Get Crafty at Make:PGH

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Tomorrow marks the 3rd meeting of Make:PGH, Pittsburgh’s DIY group, and the presentations are going to be chock-full of crafts! First up is Susan Felix and her crochet amigurumi creatures:

Susan Felix has an MS in Mechanical Engineering, but she doesn’t actually use it. She lives in Pittsburgh’s East End with her fiancé and she can’t imagine moving anywhere that’s further away from D’s Hotdog & Six Pack shop.

Susan will be talking about how she taught herself crochet by making a simple baby blanket and ended up finding a love for little amigurumi creatures. She’ll touch on the basics of what you need to know to get started, discuss great local and web resources, and share some of her adorable creations.

Followed by Mandy James:

Keyword and pixel dominatrix by day and crafter by the light of the moon, Mandy is a connoisseur of all things that are simultaneously cozy and resemble body armor. She’s also a huge fan of finding new ways to use seemingly destroyed things once loved. Why throw it away when it can become something new?

Mandy will be reviewing two distinctive types of felting: Wet Felting and Needle (Dry) Felting.

More about Make:PGH:

So what is this Make:PGH thing all about, you ask? Well, we’re a DIY enthusiast group that plans to meet monthly to discuss anything from knitting to 3d printing to designing homebrew space vehicles. Inspired by MAKE Magazine and enabled by cool open-source technology such as the Arduino,we are part of a rising number of city groups such as Make: Philly and Make: NYC. For now, we are planning to meet at Hack Pittsburgh, your friendly local hackerspace. We’re just starting up as a group, so if you are interested in getting involved then please let us know!

The meetings are open to people of all ages, however those under 18 need to bring a parent or legal guardian.

Make:PGH Meeting 3
Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7pm – 9pm
Hack Pittsburgh
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Cost: Freeeeeeeeee

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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