January 2013 Craft Social: Gazing into the Future

John William Waterhouse - The Crystal Ball

John William Waterhouse – The Crystal Ball

The future – what does it hold? Is the Pantone Color Forecast an accurate way to predict color trends for the upcoming year? What about the latest sewing tools and techniques – where do you find out about them? Love the stitch pattern on the knit shawl you saw on your favorite TV show? How do you learn that? Do you need to travel across the country to the Craft & Hobby Association show to learn about these things or are there reliable sources closer to home (and screen)?

Join Barbara (@penguintrax) and Haley (@thezenofmaking), on Tuesday, January 22 at 2 PM EST to talk about discovering and researching new trends, the latest techniques and how to keep your crafting fresh, interesting and current.

What do  you think will be the biggest crafting trend for 2013? Bring your links, experiences and predictions to the January 2013 Craft Social!

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Congratulations to Sarah, our Sponsor Giveaway Winner!


For last week’s Craft Social Holiday 911 Twitter chat, DecoArt had generously agreed to provide a set of their Ink Effects fabric transfer inks to one lucky Socialite!

Using a highly scientific random selection system ;) , we’re pleased to announce that the winner of the giveaway is Sarah Wilson, AKA The Sexy Knitter (@TheSexyKnitter).

Congrats Sarah! Please let us know what you make with your Ink Effects products.

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Transcript from the November 27 Craft Social

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland by stashabella (via Flickr)

Topic: Holiday 911: Spreading Out Creative Work & Avoiding the Last Minute Rush

This past week we had a lively chat about surviving our DIY holidays. We’ll have a round-up post next week, but until then, get some great ideas from the transcript.

November 2012 Craft Social Transcript