Featuring a revolving series of project themes Fashion Sewing, Beading, Weaving/Knitting and Embroidery/Needlecraft, as well as a few surprises and offered in the spirit of San Franciscos influential Stitch Lounge, where the idea of the stitch and bitch session was practically birthed (although, as Denholm points out, the concept really dates way back to the old-fashioned quilting bee), Weekly Wednesdays fills a niche for people whove outgrown a class but still need the camaraderie. Plus, it saves a stuck crafter the embarrassment of going back to the shop where she bought her materials to beg for free tips: TACtile is a place thats a little more neutral; you can come here and relax a little bit more, Denholm notes. With help from members of the many fiber-arts guilds who conduct meetings at the center, its also a place thats crawling with expertise.
TACtiles ongoing studio lounges are from 5 to 8 p.m. weekly at 7777 East Hampden Avenue, Suite 114, in Tamarac Square; for more information, go to www.tactilearts.org or call 720-524-8886.
Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., 2008