash and a crochet hook lying around feel free to use what you have !
  • Scissors
Soft Sculpture
  • Thread (We prefer embroidery floss, but any thread will do.)
  • Needle 
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabric Scraps (Can be one piece of fabric approx 1/2 yard total or several smaller pieces measuring 8"square to 12" square. You'll want one larger piece of fabric measuring at least 12" square but you could have several smaller pieces (approximately 6 pieces total).) Think outside the bolt! You could use up-cycled linens, old t-shirts, fat quarters, or any pretty fabric you love. We'll be working with cotton prints but you can use most anything.
  • Fiber stuffing (We prefer kapok, bamboo, wool, cotton, or recycled fibers but any fiberfill will do. You could also cut up fabric scraps to make your own fill.)
  • Optional: Small beads that will easily work with your thread--just make sure the opening in the beads will fit your thread and needle. 
  • Embroidery floss in multiple colors [6 strand is fine - so is twisted, or thin crochet thread or even just sewing thread]
  • Needle 
  • Scissors
  • A piece of plain fabric [something from your stash is fine, so is plain muslin, or cotton - there will be a cross stitching option to this project, so you could use traditional linen - like aida, belfast, etc.] 1/2 a yard will be MORE than enough. 
  • embroidery hoop [this is optional, but it will make your life easier - and they are inexpensive]
Mini Quilt

(Note: This project will be geared towards using a sewing machine and we assume you have basic knowledge of your own machine. However, we'll also give an alternative tutorial for folks without machines--you'll do all the stitches by hand instead of by machine. It will take more time but it will be super pretty when finished! And remember, you can go at your own pace.)
  • Thread (We prefer "coat & button" or "quilting" thread for hand-stitching and top quilting. If you are using a sewing machine for the patchwork you'll need any all purpose thread that works with your machine. You'll want two types of thread--one for hand stitching the top quilting and binding, and one for the machine sewing of the patchwork.)
  • Needle
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Full bobbin that matches top thread for sewing machine users. 
  • Fabric Scraps for patchwork top and solid bottom. (Amount depends on the size mini quilt you'd like to make. We'll lead you through a quilt that measures approximately 12"x14". Ours will be used as a table topper on a nightstand. We'll make our own patterns so you'll adjust your fabric needs accordingly. Consider that each seam will need between 1/4 and 1/2 inch allowance on any sewn side. Let's say you'll need about 1 full yard of fabric for the 12"x14" option but fabric scraps are encouraged for patchwork. We'll walk you through the details. It's not as complicated as it sounds. I promise! Email with any questions.)
  • Quilt batting (We prefer cotton, wool, or bamboo quilt batting but you can also use simple white flannel too. This should be the size of your finished quilt.)
  • Optional: Cutting mat, rotary cutter, and metal ruler. 
  • Optional: Quilt clips. 

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