I had the pleasure of spending this past weekend with over 30 volunteers at
TNNA’s Needlearts Zone at the World Maker Faire NYC. Held at the Hall of
Science, tens of thousands (we don’t know exactly how many just yet) came
together just to learn how to "make stuff.”
We were teaching knitting, crochet, cross-stitch and needlepoint to eager new
stitchers all day Saturday and what seemed to be 24 hours on Sunday. We were
packed that day. After a slower Saturday (probably because of the heat – over
85 I think), Sunday exploded with activity.
Due to a number of factors, most likely that people are just way too busy
these days, we were low on volunteers, so the ones who came were doing
double-duty. They were only wonderful. And I know they had a great time.
When they left their posts, they all made sure we had them on our email list for
next year. I’ll post more information and pictures later in the week . . .
after I put it all together.
In the meantime, I’ll be on Gone Stitching blog radio later today to fill
everyone in on what went on, and what we hope to do in the future. The show
starts at 1:45, I believe, and you can pick it up here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gone-stitching