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Wrapped Fiber Rainbow (Digital Workshop & Kit)


Adult Enrichment / Create -
Summer 2021

Get introduced to sculptural fiber art by artist Mandi Smethells, who'll share how to build a wrapped rainbow in her iconic style. Working with specialized tools (such as a u-shaped upholstery needle) and materials she’s curated over time, Mandi offers a glimpse into her passion and work to create colorful, playful, beautiful wall art.  Utilizing a wrapping technique that helps to build upon the 3D elements of her work, Mandi has developed unique techniques that come from years of weaving experience.

The workshop fee includes pre-recorded, digital instruction by the Artist (which can be accessed at any time), and all tools & materials need for the project.

The workshop includes:

  • A  pre-recorded detailed, digital workshop by Mandi Smethells
  • A pre-recorded Maker Chat Q&A with the artist
  • Tools and materials from artisan suppliers (see below)

The tools & materials included in this kit: The yarns offered in this kit introduce a unique wool blend yarn, using colors inspired by nature and materials such as wool, alpaca and acrylic (which provides strength) – this yarn is specially made in an Italian mill from colors curated by the artist.

  • Six custom wool blend yarns exclusive to The Crafter’s Box in an organic palette curated by Mandi: taupe, white, sand, stone, pale pink, & golden
  • 100% cotton rope
  • Thick circular wire
  • A u-shaped tapestry needle
  • Strong warp string
  • Masking tape

How it works:  You will receive your Workshop Kit, which includes all tools & materials and workshop access information, between 7-10 days from order date.  The workshop kit will be mailed directly to your home from The Crafter's Box, so please ensure we have current address information in our system.


This workshop is a collaboration between Minnetonka Community Ed and The Crafter's Box. 


Questions about this workshop?  Contact Adult Programs at 962-4901-5055 for more information.

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