A platform for people to learn the basics of a variety of crafting techniques.

Welcome to Jack’s Crafts! My goal in starting this group is to fill a gap for crafters who can’t or won’t stick to just one craft. I hope we’ll learn from each other while enriching our creative lives and making new friends. Jack’s Crafts will be a place where participants can relax, learn new techniques or new uses for old techniques, and most importantly--have fun, all through monthly workshops run by members just like you.

Workshop ideas include (but are by no means limited to): paper crafts--cards, stamping, intro to scrapbooking, leather stamping, beading, wire wrapping, metal stamping, book binding, gardening, cooking, stained glass, sewing basics, microscope slide jewelry, photography, chain maile, embroidery, crochet, knitting, modifying books, felting, painting, ATCs (artist trading cards), glass etching... you name it!

We all know that it can be advantageous to share supplies, especially before someone has committed to a craft. Supplies are too often the biggest roadblock in learning a new crafting technique. Some supplies (scissors, glue, soldering irons) may be shared without any real cost to the organizer, while others (needle nose pliers, jump rings, beads, or specialty paper) will need to be brought by the participant. With supplies that are more expensive, that each participant does not need to own individually (like solder and flux), the workshop organizer will provide the bulk item and there will be a charge for attending the workshop. (We're all friends here, so these charges will be fair.) RSVPs will be REQUIRED when there is a charge for a workshop. We can’t bring enough supplies if we don’t know how many people will be attending. Workshops will be planned at least a month in advance, and a supply list and prototype will be presented at the meeting before.
So follow along on the blog, suggest meetups (or, better yet--offer to organize a workshop!), and most importantly, come out and meet new, crafty people!  



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Jack's Crafts: for the masters of none

Recent Meetups

  • August 16 · 1:00 PM

    Bottle Cutting

    13 Crafters | 5.00

    This class will be a little different than other classes we have had. We usually have a project we work to complete but this will be a bit more like a product test than... Learn more
  • August 2 · 1:00 PM

    Sit and Stitch

    10 Crafters | 5.00

    Bring whatever you're working on and visit while you work. Because crafting with friends is more fun than crafting alone!
  • July 19 · 1:00 PM

    Dream Catchers

    3 Crafters

    We'll learn how to make dream catchers, using a grape vine wreath as a base and colored cording for the interior. We'll have beads to put on the inside and I'll have... Learn more
  • July 5 · 1:00 PM

    Sit and Stitch

    4 Crafters | 4.50

    Bring whatever you're working on and visit while you work. Because crafting with friends is more fun than crafting alone!
  • June 28 · 1:00 PM

    Drop Spinning

    4 Crafters

    We'll be learning how to drop spin from Nancy. We'll provide spindles and roving. If you have something special you'd like to work with, feel free to bring it.
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Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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