I spent my weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire! Spirit animals abounded! Alternate modes of transportation were everywhere!
There was so much to see, I barely scratched the surface! I spent most of my time in the Needle Arts Zone, teaching knitting and crochet! They were also teaching spinning, weaving, cross stitch and needlepoint!
I definitely made a few new knitters this weekend. It was great to see how many people were interested in sitting down for an hour or more to knit. With so much to see and do, I certainly didn’t expect the knitting section to be so popular. I had 2-3 students at any given time. There were 5-6 other volunteers working the knit & crochet section too.
Some people were just messing around, but the number of people taking it serious was awesome! And they all got to take their yarn and needles home so hopefully they’ll stick with it. The world needs more knitters!
I did break away from the knitting long enough to check out Tubby Wubby, the next booth over. They were selling the cutest little sewing kits.
All the bits are pre-cut and stuck to the instruction card. The needle is pre-threaded. The instructions have clear diagrams. It really seemed set up for success so I gave it a try and signed up for 3 months! They sent me home with a cow. I was really excited to try it out.
It took me about an hour and it turned out so cute!!
Without a doubt, it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever sewn! I can’t wait for Dolly the Llama to show up in June! She’s getting stitched right up!
In the meantime, I’ll wait patiently with my knitting…