Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Craftcation Conference 2014

View from my hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Sun, sand, and crafting- What could be better!?  This past week I was invited to teach at Craftcation, a conference featuring DIY industry professionals giving lectures and hands-on workshops.  The conference took place right on the beach at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and for four awesome, inspiring days I was surrounded by like minded makers and crafters.  My people!

Fingerless Gloves Workshop

I had a blast teaching two of my most popular workshops - Fingerless Gloves and DIY Slippers.  I usually teach these classes as hand sewing workshops, but this time we were able to use brand new sewing machines provided by Bernina.

Here are a few photos of some of the amazing gloves and slippers created by the talented makers and shakers in my classes.  Click here for more photos.

How to Block Print on Fabric with Christine Haynes

I attended many great lectures on business development, but best of all I was able to take a Block Printing Workshop with the talented sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer- Christine Haynes

Huge thank you to Craftcation organizers, Nicole and Delilah, for inviting me to teach!  I've returned to San Francisco with a renewed energy for my business and new goals for the future.