Chicago Craft Social September 24th

Chicago Craft Social
Friday, September 24th
7pm - 10pm

Vineyard Church
2495 Howard Street (behind Jewel)
Evanston, IL 60202

What is a Craft Social?
This fun-filled event is a chance to craft and meet amazing people.  Whether you want to learn a new craft, meet like-minded crafters or hang out with your friends for the night and make cool stuff... Craft Social is the place.  You can bring your own projects to work on and share with new friends, we have plenty of space to create in.  We also have over 20 different projects in every genre of craft from paper crafting to painting.  You will decide at the event which two projects you would like to make and then sit at a table and create.  While hand crafting your nifty little project, you will meet new friends, professional crafters or maybe even someone who likes macrame just like you!

Will I know what the projects are before the Social?
Most projects will be in place before the Social and announced here on the blog a couple days prior to the event.  Everyone will receive a guide of the event so they can navigate which tables they would like to join.  Seating is limited at each table and there will generally be two "seatings" for each project so that everyone will have ample time to complete their craft.

What do I bring to the Craft Social?
Most projects require you to bring nothing but a smile but if you see a project in the list of projects that will be listed here on the blog next week, check to make sure that you are not required to bring any supplies in order to participate.  Depending on the project table you hope to join will determine what you should bring along.  We recommend everyone bring a pair of scissors and a friend (just make sure they register)!

Does it cost anything to attend?
Yes.  The fee to attend the Chicago Craft Social is currently $25 per person and there will be limited availability at the door.  On site availability will be announced on the morning of the event on the blog.  Everyone must register so that we can plan the event appropriately.  We only have a limited number of tickets and space, so register early as this event fills fast.  We will not be able to accomodate walk-ins at the door, all tickets must be pre-paid.  There are no refunds but you can transfer your ticket to a friend if you are unable to attend.

Where is it?
At the Evanston Vineyard Church,  a former electronics warehouse located on the border of Evanston, Rogers Park, and Skokie (behind the Jewel).  There is plenty of table room at this event and ample FREE parking.  You can also get here simply by taking the Red Line to Howard and then the Pace 215 bus.  Directions and map.

Who runs the project tables?
At this event, we have professional crafters, every day crafters, craft businesses and self-run projects planned.  We have some great companies and crafters who have generously joined in to sponsor a project.  If you would like to be a sponsor for this event or an upcoming Craft Social or you are interested in becoming a project leader, email us at craftsocial(at)gmail(dot)com.  This is a great way to connect with crafters.

Is Chicago Craft Social doing any projects for the community?
Yes, we are!  Thanks for asking.
At every Craft Social, we choose a charity that we would like to craft for and support.

Other Special Information...

No kids under 18 are admitted at this event (except nursing babies).  With scissors everywhere, this would be no place for small children.

No alcoholic beverages permitted, again because of the all the scissor madness.

Some of our sponsors have generously donated some special gifts and everyone will receive a goodie bag when they arrive at the Social.  Our Sponsors are being announced on the Chicago Craft Social blog, so stay tuned for more information about what we have in store.

All attendees will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival and you may enter to win one of our fabulous door prizes.  Depending on your craft of choice there are lots to choose from and you will get to decide which one you would like to try your luck at winning.

If anyone has any other questions, concerns or suggestions... please email Craft Social at craftsocial(at)gmail(dot)com.


Michele said...

I'm so disappointed that you won't let younger crafters attend! My 11 year old daughter attended the Renegade Craft fair last weekend, spent $100 of her own money on crafts & has a serious appreciation for the art of hand made items. I would have loved to have shared this with her but your age limit prevents us from both attending! I understand you don't want kids running around but don't you think the $25 fee would stop most moms from bringing in kids who wouldn't appreciate the event? Lower the age limit, please!

Amanda said...

We are so sorry we can't let in younger crafters. There are just too many sharp objects and potential liabilities for us to let in minors, even those who have an appreciation for handmade and who would be well-behaved. Hope you can come another time and share some of the ideas you pick up with your daughter. We will let you know if our policy changes in the future.

The Chicago Geisslers said...

Hi, so excited for tomorrow night. Is there one place that lists all of the projects? The project list link only shows some of them. Thanks!