Stitch+Wire: What Can You Make?

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Stitch+Wire: What Can You Make?

There’s a new maker collective here in Atlanta, and they’ve got lots of awesomeness up their sleeves!

My amazing friends Beth and Shannon have teamed up with their pal Sarah to launch Stitch+Wire, a new Atlanta crafty group with an awesome techie twist. They had their launch party last Wednesday evening, and it was a blast!

upcycler ornament

They also had super fun, homemade stickers that said things like 'Maker' and 'Upcycler.' Obviously, I snagged an Upcycler one!

When you walked in the door, you got a fun box of random goodies to craft with. They had extra supplies, like fabric scraps, glue, and paper ephemera that you could use to flesh out your project. It was super fun to see what everyone made.

upcycled hammer

This hammer made of fabric scraps blew my mind.

This was just Stitch+Wire’s first event, but they have even more makery goodness coming soon. Atlanta has so many amazing crafters, and I’ve been wanting for years to sort out a way to bring this community together. I think Stitch+Wire has it covered. Check out their mission statement:

From sewers to knitters, print-makers to binders, to hackers, welders, and builders alike, Atlanta has no shortage of makers. We at Stitch + Wire exist simply to support, unite, and celebrate this community by providing a platform for knowledge-sharing, re-purposed material resourcing, and cross-media collaboration.  Our goal: to stitch this community together and get it on the wire, mobilizing our city’s maker movement and catalyzing citizen creativity.

Can I get an amen?

The awesome ladies at Stitch+Wire have also asked me to contribute to their blog, so look out for my posts over there coming soooooooooooon! I’m thrilled that I can be involved – this is going to be rad.

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