Makers gonna make (make, make, make, make).
If you are on Instagram and you are a maker, you’ve surely encountered (and possibly participated in) the many monthly challenges that bring makers together – sharing images, experiences, inspirations, and ideas.
In January the Manitoba Fibre Festival released a preview of the Mood Board that is at the heart of our own challenge for 2018. Our challenge runs through the summer, providing plenty of time to participate. If you’re ready to learn more, we’ve prepared a thorough description now available on the website at Makers Challenge 2018.
Here’s the quick summary: we want our amazing community of makers to join in and play in whatever way suits you best. Our community is rich with folks who knit, crochet, weave, and felt; folks who dye and produce the yarns and fibres we love; and folks who design for their fellow knitters (and crochet peers).
We’re inviting all of your to accept our challenge of creating things inspired by a shared mood board. (If this challenge is successful, we’ll provide a new mood board next year.) At the simplest level, we hope you will share your inspired projects with us and inspire others – so we can “build community through creative collaboration”. We’ll be watching and sharing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our Ravelry group.
We’re also inviting (challenging) our dyers, producers, and designers to share their creations so that others can make use of them. We’ll be hosting a make-a-long this summer that features local designers as well as local yarns and fibres that have been inspired by our Challenge. We’re excited to see what folks create together.
Share directly in the Ravelry group and/or social media. The hashtags to use (on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) so that we can easily find your creations are: