DIY Thursday (8/6) at MAD with Etsy & Sabrina Gschwandtner

hello my fibery friends!

last thursday, i had the awesome pleasure of going to the

Museum of Art & Design (MAD)

for DIY Thursdays with the always amazing

Julie

(

EtsyLabs

extraordinaire!). i was especially interested because the kickoff session on August 6th was with...

Sabrina Gschwandtner

, author of

KnitKnit

!!

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we were working on crochet patterns- something i've always been meaning to learn more about!  but now, thanks to Sabrina (who i got to sit RIGHT NEXT TO!!! ah! :D)

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and this amazing little man (who i also got to sit next to!), i know so much more about crochet! seriously, he really helped me a lot! he told me that he learned how to crochet from either his mother or grandmother and that he mostly follows patterns (doesn't just wing it like me).

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this was an awesome learning experience- i now know

how to triple crochet

!! if you click the link, you can learn too! :) it's just one more loop than a double crochet- which i had known how to do a zillion years ago, but completely forgot until this session. and i did pretty decent with following a pattern.  here's me working on my lil flower.

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thanks so much to the Museum of Art & Design for hosting! to Sabrina for graciously accepting me nerding out and asking her if i could give her one of my cards (ah! star crossed eyes!). and to

Julie

for letting me use all her pictures from the

EtsyLabs flickr photostream

- which you should check out to see even more awesomeness from that night and all other Etsy hosted events! :D

hope you all are doing fun crafty things this week!

xo, laila