Quilting, Upholstery and Bladesmithing

Quilting, Beginning III

Students working on a quiltThis course is designed for individuals interested in learning the art of quilting from fabric selection to cutting, piecing, and quilting techniques. It will also include discussion of the history and trends of the art of quilt making as well as information necessary for the selling and marketing of your quilts. You will choose a project incorporating all the major quilt techniques, and learn to sandwich, quilt, and bind your masterpiece. It’s the perfect opportunity to start at the beginning and learn one step at a time—but it’s a great refresher course, too. You’ll be welcome whatever your background in quilting! Lani Hendrix, Instructor

Sewing

Discover the pleasures of sewing in this introductory class where you will learn all about fabrics, patterns and the supplies needed to begin sewing, including needles!  You will complete an individual project of your choice.  The supply list will be given at the first class meeting.    Students will need to bring their own portable sewing machine. Kate Brown, Instructor

Upholstery III

Have a sofa that’s old and worn out? Or a chair that has lost its beauty?  If so, come and make it look new again.  This course provides hands on experience in tool use, various equipment and techniques of the upholstery profession.  You will learn to select fabrics to suit your design and transform that old sofa into a masterpiece.  Lani Hendrix, Instructor

Upholstery, Auto Trim

The car looks new on the outside but maybe the inside needs an update.  If so, this course will provide instruction on taking those seats and making them look new again.  Students will use live projects to learn the entire process from tearing down to rebuilding frames and restoration.  Upon completion, students should be able to plan, sew and install new auto upholstery. The business aspects of estimating jobs, marketing, and accounting will be discussed.   

American Bladesmithing Society Courses  

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

The Bladesmith Lab class will be a project based class.  Student may bring any items pertaining to fixed blade knives. Forging, heat treat, grinding, and handles will be covered.  ABS instructors will be available to help with student projects. 

ABS Frame Handles

This class includes detailed information on creating frame handled knives.  Instruction will discuss handle material choices, guard material choices, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish. Students will be instructed on how to construct the frame handle. Participants are expected to possess the skill and knowledge to forge, grind and heat treat blades prior to this class. A limited amount and type of materials will be provided, students are welcome to furnish and bring their own handle and guard material. It is required that students enrolling in this workshop provide their own, finished blades ready to be completed. This is a three day class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith.

ABS Handles and Guards

This class is designed to continue the course of study set forth in the ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This class includes detailed information on creating handles, both full tang and hidden tang, guards, butt caps, decorative file work, spiral dagger handles, handle material choices, guard material choices, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish. Students will be instructed on how to finish off a professional looking knife. Participants are expected to possess the skill and knowledge to forge, grind and heat treat blades prior to this class. A limited amount and type of materials will be provided, students are welcome to furnish and bring their own handle and guard material. It is required that students enrolling in this workshop provide their own, finished blades ready to be completed. This is a week long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith.

M-F, 6/9-6/13, 8:00am-5:00pm
#21053
Course Fee: $700

ABS Slip Joint Folders

Folding knifes are some of the most popular of all knives among both bladesmiths and collectors.  This course provides detailed instruction on the art and craft of fabrication of the slip joint folder.  This is a week long class and will be taught by an ABS Certified Master Bladesmith.

M-F, 4/14-4/18 8:00am-5:00pm
#21052
Course Fee: $700

For more information on the following courses, please contact the Continuing Education department at (828) 627-4669.