Hello everyone! We’re excited to announce the third meeting of Make: PGH, Pittsburgh’s finest group dedicated to all things DIY! We’ve got some exciting speakers and activities lined up for this event, so join us on Tuesday, May 11th, and get your Make on! RSVP is requested, but not required. Here’s what we have scheduled:
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.
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. Sub-topics will include:
- Will It Felt? (What in this big world of ours will felt?)
- Make Something New! (Find a new use for that wool sweater accidentally shrunk in the dryer!)
- Fix It! (Fill pulls, moth holes, etc. in an old sweater by adding a design OR repairing it.)
- Bling-On-Bling* (Embellish your bling with woolly goodness)
- Straight Up. (How to make a sheet of base felt )
- Touchy-feely examples will be passed around.
Following our fine presenters, we will have a mystery activity of great interest and possible import!
Wait, what is this group?
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
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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