Mini Looms!

Come do a small weaving project with us! We'll have some different charts in case you'd like to try a weaving pattern that you haven't done before (herringbone! satin! basket! twill! it's all very exciting) and we will also provide yarn and cardboard "looms" upon which to work your magic. Join us!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I never said that she should be kicked out. I don't think posting was passive and pretty straightforward. Would it have been better after multiple physical and verbal cues to tell her to be quiet in front of everyone like I wanted to? I find it hard to believe that no one knows this person. I've only come three times and not a mystery who I am. I got sick of someone rudely leaning forward waiting to interrupt people all the time. I doubt I'm the only person that feels this way. Yes, my post was made out of deep frustration. I've been told 'don't to be too direct in the Midwest,' so I used the comments. I get the defensiveness for this person, but it really seems an overreach to say that I've 'hurt' multiple people. I'm used to groups that are more direct and less defensive. It is what it is, and unfortunately, not a good fit. I figured the group ought to know one of the reasons why two people aren't returning. If it works for you all, then it works. Take care and good luck.

    August 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    I never said life was perfect, nor do I expect it to be. This was an area to comment and rate. I am being honest and letting the group know what might prevent new members from wanting to come back. That's all and thank you for keeping an open mind.

    August 24

    • Becka

      You wish she weren't there? You are telling people that her presence will turn them away? She is a bad apple? This says nothing about the group, just your problem with her. Asking her to talk quieter would actually change something; being passive-aggressive and complaining here will do nothing.

      August 25

    • Alicia S.

      I don't want this to escalate any further, so here is Crafty Geek policy: like Sarah said, everyone is welcome at Crafty Geek. We don't "kick people out" for personality differences because that's unkind and unwelcoming. Pia - there would be a lot more that could be solved in a case like this if you either spoke with the person in the moment or spoke with one of the leaders during the meeting. Your comments are so vague that I have no idea who you might be talking about and so there's no way any action could be taken, if it was indeed necessary. If your purpose with your comments was just to make a few people feel bad, then you have succeeded, but if you actually wanted to bring about real change, then you have failed. We think our geeks are awesome in all their different talents and interests and that will always be something we encourage and enjoy at Crafty Geek.

      5 · August 25

  • Nancy S.

    I missed it :(

    August 22

    • Nancy S.

      I left a bag of yarn on the door knob on my way home from work though. I hope you all found some of it useful!

      August 22

    • Alicia S.

      We definitely did! Thanks Nancy! Hopefully you can make it again soon :)

      August 25

  • Sarah C.

    Pia Machina, life isn't perfect, and everyone is welcome to Crafty Geek.

    2 · August 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    These would be more fun if there wasn't always one person constantly one upping people loudly in her mission to prove that she knows all. Even if you agree, you can be wrong. I've come several times hoping that it was just me (or that she wasn't there), but no. A friend also independently came to the same conclusion. Not sure that we will be back, which is a shame because everyone else has been cool and fun. One bad apple really does screw things up. The smaller room meant that you couldn't get away from her voice either.

    August 24

  • Leaf

    I went through my yarn collection and pulled some out to bring for everyone to use if they want - a variety of fibers and colors.

    August 13

    • Alicia S.

      That's awesome! Thanks, Leaf!

      August 13

    • Nancy S.

      I have a bunch of yarn too that I will donate as well. I can't wait to make these!!

      1 · August 15

  • Toni

    Thank you Leaf. See you there

    August 13

  • Nancy S.

    Can't wait!!!

    1 · August 11

  • Toni

    This is so cool! I'm excited to learn!

    1 · August 11

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