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WKS525: Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Ever wanted to make your own garment, but it seemed like you'd have to learn a new language? Come, take a vocabulary lesson with us -- and feel free to bring a pattern you have questions about.

This class is an introduction for people who would like more information or are new to using patterns. It is easy to be overwhelmed and this class will help you locate the key information. It will also explain how to follow the directions to assemble a completed project.

Please bring in a pattern you would like use as a reference or one that you have questions about.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Read-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Monday, 3/23/15 6:00 PM 1.0 Hour 10 SEATS TOTAL
8 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $30.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $40.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS707: Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting

Welcome to the wonderful world of jewelry and metalsmithing.

This course is designed as an introduction to common metalsmithing techniques and tools such as cold connections and jewelry saws.

Through hands-on experience, participants will learn sawing, riveting, drilling, filing, and sanding, and practice these techniques under instructor supervision. Participants will also learn about the various properties of non-ferrous metals.

This course is the prerequisite for the Belt Buckle Workshop. You must take the jewelry blades you received in this course to use in the Belt Buckle Workshop.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Jewelry and Metalsmithing Basics - Sawing and Riveting Monday, 3/16/15 6:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $40.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS727: Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob

In this workshop, you’ll learn fundamental skills for working with leather and walk away with a key chain fob that you made yourself!

We’ll cover everything from pattern tracing and leather cutting to embossing designs using traditional tools. There will be eight designs to choose from, all of which will give you practice using a wide range of leather tooling techniques. While, yes, in this workshop we’ll be making something cool, a lot of emphasis will be put on practicing technique with some of the more specialized leather crafting tools. Swivel knife and stamping tools in particular are the focus of tools that you’ll be practicing with.

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have experience with pattern transferring, swivel knife work, how to properly case leather for tooling, tooling (stamping) designs, edge finishing and dressing, hardware setting and care of tools.

Please bring a USB flash drive if you’d like an .svg file of all the patterns offered in the class and the swivel knife practice worksheets.

Prerequisites: None, but you should be comfortable with the laser cutters and the woodshop tools.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Thursday, 3/5/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Create a Leather Key Fob Saturday, 3/21/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS730: Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop

Learn when and how to adjust a store bought pattern!

We will cover how to adjust a pattern to fit better and/or combine patterns together to create the look you really want. During the first hour, you will be introduced to different techniques involved in adjusting a pattern. During the second hour, apply what you've learned by using a pattern that you've brought with you. Be ready to ask questions and work on it!

1 session currently scheduled:
    Adjust-a-Sewing-Pattern Workshop Monday, 3/23/15 7:30 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
7 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS738: Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt

Make a custom, dyed, leather belt!

Participants will learn the process from start to finish: measuring for the perfect size, laying out the holes, folding in a swappable belt buckle, edge finishing, dyeing and sealing the leather. Handouts will cover all the instructions and includes templates for hole placement and different billet-end shapes.

Supplies for the class are provided by the instructor, but if you’ve taken the ‘"Make a Custom Belt Buckle" class, you can use that buckle.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt Wednesday, 3/18/15 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Leatherworking Basics - Make a Leather Belt Saturday, 3/28/15 2:30 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $25.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS745: Date Night - Etch Your Own Pint Glass!

Make it a date at TechShop!

Etch glass using a combination of TechShop's vinyl cutter and sandblasting cabinet. Select a pint glass or beer mug and then choose from several designs that will be cut on our vinyl cutter to use as a stencil on your glass. Once the glass is prepped, you will etch it in our sandblasting cabinet. This is a fun hands-on activity for you and your date.

Each participant will laser etch a cork coaster on the laser cutter with a design of their choice.

This workshop is open to both members and non-members of TechShop.

Note: This is not a Safety and Basic Use class. If you want to make more customized items, check out our Vinyl Cutter, Sandblasting, and Laser Cutter SBU classes that are offered regularly.

Only one person per couple needs to register. Please include both names when you register.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Date Night - Etch Your Own Pint Glass! Thursday, 3/12/15 7:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
2 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Date Night - Etch Your Own Pint Glass! Thursday, 3/26/15 7:00 PM 1.5 Hours 3 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    Member and non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
   
WKS747: Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab

The Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab is a place to practice techniques, develop skills, and get help. Bring a file you've already started or bring sketches of your design to get help modeling it. This student-driven class does not rely on a handout or traditional instruction; instead the class is driven by student questions and needs.

Examples: Using sweep, loft and coil to get more complex shapes, get advice on order of operations, get help modeling an existing object

Students must have taken and passed the Autodesk Inventor Basics class.

Project: None. Students will receive help with their personal projects.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: Successful completion of AUD006: Autodesk Inventor - Basics prior to taking this lab.

  • Recommended: 6 hours Inventor experience outside of class or completion of either the Intro to Sketching Class or Inventor for Sheet Metal class.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Autodesk Inventor Modeling Lab
(Modeling Lab)
Sunday, 3/15/15 10:00 AM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $90.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $100.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS752: Get It Quilted on the Long Arm

You’ve taken the first step towards finishing your quilts on the long arm by completing the CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU. If you hadn't used a long arm before the taking SBU, it was probably a little intimidating; loading your pieces, dialing in tension on an industrial machine, and remembering all the steps is hard.

Now it's time to increase your comfort level with the long arm quilter.

During this hands-on workshop, you will complete the quilting on a quilt you’ve brought with you (no bigger than 36” x 44”). You will:
  • Pin your quilt to your zipper set
  • Load your quilt
  • Baste your quilt
  • Test your tension using the Top Tension Pro and TOWA Bobbin Tension Gauge
  • Quilt your quilt using free motion or the ProStitcher
  • Unload your quilt
By the end of this workshop, you will have completed the quilting process and should be ready to tackle your quilting projects!

Prerequisites: Workshop participants are required to first complete the CNC Long Arm Quilting Machine SBU. Participants should also have a completed quilt top that is no bigger than 36” x 44.”

NO MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Get It Quilted on the Long Arm Thursday, 3/12/15 5:30 PM 4.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $120.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $130.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.