From tiny gift wraps to giant holdalls (and even sleeping bags, maybe!), bags are popular with crafters of all kinds and are a great way to enjoy trying out a new technique. Let's have a meeting themed for handmade bags of any kind. You may like to bring along some books, magazines or ideas you've found relating to the theme to help inspire everyone or better still a bag that you have made or are currently making. Other crafts are welcome too: there are plenty of ideas online for stitchers of all types and other crafters too. Do any of you use Pinterest to collect links to craft ideas? I have started a board of bags to inspire us. Let me know your email or Pinterest user name if you'd like to contribute to it.
Let's have a nice evening chatting about our favourite crafts, being inspired by each other's completed projects (so don't forget to bring anything you have been making recently to show us!) and working on any portable projects you're able to do during the evening or asking questions you would like to see if anyone else can help with. If you want to work on something unrelated to the bag theme, that's also fine.
This Meetup is in the Royal Festival Hall. I've met here a few times with the group and it has been quite a popular location, so I hope to see plenty of you and your bags for a nice evening there. It is never possible to guarantee exactly where we can sit but I usually aim to sit somewhere near the river side of the hall, so try looking there first when you arrive.
Although the meetup is scheduled to start at six to suit any members who finish work early, it's fine to turn up whenever you wish. I work until 6 so I probably won't be there from the start but other members do arrive earlier. If you get there early, perhaps put something crafty on the table so other members can recognise you or you could even print out a table top sign to make it easy to spot you! If you are new and worried you'll not spot the group or feeling a bit uncertain about coming, just send me an email and I'll answer any questions or make sure someone looks out for you.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!