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« on: September 15, 2005 09:52:41 PM »

I finally have started organizing it. During this past summer, I decided to create a Fiber Arts Club (FAC) at my high school. Each month or couple weeks or so, the club would donate at least one (knitted, crocheted, weaved, etc) item to a needy organization here in town or anywhere else in the world. Each week we would have a person (or me, or the sponsor) teach the group something new (knitting, crocheting, cross-stich, weaving, etc.). Others and I would make some new friends, and we and others around the world can benefit from us. The first meeting will be after school on Thursday, Oct. 6. Do y'all think I should make flyer, posters, etc? If so, what should they say? AND, I'm planning on going onto the announcements (on the tv, mind you, since i'm in key club and all (sorry for tooting my own horn)) and tell the student body about my ideas.
I would appreciate any input on these thoughts. Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005 01:41:06 PM »

let me be the first to say that is AWESOME!
I would have loved that when I was in school.  And the knitting for charity thing is GREAT!
Instead of "bake sales" for club $$, make simple quick stuff in your school colors to sell at football games! (hats, scarves, handwarmers, wristwarmers)  Parents and students would eat this up I bet  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005 01:45:33 PM »

ooh my school has something like this. it's part of a bigger club, that does volunteer stuff. we are going to knit scarfs and blankets for project linus. i can't wait!!

http://www.projectlinus.org/
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2005 08:23:26 AM »

Thank you for your suggestions. I really like the idea of making things to sell at sport games to make money for the club. I was wondering how we would do our fund-raising.
For a flyer/poster so far, I have

What the heck are FIBER ARTS?
Knitting (with a picture above), crocheting (with another pic)
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
It isn't just for grandmas!
Please join the NEW Fiber Arts Club of South High! The firdt meeting will be in room 2 after 7th hour on Thursday, October 6.

My parents said that I need to do something to the background to make it more eye-catching. Oh, and I did this on the computer, but now that I think of it, I could also do it by hand. Any input?

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2005 09:58:55 AM »

That is a very good idea! Clubs are always good for motivation, especially if you're like me, a competitive type. I'm always inspired to take that extra step when there are other people around me, and we're all doing something we enjoy.
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005 10:25:57 AM »

What a great idea! We had a stitching club last year, but the sponsor never showed up, so I just knit outside like I normally do. Definitely make flyers. They're the best tool for new clubs, I think, because you can give a few to all your new members to give to other people. They're quick, easy, and if you know someone who can photocopy for free, cheap.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005 12:20:14 PM »

Great idea!  I myself just started a chapter of Hats for the Homeless here on my campus.  So far it's going well - good luck with your endeavor!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2005 06:58:47 PM »

Thanks again for your wonderful inspiration, motivation, anecdotes, and suggestions. I really appreciate them. I hope enough people are interested in this club. Oh! I have another question: Should I just open the club up to knitting and crocheting, or should I open it up to everything else in the fiber arts family? It's hard to decide.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005 10:14:14 AM »

I would include the other fiber arts too,  so that you can include more people.

If you want to get the word out about your club with fliers, etc - another idea would be to make a cheap freebie that students could use.  Sheets of blank business cards are cheap (I've seen them at Sam's Club for @ $10 for 1000).  You could print one side with the advertisement for your club and the other side of the card could be "This Belongs to_________" or your school mascot...punch a hole in the end and tie a cool loop of yarn thru the hole so that students can hang it from their backpack like a luggage tag.  Just an idea!  I'm usually more likely to hang on to business cards than a flier.

here's a list of catch phrase "knit" words I've been collecting (maybe you can use them on your fliers or whatever:

Knits a mad mad mad mad wool.
Cock and Bull Yarn
Shizknit
Holy Knit
Knitpick
the black sheep
the stash
knit knack
hipster knitster
The Skein Scene
Needles and Stitches
Eye of the Needle
Knitter Please...
Yarn Yoga
Twisted Stitcher
The Knit Factor
Knit Happens.
Full of knit.
Sack of knit.
Knit on a shingle.
Big balls [of yarn].
Knittin' Pretty
Knit-wit
Knitty-Gritty
Knit It
Knit this!
Purl Jam
Lickety Knit
Knitopia
The Ewe Bar
Yarning
Alternastitch
Alterknit
Kinky Knit
Knit Pick
FRAYED KNOT
Hooked
Knot Your Average Yarn Store
It's a String Thing
Knit for Brains
Where my knittaz at?!?
knotty by nature
knotty but nice
no skein, no gain
Ktog (Knit Together)
Fuzzy
Baaa!
Purls of Wisdom
Yarnmania
Knitsburgh
KNIT or get off the pot
The Knithole
Flying Fingers
Happy Hands

(I got alot of them off of this thread on what to name a yarn store:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18854.0)
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005 02:15:56 PM »

It isn't just for grandmas!

 Cheesy  My friend and I started a club this year called the "It's Not Just For Grandmas Club".
We plan to do knitting, sewing, baking, needlepoint, latch-hook, etc.
We're knitting now, and so far we've had more people interested than in any other club... and we've only had two meetings!
Before the first meeting we made some posters with markers to hang on the staircase and then we had an announcement made.
We held a bake sale at lunch one day and raised over $100--seriously not bad for a tiny school of 350 people.  So yeah, if you have enough people bringing stuff to the bake sale it will work really well.  Good luck!

FarAboveRubies, that list rules so much.
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