Western Nevada County’s unique and eclectic makerspace, The Curious Forge, is about to become even more diverse with the addition of a fiber arts area and a new instructor/manager.
“It’s a new area with great donated equipment,” said Fiber Arts Area Manager Leslie Whitcomb.
Whitcomb will start offering fiber arts classes at the forge within two months. She will also host a fiber arts open house from 3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 2.
A makerspace is a place where people with similar interests gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.
Since The Curious Forge opened in 2011, it has outgrown its space twice as membership and artistic opportunities increased and more equipment was added. It’s now housed in a 20,000-square foot facility on Bitney Springs Road in Nevada City, and boasts a wide variety of equipment.
The space is separated into various areas…