Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, A Gathering of Stitches. In Samantha's words:
"A Gathering of Stitches is a maker space for fiber and textile craftspeople. We offer studios, both short term and long term, to artists, businesspeople and craftspeople with access to a wide array of specialized tools. Instruction in sewing, knitting, quilting, embroidery, crochet, quilting, dyeing and screen printing is available at all levels. Equipment such as sergers, knitting machines, sewing machines, and full dyeing and screen-printing facilities are available to rent by the hour.
Visit their blog ~ Stitches.
SouleMama: Tell us about your background. What path led you to the work you do today?
Samantha: I have a truly diverse background having worked at various points in my life as a modern dancer, a baker, a photo editor, a photographer and a book seller. Through it all I have sewn and knit and those pursuits have always sustained me. I love to make my own clothes, make quilts and do anything that puts me in contact with fiber. After a lifetime of personal craft, last year I decided to take these avocations and do more with them. Following in the footsteps of the Textile Arts Center, Gather Here, The Workroom, The Makerie, Squam Art Workshops, Beehive Sewing and many others, I decided to create a maker space for fiber and textile artists in Portland, Maine. Somehow this path seems completely logical to me. I like to connect people and things, especially those who like to work with their hands.
SouleMama: Tell us about the beginnings of your business.
SouleMama: Tell us what you envision and dream for the future of your business.
Samantha: AGOS is my contribution to the world of fiber. If I do it right, it will be a haven, a lab, a gathering place filled with tools and resources and ideas and people all swirling around each other, sharing. I have grand visions, if I can accomplish a small measure of what’s in my head I will be very happy.
For today's giveaway, A Gathering of Stitches is generously offering the following gift to ONE winner:
In addition, A Gathering of Stitches would like to offer Soulemama readers 15% off all workshop registration using the code soulemama813 at checkout through August 31st.~ One spot in the quilting workshop, An Introduction to Modern Quilting, three sessions in October 6, 13 & 20!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 9amEST on Sunday, and announce the winner, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is...
What a fantastic offer. I would love to have the opportunity to attend
this class. I can't wait to go and visit AGOS to see in person,
everything that is on offer.
Posted by: Heather
Thank you, A Gathering of Stitches!