NFB Krafters Division

Krafters Korner is for everyone and it takes everyone to make Krafters Korner what it is.

Current Happenings

Monday Night Chats

Come join us every Monday night for fun and information sharing about all things crafts.

We meet via a telephone conference call and discuss issues related to the division and how others work at their craft from a blindness perspective.

Simply call 605-781-1000 and enter the code 875029# when prompted. This is a free service but it is a long distance number. So, if you do not have free long distance (i.e. on a cell phone) it will incur your regular long distance charges.

Monday Night Chat, June 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Join us to discuss summer crafts for kids. Summer is finally here. What fun, and inexpensive, can you work on with your kids and grand kids? Come and share your ideas while learning what others have tried.

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Monday Night Chat, June 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Yes, there is a farmer in Vermont who is famous for his spider web art. What other kinds of unique art or crafts have you heard about? Whether it involves something you just read or maybe something you design yourself. Come and share your unique crafts and learn about many more.

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Monday Night Chat, July 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host:
While everyone is away at convention, there is no topic. However, you may feel free to call in and chat on any topic (like announcements that have been filtering in from convention).

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Monday Night Chat, July 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Come and chat about what happened at the National Convention in Orlando.

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Monday Night Chat, July 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
What crafts do you do with water or bubbles or some other type of liquid? Yes, there are many crafts that involve getting wet. Come and share your favorites and learn new ones. This chat will have ideas for all ages.

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Monday Night Chat, August 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Come and share your favorite home-made ornaments. It is never to early to start stockpiling ornaments for holiday decorating and gift giving. Share your treasures and learn new ones.

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Monday Night Chat, August 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
This chat will discuss popular items to make with essential oils. For example using pine oil to scent a Christmas tree decoration or perhaps using lavender on a scarf you just made for a friend. What oils are safe for baby blankets? What oils may help someone who is ill and you are making them a lap blanket? Come and share your ideas and learn lots of ways that essential oils can be incorporated in crafting.

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Monday Night Chat, August 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
This is a unique way to use beads to create many projects such as baskets, boxes and even a doll house. Come and learn about this craft .

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Monday Night Chat, August 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Summer is coming to a close and we all have left over craft items. Join us and swap with someone else. Yes, this has not been tried before and there are no guarantees, but it should be fun. It is always great to share ideas, and now sharing things.

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Braille Greeting Cards and Coloring Books

Help support the NFB Krafters division by purchasing greeting cards and coloring books. Give birthday cards and other sentiments in a format that your blind friends can read and enjoy. Do you have kids or grandkids? These coloring books allow blind children to color their own pictures and blind parents and grandparents to help little ones color or enjoy "seeing" the raised picture their sighted children color for them.

To learn more about what is available and to purchase, please contact Joyce at 203-378-8928 in the US or by email at: blindhands@aol.com

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Crafting through the Year
with
Sewing Can Be Dangerous
by
S.R. Mallery

We are excited to announce a new project for 2015! Join us as we read the short stories in Sewing Can Be Dangerous by S. R. Mallery. Each month we will read one story, have a chat about the story on the last Monday Night Chat of the month, and have a class that month that is related to the story.

At the end of the year, the author will join us for a special chat to discuss anything related to the book or let her know how you enjoyed having classes that corresponded to the stories.

Also, S. R. Mallery will be having a blog tour and giving away an audio copy of her book. Make sure you check the special page here for information about the give away, where to purchase her book (audio and ebook formats), chat dates, and class dates.

The chats and classes will be posted in the usual places on our website but there will be links directly from the Crafting Through the Year page.

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Our Dish Cloth of the Month is in full swing. For all of the details check it out here.

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You can always be up to date and meet the other members of the division at Monday Night Chats (now with a more focused approach) or on the listserv. You will find this information in the side bar on the left.

This section, "Current Happenings," will always contain the very latest information about what is happening in the division.

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Mailing List

We have a mailing list/listserv where you can ask questions and interact with other blind crafters and artists.

To join, follow the information here: join the list.