The NeedleArts Zone
We teach needlearts (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, spinning and weaving) to whoever wanders in our booth. People of all ages learn at their own pace, taught by volunteer teachers. We do not charge for lessons or learning materials.
What inspired you to make this project?:
Originally an educational outreach program of The National NeedleArts Association, we were inspired by one of our members who had attended a Maker Faire. We have taught over 33,000 people in 10 Bay Area, 9 Detroit, and 9 New York World Maker Faires. When the organization could no longer fund the program due to financial issues, several of us who had been involved with the program since inception decided to take it over ourselves and raise money to cover the expenses via crowdfunding.