Friday, April 30, 2010

Hey, look what we made! 3D Design Workshop

Check out this great post from Larry our excellent instructor at the recent Seattle Free School class "Thought to Thing in 2hrs or Less 3D Print and Design Workshop"

And just in case you want to make your own, modify the design or just look at the process Larry has posted information on the make itself right here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More about Chickens

Check out this article about Urban Chickens. We're wondering, have you started keeping chickens thanks to a Seattle Free School class? Let us know in the comments here!

PS, sadly two of the chickens in the above picture were lost to raccoons in a particularly bad raccoon year. The black chicken Ginger has been in multiple magazine publications (she's a super star!) and is still laying almost an egg a day even though she's over 5 years old! She starts laying in late February even before the younger chickens do.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Why Teach?

We asked Cara, our friend and instructor of the very popular Pasta Making classes why she chose to teach with Seattle Free School. Here's what she said:

I have attended three Seattle Free School classes (cheese making, soap making and canning) and have really enjoyed them. I love the idea of the Seattle Free School, and the ability to go to a class for a night to learn something new and fun has been great. I taught making pasta because it is something I never realized you could make at home until a coworker explained that it is just eggs and flour.

The classes I have attended all seemed to be of the same idea, that you hear from someone how to make something on your own that you would never think to try, and hear the tricks to be successful. I hope to continue to take new classes and teach classes to give back to this great organization because it was nice to see how excited everyone was to learn this simple skill.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Pasta Please!

Wish you could have made it to our last pasta class? Don't fret, there's a new one posted just today and it includes Gnocchi as well! So come to this class and get your pasta on!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Get out your (3D) Glasses!

We know that many of you are super excited about the upcoming 3D Print and Design Workshop that's coming up but here's a great post from our instructor about what this class is all about.
If you go to this class let us know what you think and if you'd like to share more exciting geeky knowledge (hope you don't mind me calling you a geek Larry!) then let us know because we'd love to hear from you too!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Check out this great post on our "From Cheese to Tiramisu" class, complete with recipes! You will make some of the best tiramisu you've ever had all because of the homemade cheese. One of the easiest and most impressive deserts out there!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Other Great DIY Resources

Hey, check out this article by Audrey Barbakoff about DIY resources to give back in the Seattle area. And yes, we're there too!

Do you know other resources for giving back and DIY? We know about Sew Up Seattle but we're sure there's more. Share them by making a comment here!