Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crochet, Knitting, Sewing Classes Begin March 22th

We are pleased to announce that we have recently lined up several skilled instructors to teach crochet, knitting, and sewing classes at HammerSpace, beginning the weekend of March 22nd. Here are the upcoming classes we currently have listed on the HammerSpace CALENDAR page. More will be added soon. Classes open to both members and non-members, so tell your friends!

 Saturday, March 22nd, 1-3pm (and every Saturday through the end of April)
Learn To Sew.... ANYthing!
Have a sewing machine but don’t know how to use it?
Want to finish a project you are stuck on?
Would you like to fit and alter your own clothes?
Or just want to learn to sew?
Valerie Ford (local costume designer & sewing instructor) is offering beginner and advanced sewing classes at HammerSpace, as well as pattern making and draping. She likes to teach using sustainable materials like 2nd hand clothing and fabrics, so the cost is minimal and you learn how to recycle your clothing into something new! Come to class and let her know what your goals are, and she will help you work on achieving them. She will have a variety of projects for you to choose from, or you can bring your own.
For ages: 14-114 years old
Cost: $20/class -or- $100 for 6 classes

Saturday, March 29th, 1-3pm
Crochet For Beginners
Learn the basic stitches in crochet and walk away with a lovely boa scarf. All materials and tools are included, as well as a knowledgeable instructor.
For ages: 12-112 years old
Cost: $30/members, $35/non-members

Sunday, March 30th, 1-3pm
Arm-Knitting For Beginners 
Learn the basics of a newly revived knitting technique where you use your arms as the knitting needles. All materials included as well as a knowledgeable instructor. Click on this link of some cool examples: Arm-Knitting Examples page
For ages: 12-112 year old
Cost: $30/member, $35/non-member

Seating for these classes is limited. RSVP by calling (913) 686-6562 or email your request to hammerspacehobby @ gmail for confirmation.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Etching pendants and Piercing coins this Sunday!

This Sunday March 9th from 1-5pm at HammerSpace learn to do metal etching for jewelry.  We'll learn how to safely etch and patina brass pendants using various easily acquired chemicals.  While we wait for the chemicals to finish etching, we'll do a simple bonus coin piercing exercise (Shamrock quarters anyone?).

Example of identical etchings patinated using Selenium Sulfide, Flamed Vinegar, and Ammonia.

Cost is $40 and includes 4 pendants and one quarter.

Please RSVP by phone at (913) 686-6562.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Roses for Valentines Day - Hammerspace Style!

Attention Guys!!!!  This is the class to save your butt on Valentines day! Give a handmade gift that will provide a beautiful reminder of your love long after those real roses are withered compost.

We will be using forging and fold-forming techniques to create a copper rose using cold joining techniques.  No experience required, just a desire to create a beautiful and realistic copper flower for yourself or your loved one.

The class is at noon on Saturday the 8th of February, and is only $45.  
Seating is limited, please RSVP by phone (913) 686-6562

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Love Tokens and Silver Rings

Valentines day is coming and nothing says love like making it yourself.

Put down the macaroni and school glue because this is the year your loved one will remember in a positive way!

Silver ring classes are coming on February 1st and love tokens class is on the 8th of February. Both classes are a great way to learn new skills while making something beautiful to give away.

Take the first and second love token classes if you want to create beautiful charm bracelets or necklaces.
We recommend kids take Love Tokens I and Dad (or Mom) takes Love Tokes II to transform the work of the kids into amazing jewelry.

Monday, January 20, 2014

More welding classes on the calendar! Welding Wednesdays are a go!

Barry has been overwhelmed by the great students we've had come in for our welding classes, and the list of future students is growing quickly.  Sign up soon for your spot for introductory welding classes.  We should be holding regular classes on Wednesdays for the next couple of months.  Come in and learn about AC Arc, DC Arc, Wire Feed, MIG, TIG, and Oxy-Acetelyne. We'll have you up and welding in no time. Check the calendar for details about this and other great classes.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wednesday Welding Classes at HammerSpace

Beginning this Wednesday, January 8th, HammerSpace will be offering the much anticipated weekly welding classes, open to both members AND non-members. For those of you who have been eager to use the welding equipment at HammerSpace, but need help getting started, these are the classes for you! RSVP while seats are still available by calling (913) 686-6562 or email hammerspacehobby @ gmail


January 8th, 6-8pm: Introductory Class

Welding for Everyone FREE LECTURE 

Come and absorb the wisdom of an experienced Welding instructor who will teach you all about the various welding tools and methods at your disposal, as well as the usual safety instruction. This is an introductory class to pre-train you for the hands-on classes in the coming weeks.

January 15th, 6-8pm: Art Welding

This week we will be doing some art welding and assembling junk into small sculptures. Build a junk-bot, or a piece of modern art, or anything else you see hidden in the junk. All materials are provided. This class or the technical welding class are requisite for using the welders unattended.

Price: $45/non-members, $40/member

January 22nd, 6-8pm: Technical Welding

In this class our instructor will cover basic welding for construction. A variety of useful welding methods will be demonstrated and then repeated by the students. We will be assembling some useful brackets or bookends from sheet stock and plasma cut parts.

Price: $45/non-member, $40/member



Check the CALENDAR page of the HammerSpace website for more upcoming classes and events. If you have a group that would like to take a class privately, please give us a call and we will work out a date, time, and pricing. (913) 686-6562