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Needle Felting Party!

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:30 AM

Felting is an ancient art that involves natural fibers, usually wool, and the process of locking the microscopic barbs on the scales of each wool fiber by needling them.  Apart from being incredibly cathartic and relaxing, needle felting is a fun way to get creative and connect with community.  If you have supplies please bring them and if not there will be some available.  Ginny Gobel will show establish needle felters new techniques and teach total beginners how to JUMP in! Ages 13 and up with parent. When: Wednesday September 20th from 6:30-8 PM Where: JUMP Inspire Studio on the fourth floor, take a right out of the elevators and head towards the big Inspire sign.  Cost: FREE This is part of our Connecting Community Program Series where members of the community share their passions and talents free to you, come get inspired!  Drop ins are available if there is still space in the class, check the ticket to see how many spaces remain. As this is a free event there are more tickets available than spaces in order to account for no shows. You must register to attend but this does not guarantee a seat.  What to Expect: Please bring felting supplies if you have them, there will be some supplies available.  And don't forget your glasses! Instructor: Ginny Gobel "I am drawn to natural fibers. I adore burying my nose in the earthy fragrance and love to rub the natural lanolin on my hands (burrs, sticks, manure and all.) Wool is an amazing gift of beauty and warmth that sheep give to us; it is water repellent, maintains warmth even when it is wet, sturdy, possesses gorgeous natural hues or richly absorbs natural plant dyes, resists insects and it is BOUNCY! I’ve been creating in wool since I made suits of clothing for my Teddy Bears as a six year old, and I’ve never been without a knitting project since. I attended summers during college at the John C Campbell Folk School in North Carolina where I was exposed to the old mountain arts of spinning, dyeing and weaving wool. During my two sons’ childhoods being an Art Parent for ten years at the Roosevelt Elementary School was huge fun. I’ve found that felting in groups creates a natural rhythm of sharing between people."  When was the last time you JUMPed, tried something new or took a risk? "A leap of faith … being booted out of the pontoon plane at the headwaters of a remote Alaskan river, 6 days in the company of 5 other fools. Emerging 150 miles down river ten pounds lighter, coolers bare, and every fish caught greedily consumed. Ohhh and the BUG BITES! " ginnygobel2@gmail.com FAQs   What is JUMP? JUMP – or Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – is a not-for-profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise. Please go to jumpboise.org to learn more and join our newsletter so you are in the know on fun, spontaneous happenings at JUMP. JUMP is a dynamic and innovate space that is not suitable for unattended children, please monitor your children and be thoughtful of their safety at all times. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? You may bus, bike, drive, walk, skip, etc. Check Boise's bus schedule at www.valleyride.org. We love bikers and have beautiful bike racks to secure your ride. If you plan to drive, paid parking is available in Simplot's below ground parking garage, which is accessible from Myrtle Street between 11th and 9th Street. Please note, Simplot's below ground parking garage is only available after 4pm until 6am on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Apologies, the JUMP parking garage is currently under construction.  Do you have accommodations for people with disabilities? Absolutely. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and encourage participation by everyone. If you require special accommodations to participate in our programs or to use our facilities, please view the JUMP Building Map to locate accessible parking spaces or call 208.639.6610 for additional information.   What is the refund

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