#BLUBIRDTEACHES: MODERN FIBER
Our creative collaboration with the community at MUSEjar in East Aurora continues to thrive, as we work together to discover new applications of fiber as a medium and encourage new interest in the fiber arts. The individual monthly workshops and intensive series are geared towards helping anyone interested in exploring fiber as a creative medium, and are focused around small projects that can be accomplished in two hours which all rely on some basic fiber skill set that can be used to explore new ways to create. Any group concept can e tailored to fit individual private groups, or private one-on-one instruction, either at my studio in the Redfish Building, or in your home.;
November and December are all about slowing down this year. Classes are focused around skills to use to gift intentionally and learn to occupy your hands during the long winter ahead. From needle felting, weaving to needle craft like Basic Crochet and Knitting, it's all here this year. Back to Basics. From my head to your hands.
LEARN TO CROCHET - CHUNKY SCARF
NOV 19 @THELOFTATMUSEJAR
Learn how to Hook! In this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about crochet basics; how to read a pattern, and how to create own new favorite seasonal staple using just three plain stitches. We'll also cover finishing, blocking and best care practices for handmade textiles.
Learn the basics and come back in Dec to learn how to work in the round with Int. follow-up: Chunky Mittens!
DIY KNIT BEANIE
NOV 20 @THELOFTATMUSEJAR
Celebrate winter flurries and fiber season by learning how to knit a you new go-to hat. In this class we'll lear the long-tail cast on and knit a chunky modern beanie using just knit and purl on straight needles, learn invisible seaming techniques, and top it off with a how-to on handmade poms. Beg. - Int. Skill Level. Private prep lessons for Knit Newbies available.
NEW CLASSES COMING
Class Schedule is up and classes are going up live for signup every day! Mark your calendars and check back if it's not up yet - we're working a fast as we can...promise!
And don't forget to check out the yellow eye for the new cocoon option in the Loft! Keeping it private is the name of the game.
In response to the success of our Mandala School Summer Camp program and to the growing need for safe and small group learning under new school restrictions, we now offer Kids and Teen Fiber Courses in a number of disciplines. Enrollment will resume after the holiday season at musejar.com. In order to keep the learning environment as safe as possible, space will be limited.
See you soon!
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FIBER FOR THE SMALL(ER) HUMANS
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THANK YOU MANDALA SCHOOL!
July was Mandala School's Summer Camp, where we collaborated to find ways to introduce 16 tiny queens to fiber, and it was so much fun. We just wrapped up Weaving Mandalas, after last week's Rainbow Wall Hangings. Teaching the small ones is new for me, but I am already hooked, and we're opening them up to everyone next month - Kids Fiber will be a part of the monthly rotation beginning in August, and both of these are our featured launch. Subscribe below to receive notices when classes open up for enrollment.
Have a kiddo who needs some art time in a safe distanced setting? Drop a message. Private lessons aClosed door private studio sessions are available for small groups.