Dear Fiber Artists and Friends of Mountain Sage Community School,
With the donation of 7 fleeces to our school, I formed a vision for our K-7th grade students and I am wondering if it includes you....
In my vision, our students are emerging from their classrooms to see wool being transformed into something warm and real in their school library. Our handwork classes are hearing about the weaving arts, watching someone card wool and someone felting. Our students are enjoying some quiet reading time with the sound of a shuttle flying through a loom. Our classes are knitting (all of our students are knitters) along side yarn being made. Our third grade class will be beginning their study of wool and making their own spindles and dyeing their own fibers. Imagine them working alongside an artisan that has been doing that their whole life. I think it is important for children to see that part of a beautiful life can include doing slow work and enjoying it. Would you help bring my vision to life?
The week after Thanksgiving (December 1st-4th 8:30-3:30 (but on Thursday 8:30-1:30)), we'll be hosting an Open Spin in our school. You can bring your own fiber and tools. You can come for as much time or as little time as you like. I am hoping that some of you will want to set up your own workspace and leave it for the four days, coming and going as you please. If you are here during one of our handwork classes (those start around 11:00) you might get a visit. During other times you'll get a quiet space to work and curious stares from children going to and coming from recess.
Mrs. Barbara Albert