2021 Classes Cancelled Due to COVID-19
A Letter from Amy Oxford
I had hoped when I made the difficult decision last year to cancel all of our 2020 classes due to the pandemic, that we would be in a better place in 2021. But now, with the slow vaccine rollout and cases still rising, not only in Vermont but also across the globe, I cannot, in good conscious, hold classes this year. My students, staff, and community are much too important to me to risk anyone’s health. I want my students to have a fantastic and happy experience here at The Oxford Rug Hooking School and worrying about safety puts a terrible damper on this!
With the size of our classroom, dining room, and other work spaces, the required 6-foot social distancing is just not possible. Ours is a craft where seeing work up close is essential. Our work is small, and our stitches even smaller! As a fiber community, we study each other’s work, teachers lean in to look over shoulders to help with the finer points, and there are lots of finer points! Students study the work of their peers, pass things around, share tools, and offer each other help in so many ways.
So, it is with a very heavy heart that I am cancelling all of our 2021 classes, retreats, and weekly groups. I know this is a big disappointment for so many. Trust me, it is a big disappointment to me as well. I absolutely love it when the schoolhouse is full of students. I love the collaboration, the creativity, and the fun that happens here. I did not come to this decision lightly, I did it with everyone's best interests at heart.
My greatest hope is that we will have students here again next year. Until we can be together, please stay safe, take care of yourself and those around you, and stay healthy.
Photo ©Anne Majusiak
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