About Craft Social

Craft Social is monthly crafty chat co-hosted by Barbara Forbes-Lyons (@penguintrax) and Haley Pierson-cox (@zenofmaking). Each month we’ll host an online social via Twitter and  crafters, artists and creative types can share current projects, talk about the process of art and craft, and meet new people to follow on Twitter!

How does Craft Social work?

Before each event, we’ll announce the time and discussion topic for the next Craft Social chat on Twitter, Facebook, and right here on the Craft Social blog. At the designated time, just use the #CraftSocial hashtag on Twitter to follow the conversation. You can also do this by using a chat service like Twubs, which is a site that allows you to participate in Twitter chats in real time. Or, if you prefer, you can always create a custom column in Tweetdeck or Hootsuite (or similar Twitter client). Just remember to refresh your view every now and again so you don’t miss anything!

The Craft Social Code of Conduct

Craft Social strives to create a space where all participants feel respected and heard. If you join us for discussion, we ask that you:

  • Assume that everyone’s point of view comes from their own authentic experiences and feelings. Whether you agree with someone or not, their viewpoint is still valid for them and deserves respect.
  • Express disagreement if you like, but please word it kindly.
  • Participate in the conversation at hand. Do not use Craft Social as a marketing tool. This includes using the #craftsocial hashtag on marketing tweets outside the monthly event.

In the interest of healthy conversation we reserve the right to block anyone who refuses to follow these guidelines.

Winning our Prizes

Craft Social is fortunate to have great prize sponsors. To be eligible to win a prize, answers to giveaway questions must be tweeted to the @craftsocialnet account or left as a comment on the appropriate Craft Social giveaway blog post. (Details/instructions for entry will be provided during the corresponding Twitter chat.)

In the interest of fairness, if you have won a prize recently, please consider taking yourself out of the running so another Socialite can do the prize-winner happy chair dance.

Have more questions? Contact Barbara or Haley through Twitter!

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