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Summary: Don your ugly holiday sweater, bring your own beverages and enjoy an evening of holiday craft upcycling. In this 2-hour workshop we will hand-craft holiday ornaments and décor using high-quality felted wool from recycled sweaters.
About the Instructors: Victoria Keleher Brier (a.k.a. Stitchy Pinfingers) is a self-taught crafter. She learned from watching the best (her Mother and Grandmother) and honed her skills into a hobby and small business. Stitchy Pinfingers was born four years ago and now can be seen at craft events all over New Hampshire. When not stitching, Victoria is raising her three children, working as an assistant photo stylist and volunteering at her children's elementary school.
Sara Clarke-Vivier is a career teacher with 7 years in K-12 education and 5 years in adult education in both the community and the university. She has taught in both formal and informal environments, including art, science, and children’s museums. In addition, Sara is an educational researcher with interests in curriculum design and instruction in informal learning spaces. Her current research looks at how schoolteachers integrate informal learning opportunities into their curricula.
Activities: Felted wool holiday ornaments and décor from repurposed wool sweaters.
Materials required: felted wool, yarn, thread, needles, high-quality scissors, ornament hangers, scented satchels, etc.
For any questions: Please contact us at email@example.com.
About Manchester Makerspace
Manchester Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaborative organization of members who maintain a shared workspace, tooling, and skills in the Manchester, New Hampshire community. As a member maintained and operated organization, Manchester Makerspace provides access to shared resources, training, and mentorship for the benefit of Manchester’s local entrepreneurs, makers, students and artists of all ages. To learn more about how Manchester Makerspace is a growing leader in the makerspace community, visit www.manchestermakerspace.org.