The Spun Monkey, an established fiber arts biz, is building up a space for hosting workshops and informal instructional gatherings.
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.
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