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!
Image courtesy of NASA Visible Earth project
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!
Rose by Celeste33 via Flickr
Break out your calendars and put a big red circle around June 19 at 2PM EST, the date of the next Twitter Craft Social. We’ll announce the topic a little closer to the date, but if you have some ideas, please leave them in the comments or drop us a line.
We are also actively seeking sponsors for events for the rest of the year. Interested in featuring your business? Let us know.
Haley and I will be doing a follow-up post next week to compile some of the tips shared in the May Craft Social, “Kickstart your Muse: Techniques to Fuel your Creative Fire“. We’d like to include any blog posts you’ve made about the creative process, creative struggles, etc. Please send us the link using our contact form.
As always, we encourage you to continue the conversation on Twitter or our Facebook page.