Make It, Take It -- Not Currently Offered


In this 4-week craft sampler, participants will learn a different craft each week for four weeks and will take most of their projects home the same day they make them.

Projects include:  a stained glass sun catcher, silver-wire-wrapped jewelry, a mini felt landscape, and a leather pouch.  All materials are included in the registration fee.

Enrollment: 8
Cost: $175
Location:   Katherine Harper Hall, Room #41

Week 1 - Wet Felt Mini Landscape:  Working with wool in miniature is challenging but worthwhile. Using wool roving, silk fibers, and yarns, we will create pieces of felt to use on a notecard, for a journal cover or to frame as a mini work of art.   Wool will be the glue to hold your painting together, and other fibers add detail and texture to your mini scape. A wool base will be laid out then other fibers will be added to paint a picture.  Warm, slightly soapy water will be added then the piece will be rubbed and rolled to tangle and bind the fibers in to a non-woven fabric, felt.  To full the piece more rolling will be done to make it more dense and thick. Felt making can be strenuous, easier done standing. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting wet.  Or bring an apron.  Each person should bring two old bath towels. 

Week 2 - Wrapped Wire Jewelry:  Create a wire wrapped pendant or ring.

Week 3 - Stained Glass Suncatcher:  Try your hand at creating your own stained glass suncatcher using the copper foil method. Learn the steps of creating a colorful, one of a kind star - including pattern prep, glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering. You'll leave class with your very own masterpiece!

Week 4 - Leather Pouch: Learn to create your own elk leather drawstring pouch.

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  May 1 at noon


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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Elizabeth Fields at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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