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Re: [Melbourne-Alternative-Crafters] 2010 - the year of the AltCrafter..

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 6:51 PM
Just looking at your list - I have a moderately transportable treadle
sewing machine, which I am more than happy to teach/let people use.
It's at my mother's (Near Riversdale Station, on the Alamein line, and
near Middle Camberwell on the 70 tram, and she's fine with having a
(smallish - less than 10) bunch of people over for sewing/crafting

I remember discussing the idea of an AltCrafters market, and if I
recall correctly, we were wondering if there was a need as yet - there
is the Black Market, and the Northside Makers (Northcote? Something
like that). I'd be interested, though.

I'd be interested to learn to crochet, and I can attempt to teach
anyone who doesn't know how to knit, to do so.

I'm most interested in getting together to make stuff, and
teaching/learning from each other.

On 12/30/09, Omega <[address removed]> wrote:
> So.. new year, new plans, I say!!
> This group? Is what you make it. We can do whatever we like, whenever we
> like, wherever we like..
> but what is it that we'd like to do?
> Here's some ideas I have, let me know..
> Getting together to make stuff - small basket-size projects in an afternoon
> in a park, for instance.
> Sharing our skills - we take it in turns to show the others something we can
> do..
> Longer term plans:
> Working together to get a space where we can do activities together (I am
> thinking about a room with lots of power points and big cutting tables,
> accessible by public transport, where we can get together to make stuff..
> Perhaps in conjunction with this - a space where we can show our work - a
> shop or gallery?
> I recently finished my contract where I was working and I'm looking for
> something new to do. I've been doing a lot of soul searching and instead of
> just going into another job I am going to work at building my own business..
> of course it will be in the weird and wonderful world of altcraft..
> some of the stuff I want to do in the next year..
> I want to use my marketing background to help artists n crafters be more
> successful. I know heaps of really talented people who aren't getting the
> recognition they deserve and could use a hand with the marketing side of
> things. For example, I could help an artist set up their twitter account, or
> etsy store, a mailing list and website..
> I'm keen to get back into running markets - perhaps this is something the
> group would be interested in - a Melbourne AltCrafters market..
> So.. what do you think of my ideas? Have any to share?
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