It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the hap-happiest time of the year! Seriously, though, this year, we’ve combined two of the Guild’s most exciting events into one weekend, Ignite:Craft Boston and FiberCamp: three days of inspiration, learning, sharing, and community for fabric, fiber, and other crafters (downloadable flyer here).
Ignite:Craft Boston: Friday, January 11, doors at 6:30 pm
Our upcoming Guild meeting on Friday, January 11th features version 3.0 of the inspirational Ignite:Craft Boston, a series of 16-18 juicy 5-minute talks on every craft imaginable, from knitting to cheese-making, from wildcrafting to chocolatiering.
The format is unique and exciting and our Ignite events are usually “sold out.” The event is free, but due to limited space, you will need a ticket to enter. You can see past talks here; submit a proposal for your own presentation here.
Doors open at 6:30 pm and presentations begin promptly at 7:00 pm. There will be an intermission with refreshments.
MIT’s Stata Center
32 Vassar Street, Room 123
Cambridge, MA 02139
FiberCamp Boston: Saturday & Sunday, January 12-13, 8:30-5:00 pm
Over the weekend, the Guild hosts two days of FiberCamp! For those who haven’t attended before, FiberCamp is a casual, comfortable, low-key, community-created conference where you can learn from others, share your skills, hang out with like-minded fabric and fiber crafters, de-stash (or re-stash) at the swap table, and buy or sell fabric-y and fiber-y wares at one of the “pop-up vendor” events taking place throughout the weekend.
This is an event that is literally created by the participants. There are three classrooms and four time slots for classes each day, and you can attend for one of the days or both. About half the class slots will be filled before FiberCamp begins, and the other half will be filled organically at the conference as ideas and inspiration strike. Check the FiberCamp wiki to see what people have already requested and offered to share, and to make requests and offers of your own.
This year we are also offering childcare! We ask for a minimal commitment of $10 per family, regardless of how long your child or children stay in childcare. We will be using a licensed babysitting service. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions. You can RSVP for childcare at https://www.wepay.com/events/fibercamp2013-childcare. If you want childcare, you MUST reserve your spot by the end of the day on Saturday, January 5th, 2013.
Buy your tickets now! As an added bonus, anyone who signs up for a weekend pass will get a free special gift when they arrive, and non-members who sign up for a weekend pass will also get a Guild membership for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
SAT: check-in 8:30-9:00, conference 9:00-3:30, pop-up vendors during open time slots
SUN: check-in 9:00-9:30, conference 9:35-3:30, pop-up vendors during open time slots
MIT’s Tang Center, Building E-51
70 Memorial Drive (entrance at Amherst and Wadsworth)
Cambridge, MA 02142
Want to help spread the word about this weekend of crafty awesomeness? We have color flyers available here. Thanks for posting them in your favorite library, cafe, or fabric, craft, or yarn store.