It is my love of being in circle, connecting from the heart and making beautiful things that has inspired me to facilitate weaving in circles as a mindfulness experience. -Janelle
Weaving Circles are now held at Majik Studios
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Weaving mindfulness and connection circle
Ongoing Circles are held Tuesdays 10am-11:30pm
Beginning the circle: November 16, 23, 30 2018
USE THIS LINK to Purchase 3 weeks at a time.
Weaving circles are designed with community in mind. They are a space to slow down and connect both with ourselves, our creativity, and each other. This is an ancient meditative practice traditionally done in circle. Participants find spinning the dowels addictive, soothing and restorative.
Three week commitment encourages a community feeling as we form our circle. It takes about three weeks to learn the basics of this craft. Continue with the circle after you have learned the basics to hone your craft, enjoy our community and support new learners.
I provide materials for your first two mandalas [for your first three week series] after which you may purchase materials. I will have some available at cost. And you may always use my tools to prepare your dowels.
Colors hold much meaning for us. This craft offers an opportunity to explore color in a new way, expanding and combining with fresh perspective. Part of the fun of this practice is creating a yarn palette that you love. Participants are encouraged to share yarn and begin to build a palette of colors that make their heart sing.
Create gifts and art for your own walls.
Sign up on the Majik calendar HERE.
Circle participants are invited to join my Facebook Group: Weaving Circle with Janelle I post tutorials and information about where to source supplies. I also post updates about upcoming circles and weaving opportunities. It is a community forum for you to ask questions, share your recent work and your experience of mindfulness and creativity.
Host a Circle in your home or community space
I would love to create a circle with you in your home or a space that you have access to.
Six weeks is a great amount of time to get to know the craft with support.
-1.5 hours of facilitation per week at agreed upon time and place
-Materials for first two pieces
-Online Support on my Facebook group
Hosts Responsibilities include
-Gather 5-8 people (fewer is ok but participants will split $600 which is the cost of 5)
-Select and commit to dates
-Collect and pay deposit of $300 or half of all participant's fee to secure dates use the link below
-Cost is $120 per participant (unless fewer participants have chosen to split $600)
My Artist Bio
Janelle is a maker. She has been making things with her hands since she was six years old when she started making bread from a book she got at the library.
Since graduating from college in 2000 with a degree in sociology and religion she has pursued many passions.
For seven years (2005-2012) she devoted herself to becoming a community midwife. During this time she facilitated young mothers circles, taught childbirth education and attended births, serving families in some of the most intimate and vulnerable experiences of life.
Janelle is a master fermenter. She’s taught fermentation workshops around the Asheville area including at the Organic Growers School. She then opened a fermentation business called ‘Our Daily Kraut.’ She is known by some around town as the pickle lady. She has since retired from food and has a private practice as a vibrational healer.
In 2012 she apprenticed with internationally renowned master weaver Jay Mohler while he was living in Asheville. She worked for him re-creating his work for custom orders in his Etsy shop JaysMandalas.
Janelle has combined her healing work with her passion for fiber arts. It is her love of being in circle, connecting from the heart and making beautiful things that has inspired her to facilitate weaving in circles as a mindfulness experience.
From 2013-2018 Janelle traveled monthly to Malvern Pennsylvania to complete a vibrational healing certification program. Her services include vibrational healing, hospital visits, home visits for those who are immobile and space clearing.