We had the chance to chat with Kellie Phelan in her bright new space in First Hill earlier this month for this month’s edition of Seattleite Spotlight. Kellie is the owner of The Works, a DIY school for adults. Classes range from knitting, gardening, kitchen & pantry (preserving food), to crafty stuff. Basically, a little bit of everything.
The Works Seattle teaches workshops on growing an edible garden, preserving food (pickling and jams), baking, and other crafty things. The fall line-up is live and it includes new cooking classes, the return of sourdough bread, plus herbal infusions, terrariums, and embroidery as embellishment and so much more.
Every year, I make a list of things I want to learn. This year, my list included gardening, calligraphy, and salsa dancing. I’ve ticked the first two off the list, but haven’t signed up for dance classes yet. It’s often difficult to find the time to learn something new, especially if you need to commit to several weeks or months. However, there are many classes and workshops that are just a few hours long that give you a little intro. Here are some of our favorites we think are worth checking out.