Home Ec. Workshop

Home Ec. Workshop

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Fuel your passion with the help from the best craft stores in Iowa. Major Art & Hobby Center, Quilter's Cupboard, The Hobby Corner, The Create/Exchange, Home Ec. Workshop
Did you hear this article on NPR about Home Economics? Its origins were not to relegate women to domestic stereotypes. Rather, it was a path for women to science; its founder was the first woman admitted to MIT. HOME EC is EMPOWERING! There's a new book - see the link.
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/06/09/history-home-economics
RANDOM GENERATOR: PS1's Annual Art Auction
Bidding online Thursday, March 3 at 7pm - Saturday, March 12 at 8pm.

publicspaceone.com/auction

Work on view in person at PS1 Close (538 S. Gilbert)
March 4 - 12
Mon-Fri 1-6p
Sat-Sun 12-3p

Our auction is an opportunity to support our year-round programming and resources by bidding on — and if the stars align, taking home — diverse work by dozens of amazing artists!

Took the Pepin Tote class with Liz and this is my finished bag. Class was sew much fun.
PLANT some seeds or GROW your skills! UAY's 16th Festival of Flowers: Bloom Together event has something for everyone! Sign up for one (or more!) of UAY’s Bloom Together workshops during the month of May and support local youth and local businesses.

1.) Sidekick Coffee & Books: Intentional book bundle to celebrate diversity and encourage kindness in children. (Pre-order by May 1st.)

2.) Molly's Cupcakes Iowa City (May 1st): Celebrate May Day with a Flower Cake Decorating Workshop

3.) Home Ec. Workshop (May 13th): Make some beautiful bunting for inside or outside your home

4.) Beno's Flowers (May 20th): Learn how to create some Eye Candy floral arrangements

5.) Forever Green (May 25th): Plant an eye-catching pot for your front steps or your patio.

To register for any one of the above workshops and experiences, visit: https://www.unitedactionforyouth.org/fof21-workshops
Well I'll be, didn't even know you existed! Missed small business Saturday...just might have to fit you in to giving Tuesday! Can't wait for life to get back so I can come in!
Codi!
Finished sewing this cute pouch from Sweet Janes's Daphne Pouch pattern and some lining fabric from Home Ec Workshop. The pattern was in a Mystery Kit I purchased. got this pink bird fabric last summer and just didn't know what to do with it until I saw the pattern. Thanks Codi.
Any truth to the rumors that people have seen Liz building a stage on the Home Ec. porch?
The Center and Home Ec. Workshop invite you to 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑐ℎ-𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 from home, embroidering a rainbow pattern to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of Iowa City Pride! This is a great way to support a local small business, learn a new skill, and have something fun to do at home when it is rainy or too hot to get outside.

Home Ec. Workshop will provide kits that include everything you need for this project: pattern, fabric, hoop, floss, backing fabric, and needle. Home Ec. Workshop owner Codi Josephson will help you get started on your project by providing a free tutorial via Zoom on Friday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to stay on the Zoom meeting after the tutorial to talk to old friends and make new ones.

Fee: $24, includes all materials and rainbow pattern; pay Home Ec. Workshop. Prices for alternate designs and supplies will vary depending on your selection. To explore all the patterns, visit https://homeecworkshop.com/product/dropcloth-samplers-by-rebecca-rinquist/.

Registration required to attend the Zoom meeting. Register online at icgov.org/senior or call The Center at 319-356-5220 to sign up. This program is open to all ages, membership not required.

If you already have embroidery supplies, you are welcome to purchase just the pattern (or another pattern of your choice) and join the Zoom meeting for the social aspect. Order your materials from Home Ec. Workshop by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17; call 319-337-4775 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday.
Finished the Hillside Tote with fabric from your shop. Love the flowers and also a fabric wristlet.

Home Ec is a fabric and yarn store and workshop space located in the Northside neighborhood in Iowa Home Ec is a craft supply store and workshop space located in Iowa City's lovely Northside neighborhood.

We carry beautiful fabric, yarn, notions and gift items. We house a small coffee shop offering delicious drinks and homemade treats. Be sure to stop by and visit! Grab a drink and stay awhile.

05/13/2022

Excuse me…have we met? No? Prepare to be charmed.

05/05/2022

Mother’s Day is this weekend 💕 We’re happy to help you pick out the perfect gift! ❤️Gift certificates also available!

04/30/2022

TODAY is LYS Day 2022!
This is always one of our favorite events of the year because we love our local maker community and we love being one of your local yarn stores. If you are out and about today in Iowa City be sure to also check out and The Knitting Shoppe. We are so lucky to have 3 LYS in Iowa City!

WE ARE OFFERING 20% OFF ALL PURCHASES TODAY, APRIL 30!

We also have a lovely online shop so you can leisurely shop from home
in your pajamas if you prefer!
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You will automatically be entered into a drawing for fun
prizes if you make a purchase online or in-store, but you can also enter the drawing by commenting on or sharing our IG or FB post about LYS day--no purchase necessary!

Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to be a part of your creative life. We are so (so) grateful!

*PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE STILL REQUIRING MASKS--THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING! .
*This giveaway is not associated with Instagram *

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 04/29/2022

We are so excited to be included in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Quilt Sampler Magazine. There is a great article and some lovely photos of Home Ec. along with a quilt and pattern designed by Codi! (Quilt kits are available). The magazine features 9 other quilt shops and patterns and is available for purchase starting today! Thank you for including us in this issue!

All images used with permission from Quilt Sampler® magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

04/19/2022

Summer camp registration is open! Follow the link in bio!

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 04/12/2022

A few things that are making my day a bit brighter…
*The lovely print was made by and it makes everyday better.
*I’m knitting a pair of by .lee.knits for an upcoming lesson and forgot how much fun it is to knit socks!
*Typewriter fabric by —what else is there to say😍.
*Super soft and squishy yarn in fun spring colors by
*Finishing a that I started in class.
*Adorable needle felted shop mice made by my friend Lynne.

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 03/19/2022

Brighten up your day with some pops of color! Just like blossoms in a field, Edelweiss Alpaka warms the soul…and the feet! This machine-washable yarn is snuggly & strong! It would also be great for mittens, gloves, cowls, colorwork and more!

03/18/2022

Rainy days 🌨 are perfect for knitting! Check out this new, cotton yarn from : Zauberball Crazy Cotton Starke 4

It’s a lovely marked yarn made from long-staple Greek cotton & a new environmentally-friendly tech! 🧶

03/17/2022

New friends, old favorites, cute colors, all fun.

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 03/16/2022

We can’t get enough of Linzee’s new line 💕 We think it’s perfect for quilts, bags, home goods, and apparel—so we have it on the bolt, in layer cakes, charm packs, and in jelly rolls!

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 03/12/2022

Local artist .gram is teaching a mark making on fabric class in April. We can’t wait! You can register online or give us a call!

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 03/08/2022

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Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 02/18/2022

Unruly Nature by has arrived. Every single print is so beautiful…stop by and check them out!
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Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 02/16/2022

We are super excited that will be teaching her Juniper Quilted Jacket pattern at Home Ec next month! The perfect jacket for soon to be spring weather🤞. Sign up through our website or give us a call. Space is suuuuper limited so sign up quick!
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02/14/2022

Big love to you today (and everyday!).
💕💨❤️💨💗💨💕💨❤️💨

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 02/11/2022

A restock of the reggae ombre yarn by has arrived! Here is a cute hat (modeled by an awesome kid) that knit. I’ve also included a few fun color combinations if you want to knit one of your own. The pattern is the Mediterranean Hat by Joy Janmotti.

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 02/05/2022

Spent the evening mending a hand-me-down shirt from one of my favorite people.

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 02/03/2022

The perfect floral fabric to get us through February has arrived. made this out of the canvas weight and it is perfection. What will you make?

01/30/2022

I you weren’t able to shop our fabric sale in person, it is still going strong in our online shop. All fabric on the bolt is 20% off through Monday. Orders placed Sunday or Monday will ship (or can be picked up) on Tuesday! Thanks for a fun weekend, friends:)

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 01/27/2022

SALE ALERT! We have a TON of fabric arriving in the next few weeks and not a ton of space…so that means that all fabric on the bolt is 20% off (in store AND online)🎉. Here are a few of my current favorites! I mean, seriously, get a good look at those jacquard fabrics!

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 01/26/2022

Did you guys see Dogpile Quilt-a-long, and think, “I NEED THIS QUILT IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW”? Yeah, us, too. We got you covered! Come give us a visit and let us help you pick out your fabric. The QAL officially kicked off on January 17th, but it’s not too late to join. For more info about joining the QAL, pop on over to Lindsey’s page for all the details.
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Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 01/22/2022

How are you staying warm? Blanket-in-Progress, heating pad…or both?
Blanket crocheted by in Cloud by modeled by Momo.
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01/14/2022

Closing Friday 1/14 at 4! See you Saturday:)

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 01/12/2022

by has arrived, a bit of cotton, a bit of linen and a bit of sparkle! We also have the which features and celebrates 10 years of Melody’s fabric designs.

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 01/06/2022

We’re so happy to be offering yarns. They work to offer fair market prices for Rambouillet wool raised by Navajo Nation families.

We love how warm and springy this wool is—perfect for winter accessories, colorwork, cabled, textured, or stockinette sweaters.

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12/18/2021

Holy Llama-rama! We’ve just received these sweet fuzz balls on quilting cotton, and they’d look amazing on your next project. How cool would they be as a quilt backing?! Or a Cleo Skirt or Remy Raglan?!
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Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 12/15/2021

We’re super excited for this new shipment of yarn from ! It includes two exclusive colorways on both her Milkweed fi*****ng and Little Bluestem fi*****ng weight bases, as well as a variety of tonal colors on both DK and fi*****ng to choose from. Come by the shop and check them out for yourself! These beauties won’t last long!
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11/30/2021

Everyday is the perfect day to TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER! Today we want to hear about the organizations that you love…places that take care of and brighten your community and places where you choose to donate your time, energy and resources. Comment below today and tomorrow and then on December 2nd we will draw a name and donate 20% of our sales today to the organization shared by the person whose name we drew. **This beautiful printed sampler was designed by the super amazing ***

11/30/2021

Everyday is the perfect day to TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER! Today we want to hear about the organizations that you love…places that take care of and brighten your community and places where you choose to donate your time, energy and resources. Comment below today and tomorrow and then on December 2nd we will draw a name and donate 20% of our sales today to the organization shared by the person whose name we drew. **This beautiful printed sampler was designed by the super amazing ***

11/27/2021

Thank you for supporting our small business today and everyday! Everything in the shop is 20% off today (in store and online)! If you make a purchase 11/27-11/30 or comment on/share this post, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a “We Love Local” gift basket featuring goodies from some of our favorite local businesses and artists…no purchase necessary! Drawing will be on December 1st! Pick-up and local delivery are still available—just make a note on your order! *Masks are required for in store shopping*.

11/27/2021

Thank you for supporting our small business today and everyday! Everything in the shop is 20% off today (in store and online)! If you make a purchase 11/27-11/30 or comment on/share this post, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a “We Love Local” gift basket featuring goodies from some of our favorite local businesses and artists…no purchase necessary! Drawing will be on December 1st! Pick-up and local delivery are still available—just make a note on your order! *Masks are required for in store shopping*.

11/26/2021

Hello Friends! Our shop will be closed Friday to spend some more time relaxing and knitting and eating pie with our favorite people. We will be open Saturday from 10-5 with special in store and webshop fun! Thank you for supporting Home Ec. We are so grateful for YOU!

Photos from Home Ec. Workshop's post 11/12/2021

Two designs for the price of one! This pattern makes both a “stars” version and a “stones” version by exploring the positive and negative space of the curved shapes. We especially think it would look wonderful in our new shipment of First Light fabrics by (swipe to see what we have in stock!).
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11/10/2021

Oh, my goodness we are in love with Oh My Gourd—’s gorgeous October Color of the Month! We have skeins of both her Smooth Sock and Dreamy DK in the shop right now. Be sure to get your hands on this color while you can!
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11/06/2021

Cute little snack boxes have arrived! Perfect to stash sewing/knitting supplies, a small embroidery or knitting project and obviously a snack;).

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Just a few of the fun new items in at our new location. :)

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424 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA
52245

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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