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Cozy Feet: Sock Darning
February 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stay warm and cozy this winter and learn how to mend your socks (and other worn items). The class will introduce participants to the craft of mending, with a focus on darning socks. Participants will start their own darning projects during the class, and have time to discuss and reflect on the wider impact of small changes. Wool sock with holes, yarn/tapestry needle with a large eye and blunt end, wool yarn, and a round, smooth object roughly the size of your heel such as a lightbulb, tangerine, etc. This online class requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access.
About the Instructor
Olivia Caro is a current fellow at the Soapbox, who works primarily in paper, book, and fiber arts around themes of placemaking. Originally from Georgia, they received their BA from Grinnell College, and have been based in Philadelphia for the last few years. They are currently a teaching artist with the Philadelphia Arts in Education Program, and have taught and assisted workshops and classes with ArtistYear, Penland School of Crafts, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the Dallas GA Public Library, and Grinnell College.
$15 Community / $30 Cost of Workshop / $45 Sponsor
In an effort to keep workshops accessible to as many as possible, while compensating our instructors fairly and covering Soapbox costs, we’re pleased to offer a sliding scale. Our “Cost of Workshop” rate is the real cost of our workshop, and we need most people to register at this rate to run the workshop. For those who are able, please consider selecting the “Sponsor” rate to allow someone who cannot afford the real cost to participate. If you are someone experiencing hardship, please register at the “Community” rate. In evaluating where you fall on the scale, we ask you to consider the difference between sacrifice (making trade-offs in my discretionary spending) vs. hardship (paying full cost for this workshop prevents me from meeting basic needs). For further guidance and information, visit http://www.phillysoapbox.org/sliding-scale/.