Join us for some new classes as well as some favorites from years before. Classes are usually scheduled from March through November. Check back with us in the spring!
All classes are held at the Masonic Lodge #459, 223 Wilkes Crescent Circle, Sylva. From Business 23 between Sylva and Dillsboro, turn on Wilkes Crescent Drive. At the top of the hill there is a large water tower; turn on the drive near the gate and go through the gate.
To register for any class stop by or call Dogwood Crafters at 828-586-2248, or email Junetta Pell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your name, phone number and email (optional) ready to register. Normally registration deadline is a week before the class. Class fees are paid on the day of the class. The volunteer instructors work hard to keep the cost low; the fees cover the use of the Masonic Lodge. Our classes are offered to fulfill our 501C nonprofit status.
MAKING JEWELRY WITH JUDY
Tuesday, May 21, 10 am
Class fee: $6.
You will have a choice of making a bracelet or necklace from beads. Judy Wilkey, a member of Dogwood, teaches jewelry making classes in the area. Beads & findings will be available. You may bring your own beads if you wish. Register by Tuesday, May 14.
BEGINNING KNITTING WITH JUNE
3 Wednesday classes: May 29, June 12 & June 26, 10 am
Class fee: $3.
Participants in this series of classes will learn to knit and purl as well as information about knitting needles, as they work on two or three simple projects. June Wiggins is the instructor. Register by Wednesday, May 22.
POPLAR BARK BASKET WITH JOE
Tuesday, June 4, 10 am - 3 pm
Class fee: $24.
In this class you will make a one piece poplar bark basket. It is scored, folded and laced up with a leather handle attached. All materials will be furnished by the instructor, Joe Williams. He demonstrates at the NC Mtn. State Fair as well as at the Foxfire Center. Register by Tuesday, May 29.
CELTIC HAIR BAND WITH BILL
Thursday, June 6, 10 am
Class fee: $6.
This hair band or scarf pin is woven using two contrasting colors of reed into a shape inspired by the Celtic knot. The Celtic knot symbolizes eternal love, infinity, growth and renewal. Bill Douglas will be teaching. Register by Tuesday, May 14.
BEGINNING QUILTING WITH SUSANNE
3 Tuesday classes: July 2, 9 & 23, 11 am - 1 pm
Class fee: $48. First session, $18. Second session, $15. Third sesssion: $15.
During the beginning quilting classes, each partic-ipant will be making a table runner using rail fence blocks. The instructor is Susanne Wingett. You will learn to make a proper seam, rotary cutting, assembling the blocks, layering, quilting the project, and then adding binding. When you register you will receive a list of supplies. Register by Tuesday, May 14.
PAINT YOUR OWN WELCOME PLAQUE WITH BARRY
Tuesday, July 16, 10 am - 2 pm
Class fee: $15.
You will learn to paint a decorative wooden wel-come plaque for your house or a gift. Barry Weldon is the instructor. Everything is furnished. Register by Tuesday, July 9.
CHAIR SEAT WEAVING WITH JUNETTA
Wednesday, July 24 & Thursday, July 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Class fee: $8.
Learn how to make an old chair or stool useful again by replacing the seat. Junetta Pell is the instructor. Register by Wednesday, July 17.
PINE NEEDLE ORNAMENT WITH JOYCE
Thursday, August 8, 10 am - 3 pm
Class fee: $17.
Learn how to create a beautiful ornament from pine nee-dles by making an ornament with a Tenerife center. Joyce Lantz, the instructor, advises good eye sight for very close work is required. Register by Thursday, August 1.
CERAMICS WITH BRENDA
Tuesday, August 13, 10 am - 1 pm
Class fee: $10.
Come and enjoy learning about ceramics taught by Brenda Anders. You will learn about greenware and bisque, paints and stains. Register by Tuesday, August 6.
MAKING A SCARECROW WITH BERNICE
Thursday, August 22, 10 am - 2 pm
Class fee: $11.
Join Bernice Spitzer to make a 12" cloth scarecrow to use for fall. You will leave with a completed scarecrow. Kit will be furnished. Sewing machine is required. Register by Thursday, August 15.
PAINTING ON GLASS WITH PATRICIA
Thursday, September 12, 10 am - 1 pm
Class fee: $1.
A fun skill is painting on glass to create an item that gives beauty to your home. Patricia Cowen will teach you painting techniques on glass ...vases, glasses, lamp globes, etc. She will provide one item and you are encouraged to bring other items. Register by Thursday, September 5.
CHAI SPICE SUGAR SCRUB WITH KERRI
Tuesday, September 24, 10 am - 12 pm
Class fee: $8.
Nothing says fall like the scent of delicious warming spices. This is a great way to add these warming spices into your life through natural skin care. The combination of cardamon, ginger, cinnamon are just a few that we will use that are antiaging, great for soothing acne, stimulate blood flow and so much more. These also make great gifts to give and share with others. Kerri Rayburn will be leading this class. All supplies are included. Register by Tuesday, September 17.
BEADED SERVING PIECES - SPOONS & FORKS WITH JOAN
Friday, October 11, 10 am - 12 pm
Class fee: $9.
Learn how to add beads to the handles of serving spoons and forks or baby spoons or sugar tongs. They make great gifts! All materials are provided. Bring reading glasses if you need them - the beads are small and the wire is fine! Joan Marsden is the instructor. Register by Friday, October 4.
PAINTING BARN QUILT SQUARE ON CANVAS WITH DEBORAH
Tuesday, October, 22, 10 am - 2 pm
Class fee: $20.
This class is an introductory class to barn quilt painting. The Barn Quilts we are making are for interior use. Deborah Freedom is the instructor. You will be using a 20” x 20” canvas and chalk paint in order that the Barn Quilts can be finished in one class. Materials including the primed canvases, paints and brushes, top coat sealer, tape and pencils will be provided. The grid will already be drawn on the canvases to help draw your pattern. There will be 4 patterns to chose from, colors are at your discretion. Register by Thursday, October 9.
RUG BRAIDING WITH DIANNE
Wednesday, July 24 & thursday, July 25, 10 am - 2 pm
Class fee: $5.
In the Rug Braiding Class, you will learn the techniques of rug braiding and tearing the wool fabric. Dianne Ellis is the instructor. Register by Wednesday, July 17.
ANGELS, ANGELS, ANGELS, ANGELS WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 14, 9:30 am
Class fee: $10.
Participants will rotate from class to class to make an okra angel, a ceramic angel, a beaded angel and an Angel Christmas card. Brenda Anders, Debbie Douglas, Judy Smith and Nan Smith will be teaching these classes. Register by Thursday, November 7.
MAKE BASKET REED SNOWFLAKES WITH DAVID
Wednesday, November 20, 10 am - noon
Class fee: $5.
Learn to use basket reed to make beautiful snowflakes, taught by David Jordan. . Register by Wednesday, November 13.
POTTERY WITH CHERYL
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This class will be taught by Cheryl Thompson. Please let us know if you are interested in this class.
To register for any class stop by or call Dogwood Crafters at 828-586-2248, or email Junettapell@hotmail.com. Please have your name, phone number and email (optional) ready to register. Normally registration deadline is a week before the class. Class fees are paid on the day of the class. The volunteer instructors work hard to keep the cost low; the fees cover the use of the Masonic Lodge. Our classes are offered to fulfill our 501C nonprofit status.