by Tara Morgan
Puffy Mondaes, Nampa’s marshmallow-y sounding yarn and crafts hub, has an assortment of awesome arts workshops coming up in December. The classes hover in the $20-$40 price range and you get to walk away with your finished creation after a few short hours.
Here’s a run down of some classes going down over the next week:
-Tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5-9 p.m., knit-wits can learn two-handed Fair Isle knitting from Danni Bishop. The class promises “no crossing over of yarn” and the $45 price tag includes all supplies.
-On Friday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m., avid scribes can learn to make and bind their own journals. Instructor Bret Fowler will teach the pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding. Thirty bucks covers the journal’s internal paper and binding materials, but not the cover paper, which must be purchased separately.
-Novice sewers can create a tote bag while learning how to operate a sewing machine and how to form set seam allowances on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A class fee of $35 includes fabric and notions, but attendees are encouraged to bring pins, scissors and an iron from home. Sewing machines can be reserved or brought in.
-Also on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., budding sculptors can learn to make stoneware French butter dishes. (Not sure what those are? Check out frenchbutterdish.com) Crafters will learn clay hand-building techniques while they create two decorated butter dishes for only $35—including supplies, glazing and firing. Only four spaces are available for this class.
-On Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 7-9 p.m., Puffy Mondaes owner Keren Brown will teach a class on Japanese lantern inspired lamp-making. A low fee of $20 includes the cord and lamp materials, but lampshade paper has to be purchased separately.
Crafters are encouraged to register 48 hours before the class they’d like to attend by calling 208-407-3359.