September 2013 Craft Social: Making Matters – Crafting Skills as Life Skills

September 2013 Craft Social: Making Matters - Crafting Skills Crafting Skills as Life Skills | Craft Social

Hello, Socialites! The next Craft Social Twitter chat is on Tuesday, September 17th from 2-3PM EST, and we’re so excited to be back in action after a lovely summer vacation. (We even gave the Craft Social website a little makeover to celebrate! What do you guys think?)

Since fall is upon us and students everywhere are heading back to class, now seems like the perfect time to talk about skills. More specifically, how crafting skills intersect with and complement your daily life.

Whether it’s mending a tent while on a camping trip, using those embroidery-honed fine motor skills to manipulate items under a microscope, or employing years of tutorial-editing experience to track down a bad piece of code in the computer lab, when it comes to creativity and flexibility in both the professional and personal realms (not to mention STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), it turns out that crafting skills really are life skills.

Did your favorite math teacher use quilting to explain geometry or cross-stitch to show you how to map coordinates on a grid? Did your daughter’s chemistry teacher tackle the complex art of fabric dyeing to illustrate chemical reactions? Or maybe a skill you learned in crafting keeps popping up unexpectedly in the office? We want to hear about the ways that crafting has helped you either professionally, in school, or in your daily routine!

Join your fellow Socialites, along with hosts Barbara (@penguintrax) and Haley (@thezenofmaking), on Tuesday, September 17th from 2-3PM EST to talk about why making matters.

HOW TO JOIN:

When: TUESDAY, September 17th, 2-3PM EST
Topic: Making Matters – Crafting Skills as Life Skills
Hashtag: #CraftSocial

Join the conversation using Twubs, or look for the #CraftSocial hashtag on Twitter.

See you there, crafty pals!