Hello everybody! I’ve got some fun opportunities for hanging out with fiber folks and in-person learning coming up that I wanted to share.
I’m teaching felting again this year at the Fiber Retreat at Arcosanti, AZ, coming up this weekend (Jan 23 and 24)! My class is full, but there are still spots in other classes, and overall it should be a good time, with vendors, a speaker, and lots of opportunities to just hang out and knit or spin. If you’re in the area and you’d like a little more info, contact me and I’ll send you some. (Their website is a little sparse.)
And, if you’d still like to take a felting class with me in AZ you may be in luck, because I’m also teaching at the newly revamped Flag Wool and Fiber festival this spring, May 30 & 31st! I’ll be teaching felted flowers and 3D wet felting. Details about the workshops should be up on their site soon.
A new year also means new classes at Purl in the Pines. Beginning Knitting and Sweet Tomato Heel Socks start the last Saturday of January. Coming February 21st is a class I’m quite excited about, because we’re knitting a pattern of my own design, which I put together just for beginning lace knitters! It’s called the Lupine Cowl (pictured above). Please contact the store for more info and to sign up.
I’m also talking with the folks at LocalWorks (Flagstaff’s maker space) about running some beginner sewing classes there, and hopefully I’ll have more info on that soon.
While we’re on announcements, I keep meaning to mention (for those of you reading via email) that I’ve been working on the site slowly, starting this summer, and it this point I think it looks about as good as it’s going to unless I break down and pay someone to help with it (what—people do that?). There are now category pages which hopefully make it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for, and a bunch of hand-carved stamps and typewritten words which have found their way into the digital world, so if you haven’t been in a while, check it out!
I’m going back to preparing for Arcosanti now, but I hope to see you all soon, either in person or out here on the interwebs!