Happy New Year !

It was a busy holiday season at Tinkerhaus. We visited several artisan fairs to both support local artisans and to recruit teachers. We ran an information and gift wrapping booth at the Riverwalk Brewing Company Holiday Market. Thanks to Patty Doggett and Louisa Pollard for their help with that weekend. We were a destination on the Newburyport Custom House Holiday House Tour , offering refreshments, a tour of the facility and a quick craft project. We were visited by hundreds of holiday frolickers who gobbled up the gingerbread cookies and the glitter with equal zeal. Thanks to Anne Bourbeau and Kim Pugh for helping to host and to Donna Ellison and Ronda Papp for prepping all the craft materials.

Between Christmas and New Years’ we had a 3 day marathon of Wood Shop organization where we added shelving,reinforced benches and surfaces, sorted, repaired and organized tools, replaced old cords, tweaked some dust-busting, weatherstripped the bay door and fixed the thermostat.

Tremendous thanks to Russ Holden, Jim Supple, Don Bessum, Chris Edmonds, Alex Supple, Ollie Jones, Marcus Soule for all their work on that project. Thanks to Christopher Supple for tool testing and exterior clean up and thanks to Anne Bourbeau for continued website tutorials.

There is a new crop of classes available on the website with more being added all the time.