The Spun Monkey, an established fiber arts biz, is building up a space for hosting workshops and informal instructional gatherings. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 17, 2011.
About this project
After years of doing my work quietly and carefully out of the kitchen or living room, The Spun Monkey has moved (again) and now has a REAL, dedicated studio space! It lives above the garage, is finished and heated, and spacious enough to create the dyelab of my dreams and to host sizable workshops in dyeing and many other skills in fiber arts: felting, spinning, knitting, and fiber preparation.
The space needs tools and comfort in order to get started as a real Lab and Lounge. It wants to be a place not only for formal workshops, but for informal gatherings and for drop-in help and tool exploration. Whether it be a workshop with myself or another knowledgeable instructor, a quick lesson, or a weekly knitting/fiber craft night, The Spun Monkey Dyeworks and Lounge wants to be a local destination for fiber enthusiasts in southern Vermont as well as a beautiful space worthy of traveling to for a weekend workshop.
Help us turn this empty space into a real Dyeworks Lab and Lounge! Some new equipment, work tables and storage solutions will allow The Spun Monkey to be more productive with our own output, but also to have the space and materials required to share skills with others in an environment conducive to instruction, with elbow room and shared tools in a warm and friendly space.
Carders, dyepots, dye materials, spindles, a teaching wheel, furniture (including worktables for felting)...are things the Lab and Lounge needs to fill the space with in order to offer the services we would like to provide. The more money raised, the better and more useful and exciting the space will be for our fiber arts community.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
A personal thank you mailed to you on a Lab and Lounge postcard, and a shout-out on the Thank You Page we'll create on The Spun Monkey website/blog!
Pledge $10 or more
A fiber pack of naturally dyed wool locks or fabric samples plus the above reward.
Pledge $25 or more
A hand-dyed skein of handspun farm wool or 8-ounce braid of handpainted wool top plus the above rewards.
Pledge $50 or more
A three-month subscription to our hand-dyed fiber club plus our thank-you postcard and website shout-out with a free shipping voucher OR a half day workshop at the Lab OR two hours of private lessons.
Pledge $75 or more
A three-month subscription to our hand-dyed yarn club plus our thank-you postcard and website shout-out with a free shipping voucher OR a one-day workshop at the Lab OR three hours of private lessons.
Pledge $150 or more
A six-month subscription to either the hand-dyed fiber club or hand-dyed yarn club plus our thank-you postcard and website shout-out OR a weekend (two-day) workshop OR a combination of one-day workshops and private lessons.
Pledge $500 or more
A sweater's worth of handspun yarn for the knitter or a Treasure Box (10 pounds) of hand-dyed fibers for the fiber enthusiast plus our thank-you postcard and website shout-out OR your choice of a combination of workshops and private lessons (up to three weekend workshops and/or up to 20 hours of private instruction).
Pledge $1,000 or more
A sweater's worth of handspun yarn plus a one-year subscription to the handspun/hand-dyed yarn club or the mill-spun/hand-dyed yarn club or your choice of fiber treasures for spinning and felting OR a combination of workshops, lessons and/or fiber club for up to 40 hours in the Lab OR a beautiful custom nuno-felt wearable art piece! Plus, of course, thank-yous galore.
- (30 days)