This category includes many courses in the wide-range of “Domestic Arts”.
However, Foods, Nutrition & Gardening, as well as Financial Literacy & Family Life are under their own headings.
Domestic Arts contain the following strands.
DOMESTIC ARTS SEWING:
BASIC HAND SEWING
Projects – Gathering Supplies, Needle Book, Pin Cushion, Potholder, Draw-It-Up-Tote, Apron, Save-My-T-Shirt Pillow and more.
BEGINNING MACHINE SEWING.
Projects: Art-to-Go, Zippy Pouch, Backpack. Elastic Waster Skirt or Pants, T-Shirt.
PATCHWORK, APPLIQUE, and QUILTS
A variety of techniques produce a family crest wall hanging, a patchwork pet bed, a crazy-quilt journal cover, and a quilt made from recycled T-shirts.
FASHION DESIGN for the 8 to 12 CROWD
A top, shorts, and a skirt with many ideas to customize to your own personality.
Teaches about machine sewing. Projects: Table Cloth, Pillows, Baby Blanket, Elastic Waist Skirts and Pants, T-Shirts, Apron with Pockets, Unlined jackets.
DOMESTIC ARTS – KNEEDLE WORK:
CROCHET for KIDS
From basics to advanced, fun and serious projects.
The patterns start very simple, with chains used as shoelaces, and build to relatively advanced projects such as afghans and stuffed toys.
Fun, colorful projects will appeal to boys and girls aged 7 to 13.
29 projects (12 beginner, 11 intermediate, and 6 advanced) include friendship bracelets, berets and caps, embellishments for shirts and scarves, fingerless mitts, messenger bags, and more projects like an afghan.
Guides to tools and yarns. Multiple Techniques; Good Foundation.
Projects – Garter Stitch Scarf, Scarf with Two Yarns, Baby Block Blanket, Seed Stitch Table Runner, Leaf Edge Shawl, Hat, Directional Blocks Scarf, Baby Bathrobe.
EMBROIDERY & CROSS STITCH
This course teaches 17 Embroidery Stitches and includes several fun and easy projects:
Coasters, Phot Frame, Dish Towels, Needlebook, Pin Cushion, Backpack Tags, Pillow, Bookmarks, Hoop Art, Blue Jeans, Notecards, and Carry Tote.
DOMESTIC ARTS – INTERIOR DESIGN:
MY BEAUTIFUL ROOM
Create your own room. Text provides step-by-step instructions and insights, plus templates to try several mode, styles and colors.
DOMESTIC ARTS – LITTLE HOUSE LIVING 6/7 – NOW AVAILABLE
LITTLE HOUSE LIVING – SAFE & FRUGAL RECIPES for Personal & Household Use
This course is a gem. A Real gem. It teaches how to make all sorts of practical items – cleaners for personal, home and pet use. These are SAFE – NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS. And, they are frugal. Also, included are hints for uses of 30 items found in the home; recipes for over 30 Make-Ahead Mixes – good for storage, giving, a quick meal, or on the spot quests, and a list of substitutions for common items in everyday recipes. Thirty-six weeks of fun, frugal, and worthwhile exploration and practical learning.
DOMESTIC ARTS – PREPAREDNESS
HOW TO IMPROVE SURVIVAL SKILLS 5/6
A small book, 48 pages, with a BIG IMPACT: Survival in the outdoors. How to find water; signs of rain; making fire in wet conditions, desert dangers. etc.
OUTDOOR SURVIVAL SKILLS 9/12
This course is from the book by Larry Dean Olsen. A deep, clear, instructive text on surviving in the wild. Discusses food, shelter, fire, water, special skills, and more.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: 7/12
This course deals with communication, sanitation, utility systems, water, food and non-food storage, recipes, and resources.
It includes many projects such as a car emergency kit and creating a safe room.
DOMESTIC ARTS – HOMEMAKING
THE ART and SCIENCE of KEEPING HOUSE – 9/12
HOME COMFORTS is a monumental work on the science and art of taking care of, organizing and keeping a home running smoothly.
High School age students who will soon be on their own are encouraged to partake of the wisdom and methods of this course.
DOMESTIC ARTS – HANDYMAN
DOMESTIC ARTS: HOUSEHOLD HANDYMAN 9/12
THE COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL is the text for this high school and beyond course. It deals with all aspects of home construction, maintenance, and repair.