April 2013 Craft Social: Earth Day

Image of Planet Earth

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 23. Time slot: 2-3 PM EST (11-12 PST).

April 22 is Earth Day and to observe this event we’ll be talking about eco-friendly/green crafts, recycled crafts, and upcycled crafts. Do you use beads made from old bottles, create with hemp yarn, or make sculpture using the cast-off items of others? We want to see what you’re crafting and talk more about the crafting possibilities when you ‘go green’.

We’re going to have an awesome eco-crafting contest, too, with prizes from Random House books. Get started on your project now and stay tuned for details on how to enter and win!

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Image courtesy of NASA Visible Earth project

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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