Blog Theme - DIY (Do It Yourself)

Sewing Thread Each week there is a blog theme that usually has something to do with what is going on in my world.  This week we are focusing on DIY and The Maker Movement.  (DIY means Do It Yourself.)  This movement has been compared to The Industrial Revolution by The Christian Science Monitor in a cover article published last summer.

This theme connection to my life is deep but most notably is the weekend of workshops I'm teaching in my studio on October 4th and 5th.  You can join in the learning and making and go home with a sweater +/or rug you have made yourself, along with a head full of confidence and knowledge to continue your making process.

More detailed posts about my upcoming workshops will post Thursday and Friday but let me just whet your whistle with a few details.  Class size is limited to 12 in my light-filled former Roman Catholic Church studio at Shire City Sanctuary.  The day is filled with uplifting creativity full of possibilities.  Amazing people gather bringing with them a range of experience and ability.  No prior experience is necessary and each student finishes the day or weekend with a huge sense of empowerment, accomplishment, and a finished product (or two) to take home.  Workshop tuition is $195/day.  (I do offer tuition assistance for one person in need at each class I teach.)

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to walk the DIY path my whole life through.  Whatever you choose to accomplish, all you really need is confidence to try, and chances are, that you will be successful.  If you are looking for a little confidence boost, come to my workshop/s and leave with just what you need to take the plunge into something magical.

Oh, and if you are interested in playing in a different way, leave a comment below about how DIY Makers Movement has come into your life.   You can also participate in this, here, blog by sending me an image that speaks to the theme of the week.  Just email it to by Wednesday evening for inclusion in One Thousand Words my Friday column - a gallery of pictures submitted by our readership.  Captions include the photographers name and business name (if applicable).

Sweater in Process