Sewing, Puppetry and Embroidery (Fri.)

Friday
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

All Ages

This class is designed for all skill levels.

Sewing is an essential skill that is useful in many situations and professions. In this class students learn how to mend and repair clothing, secure buttons, and foundational skills for creating garments. Sewing by hand engages students’ fine motor skills, coordination, and creativity.

Each class is designed to build confidence and comfort with hand sewing. As students advance they will learn complex embroidery stitches and gain exposure to machine sewing. Students will learn to work with a variety of materials such as beginner stitching canvas, felt, and fabric cloth. Projects include bookmarks, coasters, pencil holders, stuffed toys, bags, dolls, puppets, pillows and decorative embroidery pieces.

Teacher

Rafat Ansari

Rafat Ansari started teaching sewing, embroidery and puppetry at The Children’s Aid Society in Greenwich Village in 2007. She joined Greenwich House in 2012, where she teaches a wide variety of needlecrafts. Sewing and embroidery are among Rafat’s favorite hobbies,