Alternate plan for a COVID safe gathering


We have made accommodations to be in compliance with the state's guidelines and feel that we can responsibly hold a modified outdoor gathering. 

Let Penny know if you want to sign up or 802-274-7907. Since there is a total of 25 spots available, please keep in mind we will likely have a waiting list, so only commit to coming if you are certain you are available. If you need to cancel, let us know as soon as possible.


Here is the plan:


  • The Gathering is free this year. There will be a basket for donations to help defray our expenses. 

  • Saturday 9am- Sunday 12pm. Camping available, bring your own gear.

  • In the event of wet weather, we will have to cancel.  If it is questionable, feel free to check in.

  • Given the hands-on nature of the planned workshops, we have cancelled them for   this year and are inviting everyone to bring their own craft projects to work on or       come and check out what others are doing.

  • Some of the instructors will be there and will be happy to answer questions or provide guidance. 

  • Everyone is welcome to bring their crafts to sell or trade.

  • There will be pizza available Saturday evening, for a donation. Jocelyn, of Wood   Belly Pizza, will be handling the food in accordance with Vermont Health  Department guidelines.


    The success of this event, and the well being of everyone involved, depends on our collective commitment to uphold the structure outlined below.  Thanks, in advance, for doing your part!

  • Bring a mask and, when you are not wearing it, keep it around your neck at all times.

  • Maintain 6' physical distance between people.

  • If closer spacing is desired, ask permission and pull up your mask.

  • Wash your hands.

  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and use it often.

  • Please make sure you sign a waiver with all your contact information.

  • Unfortunately, we do not feel like we can accommodate out of state participants this year. Hope to see you next year!


Silent auction

As we prepare for the second annual Sloyd Skills Gathering, we want to acknowledge the great privilege we have; to gather and practice our crafts safely during a time when our country is still embattled over basic human rights, equality and justice.   In solidarity, we will be holding a silent auction at the gathering, with the proceeds going to Crafting the Future.  This organization is a collective of artists concerned about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of craft, art and design, who got together to support the careers of young, underrepresented artists by connecting them to opportunities that will help them thrive. We encourage you to check them out at Craft the Future.


In gratitude for your support of this event,

The Sloyd Skills Crew