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Ignite Craft Videos: Common Cod, Sewing Stuffed Toys and Large-Scale Origami!
March 18, 2013

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IgniteCraft Boston 2013 happened in January, and we are excited to show you the videos from the talks!

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Ignite talks are 5 minute talks where the slides automatically advance every 15 seconds. The first video is our own President, Alasdair Post-Quinn, talking about the Guild’s history and why we are called the “Common Cod” Fiber Guild, what Ignite Craft is and what Fiber Camp is.

The second talk of the evening was Abby Glassenberg (blog/Etsy store) talking about her journey designing and sewing soft toys for children. She took to designing and sewing birds, published The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew, and has now expanded into designing different types of stuffed animals, including ones that can stand up. Look for Abby’s new book, Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, in May.

The third talk of the evening, and the last one of this post, is “Large Scale Collaborative Origami” by Dr. Jeannine Mosely. Dr. Mosely describes how she designs, recruits and educates volunteer teams to fold tens of thousands of business cards to make sculptures weighing over a hundred pounds to design abstract mathematical structures and even a model of a train station.

There are more exciting Ignite Talks to come!


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