Do you ever wonder if you (or someone you know) can participate in crafts, even though you are visually impaired?
Well, you can! Check out the new Krafter’s Korner blog where you can share your love of crafting with other blind and visually-impaired crafters.
This blog is a wonderful crafting resource sponsored through the NFB (National Federation of the Blind) crafter’s division. It posts Krafter’s Korner class info, Monday Night Chat info, as well as news for blind crafters.
Krafter’s Korner classes are held over the telephone or through email. Some current classes include how to make a beaded ornament banner, a Christmas crochet granny square, a loom knitted lace ornament, a loom knitted Christmas bell ornament, and a safety pin beaded Christmas tree ornament. To be able to attend these classes you do need to be a member of Krafter’s Korner. However, your yearly dues of just $20 allows you to take any or all classes for the year for free! Past craft classes have been taught in crochet, knitting, macrame, basket weaving, beading, loom knitting, origami, as well as plastic canvas. Check out the Classes page on the Krafter’s Korner website for more info.
Monday Night Chats are conference calls (there may be long-distance charges) on most Monday nights at 9 pm EST. (You DO NOT need to be a member of Krafter’s Korner to listen in on these chats or to join the mailing listserv.) Topics are wide-ranging, but the thread of crafting runs through each and every one. Some past chats have included knit or crochet alongs where someone reads a pattern and everyone on the call would follow the pattern. Other times special guests have been in on the calls, such as owners of crafting-related businesses who have shared their crafting knowledge. You can check out more Monday Night Chat info on the Krafter’s Korner website.