I Love Yarn Day, Oct 17, 2015

Ideas Needed: I Love Yarn Day, Oct 17, 2015

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

17 thoughts on “Ideas Needed: I Love Yarn Day, Oct 17, 2015

  • August 20, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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    How about a Rock-a-thon ! Rocking chair and crocheting that would be great. When the item is done it goes to charity.

    Our church did this some years ago. We had fifty rocker donated from the local hard ware store. We made 150 baby blankest for the NICU and for mother with out funds. We also made layette sets for burials..

  • August 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm
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    Mikey I think you should yarn bomb Diva Dan live at the show..

  • July 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm
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    Head to toe yarn bombing sounds like a good idea to me. Wear thing that you have made to showcase your own work. That would also help to get people intrested that normally wouldn’t have thought twice about what could be made with a little yarn and a hook or knitting needle. Good luck and I’m sure whatever you choose to do will be fabulous. ??

  • July 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm
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    Competition at the festival. Give people a hook, yarn and 15 minutes. See what you get !

  • July 27, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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    50% off your entire order from a major yarn manufacture would be awesome!

  • July 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm
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    Everyone wear a crocheted or knitted wig, with embellishments of course. Maybe even donate them to charity.

  • July 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm
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    Show beginners that we all create art in a easy and fascinating way.

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:40 am
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    Mikey, you are intuitively Bang On. The Crochet Crowd is one of my most favorite sites.
    I understand not being able to gift so many people with free yarn, but what if……
    You use one of the simple free patterns that you have on file. (I’m thinking having several different types to choose from. Blankets, animals, hats, scarves, etc.)
    Pair it with a skein of appropriate yarn.
    Attach a list of charities, and their addresses, that would benefit from the item.
    Charge a reduced price, maybe closer to cost.
    People can choose which project to buy, make, and give away.

    Everyone benefits. If the patterns are kept simple, the item could be made quickly. Maybe a Christmas theme, then you can repeat for your own gift giving.

    Just an idea to kick start the thinking process.

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:34 am
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    What if you invited people to come that day “yarn bombed”? That is, wearing as many items as possible, from head to toe, that they have crocheted/knitted? That would be cool 🙂

    • July 27, 2015 at 11:36 am
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      I like your idea.

    • July 27, 2015 at 11:42 am
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      Love this idea!

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:34 am
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    At the festival you could have a speed contest using the granny square. To see who can make the largest square in 5 minutes. Donations or $5 fee to enter. Prize could be selection of one snowflake from the Crowders.

    Set up an CD filming of how yarn is made. Have fun.

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:27 am
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    Love the idea. Wish I could visit the show!
    Since you’re doing holiday theme, I would suggest a competition to do either a Christmas tree skirt or Santa….along the lines of what y’all did with the Madhatter contest. Loved all those creative entries!

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:13 am
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    I think it would be fun to have a show and tell essay type contest- where all the folks could show their work and tell how their yarn work has made a difference to them. Some of those motivating stories could be shared or displayed at the creative festival. (It might be even fun if you asked for a hand knit/crocheted article to display with the essay for a visual display). You could ask for just about any thing and we would all go to work!

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:06 am
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    Have a birthday party complete with yarn bombed birthday cake, etc.

  • July 27, 2015 at 10:58 am
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    i think that a competition would be great, especially if it was an international competition, open for all levels of crochet expertise

  • July 27, 2015 at 10:34 am
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    I think you should do a live chat from the festival

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