Well, I have been Crafting about town more than usual this last month...
I joined Futuregirl and her band of public crafters in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. She does this every 3rd Wednesday of the month and I have to say it was fantastic. Lots of crafty chitchat, a variety of projects... ( even some LED action!) and we had to move it indoors due to the inclimate SF summer weather, but that meant Beverages.
This last Month I also joined a great embroidery class that is held at The Fabrica Sew-Op in Santa Cruz. That's been going on for 3 weeks now. Fabrica is a co-op sewing collective where they have fabric, machines, and people on hand to show anyone who is interested how to get their stitch on.
It all runs on donations and good will... Ridiculously cool.
I just love the class and the great energy our teacher Marie brings to the whole business. Last week there was some hard core excitement over crewel hedgehogs and 3-D flowers.
I'm loving all the details and all the specialty stitches, plus the face to face explanations of how exactly I'm totally messing some of the stuff up!
Tomorrow, I'm back up to San Francisco for Craft Bar at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. They have a fantastic exhibit ( Clare Rojas) there that I'm dying to see. Plus it's book binding as the craft. I really am excited to try my hand at that... Like I need another Crafty Endeavor. But anyway... If you can go, you should go! $10.00 6-9 pm... Right downtown, across from Yerba Buena Gardens! I'll be there..
There's a Maira Kalman Exhibit too.. at the Contemporary Jewish Museum which is right next door!
If we can fit it in with the Back To School sneaker shopping, I'm doing BOTH!