Blessed Life weekend I taught a Sweater Chop Shop to a group of friends who gathered in my studio for two full days of hands-on used sweater alchemy. We had a blast chatting, telling stories, sharing memories and the sweaters they made were fantastic! It was such a wonderful way to connect scattered friends – sharing creativinty a lot of laughter. The weekend flew by and each person left with a unique, handmade garment that they had made in a circle with their friends. Magical.

Think about planning a creative weekend with us and a group of your friends! Choose from all manner of workshops offered at Shire City Sanctuary and stay near-by at one of the many options for accommodations. We can help you plan you trip! Shire City Sanctuary is The Berkshires’ first Makerspace focusing on textile arts and silkscreen printing. My hubby Chris and I own the property – a former Roman Catholic cathedral in the heart of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts 'Uptown Cultural District'. The church houses a sewing lab, screen printing shop, commercial kitchen and event space. We turned the rectory next door into 6 separate living units with a lovely garden with outdoor sitting areas.

Once this post goes live, I’ll be packing my bag for a trip to California to meet up with my family and head to Craftcation at the end of the week. Stay tuned for posts about our adventures.