Berwyn Makers

Local support and resources for turning your craft or art into a business

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Berwyn Makers + Craftivism = Awesome

At Berwyn Makers, one of the goals we have yet to achieve is doing some sort of charitable works, as a group.  We’re thinking at least once a year.

So this post on Crafting a Green World caught my eye, and the story takes place in the Chicago area, though the blog is not local.

This project involves crocheting, we’re maybe thinking about something that involves sewing, it seems that many of us sew.

What do you think?  What crafty giving projects are you aware of?  Which ones have the most impact, and yet can be done with easily obtainable (hopefully donated) materials?

Please comment, thanks!

P.S.  For any quilters out there, do you know about Quilts for Kids?  They’ll send you all the fabric, already cut!


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Holiday Packaging Tips from Art Bead Scene Blog


Here’s a terrific post from Kylie Parry at Art Bead Scene on how she amps up the packaging for the holidays.  She also changes her packaging a little every season!  Here’s the post:

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2014 Meeting Dates and Themes


January 9th Blogging! with a guest expert.

February 10th Pricing: an interactive meeting.

March 13th Pi Day Eve! We’ll Eat Pie and begin our series on budgeting and big picture money management, with a guest expert.

April 10th Budgeting and money management part two.

May 8th Craft fairs. Which ones? How to choose? Interactive meeting.

And, as we did last year, we’ll continue to meet through the summer.

Have suggestions for awesome speakers, or topics you need help with, please post a comment, or email your organizers.


December Meeting – Berwyn Makers


Show and Tell!

Join us December 12th at Unity Lutheran Church in Berwyn for a show and tell meeting. What are you making this holiday season? What masterpieces or bread and butter pieces are you making? Bring something to show off, share or ask for help with.

I know, we said November would be our last meeting before the holidays, but some of us are so hard core, we wanted to meet in December too!

Supporting fellow makers is awesome, we hope you’ll be a part of the new Berwyn Makers in our new location.

Networking, support, information and guest experts have helped our members improve their creative businesses in the past. What could that kind of support do for you?

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Berwyn Makers November Meeting

Join Berwyn Makers at our last meeting before the holidays!

Thursday, November 14th, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Socialize and  plan for the new year!

New location:
Unity Lutheran Church at 6720 31st Street in Berwyn,upstairs in the Carolina Room.  Enter through the doorway on 31st street (middle of building).

Please also click here to fill out a short survey to help us move forward in 2014.