Twisted Gives a Shout out to Craft Magazine

comments (5) June 4th, 2008     

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MichaelaMurphy Michaela Murphy, contributor
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The bright and buzzing Portland, OR yarn shop, Twisted, was party central for the release of Craft magazines seventh issue.
Elliott and I pick out buttons to make our Cute as a Button bracelets with Susan Beal.
Kathleen Conahan lends a hand to some young, aspiring, safety pin artists.  The cute baby in the background is Susans three-week-old daughter, Pearl.
The bright and buzzing Portland, OR yarn shop, Twisted, was party central for the release of Craft magazines seventh issue.

The bright and buzzing Portland, OR yarn shop, Twisted, was party central for the release of Craft magazine's seventh issue.

Photo: Diane Gilleland

Portland crafters, Susan Beal and Diane Gilleland, aka, Sister Diane of the Church of Craft,were the gracious hosts of the Craft magazine issue #7 launch party at cool local yarn shop, Twisted. There were DIY tables at the ready for some hands-on tutorials and personal crafting time. My travel companion, eleven-year-old Elliott and I made “Cute As a Button” bracelets from Susan’s book Bead Simple, with guidance from the bead genius herself. Elliott was very excited about her metallic button creation, as was I with my multi-colored vintage bead wristlet. Kathleen Conahan offered inspiration at another table with her amazing safety pin art: fashioning wild and cool winged images on the backs of jackets, or wrist cuffs. Every twenty minutes, Diane and Susan treated the partygoers to crafty giveaways like DIY kits, craft how-to books, and tote bags filled with make-it-yourself grab bag items.
If how long it takes you to leave a party is any indication of it’s success then Susan and Diane should feel mighty proud. I tried to make my graceful exit for over an hour! It was really terrific to see everyone there and very cool to feel like a part of this vibrant community. While it was hard to say goodbye, I was finally able to head home to Seattle when I remembered that next Sunday it’s back to Portland for the fantastic Crafty Wonderland at the Doug Fir.

 

posted in: crafty wonderland, twisted, church of craft portland, craft magazine

Comments (5)

MichaelaMurphy writes: Why don't you come to Crafty Wonderland this weekend at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland?
Posted: 3:41 pm on June 5th
MomtoZoe writes: Oh how I wish I would have known this was going on LOL.
Oh well maybe next time :)
Posted: 11:54 pm on June 4th
Jen_W writes: I wish I could have stayed longer with all the cool kids.
Posted: 9:56 pm on June 4th
AmberE writes: Wish I had been there!

Posted: 5:51 pm on June 4th
susanstars writes: It was so great to see you, Michaela! Thanks so much for coming down to visit with us :)
Posted: 1:27 pm on June 4th
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