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Registration for all Spring classes starts on Monday, January 6th at 8am. Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available.  Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081. 

 
 Basket Weaving Class
HANDWOVEN HEARTH BASKET – NEW!
Continue building your basket-making skills by
completing a small version of a traditional hearth
basket. Beginners and experienced basket-weavers
welcome! Ages 16 and up.
Activity #116341
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brenda Lanphere
Fee: $15.00 plus $15.00 supplies
Preregister by: January 15
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/6

KNITTING IN THE SQUARE - NEW!
Knitting is one of the oldest ways of creating
fabric yarn and the knitting of squares is a great
way to use up odds and ends of yarn. This class
will explore basic knitting stitches and techniques
while creating knit blocks that can later be assembled
for a blanket or pillow top. This is an advanced
beginner class and students should have working
knowledge of how to cast on, knit and bind off.
Ages 14 and up. Students should bring an assortment
of worsted weight yarns and single point knitting
needles size 7 or 8.
Activity #112038
Dates: Wednesdays, January 29 – February 19
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Knispel
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 24
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

FABRIC LANDSCAPE ARTQUILT – NEW!
Using an inspirational photo, learn how to build
a fabric landscape artquilt. This class is taught by
using a fusible web to secure the layers of fabrics to
create a simple landscape design. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #112310
Date: Wednesday, February 5
Times: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cheryl Olson
Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/15

T IS FOR TARN! – NEW!
Save those raggedy and worn out, politically incorrect
or inappropriate t-shirts! Save the too small,
too big, too ugly ones too! Save them, and bring
them to the ARCC to learn how to make a heavier
yarn, or “tarn”. Then learn how to make a four
strand braid to use for ropes, rag rugs, and other
projects! Ages 16 and up.
Activity #112020
Date: Wednesdays, February 5-26
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $36.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 31
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

SOCK KNITTING – NEW!
Participants will knit, in the round, on double
pointed needles, a basic sock. The technique for
knitting a basic sock, in one color, sized for children,
women or men will be learned over the
course of the class. Tips and tricks will be learned
using knit and purl stitches to master one of the
oldest knit accessories created by humans. Ages
14 and up. Sock yarn and double pointed knitting
needles will be available to purchase at the first
class meeting.
Activity #112039
Dates: Wednesdays, March 5-26
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kelly Knispel
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

CELTIC KNOTWORK – NEW!
Learn basic Celtic knotwork! Start with basic carrick
knots to form small items about the size of
a coaster. Work up to learning the ocean plait to
make small mats and doormats. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #112207
Date: Wednesdays, March 5 - 26
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $36.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

 Silk Scarves
FABRIC FLOWER/LEAVES ARTQUILT – NEW!
Using an inspirational photo, learn how to build
a flower or leaves artquilt. This class is taught by
using a fusible web to secure the layers of fabric to
create a beautiful design. An enlarged photocopy
will be necessary before class. We will make a pattern
and transfer the pattern to create the design.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #112311
Date: Wednesday, March 12
Times: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cheryl Olson
Fee: $25.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: March 7
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/15

FABRIC COILED BASKETS – NEW!
Using recycled t-shirts, learn how to make a decorative
coiled basket to hold items in your home.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #112720
Date: Wednesdays, April 2-23
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Anne Jensen
Fee: $36.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: March 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

BEGINNING TAPESTRY WEAVING - NEW!
Tapestry (or picture weaving) is fun and simple.
This class will include constructing and warping
a simple frame loom and learning basic tapestry
weaving techniques. You will learn how to create a
warp, space the warp threads, do a plain weave and
various ways to create pictures, blend colors and
add texture. Supply fee will include loom, warp
and an earth tone selection of yarns. If you wish to
bring your own colors, the yarn should be medium
weight and not too soft.
Activity #112210
Date: Saturday April 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Wegehaupt
Fee: $30.00 plus supply fee for loom kit.
Preregister by: April 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/8

HANDWOVEN MARKET BASKET – NEW!
Novice and experienced basket-makers can make
this plain or fancy 12”x12” basket with a set in
wooden handle. Colors may be added.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #116340
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brenda Lanphere
Fee: $15.00 plus $15.00 supplies
Preregister by: April 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/6


 Quilt Guild Sew Day
QUILT GUILDS
The Aberdeen Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the ARCC. The Candlelight Quilt Guild meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to anyone interested in quilting. Local quilters meet to share old and new techniques in cutting, piecing, color selections, and quilting by hand or machine. Demonstrations held monthly. Please call 626-7081 for more information.




Contact Us
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center at (605)626-7081.

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