Winter 2020 Workshop Series
Sorry, Knot Sorry: A Creative Healing Macramé Workshop with Nicole Boyer
The class is from 11am-3pm (optional open studio work time from 3-5pm)
Remember those amazing Jute plant hangers from the 70’s? Ohhhhh- You’ve made your share, but don’t remember too much from that era? Orrrrrrr- OMG you weren’t even born yet! (And you’re pretty sure Urban Outfitters invented those things…) Bring your stories and join Coppoletti Macramé for an afternoon of laughs and mindful knot-tying. Folks of all artistic levels and all ages (kids 10 and up) are welcome to attend. We’ll begin by identifying our personal and group goals and sharing concepts of Mindfulness.
Then we’ll get familiar with the basics: Selecting rope, driftwood, planters, add-ons, and the ideal project for your skills and ambitions. Next you’ll be guided through project set-up, some essential knots, and how to welcome bumps in our learning (or relearning) process rather than apologize for them. Students will create a driftwood plant hanger; folks who may already be familiar with macrame can make a double (side by side) plant hanger if they wanna get fancy.
We’ll have ample time for snacks, coffee, and visiting along the way. At the end of the workshop, students will each walk away with new perspectives on Mindfulness and a functional, one of a kind Macramé piece to enjoy or give as a fashionably late Valentine!
Nicole Boyer is a Queer Fiber Artist from the Pacific Northwest. She fell in love with Macramé as a teenager after uncovering her mom’s 1974 Sunset Magazine edition of Macramé: Creative Knot-Tying, and proudly sold her gorgeous hemp jewelry at Church bazaars throughout high school. Living with mental illness most of her life has illuminated mindfulness, nature, and creativity as essential wellness elements. Nicole loves exploring the forests and coasts of WA and OR and believes we ALL have the potential to heal & love ourselves more fully.
COST: $30 plus $20 materials fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor)
BRING: Snacks or sack lunch, water bottle, a journal, pen/pencil, comfortable footwear and clothing (many folks choose to stand for much of the work session), any chair cushions or supports needed to make seated work-time more comfortable. Coffee provided. (Students are invited to bring: Any special driftwood, planter, small findings or accents they wish to use in their work. They may also bring their favorite scissors, measuring tape, crochet hooks if desired.)
This workshop is geared for adults but children 10 and up with a high interest in the topic are welcome when signed up with an accompaning adult.
12 students max.
RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Winter 2020 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/art/workshops to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.