Virtual Meetups and Keeping Connected
Last night I attended my first virtual knit night online using the app Zoom, and hosted by the local Froggers* Knit Group and it was surprising cathartic. It took a little getting used to talking one at a time and being okay with online bouts of silence while everyone knit/crafted, but the organizer did a great job moving the chat along when needed by engaging each participant through questions you would normally hear at night knits (such as: ‘What’s the next project in your queue?). It definitely helped ease the feeling isolated and out of our normal groove of self-care activity.
(*Froggers is an independent knit night get-together that has been meeting weekly at a local Vancouver/Burnaby area Starbucks; details can be found through the Vancouver-area Meetup app).
One of our amazing knitting teachers also hosts a local knit group and this weekend is launching her first Virtual Meet-Up Event this Saturday; and you are invited!
Cozy up with a warm cup of your favourite drink and your current WIP (work in progress) and join knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters and spinners this Saturday from 10:30-12:30 for this virtual meet up event.
Rebecca Glazier, one of our talented knitting and crochet instructors, has organized this fantastic virtual event to help us all stay connected during this time of social distancing so that we can continue to share our passion for fibre arts.
All you need to do to participate is follow this link via Zoom to join the event HERE. If you download the Zoom app you can also join from your tablet or smart phone. Prop up your device facing you in your most comfortable knit corner and join us!
- Saturday, March 21
Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2252179322
Zoom Event ID: 225 217 9322
- Rebecca has been hosting Meet Ups in N:ew Westminster and Vancouver this past year and even if you haven’t had a chance to attend one in person yet this is the perfect time to join in.
As we adjust to our new normal, virtual events like this one are so important to helping us maintain connections to friends, old and new, and to continue to learn from one another in the fibre community.
Additionally tonight at 7pm, I will be hosting an Instagram Story LIVE VIDEO from the shop to demonstrate a beginner needle felting project that everyone can try from home. This is less interactive, but one small effort I can do to help us stay connected. You will be able to watch it in the @baaadannas Instagram stories until 7pm Saturday night.
A big thank you to you, Rebecca! We are so grateful that you’ve organized this event.
Peek in on Instagram tonight, and we hope to virtually see you all there Saturday morning. We can’t wait.
If you want to share any other virtual meet ups or craft connection events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to post your info to open them up to our community. We will weather this together, as we are stronger as a community.