The Old Knitting Factory

is creating space for single moms to make art in Connemara.

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Cara

$5.50
per month
Cara: friend.

At this level, you'll receive exclusive videos, podcasts, and blogs that give behind-the-scenes looks into the renovation of the Old Knitting Factory and life in Connemara. You'll also have your name sewn into the supporter tapestry that I am creating to hang in the knitting factory's living space.
  • Patron-only newsletter
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Meitheal

$14
per month
Meitheal: community care; helping others and being helped in return.

Everything in the previous tier, plus you'll receive exclusive early access to Betsy's new work, and a Q&A board where you can help make design and renovation decisions for the knitting factory, plus talk about all things related to creativity and working parenthood (and whatever else your heart desires).
  • Patron-only Q&As
  • Patron-only newsletter
  • Access to drafts and works-in-progress
  • Behind-the-scenes content

Anam Cara

$28
per month
Anam cara: soul friend; kindred spirit.

Everything in the previous tiers, plus access to a monthly exclusive live video session with Betsy, live from the Old Knitting Factory. We'll be able to form a genuine community here, sharing new creative breakthroughs and challenges with each other & offering the same teaching methods that I've used at the National University of Ireland, Kylemore Abbey's Global Centre, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. You’ll also receive self-paced prompts to spark your own creativity and balance it with the demands of your personal and professional life.

Patrons at this tier will also receive Knitting Factory care packages twice a year. 
  • Access to drafts and works-in-progress
  • Patron-only newsletter
  • Patron-only Q&As
  • Care Packages
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Writing Prompts
  • Live Group Classes

96

patrons

$1,163

per month

About The Old Knitting Factory

Support writer and single mom Betsy Cornwell in renovating a hundred-year-old Connemara knitting factory into a childcare-inclusive arts residency.

Here you'll find behind-the-scenes looks at the knitting factory and life in Ireland; exclusive writing, podcasts, and videos about balancing creativity and parenting; creativity-sparking prompts for your own practice; and sneak peeks at founder Betsy Cornwell's new work -- like her upcoming Reader, I Murdered Him, a queer revenge sequel to Jane Eyre

You'll help a wonderful old property blossom into a loving community space, and you'll directly support the creative practice of the Old Knitting Factory's single mom/artist founder (that'd be me).

I founded The Old Knitting Factory because I've experienced first-hand the impossibility of balancing a committed creative practice with the demands of working single parenthood. I want to give single moms (and other twice-marginalized single parents) like me the necessary open time and space to make the art that sustains them. The gift of your ongoing, predictable support through Patreon creates that same needed space for me, too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this gift.
Goals
$1,063.22 - reached! per month
This goal will cover the Old Knitting Factory's monthly mortgage repayment! When I reach it, I will start an Old Knitting Factory podcast featuring updates, personal stories, folklore, and profiles of single parent artists.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 31 exclusive posts
4
Images
2
Links
1
Poll
23
Writings
2
Videos

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