Monthly musical workshops hosted by Mario Rincon & Mike Diago Friday, October 6, 7-9 pm
Flamenco Fridays at Rosenspace is a series of “meet up” style events for anyone interested in expanding their understanding of flamenco song and guitar playing. Sessions will be hosted by cantaór (singer) Mario Rincon and guitarist Mike Diago and are open to enthusiasts of all backgrounds and skill levels. The first three sessions will be held on October 6, November 3 and December 2, from 7-8 pm.
Mario Rincon is a flamenco singer based in the Hudson Valley, NY. Raised in a family of flamenco artists, Mario has toured and performed extensively with the dance troupe Flamenco Vivo and with his father’s ensemble, Romeria Flamenca. To contact Mario or to learn more about his musical style and background, visit his website.
It’s officially sweater-knitting season… even if it doesn’t quite feel like Fall yet! 😉 Come join us this Sunday, October 1st, from 1-4 pm, for our monthly gathering, as we chat, knit or crochet our way through projects great and small.
All levels welcome – even absolute beginners!
Pay what you can ($5.00 suggested donation per person); free tea, coffee & sweet goodies to fuel your efforts!
Local designer-maker-whizz Cal Patch is back at RosenSpace later this month with a 4-week Make Your Own T-Shirt workshop! This class is a great introduction to pattern-drafting, as well as to sewing with knits.
Pre-class registration required by Wednesday, September 27. To register, send Cal an email email@example.com
Thursdays, September 28, October 5, (skips October 12), 19 + 26 from 6-8pm
Four 2-hour classes, $160
Note: Students must bring their own sewing machine, and have at least competent beginner sewing skills. Some homework will likely be necessary in order to complete the project.
In this class, you will learn to draft a pattern for a t-shirt, based on your very own measurements. Then you will make a muslin, fit it, correct your pattern, cut out the real shirt and sew it up! New skills you will acquire are sewing with knits, stretchy hem finishes, and finishing the neckline with a self band. Once you’ve made your first, you’ll see how many possibilities there are are for all sorts of modifications. You might never buy another T-shirt again! For more details and list of required supplies, visit hodgepodgefarm.net .
Two eclipses will be taking place during the month of August – a partial lunar eclipse during the Full Moon on August 7th, and a total solar eclipse on the New Moon of August 21st. This upcoming Solar Eclipse, happening in the sign of Leo, belongs to Saros eclipse series 145 and has been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse”. It will be visible from coast to coast to coast across the US and likely viewed by more people than any other eclipse in human history, due to its path, which will cut through the midsection of the United States and include several major urban centers.
In this talk, we will discuss the basic astronomical setup of eclipses, but will mainly focus on their astrological symbolism – in particular, some noteworthy links between the August 21 eclipse, and the charts of the USA and world leaders (Leo – the sign of the Lion – is a traditional signifier for royalty, heads of state, and related issues regarding the governance of nations). Following this presentation, we will have an opportunity to briefly study participants’ natal charts to see what area of their lives the energy of this solar eclipse might affect.
$5.00 per person (including light refreshments)
Note: Birth date & time needed for accurate individual chart analysis.
Spend the hottest and busiest part of the day chilling out with fellow knittistas and crocheters, as we work and chat our way through our various projects, big or small. All skill levels welcome, including absolute beginners – we’d be happy to get you started with a free knitting mini-tutorial :-)Got yarn? Join our STASH SWAP! Bring in those skeins you just haven’t managed to finish off and trade them in for some that might better fit your current project(s). Or simply leave them for others to enjoy.
Local clothing-maker & pattern-maker extraordinaire Cal Patch has another sewing workshop series at RosenSpace this month, just in time for those warmer Spring days: Learn how to design and make your own skirt!
This class is a great fit for those who already have a few simple projects under their belt and are comfortable with their sewing machine.
Make Your Own Skirt Thursdays: May 25, June 1, (skips 6/8), 15 + 22 (6-8 pm)
Four 2-hour classes, $160
In this 4-week class, you will learn how to draft a pattern for an A-line skirt, based on your very own measurements. Then you will cut it out and sew it up! New skills you will acquire are: measuring properly, pattern drafting, making and fitting a muslin, invisible zippers, darts, french seams, and bias-tape facings.
NOTE: Students must bring their own machine to class. Some homework will likely be necessary in order to complete the project.
Enrollment is required prior to class start; for more info and to register, visit Cal’s website: http://hodgepodgefarm.net or email Cal directly: cal “at” hodgepodgefarm.net.