We gather in each other's homes to foster life-long friendships, while teaching each other how to make treasures from trash.

Always $5 ~ ALL AGES WELCOME! ~

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Past projects: paper beads, records to bowls, earrings/bracelets/pins, clocks from objects, succulent living wreaths, coil baskets, shaggy rag rugs, no sew table runners, make a lamp, rain chains, starburst mirrors, garden candle lanterns, chalkboard paints, bath bombs, mind maps, capiz shell hangings, decoupage anything, Aboriginal dot painting, mustache mugs, oragami money, field trips, three tier plate stands, rag rugs, lampshade makeovers, recycle gift wrappings, wallets from maps, paint chip art, fabric collage, sew dog clothes/toys, crazy wreaths, sand candles, pet toys, bonsai and more...

Monthly list of community workshops from: SCRAP, Ruth's Table, Saturdays at the Randall Museum, Craft Bar (Museum of Craft and Folk Art), Heirloom Craft Night at the Marin History Museum, DIY Workshops at the Treasure Island Flea Market, FabMo Give-Away Weekends, and some local craft stores.

How it works...

* The TEACHER of the event hosts a new project at their home or in the community. They post in advance the instructions and materials needed.  Addresses are not public.

* Materials are to be re-usable/recycled items such as plastic bags, used clothes for fabric, broken plates, mirrors, old chairs or furniture.  Attendees bring their own supplies.

* Projects should be practical items, or the option of gifting it to women's shelters, children's charities, etc.

* EVERYONE is expected to take a turn hosting or teaching after attending 3-4 Meetups. OK to team up as either the Host (space) or Teach (lesson.)

*OK to host projects in the community, like coffee houses, parks, workshop spaces, SF Tech Shop, etc.

How to be a Host/Teacher...

Email Sharon (button on home page) and she will post your event idea for you.

* Events can be held any day, time and location you want!

* There can be several different events the same week or even the same day.

*  Addresses are not public.  I will email the address 3 days before the event to the Attendees only.

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Create treasures from trash!

Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 2:00 PM

    Make Shaggy T-Shirt Rug

    5 Crafty Queens

    BRING:  Rubber under rug matting (with open square holes from Joannes') T-shirts to cut up or fleece (pet hair clings to fleece so I like knits better.) Rotorary blades... Learn more
  • May 17 · 2:00 PM

    B.Y.O.P. Bring Your Own Project!

    2 Crafty Queens | 5.00

    Need inspiration to finish your project? Bring it over to Sharon's and we'll all work on our own projects together. I'm happy to teach you something you missed too -... Learn more
  • May 7 · 4:00 PM

    Rescue Designer Materials! (Mountain View)

    3 Crafty Queens | 5.00

    FabMo    http://fabmo.org rescues designer fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, tiles, etc. from local showrooms and makes them available to crafters.  Materials are free but... Learn more
  • April 26 · 2:00 PM

    PHOTOS! Get organized

    2 Crafty Queens | 5.00

    CROP TILL YOU DROP!  Get those photos into albums, onto cards, files! Bring ALL your supplies.
  • April 19 · 2:00 PM

    B.Y.O.P. Bring Your Own Project!

    4 Crafty Queens | 5.00

    Need inspiration to finish your project? Bring it over to Sharon's and we'll all work on our own projects together. I'm happy to teach you something you missed too -... Learn more
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