Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School are back at it again with another workshop in their NH Re-skill-ience Workshop Series, hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills. The next workshop, Making Insulated Roman Shades with Linda Heilig and Nancy Cole takes place on Saturday, October 1st, from 10am – 3pm at the Kingswood Youth Center in Wolfeboro, NH.
The dropping temperatures and changing leaves is a friendly reminder that it’s time to start thinking about “buttoning up” the house. After you have addressed the attic and basement, the next order of priority should be to address any drafts penetrating the walls, particularly around your windows. Purchasing insulated shades new can be very expensive and it is sometimes hard to find a custom fit. Homemade insulated shades can be as decorative as they are functional, and you don’t have to be an expert sewer to tackle the task!
Linda Heilig has been sewing since she was 7yrs old. When she moved to Wolfeboro 35 years ago she started doing clothes alterations, which quickly led to making curtains, working with decorators and attending classes at trade shows. Out of necessity, and later on for her business, she learned how to put together these insulated roman shades. Linda is excited to share her skills with participants and hopes to have a fun day making custom shades with anyone interested. Space is limited, however, so sign up today! Participants should bring 1-1/2 to 2 yards of fabric to use for the “room facing” part of shade, a portable sewing machine they feel comfortable operating, and a good measurement drawing of the reasonably sized window they intend to insulate with the shade.
G.A.L.A. and workshop instructors Linda Heilig and Nancy Cole will supply mounting wood, cording, cord locks, flannel for inside, lining, rings and weighted rod for bottom. Registration is $45, plus an additional $30 materials fee per shade made. Even if you only have time to make one shade, you will have the template and experience under your belt to insulate additional windows at your own pace at home. The Making Insulated Roman Shades workshop takes place from 10am to 3pm, at the Kingswood Youth Center located at 565 Center Street (rt. 28), in Wolfeboro, NH. Pre-registration is requested at www.galacommunity.org, or by calling 603-539-6460.