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Posts tagged ‘Rochester Makerspace’
• April 6: Lego User Group Meetup
• April 9: Shop Safety Class
• April 11: Exploring Fiber: Shuttle Tatting
• April 12: Sunday Crafternoon
• April 17: Third Friday Art, Craft, and Maker Show
• April 18: CNC Basics and Intermediate Embedded Microcontrollers Class
• April 25: 3D Printer Meetup
Rochester Lego Users Group
April 6, 6:30pm – We will have a Lego soccer field (pitch?) to test your mini figure sports skills on. Feel free to bring a sig fig or other figure with normal legs.
As usual feel free to bring MOCs or sets to show off, figures or models to trade and what not.
We are doing a brickraiser, which is a fancy term for raising funds by selling bulk Lego. Goal is to purchase banners to use at our public events. You can let us know in advance and we will reserve minimum of 1 lb of bulk Lego for $10. Each additional pound is $10. Pick up at our monthly meeting, our library programs or send us a note for other arrangements.
New Member Mandatory Safety Class
April 9, 7 PM – This free safety class is required if you want to use our woodworking shop. Nonmembers can take this but they can’t use the woodshop even during our weekly Community Nights. The class will take about 60 to 90 minutes.
Exploring Fiber: Shuttle Tatting
April 11, 11 AM to 12 PM – $11.24. Tatting is a method of making lace by tying overhand knots. The shuttle method produces the most precise knots and offers more techniques than needle tatting. In the class we will learn how to make a basic lace edging. The student kit will contain tools and materials to make several snowflakes or bookmarks.
Instructor Denise Skidmore is a shepherd of rare Cotswold sheep, and a collector of fiber arts techniques.
April 12, 2 to 5 PM – FREE! Are you a crafter who would like to meet other crafters? Join us at the Rochester Makerspace for Sunday Crafternoon, a monthly gathering where we can meet, socialize, show off our projects, share ideas, and be inspired.
Third Friday Art, Craft & Maker Show
April 17, 6 to 9 PM – FREE! An event for artists, crafters, craftspersons or other makers and the public. Show off your work, walk amongst the items, enjoy finger food, and mingle with other creative types. Heck, you will probably find something you’d like to buy! The public is encouraged to come check it out.
If you would like to display your work, we just ask that you bring some snacks, beverages or appetizers to share and complete this short application.
A folk art tradition from the Erzgebirge region of Germany is well-known for its intricately carved wooden items. One such item called span trees, which are decorative trees and ornaments based on the tradition of Spanbaumstercherel, which means “carving trees with intricate, curly branches”. This art is specific to that region and the video highlights an artist from the city of Seiffen.
The region is located in the eastern portion of Germany, on the Czech border, nestled in the Ore Mountains and was originally known for its mining opportunities. Up to 60% of the area is covered in forests and the area is now largely known for its wooden crafts. Span trees are created using a method developed in the 1930’s, the trees are carved out of linden wood.
(Thank you, Rochester Makerspace Facebook Group!)