Needlework ideas are flowing through my head like a glacial river on a hot sunny day. I guess the mental clutter is sufficiently reduced to allow for creative thinking. I need to start another list. Time will tell which ideas get picked up and turned into projects.
The idea that captivates me today is an online bookmark class for the 2009 Bookmark Challenge beginning in March. I have a number of ideas for non-traditional ways to finish bookmarks that I would love to share, and a class format would allow for lengthier, chattier instructions along with lots of diagrams and pictures, group discussion, and, of course, the chance to ask and answer questions.
Plus, it would allow participants to stitch together, helping to make the Challenge a social thing, which is what I want it to be.
Plus, it would generate more income that can be donated to literacy projects.
All of this began with an idea for a very small embroidered magnetic bookmark. I don’t know if this particular bookmark will work–I need thin, fairly strong magnets or magnet sheets. The magnet sheets I have, purchased from JoAnns or Michaels, aren’t as thin as I’d like them to be. I’m not sure how readily available thin magnets are, but I met magnet manufacturers at the CHA trade show last year, so I know how to find out.
An online bookmark class during the Challenge…hmmm. Not exactly a lot of time to prepare, but it could be done.