Maker's Mindset: An Adaptive Thinking Workshop (NEW!) - CANCELED
Sunday, January 28, 2024
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Beth Gorishek
Inspiration, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

Are you ready to unlock the world of knitting in a whole new way? Join Maker's Mindset: An Adaptive Thinking Workshop, a unique 3-hour hands-on experience where you'll not only learn or re-learn the art of knitting but also gain insights into how to quickly adjust your thinking and problem-solving approach in response to our changing bodies and abilities over time.

In this intimate and personalized workshop, Beth welcomes participants of all backgrounds and skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned knitters including those who may have encountered physical challenges due to accidents, strokes, or temporary conditions that have hindered their knitting journey. The small class size ensures that you'll receive individualized attention and have the opportunity to share your own unique stories.

During the workshop, you'll be guided by Beth Gorishek, the Adaptive Knitter, who herself is a disabled knitter. She'll help you explore adaptive knitting techniques, adjusting traditional methods to suit your specific needs and abilities. You'll learn to knit in a way that accommodates your personal circumstances, making this craft accessible to all.

Beth will share her own compelling story, shedding light on how knitting became a form of self-expression, therapy, and advocacy. Learn how her identity as a disabled knitter intersects with broader social and cultural issues.

Join Beth for a unique experience that goes beyond the stitches and purls. Discover how to tap into the world of adaptive thinking, connect with fellow participants, and gain insights into the profound impact it can have on your crafting journey. By the end of this workshop, you'll not only be a more confident maker but also have a deeper understanding of the strength that comes from embracing your unique identity.



Supplies for Class:

• A pair of shoes with nice, long laces.
• A set of needles (any size will do).
• A length of string, a cake, or a skein of yarn (any gauge will work, at least two feet long).