Wow! Things are buzzing right along for The Bee. We have some exciting new projects in the works and are looking to share the love. The time has come to put out an official call to gather bees to the hive!
Please contact us if you are:
- an experienced seamstress and/or professional apparel sewist,
- a sewist and/or creative reuse crafter looking to increase your earning potential,
- willing to volunteer to teach basic sewing, yarn work (knitting, crochet), embroidery, creative reuse crafting, etc., and/or
- willing to volunteer to sort and organize inventory for our creative reuse center operation.
FOR THE EXPERIENCED SEWIST: We have immediate work-at-home opportunities ( on-site opportunities expected to be available in a few months) available for experienced sewists on a project-by-project basis. Use your sewing machine or we may be able to provide one. All materials are provided. Method and rate of pay are dependent on the project with the understanding that it is part of our vision to provide fair pay opportunities in supportive work environments.
FOR THE PERSON ALREADY PRODUCING ITEMS: If you are making items by repurposing or upcycling materials, particularly those produced through the traditional home arts (sewing, knitting, etc.) or creative reuse crafting, we invite you to join our collective. Upon completion of an application and review and approval of your items, you can sell through The Bee’s Etsy shop, as well as join us at local fairs (like Go Green in the City coming up in April), our pop-up boutiques, and our (soon to be announced) retail location. Being part of the collective also entitles you to first access to items donated to our creative reuse center, as well as other benefits.
FOR THE PERSON WILLING TO TAKE ON ONE OF OUR PROJECTS: We have a number of existing and new product lines waiting for you to jump right in. The variety of items allows for varying degrees of skill; most are well within the realm of someone with intermediate experience. Some projects are straight up sewing; some will make use of your creative input. All items are created using repurposed or upcycled materials.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-873-1411 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS: There are many opportunities to pitch in and be part of all that’s going on with The Bee. Anyone with an interest in creative reuse and/or enlivening the traditional home arts is invited to contact us.
GETTING TOGETHER: The Bee’s tagline is “gathering with purpose.” That means we collect stuff (like all the cool things that are donated to our creative reuse center) and we provide opportunities for people to get together, too. Join us at a once-a-month informal session where we simply meet to chat and work on collective or individual projects, or attend a fun creative reuse class.