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Spring Skill Share: Beginners Knitting Night
March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $30
An Abundance NC Skill Share with Julie Moore
Wednesday, March 15, 7pm – 9:30pm
Located at the Plant – 220 Lorax Ln. #5, Pittsboro, NC
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Whether you’ve never picked up a knitting needle before or you’ve learned to knit in the past and are ready to revive your skills – join Julie Moore of Fiberactive Organics and Earth to Earth Burial as she lays down the foundations of this fantastic fiber craft!
At this first session Julie will cover choosing materials, casting on, knit, purl, and choosing a first project. We’ll provide all the materials you need to get started. Julie is also a wealth of information on where to obtain your materials locally and sustainably! All skill levels are welcome. Bring your wisdom and willingness to learn – we’ll bring the herbal tea.
Starting on Wednesday, March 22nd we invite knitters, crocheters, and spinners of all skill levels for an evening of conversation and hand craft. We’ll discuss how often people would like to meet, times, snacks and all the other basics of organizing an ongoing handcraft fellowship. Beginners can bring their new materials to start their first projects and get help from fellow knitters – this is how we bond and support each other and pass along our craft to the next generation.
Did you know that the fashion industry is the 2nd biggest polluter in the world – right behind “big oil” is the infamous “fast fashion.” Abundance NC believes strongly in meeting our needs locally to strengthen our community AND reduce our personal environmental impact. We’ve had our eyes opened by documentaries like “The True Cost,” Julie Moore’s Pecha Kucha on the poison in our fiber, and the work of Redress Raleigh. As a follow up to our Eco-Fashion Show, we’re continuing the conversation and ACTION with this kitting lesson!
We’ve scheduled this workshop a week before the Carolina Fiber Fest in hopes of drawing out some of Chatham County’s fiber enthusiasts! If there’s interest, we’d like to open up our space for a group to meet regularly. We’d also love to host any workshops that you’re itching to take. Animal husbandry for fiber. Raising cotton for spinning. Upcycling. You name it – we’ll find someone to teach it!
Write firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
At Fiberactive Organics, she designs an array fiber products utilizing organic cotton in several forms as well as post industrial fabric scraps.
She personally handles all product design, and publishes the Earthlines series of continuous line quilting designs. At Earth to Earth Burial, she makes beautiful art urns and green fabric caskets. She’s also a teacher and guest lecturer, and gives private lessons to large groups; schools and universities
special projects for any age group. Symposiums in textile techniques, business management, entrepreneurship.
Julie has taught and done demos at Cary Lazy Daze, Historic Yates Mill Harvest Festival, Spoonflower, Yarn Tree Studio, Recyclique, 4H, Girl Scouts, Twisted Threads Fiberarts Guild, Raleigh Chapter of American Sewing Guild, Pine Tree Quilter’s Guild and more.