What we're about

We are women in the Tacoma, WA area who do arts and crafts. Some of us are professionals, some have Etsy stores or market online, and some of us just want to get together, make things and have a good time. We talk, do show and tell, and sometimes lead each other in closed workshops. We love the variety of skills and talents among us, knowing that each of us enriches the group experience.
We are now in our twelfth year and our group has evolved and grown into an amazing entity, a better community than we had originally hoped for. Our mini workshops have been varied, abundant, and well attended. Our group is warm, accepting, and the friendships we are making are priceless. Our Paper Play & Art Journal group and our Needling Together group (fiber arts) have developed as inviting introductions to non-threatening art for all talents, skills, and visions. Monthly Craft Camp sessions are a great way to work on your unfinished projects while being inspired by others. Our semi-annual weekend retreats are a great get-away for fun and creative surges.
If you are new to our group, you may attend two of our events to get to know us. We recommend the Saturday morning meet-ups where we share what we have been working on and enjoy lunch together.  If you decide to become a member, you will need to pay membership dues of $25 for the balance of the first year and $50 thereafter. This will enable you to attend all our activities. Membership dues pay the cost of the meetup site, refreshments, administrative fees and subsidize some of our workshops.
This can be paid on Paypal (preferred method of payment while the January membership drive is open), by check, or with cash at the door. If Paypal is not an option, send a check to Lorri Andrews 8403 147th St. Ct.E. Puyallup, WA 98375.
If you'd like to, just stop by and visit us before joining, or you can email us. We'd love to have you.
elisapetersondesign@gmail.com or lindabatway@aol.com
Happy Crafting,
Elisa Peterson, Founder
Kathy Koch, Programs
Linda Batway, Membership
Lorri Andrews, Treasurer
Nan Nichols, Recorder

Upcoming events (4+)

Needling Together - A Fiber Arts (or whatever!)

Cutters Point Coffee Co.

Join us for a couple of hours working on your fiber projects or anything else you're doing. Our gatherings offer the opportunity for a little communal stitching. There is no plan for a leader or program. We’ll share and learn together.

Many other TACG meetups and classes are offered as part of our membership dues benefits. To enjoy all we have to offer, please consider becoming a dues paying member of TACG!

Please stay home if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. Please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you have to cancel so others may attend.

Come to Craft Camp!

Pierce County

Work on any project you need to finish or start a new one! Chat with your TART buddies and have a great time together.

Feel free to bring a snack for yourself, as we aren't sharing yet.

This an many other TACG meetups and classes are offered as part of our membership dues benefits. To enjoy all we have to offer, become a dues paying member of TACG!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR THIS WORKSHOP:

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, TACG is following CDC guidelines for small in-person gatherings. We require all participants of TACG in-person workshops and events to be fully vaccinated.

Please stay home if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. Please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you have to cancel so others may attend.

Everyone must be vaccinated and wear a mask due to the current situation and rise in cases.

Paper Play and Art Journaling - Lorri

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$5.00

Watch this space for each month's Paper Play/Art Journaling program. If you haven't signed up to be a monthly leader, please contact Linda Batway.

Supplies/Tools provided:

Supplies/Tools you'll need to bring:

For those who just want some journalling, card making, bookbinding, collaging time, join us and work away on your masterpiece of the day.

Your art journal is a small personal space for you to experiment with creating images, playing with color, write your thoughts or build upon an idea that speaks to you. No special skills required, you don’t have to know how to draw or paint or anything. You can be a beginner, a seasoned artist or anything in between. There are no rules to follow, no set way of creating a journal. The techniques we use for an art journal work well for many paper crafts.

If you are brand new to our meetup and want to check us out, we encourage you to attend our monthly 1st Saturday meetup to get to know the breadth of our creative pursuits.

IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY REGISTERING PLEASE CONTACT LINDA BATWAY AT [masked].

TACG event and classes are offered at a much reduced rate or at no charge as part of our TACG meetup dues benefits and are for first time attendees and dues paying members in good standing only. To attend, join TACG today!

Monthly Meeting and Brown Bag Lunch

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This meetup is our most popular one because it's more social than structured. It is our monthly general get together and is the best meeting to get to know us.

We start with about an hour or so of sharing/show and tell (not required), and finish with lively chatting about crafts. Bring your design challenges if you want us to brainstorm with you. Or, just bring yourself and share in the craft talk. Remember if you have a project to work on, feel free to bring that along.

There will be a share your stash table so you bring any extra stuff you've collected to give away (remember to take it with you when you leave if
it's still there).

PLEASE be kind and update your RSVP if you are not able to attend. We often have a waitlist and it would allow someone to take your place and participate. Thank you.

This and many other TACG meetups and classes are offered as part of our membership dues benefits. Dues help pay the expenses of running our busy and diverse meetup. They also entitle you to participate in workshops that cost a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere. To enjoy all we have to offer, become a dues paying member of TACG! Please contact Linda Batway. Thanks!

There is no charge for this monthly meetup if this is your first time attending (and you want to check us out), or if you are a member in good standing whose dues are paid.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS ARE IN PLACE FOR THIS MEETUP:

Please stay home if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. Please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you have to cancel so others may attend.

The facility requires proof of vaccination and masks are required.

We will update pandemic-related protocols as the situation changes. Protocols may be different in different venues.

Past events (992)

Holiday Festival Luncheon

4716 N Baltimore St

$5.00

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