Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm a Craft Group Newbie!

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


  1. Can't wait for next NCB, I've got needles for everyone so we can get stabby! I love seeing what everyone is up to each fortnight too.

  2. Aww that's so sweet!
    There certainly does seem to be a lot of tweeting about milo. I wonder who the guilty parties are?