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Gertie_T
« on: December 23, 2004 12:33:38 PM »

Hello all,

I've been thinking a lot lately about starting some sort of craft group in San Diego. I'm really inspired by groups like the Church of Craft (www.churchofcraft.org), and I think it's high time San Diego had some sort of forum like this for people of all ages and backgrounds who are into DIY, being crafty, learning new things, but most of all, just love to get together with like-minded craftsters and make things! Some potential things that could happen with this group would be charity craft drive, workshops, and craft fairs. But I think a great start would be to find a big space where people could meet and craft in a monthly "craft-on."

Does anyone have any interest in this, or brainstorms for how to make it happen? Respond here or send me a personal message!

xoxo and happy crafting!

Gertie
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Shan
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2004 12:08:27 AM »

Bueno! I would be interested for sure. I don't have any ideas at the moment, perhaps after I recover from the holiday craziness. Let's do it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2004 06:03:38 PM »

i'd be up for a san diego craft thing. i liked your ideas, especially the charity one. if anyone is interested, my sister has a san diego yarn club, where people meet and knit/crochet/whatever together. let me if you get anything going Smiley
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mirandasnyder
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2005 04:40:41 PM »

I'm in San Diego; Pacific Beach to be exact.  I wouldn't mind being in some sort of trendy sewing club or something along the lines of fashionable sewing.  Even maybe like a Fashion Design Club?
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destroyed_sweater
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005 11:02:10 AM »

Your craft club idea sounds fantastic!  I'm here in San Diego to go to UCSD, but I don't know very many other crafty people down here.  I'm personally really into knitting (I just learned how over the summer with Stitch and Bitch, and I am waiting for the yarn to arrive so that I can start my first sweater), beading, embroidery, and I am going to buy a sewing machine with my next paycheck because I'd like to learn how to sew.  Let me know if this group gets organized or if there is an upcoming meet up.
-Kate
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mirandasnyder
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005 12:30:50 PM »

How would I go about starting something like that?  For one, I want it to be an edgey, trendy kind of club, you know?  But really, of all my friends, none of them are like me in terms of creativity.
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Gertie_T
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2005 01:27:31 PM »

Yay! It's great to get enthusiastic responses. Unfortunately, holiday travel and a month-long bout of bronchitis have kept me from thinking much more about this, but I will keep pondering times and places and post here again when I have something definite in mind.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005 08:40:51 AM »

I'm totally in -- just got my first sewing machine, and can't leave it alone for more than 10 minutes. I'd love to meet some other peeps who dream about the perfect purse pattern, like I do. It would be nice if someone opted to "teach" a project each meeting, so that we can build off eachother's strenths and try new projects. Pls keep me posted. Thanks!
Abby
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destroyed_sweater
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2005 10:46:37 PM »

Have you seen Amy Butler's Velma bag pattern (probably, I heard about it here I think)?  I love that bag; as soon as I buy a sewing machine, I'd like to make it.  But purses are such fun things to make. 

I'm also in search of non frumpy clothing patterns.  Has anyone heard of a Stitch n Bitch sort of book for sewing?  I think that I like knitting so much because I can actually find patterns to make things that I'd wear.  But sewing patterns tend to be big, unfitted, and about 10 years behind what is in style.  Maybe I just don't know where to look, or have been scarred by memories of wearing jumpers and vests as a child. 

But I'm excited about joining a DIY/craft club for younger people.  My friends are mostly guys who don't understand my interest in all things crafty.  And the knitting clubs that I've found in San Diego are filled with middle aged or older people (although I haven't been to the Whistle Stop yet).

-Kate
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2005 06:53:58 PM »

I'm in San Diego; Pacific Beach to be exact.  I wouldn't mind being in some sort of trendy sewing club or something along the lines of fashionable sewing.  Even maybe like a Fashion Design Club?

I'm in PB too, and that sounds like an awesome idea. ANd yes. Can't wait to hear more.
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