Did you know that Maker Faires originated in the Bay Area of California? Since then, Maker Faires have spread worldwide. Jennifer Williams participated in the original Maker Faire for 7 years until recently moving to Kentucky where she then participated in the 2016 Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire.
Jennifer Williams founded the Northern Kentucky Crochet Guild, which is one of 40+ clubs affiliated with the Crochet Guild of America. They have monthly meetings where they host CAL’s (crochet alongs), guest instructors, show-and-tells, and charity work. If you’re passionate about crochet, joining this club is a great way to practice your skill and interact with others.
At this year’s Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, Fiber Arts will be setting up ther own “fiber arts corner” where local fiber artists will be teaching people to crochet, spin, weave, knit and more. If you already know how to do one of those things, they are looking for volunteers who can help teach others. If you don’t know how to do one of those things, they encourage you to sit down for an hour or two and learn a new skill.
If you are thinking about getting involved with this club, the Fiber Arts team encourages you to come visit them at Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire. It’s a hands-on activity that’s creative, soothing, colorful and stimulating. All age groups and experience levels are welcome to learn this craft at the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire on October 7 & 8. For more information on Fiber Arts and crocheting, visit their Facebook page.