New year, new memberships

With the new year upon us, there are many reasons to get a membership at the Steel City Fiber Collective! Many New Year’s Resolution’s include learning new skills, broadening your horizons, getting out more, or spending less time in front of tv and computer screens. If you’re feeling burned out after spending so much time and energy with and for others over the holidays, the Collective offers an opportunity for quality crafting time (read: me time!). So which membership is right for you?

For people visiting Pittsburgh or casual crafters, a $15 day pass will get you access to all of our equipment and supplies for one day. In a day you can block a bunch of newly finished projects or items that have been in storage. You can overdye a skein or project your dissatisfied with, or create your own custom dyed yarn! You can spin a braid of roving if you’re fast, or you can prep a lot of fiber to take home and spin. If you’re about to start a big knitting project, you can wind all of the yarn with our fancy swift and automated ball winder!

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If you’re hesitant to take the plunge into full membership, try our Intro Special. It’s less of a commitment in both time and money. For $25 you get all access and membership benefits for 10 days. Long enough to accomplish a project and short enough that you won’t stress about getting your money’s worth, 10 days is just perfect for newcomers to sample our makerspace. In 10 days you can do a lot of spinning, complete a weaving project or two, or sample all of the crafts at the Collective!

Our regular memberships cost $65 per month ($55 for students). For just over $2 per day you can use any and all of our equipment, including supplies like dyes. For members, there are tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment at your fingertips!

The SCFC founders love new members!

There are no limits to the amount time you spend here or the equipment and supplies you use. Members also get some special perks like 20% off of classes, 10% off store purchases, the ability to rent rooms for group meetings, and some complementary merchandise! See the outline of member benefits on our membership page.

If you know you want to be a long term member, save money with our yearly membership! It’s $700 per year ($650 for students) and the SCFC founders will become your biggest fans and best friends!

We are so much more than a yarn shop, and we hope you get the chance to use all of our amenities, expertise, and fiber equipment. We want to help you expand your art or crafting by learning something new or diving deeper into subjects you already know. You can buy any membership online at https://squareup.com/store/steelcityfiber/item/membership or in person. Your membership will begin the first day that you use it!

P.S. Please take our survey, so that the SCFC can learn how to better serve your crafty needs! We will not share your information with any third party.

SCFC, What is it good for? (Part 5 – membership)

This 5 part series details all our offerings at the Steel City Fiber Collective! Stay tuned to see what services are right for you. The first post can be found here.

What’s the best part of the Steel City Fiber Collective you ask?… Memberships! Here’s why they’re so great:

A monthly or yearly membership will give you unlimited access to the SCFC’s bread and butter: our equipment.  If you know how to use the equipment with minimal basic instruction, a membership is perfect for you. If you require more instruction, we suggest you take advantage of our classes– members get a 20% discount. Whenever we’re open, members can stop on by and have quality alone time with our gorgeous looms, wheels, dye lab, or handy dandy tools– the choice is yours.

membershipcardWhat else is a membership good for? Discounts, discounts, discounts!

If you feel like learning a new skill or enhancing one you already have, use your membership to purchase classes at 20% off of the listed price.

Say you’ve run out of fiber but still want to spend time spinning at the SCFC. Peruse our gallery — members get 10% off all items. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, head on down the street to Natural Stitches, show your membership card, and receive a 10% discount on their lovely fluff.

Once you’re done with all of those beautiful goodies you’ve produced at the SCFC, why not sell them instead of selfishly keeping them all for yourself? Talk to us about selling on consignment in our gallery at a reduced consignment fee.

Does your guild, weekly group, or club need a place to meet? Organizations can rent our meeting spaces by the hour, so long as the person arranging the meetings is a member. Let the fun begin!

Come on over to the shop or grab a membership online. We’d love you to be part of the collective.