SEW * CRAFT * DESIGN * INSPIRE * LEARN
May 2016 The Great Fabric Swap!!
Greetings to all of my Sewing Buddies and Pericrafters,
What's happening lately is A LOT! Let's start with the Pericrafters. The Pericrafters is a great group of sewists, crafters, DIYers, that 'happened' on Periscope. Yes, I said Periscope. Sew Much Talent started on Periscope at the end of last year. Actually, I started by simply being nosey. I kept seeing Perisope broadcasts, a.k.a.scopes, pop up on my Facebook timeline. So, curiosity got the cat. I watched ONE scope and one thing led to another. Next thing you know, I am doing broadcasts of my own. Then, not long afterwards, I am leading a group of fabulously talented, giving, and caring women ( and gentlemen) called the Pericrafters. No sooner than the group started, we created a closed Facebook group bearing the same name. I am proud to be a co-admin with two ladies wonderful ladies that I met through Periscope, Karen Baxter of Nikai Designs and Chanda Kempson Brock of Designs Plus Me. The Pericrafters group is nearly 6 months old and we are over 300 members strong. We have also started a series of "pass the scopes" called Tour of Scopes, where all participants broadcasts live back-to-back with a central theme as the topic. For example, our first Tour of Scopes was called 'Just So You Know Tour'. This tour was our first introductory tour where we introduced ourselves to our viewers. We have since had a DIY Craft Tour and a DIY Tour of Rooms.
In collaboration with Sew Much Talent, each month, the Pericrafters and all interested do a sewing challenge each month. This monthly challenge began in January of this year. In January we did the Kick Some Stash challenge. All participants vowed to not buy fabric for the month of January and sew from our existing stash. It was awesome. Collectively we created many pieces from that challenge. In February, we did the WIP, UFO, and PhD challenge where we completed unfinished projects in our sewing rooms. And, still, in March we had the best time…Continue