Hosting a Crafternoon get-together can be ridiculously easy. You put out some drinks and snacks and invite like-minded people to bring their favorite projects to work on. For a little over a year, I’ve hosted a Crafternoon every couple of months. (One of these days, I’d like to try Crafterdinner Drinks.) Sometimes only a couple of people can attend; other days it gets quite crowded. I even invite people who don’t quilt or knit or scrapbook, and they bring coloring books. Some days we don’t do much but play board games. It’s pretty relaxed, and relaxing (I always specify “no kids, unless they have a crafty project” and no one ever brings kids).
This month, I decided to host a different sort of Crafternoon. Several people had expressed interest in learning about dyeing fabrics, so I planned a dyeing party. My mother also graciously agreed to teach a class on making cathedral window blocks since some other friends asked for that, too.
This took a little more planning than usual. Guests were asked to bring snacks, since I had lots of preparation to do. I put out ginger lemonade and unsweetened iced tea. I inventoried my supplies and decided I had enough tubs and utensils for everyone, but I needed to think about how to rinse our fabric outside. So I picked up an assortment of beverage tubs on clearance to fill that gap, and asked everyone to bring freezer bags for carrying their fabric home as well.