Friday, July 2, 2010

Crafting in Public Round Up

I will be going on a 2 week vacation on Monday.  I want to get some pre-paid wi fi minutes so that I can hopefully blog while I'm away.  However just in case I can't blog, I thought that I would post a few round ups before I left.  One thing that I will be doing a lot of while away is crafting in public.  Even if it is in someone else's house, it still feels like public crafting to me.  Don't be afraid to craft in public.  People love watching others craft, and you might even make a new friend.  The following are  pictures of me crafting in public.

Photo by Tom Christiano.

Knitting a market bag.
I was just working on this at the library today, and was complimented on the color from a stranger.

Knitting a spun plarn bag.
I also worked on this while at the Farmers' Market last year.

Spinning VHS tape at the park.

I also took this to the library and the doctor's office.

Finger Weaving at the American Textile History Museum.

I don't know where the picture is of me hand quilting this is, but I worked on this during vacation one year.  It is a crib quilt, so it was portable.

I crochet this elephant for my mom while driving to her house (in the passenger seat).

This spool knitting project is going with me on vacation this month.
It will be a rug when finished.

What crafty project do you like to work on in public?


  1. My typical "public crafting" projects are sewing the binding onto quilts and knitting. And, you're right ... it's a great conversation starter and a good way to make new friends. I'll mentioned that I have a blog or give them my email address and I usually hear from these people again. I love to hear them say something like, "I started such-n-such years ago but haven't finished it. Think I'll look for it when I get home."

  2. Thats great! I had a crochet project in my purse once when I over heard someone talking about their crochet guild. I mentioned that I crocheted, and we both laughed that we had projects in our bags. We exchanged blogs before we parted.

    I usually hear people say, "I just don't have the patience to knit." Then I tell them that I get bored easily and knitting gives me something to do while I wait somewhere (thus giving me patience).

  3. I used to knit and crochet while in my favourite heavy-metal pub, imagine that :) Black leather jacket, black wool and a mischievous smile, I made a lot of new friends at that time :) Also crocheting in a cafe - projects involving non-euclidean models, and with plarn :) Thank you for your wonderful page!!! :)