Welcome to Wool People!
Wool People is a student group at Hampshire founded in F12 with the aim of providing students with a weekly space to work on knitting, crochet, spinning, embroidering, tatting, weaving, quilting, and other fiber arts-ing projects! In the semesters since its founding, the club has fostered a community dedicated to learning from one another. Meetings have tea and usually some other food, too! Come work on learning or improving your skills, or just to hang out with us while working on your own project!
Note: Starting Fall 2014, Wool People is focusing even more on sharing skills! Come to one of our learn to knit events!
First learn to knit event: Thursday October 2 (Location TBD)! Come early, supplies might run out!
If there is a different fiber craft that you wish to learn, chances are one of our signers can help! Send us an email or facebook message!
There are many ways to stay in touch with us about upcoming meetings and events!
1. This hampedia page
2. Join our email listsev (Email mma12 to join)
We offer CEL-1 Credit!
Wool People is a group of students interested in all forms of fiber craft. These include but are certainly not limited to: knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and felting. We aim to provide a regular space and time for like-minded crafters to meet, practice and learn from one another weekly. The sharing of skills and knowledge will be emphasized. Meetings might consist of movie screenings, instruction, or help with a particular pattern. Special meetings may include wool/knitting-centric movies or TV shows. The group hopes to take trips throughout the year to regional fiber arts festivals including New England Sheep and Wool and Rhinebeck to help cultivate a community of crafters at Hampshire College.
On October 20, 2012, Wool People took a trip to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. This is a large gathering of fiber artists teaching skills and selling their yarn and fiber. We hope to attend this event annually. Details can be found at sheepandwool.com!
Signer Krista Mangiardi represented Wool People during the Family and Friends Weekend at the Farm Festival for a spinning demonstration!
As of Spring 2013, many Wool People meetings will screen movies
Fall 2013: Wool People may attend local fiber festivals
Have an event idea that you would like to see on campus related to wool crafts? email the signers and share your thoughts!