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.

Please note that 2016 chats will begin at 8:30 pm EST. 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, January 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST
Host: Theresa
This has been a popular topic that many have asked me to put on Monday night chat…here it is…all things beads, types to storing, to looms to whatever you want to talk beads.

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Monday Night Chat, February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST
Host: Theresa
This two line pattern makes hearts you can feel and you can make a beautiful baby blanket or perhaps a prayer shawl or even a dish cloth. We will be working on this pattern of two rows so bring a hook, some favorite yarn and of course good snacks.
You can begin by chaining 108 chains. The first row is 107 single crochets. Come learn this beautiful pattern to make tactile hearts.

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Monday Night Chat, February 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST
Host: Theresa
What are your favorite ways to decorate for Valentine's Day? Do you have a food or beverage that wins hearts.

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Monday Night Chat, February 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Do you use a tactile measuring tape or a color indicator? What helps you to cut straight or know what is what in your craft closet. Join us to share your tools, tricks, and laughs; even share what didn’t really work.

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Monday Night Chat, February 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Come and make a dish cloth for the luck of the Irish. The pattern is yet to be determined, but any suggestions are welcomed.

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Monday Night Chat, February 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm EST
Host: Theresa
Well, leap year means one more day so lets talk about our “UFOs." Yes, this is a naughty word to some, but others love the challenge. You may wonder what this means, in the craft world it refers to unfinished fabric objects. Come give status updates or ask for advice or maybe someone wants to finish it for you.

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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.