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.
Mark your calendars, pottery-lovers! There will be a special one-day MOTHER’S DAY POTTERY SALE at RosenSpace, featuring work by local ceramic artists, on Saturday, April 29th from 10-6pm. Free admission; cash payments preferred.
Functional work such as mugs, plates, bowls and vases will be available.
Participating artists will include: Susan DePaulis, Cheyenne Mallo, Rachel Dubicki, Susan Siegrist, Lora Shelley, Terri Ritter and Karin Smith-Spanier.
Guess who’s coming back to RosenSpace on Saturday, April 22nd?
Local patternmaker and seamstress extraordinaire Cal Patch will be teaching a 3-hour workshop, “Befriend Your Sewing Machine” , for those who want to update their sewing skills get back into making things! Check it out… (Space is limited; pre-registration required) http://hodgepodgefarm.net/?p=4383
We’ve already sprung forward to Daylight Savings Time… our Knitting Circle is “springing forward” it’s starting time, too! It will now run EVERY FIRST SUNDAY, FROM 2-6 PM.
Head on over to RosenSpace this Sunday, April 2nd and join fellow knittistas (and crocheters !) as we work and chat our way through our various projects, big or small. All skill levels welcome 🙂
And of course, in the spirit of Spring Cleaning – we welcome you to 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.
$5 per person; Free tea,coffee and cookies!