When I decided to open Rabbit & Rocket in Fall 2019, my whole-hearted goal was to provide a place where people could gather to enjoy their needle arts and crafts time with friends (old and new) and family.
As we reopen in this new world, bringing people together is still my first priority for Rabbit & Rocket. It’s just going to be managed a little differently for a bit and I think we’ve found a fun way to make that work.
Our teachers are excited to see you all. They’ve helped me put together more than 30 choices of classes you can reserve as a Private Class for you and up to 3 friends. We’ll bump up that attendee limit over time. Any class you choose just needs at least two people to be reserved. See the List of Private Classes. The list is continuing to grow and we invite you to Make A Request for classes you’d like to see us offer!
Choose from favorites we offered before The Big Pause including: Stitch the Hedgehog, Sew Scrunchies and Beginning Crochet. We’re adding new classes – several Knitting classes with beautiful projects and yarns, Beginning Punch Needle, Crochet a Newborn Hat and, of course, the live version of our popular YouTube tutorial Sew a Mask with Filter Pocket. (It’s had almost 150,000 views!)
We’ll be operating outdoors as weather permits with seating on our side patio – look for that to come fully online by July as we get furnishings and shaded covering together. It’s a great opportunity to do some ‘messy’ crafts – we’re cooking up some fun stuff to add to the Private Classes list.
How we can help one another…
As we reopen, I have one, simple request. Because we are not aware of the challenges of others who may have vulnerable family members they return to after spending time with us, I am asking us all to mask up while indoors at Rabbit & Rocket.
I’ve invested in a medical grade air filtration machine that will be on while guests are in the shop and we’ll take breaks during classes so we can get outside and go maskless for some fresh air.
We have very lightweight, disposable masks available right at the front door for any guest. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, we will work with and welcome you.
And, we will make it through this thanks to each other. We will have great stories to tell about a time when we set aside our differences and did inconvenient and uncomfortable things to support our at-risk neighbors, first responders and medical workers. There will be stories of bravery and kindness we will celebrate. That is the gift of this moment in time.
Thank you for your generous support and friendship in our early months of opening. I feel wonderful about reopening – we have many good years of togetherness ahead of us!
See you SOON!
Chris Shirer, Proprietor