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Teaching 200 people to knit and crochet at Maker Faire

May 9th, 2008

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Last weekend I attended Maker Faire at the San Mateo fairgrounds near San Francisco. Maker Faire is an amazing event for do-it-yourselfers. It’s a family oriented event where everyone from little children to grandparents can interact with and experiment with everything from circuit boards to crochet amigurumi. The atmosphere is fun and the energy is great.

We have been one of the sponsors of this event for the last couple of years. This year at our booth we taught about 200 people to knit and crochet. What a thrill it was for me to see the looks on peoples’ faces when they learned to craft with yarn!

The icing on the cake was that our booth won the Editor’s Choice blue ribbon. And. . . speaking of cake, we offered a workshop on making yarn cakes. It was great fun to see even young children walk out of the booth with smiles on their faces and a finished slice of cake in their hands after working on it for less than an hour. Keep an eye out for our newsletter where we will announce the new patterns for these cakes.

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  • Harriet Rotohstein

    I make afgans for charities (Aids Hospices, Broward House, Make A Wish Foundation, Palm Beach Sheriffs Office for Their Kids in Distress, Alliance Church who send the afgans to orphanages, United Order True Sisters, who bring the afgans to children in the hospital who are getting Chemo, Chrissie Everett Rehab Center at Broward General Hospital, Victims of Katrins, VIP Pavillion, and Ronald McDonald House, If anyone out there has any yarn they would like to donate, please e mail me at HLR13@aol.com, and I will give you all the info. I’ve made over 3500 afgans so far and really need some help from you guys. Any donation of yarn would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all……..Harriet

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