Monday, 21 January 2013

2013 is off to a flying start

WOW. We are 21 days into this year and already The Iron Maidens have been running ourselves ragged getting our wonderful new branch up and running! In our January meeting we had the lovely Karen MacFarlane pop along to talk us through the brilliance of yarnbombing. She told us about two upcoming events in Liverpool and we were more than keen to get involved. The first event is Chinese New Year, for which Liverpool City Council have asked local crochet group 'The Happy Hookers' to yarnbomb Bold Street with snakes. The second event is in March for the Threshold Festival and Karen's group The Merseyside Yarnstormers will be transforming the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool into a woolly wonderland. The Iron Maidens will be assigned our own lamppost as part of Threshold and are working on ideas and patterns as I type this.

Karen's talk definitely got our creative juices flowing and plenty of our members wanted to learn to crochet there and then. Fortunately our lovely Claire was on hand to start an impromptu crochet class.

We also announced our logo competition! As a unique and creative group of women we feel we deserve a unique and creative logo! This logo will be extra special as four of us will be getting it tattooed onto our flesh for all time. The brave/stupid foursome consists of our President, Sami Score; Vice-President, Sarah Martindale; Events Officer, Gaynor Newman and PR Officer, China Lou. For our members I have set up this thread in our forum where you can submit your entries electronically. For those who want to draw them out on paper, you can bring them to our next meeting and give them to me (Sarah).

Since the meeting we have also decided to start our very own knitting and crochet group, yet to be named. The group will meet every other Tuesday at The Marino Lounge in New Brighton at 7:30pm with the first meeting on Tuesday 29th January. These meetings are free for non-members too! So if you'd like the opportunity to come along and meet some of our ladies and get a feel for what we're about you will be very welcome. Then you can attend our next monthly meeting and sign your life over to us! The meeting will be Wednesday 13th February, 7:30pm at Misty Blues on Manor Road in Liscard.
I think that's everything! Happy January!
The Iron Maidens x

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