Tuesday, June 8, 2010


So here’s the story: I frequently find myself reveling in the company of my creative, intelligent, and incredibly competent friends. We’ll be sitting at a table (inevitably over a beer at happy hour), and I will look around and think about the individual talents and expertise represented. I often feel honored to be a part of such a fantastic and ever expanding circle of friends.

When several of my friends asked me to host a craft night, of course I said yes. They know I love nothing more than spending hours making stuff. They also know that any gathering we have instantly becomes another occasion to eat. We love eating.

As I started planning craft night it occurred to me that this should become a regular thing. Not only because I love crafting and my friends, but also because we all have so many interests and talents. The idea of a recurring craft night morphed into the concept of a WTC: Women’s Teaching Cooperative (or What The Craft?), the idea being if someone has a skill or craft that others in the group want to learn, that person will host a WTC night and teach the group. It could be anything from making croissants, to canning, to French lessons, to brewing beer, to floral arrangements.

For the inaugural WTC night, I showed the group how to make glass lens magnets and fabric magnets. Since this was the first try, I wanted to choose crafts that were easily completed in a couple hours, and didn't require major tools.

I gave a 5 minute tutorial, and then they were off!

Super fun to see the results and each person's unique eye. A couple examples below. I can't wait for our next WTC! I'll be sure to report back.

Supply lists
Glass Magnets:
Mini hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Clear glass rocks (large and small)
Magnets (large and small)
Stack of old magazines
Mod Podge
Scissors for paper

Fabric Magnets:
Button kit
Button refill packs
Fabric scraps
Fabric scissors
Mini hot glue gun and hot glue sticks


  1. Man, I totally wish I lived near you! What a great idea, Brooke. I'm feeling jealous and trying to figure out if I feel jealous enough to be inspired to start a Spokane extension of WTC...