Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR NAME?
We started BONNAH CO as a 50/50 partnership, so we wanted our name to reflect that! BON is half of Bonnie and NAH is half of Hannah...put them together and you get BONNAH CO! (And HANNIE just didn't sound right.)
WHAT IS FIBER ARTS?
Fiber arts is an art form that uses materials made of natural or synthetic fibers, fabric, yarn, and/or thread. The most common types of fiber arts are embroidery, textile arts including dyeing, printing, and painting on fabric, and fiber manipulation like weaving. Mostly, it focuses on making something that looks nice, but at BONNAH CO we value making art that's functional, too!
WHAT TYPES OF FIBER ARTS DO YOU TEACH?
We currently offer classes that introduce students to embroidery and sewing, as well as surface design techniques like fabric stamping and fabric painting. We dabble in some macrame, too!
WHO CAN TAKE YOUR CLASSES?
Our students are mostly kids in grades k-5, but we also love teaching teens and adults. Currently, our virtual classes are open to adults and teens ages 14+.
DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE TO TAKE A CLASS?
Nope! Our classes are created for beginners! It's helpful to have some knowledge of working with a needle and thread, but it's definitely NOT NECESSARY.
WHY SHOULD I TAKE YOUR CLASS?
We strongly believe in the Handmade/DIY Movement. We want to encourage you to find the joy, confidence, pride, and relaxation that come along with the ability to make something with your own hands. Plus we donate a portion of our proceeds from every class back to the community through either the local school's PTA or another local charity.
WHERE CAN I TAKE A CLASS?
We are so excited to get back in the classroom! We're offering an in-person after school enrichment workshop in May 2022 at North Stratfield Elementary. We also offer periodic virtual classes via Zoom plus in-person classes through Fairfield Parks & Recreation and local libraries.
HOW CAN I GET SEW FUN! CLASSES AT MY CHILD'S SCHOOL?
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN EACH CLASS?
We never have more than 12 students in each class. We want everyone to have the best experience possible and keeping a 6:1 student:teacher ratio helps us do that! And because we're a team, you get BOTH Bonnie and Hannah at every class!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COST OF EACH CLASS?
We provide everything you need for each class, including any supplies, use of the sewing machines, and the instructional time. You're also welcome to borrow supplies to practice or finish work outside of class if you'd like. Just remember to bring back any borrowed supplies to the next class.
HOW LONG IS EACH CLASS?
Our Sew Fun! kids' sessions are broken up into SEVEN 90-minute classes, and Teens' and Adults' Events are generally ONE 3-hour party in person or TWO 90-minute sessions online.
CAN I HOST A PARTY?
Absolutely! We love teaching small classes and what better way than in the comfort of your own home with a close group of friends or family. Find out more on our Classes Page and then Contact us to learn about hosting a party.
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS?
Yes! We are happy to offer both private and semi-private lessons for both sewing and embroidery. Learn more here!
DO YOU SELL GIFT CARDS?
You bet! You can buy yours here.
DO YOU OFFER ANY FREE RESOURCES?
Yes! You can find us on YouTube AND we host a free monthly Stitch & Chat via Zoom where anyone can join us to work on any creative project they'd like from embroidery to knitting to crocheting, etc. We're happy to offer extra help on any kits or products you might've purchased from us or just hang out and chat! Subscribe to our mailing list below to receive the Stitch & Chat invitations.
Still have a question? No problem. Reach out on our Contact page and we're happy to answer!