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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August 2012 CraftSocial: So, You Want to Blog?

So, you’ve decided to start a blog or maybe you have a blog but are considering a switch to a different service or maybe (gasp!) putting it together yourself. There are a lot of options out there, but how do you decide which is the right one for you?

Join Barbara & Haley on Tuesday, August 21 at 2 PM for the August CraftSocial and learn more about blogging platforms, options, and how to start down the blogging path without getting (too) lost. :D

Have you already been there and done that? Let us know your experience and maybe you’ll be selected as a guest expert for the August chat.

June Craft Social Coming At You!


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Happy Summer, Socialites! The next gathering of the Twitter Craft Social will be Wednesday, June 15 at 2 PM Eastern Time. In honor of the season, our topic will be Crafting Up Summer Fun. Get ready to talk about craft projects for young and old, your favorite summer recipes, ideas to upcycle or DIY a popular summer pastime, garden crafts, you name it!

As part of the June social, we’ll have a blog carnival so that everyone can easily share their ideas, pictures, recipes, and how-to photos. Join the Blog Carnival here.