Celeste opened FingerPlay Studio in 2015 with her friend, Carol. The idea was to create a space to bring people together. At FingerPlay
Studio we believe the world is a better place when we meet face-to-face. We see evidence of this all of the time as the strongest friendships are often created between people who might never have met if it weren't for The Studio.
While The Studio is primarily a yarn shop, we like to think of it as a place where you can feel free to play. Play with color. Play with fiber. And stretch your creativity. At FingerPlay Studio there are no "wrongs" or "should nots". Even mistakes are good things.
Our philosophy is that everyone should consider play an essential part of living. It is through play that people learn, develop creativity, and connect with others. FingerPlay Studio offers a place where all people can come together to support each other in exploring their creative nature. When we say "all" we mean all--all genders, all orientations, all religions and cultures, all ages and sizes, all interests and all abilities. All means all.
|Celeste learned to knit at school in 3rd grade. She was immediately attached to yarn and her mother worried that she spent too many hours in her room with pointy sticks. Over the years she has made many mistakes and pretty things. Her family calls her "The Great Untangler" for her superpower of removing knots from nearly anything.||Kate learned to knit and crochet when she was a child in Northern New York. It didn’t stick. After choosing kids over a career in printing and graphic design, she picked knitting back up. Her favorites are lace and toys, and she has spent the last 20 years knitting while waiting around for her kids. All six of them. Kate knits a lot.
Sharon taught herself to crochet and sew while living near the Vogue Fabrics store in Illinois. Knitting came later when she connected with a church group making prayer shawls.
Sharon was an artist-in-residence for the Healing Arts Program, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver where she taught basic hat knitting and 2D wet felting to moms with high risk pregnancies.
|When Sherry was a Brownie she wrote "I like to make things" in her journal. Since then she has been doing just that. Her favourites have been hooking and prodding rugs, dyeing anything she can fit into a pot, spinning and felting. All of these came before knitting. Now she is addicted to knitting! Particularly socks! Her house is rarely tidy and quesadillas are the go to supper. Sherry's wish is to make the world a kinder place by teaching everyone to knit socks!|