Thursday, October 7, 2010

Maker Faire 2010 in NYC

The Maker Faire had it's first successful event in NYC at the NY Hall of Science in Corona Queens.
I was fortunate enough to work at the Burda Style booth and receive an all weekend pass into the faire. Burda Style is an online pattern resource center.

The Maker Faire is for anything that is made. It is not just crafts, it's a community of Makers who share their projects and skills. MAKE is what-you-MAKE-it. It's a growing DIY movement of people who look at things a little differently and who just might spark the next generation of scientists, engineers and makers.

At the Burda Booth we were teaching people how to sew up a simple drawstring bag. People who never used a sewing machine made a bag! I think we have turned 100s of people into craftsters!

After my shift ended I was able to walk around and visit many of the creative and inspirational booths.

Not only that but I also learned how to crochet at the National NeedleArts Stitchzone!
Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Visit

Are all of your friends having babies? Too many trips to Babys r us? Get something fun, cute and unique for the little humans. Michelle Jones at Hoosier Magnolia in Boston has thee most adorable items, all made in the USA by her.

If you missed this years Maker Faire definitely try to get there next year and learn how to make something!

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