Welcome to the Let’s Go Crafting studio!
Let’s Go Crafting is a fiber arts school that teaches sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, and jewelry making. Our studio is an all inclusive, safe, stress-free environment for students to explore and create. While in the studio, we put away electronics and screens and spend time concentrating on our projects and collaborating with each other.
We have a fun time in class and camp deciding what project to work on, picking fabrics, yarn and beads, and then mastering the necessary skills. Students enjoy talking, laughing, as well as sharing thoughts and ideas with one another. This is a special place where many friendships are born and fostered.
Let’s Go Crafting is a unique space where each student chooses what fiber art they would like to learn and master. The student decides exactly what they would like to create. Whether that creation is from one of the many samples or patterns available or from their own imaginations, together we make it come to life. We have a “go for it” attitude here in the studio – if they can think it, we can make it! There is no project of the day or the week. Each creation is truly theirs and one of a kind.
We believe there are no mistakes in art – there are “personal enhancements”! We believe in gentle guidance and assistance in order to share our knowledge of the skills involved. Students come to Let’s Go Crafting to learn, create, have fun, and meet friends.
I’m Connie Butner, lifetime teacher and owner of Let’s Go Crafting. I’ve been working with fiber arts all of my life. I learned to knit from my grandmother before I could read. She learned from her mother when she was a child in northern Italy, outside Milan. I was introduced to sewing by hand in preschool and my grandmother trained me on the machine at about 4 years of age. I made clothes in elementary school and costumes for my friends and me throughout high school. Since then I have not stopped!! I made my kids’ clothing and costumes over the years and still make things for them and their friends today. It is always so much fun to pick fabric (or alter items we already have) to create something from our imaginations. I love all things fiber – knitting, weaving, sewing, crocheting, beading and jewelry making. I continue to develop new skills and am working on spinning my own yarn. Yay!!
Once my youngest child started second grade, I decided to share my fiber arts skills with other children and started Let’s Go Crafting. That was seven years ago and it’s been a thoroughly rewarding experience. I enjoy bringing the love of fiber arts to my students, which includes children as well as adults.
In addition to teaching and creating, I enjoy hiking with my husband and five kids, camping, backpacking, reading, and yoga.