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Fiber Arts

May 2020

Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

Over the course of 2.5 hours, this class aims to teach students the basics of leatherworking. This class will walk students through creating a basic belt design, choosing the proper materials (types of leather, leather weights, pre-finished vs. raw leather, thread type, etc.), selecting the proper tools and using them correctly, finishing techniques, and more.

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Rock the Serger – Make A Zippered Pouch

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $5. Interested in taking your sewing skills to the next level? A serger is a machine that trims the fabric, creates a seam, and overcasts the edge, all in one step. When used in tandem with a traditional sewing machine, the serger can increase sewing speed while simultaneously adding a professional touch to the project.

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Tool Training: Industrial Sewing Machines

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$45

Sew a custom shop apron in heavy canvas or leather. Learn to sew on the heavy-duty sewing machines. Adapt the pattern to your height and weight, then cut and sew in one evening. No sewing experience necessary.

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Leatherworking 102: Make A Wallet

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Class cost: $100 / Materials Fee: $35 Expand on basic skills learned in Leatherworking 101 and learn new skills such as hand stitching, creating pockets, and finishing natural leather with oil. Students will be able to choose from a small selection of designs to create a wallet from a pre-made template that they can modify. This class should run for about 3-4 hours depending on if students want to stay to finish their stitching.

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Intro to Mat Cutting

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$45

Class fee: $45 / Materials fee: $20. n this single-session class you will learn how to use a Logan mat cutter to make professional-looking mats for artwork and display. We will cut mats to size, layout the window, cut the beveled inner faces, assemble the mat onto the foam-core backing board and mount the artwork to give you a finished piece, ready to be put into a frame.

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Intro to Mat Cutting

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$45

Class fee: $45 / Materials fee: $20. n this single-session class you will learn how to use a Logan mat cutter to make professional-looking mats for artwork and display. We will cut mats to size, layout the window, cut the beveled inner faces, assemble the mat onto the foam-core backing board and mount the artwork to give you a finished piece, ready to be put into a frame.

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