Wednesday, September 21, 2011

KAOS comes to Yellow Springs!

Introducing: Karen’s Academy Of Sewing (KAOS) Theory and Practice

Local fabric artist Karen Jane Russell is offering sewing classes in the basement of the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church, 202 S. Winter. She is teaching all levels of fashion sewing from the very basic to basic haute couture, sewing machine care and maintenance, techniques of tailoring and pattern cutting, and how to make soft toys, soft furnishings, curtains, children’s clothing and costumes, prom dresses and more.

KAOS students Jenny Delk Clark and Joel Moss Levinson practice their
sewing techniques while they learn to make an oven mitt.

The current plan is to have a full day of open class where participants can drop in at the hours of their choosing to work on any project with Karen there to guide and assist. BYOSM (Bring Your Own Sewing Machine). Class fee is $10 for the first hour and $5 for subsequent hours along with a donation to the food pantry of either food or a minimum of $2 in cash. For now, classes are being held on Wednesdays, approximately 9 a.m.-2 p.m. but other days/times will be considered depending on class interest.

If you are interested, please contact the class administrator, Karen Lynn Moore, at (937) 689-4077 or She is also on Facebook (Karen Lynn).

List of supplies you’ll need:
sewing machine, extension cord, scissors, tape measure, pins, thread, your project or ideas for project (lots of sewing project books supplied)

Donation for food pantry
Payment for class cash only please
$10 first hour then $5 for every hour after that

KAOS creator and instructor Karen Russell explains pattern instructions to Joel.

photos by Susan Gartner -- September 21, 2011