I love craft. You know that, I know that. Pretty much anyone who knows me knows that. Up until yesterday I was a solo crafter. I could be found at home sewing, knitting, crocheting. Alone. I can be quite shy at times and meeting new people can be anxiety inspiring.
I have been thinking about craft groups lately. The evolution of the social crafting group has been amazing at connecting likeminded crafty people in a fun and creative way. The aim is to share skills and come together through craft. Up until last week I had only thought about going along to one of the many regular gatherings around Melbourne. I don't know why it took so long for me to pluck up the courage to take stick and yarn to a group.
I have been a fervent fan of Twitter lately primarily because of the crafty gals that are there. We chat about life, kids, work, what we've made or are making. Milo, ice-cream and mint slices feature quite a lot too. Last Wednesday, Cathie from Melbourne Epicure invited me along to the NCB. The Northern Craft Bonanza. I was thrilled to meet some of the Tweeters in person. It was funny how we had our real names and our Twitter names. Introductions were made as Gina, or Miss G or Gidgeroo. An instant rapport existed due to the familiarity of names on Twitter. Crazy nice and I was instantly rid of my usual shyness! I also have new Twitter friends and some new Blogs to read!
So the focus for me was not on what I was doing but what others were doing. There were crochet squares, blankets and shawls, there was embroidery, there was needle felting and pom pom making! I took some Tunisian Crochet to do and gave a little demo on how it worked. I SO want to try needle felting as Mel was teaching Brianna and it looked like such a fun thing to do! Next time will be needle felting time! I, for one, cannot wait!
Happy Public Displays of Crafting
x Miss G