Mask Making & More: Hand Sewing Basics for Adults

The Arts Council of Princeton is offering a six-week online class, Mask Making & More, beginning May 12 at 8 p.m. and running through June 16.

Teaching artist Carolina Firbas will introduce a variety of stitches, including blanket stitch, satin stitch, back stitch, and basic embroidery. Student learning will be reinforced through a series of guided projects including mask making, bags, buttonholes, and attaching zippers. Learn how to repair clothing you’ve long meant to fix, but never had the time!

Class will take place every Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. using Zoom videoconferencing software. Students will be emailed login information prior to the start of the class and must have internet and a computer or other device with built-in camera. Registration is $60 for ACP members and $85 for non-members.

To register, visit https://public.artscouncilofprinceton.org/public/classview, email education@artscouncilofprinceton.org, or call the Education Department at (609) 269-4923.

About the Instructor: Carolina Firbas is a native of Peru and moved to the United States over 20 years ago. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Universidad Catolica del Peru. She first got involved with the ACP when she moved to Princeton 15 years ago looking for classes for her two kids. Carolina has been a local vendor in ACP’s Sauce for the Goose craft sale with her Fine Knits collection, and has also served as a volunteer in many different children’s events. She grew up in a family of knitters and seamstresses and learned the skill from her grandmothers, aunts, and her mother as well as fashion magazines, patterns, and sewing projects as a child.