It’s difficult to get involved in a craft like woodworking or blacksmithing without proper equipment. One local group aims to make this start-up a little easier.
The newly formed Cannon Valley Makers group gathered around 40 people for an informational meeting held June 10, said organizer David Peterson. Though still in the early planning stages, the group aims to create a community focused on “making” — ranging from woodworking to fabric arts to ceramics.
While there’s significant local interest in these types of crafts, said Peterson, they often require equipment like kilns, looms or table saws that are far too expensive and take up too much space to be practical for most.
It’s a problem that sparked the idea for a community “maker space,” a public work area where members could share equipment and work alongside one another. If…