The sun is shining (well some of the time) and its a great opportunity to get your craft on in the great outdoors – just be prepared to pack up your things quickly in case of an unexpected downpour! There are some crafts which aren’t so great when its really hot – knitting for example can get very hot and down right irritating when its really warm (in the summer in Sydney, its really hard to buy wool as people just don’t knit, and metal needles are a big no no!).
The following suggestions will help you make the most of your summertime craft:
1. Keep it small and light – when its hot, the last thing you want is to be carting round heaps of crafty stuff. Why not take a small cross stitch or some quilting squares. Small, easy to carry . . . → Read More: Summertime Craft
Crafting can be seen as a particularly solitary pursuit – most people craft on their own, working on their own individual projects. One notable exception to this of course is quilting, where groups of (usually) women have got together to work on a shared project.
Regardless of whether you are working on a shared project, there are loads of benefits to crafting with friends and here are just a few:
• You learn new skills – crafting with friends inevitably exposes you to some new skills and techniques. You might find a better way to cast on or off if you are a knitting fan, or you might learn something new completely. Its also really nice to teach your friends something new, so go on, share your knowledge.
• Crafting in Public – ah the old UCC mission of crafting in public! For those that are a little embarrassed . . . → Read More: Crafting with friends
As indicated by our name – Urban Craft Collective – we are keen to establish a community of crafters and would really value input from you guys about what we could do to make UCC work for you. In particular we would love your feedback on:
• What topics you would like to see covered in our blogs – more step by step instructions, more general crafty musings….. we’re open to offers. • How we can make UCC more of a community – would you like to see interactive message boards, specific members only areas, areas where you can post your designs and pictures of completed projects. • How many of you attend crafting in public events? If you don’t, what is stopping you? • Would you be interested in setting up a UCC group in your local area? We’re really keen to help . . . → Read More: Your ideas for UCC