I know, I know, this DID happen last month! I'm a super bad host and haven't gotten to do a proper post of our Craftsy Party!. We talked about so much I have a hard time keeping it all straight…I did take lots of notes…too bad I have awful handwriting right? teehee. There were over 20 of us from all over Seattle and neighboring burbs. We talked about everything from jewelry and quilting, to knitting and tatting! I can't wait for our next meetup where Sue is going to show us a lovely Promise Stitch, which is handed down by oral tradition and originated in the Appellation Mountains.
We chatted about some great resources many of us hadn't heard of such as: The Joy Guild
I love this guild! Guided by Lori it is a wonderful group who is dedicated to bringing joy back into the lives of the overworked and stressed through creative endeavors (AMEN sista!) They have a plethora of fabulous programs such as Art Camp for Big Kids, Communication Arts, Learning Lab, Make art. Do good. Such a wonderful group!
ThreadBanger is the home of DIY fashion how-tos, home décor tips, and more! Let us teach you the techniques to make your OWN style.
Today's hippest trends aren't in New York, Paris, or Milan. They're waiting for you in your closet, your attic, and the thrift shop down the street. Make your own style, send us proof, and become a ThreadBanger!
Swap-bot is a online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps, and chat with other swappers from all over the world. Give it a try!
Craftgawker is a photo gallery that allows you to visually search and discover handmade arts and crafts to inspire your own projects.
Valerie Hearder is a textile artist, quilting teacher, and author of quilting books; her website features galleries of landscape, African skirt, and Newfoundland settlement art quilts, as well as information on quilting classes, accounts of her travels and teaching, and an online store offering quilting tools and supplies.
Polyvore is the best place to discover or start fashion trends. Browse and shop looks created by a global community of independent trendsetters and stylists.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.
The Seattle Weavers' Guild is an enthusiastic and active group of weavers. We get together to share our love of weaving, inspire each other, and learn new techniques. We have members at every level, from complete beginners to world-renowned professionals.
Madrona Fiber Arts was started by fiber enthusiasts who wanted to bring great teachers to the Northwest. We love the camaraderie, creative energy, and the sharing that is generated among students and teachers by combining incomparable teaching, small classes and informal settings.
Long arm quilting machines! We chatted about this and I mentioned that we are asked frequently if we have one and sadly, we don't. No fear though! The ladies told us of several store that have them! Woot! The Quilt Loft in Ballard, The Quilt Barn in Puyallup, Quilt Works Northwest in Bellevue. We would love love love to know if there are any more, so please let us know! WOW, we learned a lot! Make sure to sign up and join us again this Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:30 PM. If you have to come a little late, no worries, we'll be there till 7:30!