About DIY Alert
DIY Alert is your one-stop calendar for craft events, craft classes, and craft groups in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas.
Portland, Oregon has an incredible crafty culture. If you know where to look, you can find a sewing class, craft fair, knitting circle, or beadwork exhibit just about every day of the week.
Up until now, the problem has been knowing where to look. To stay on top of the PDX craft culture, you had to be on a dozen email lists, while scanning newspapers and craft-store bulletin boards. We created DIY Alert! to put all crafty events into one place, so that creative people would easily be able to find interesting things to do.
We also wanted to help all the crafty businesses, groups, and shows in this city to find all the adoring fans they deserve.
We're always adding more to the calendar. Have we missed your favorite crafty event? Have a suggestion? Please let us know!
Founder: Sister Diane, sometimes also known as Diane Gilleland, is a big craft geek, and the person who created DIY Alert. She's also the producer and host of a podcast and blog about all things crafty, aptly named CraftyPod. She writes crafty stuff for CraftStylish, CRAFT, and other print and online publications. She's the author of a popular ebook about craft blogging and a forthcoming book about Kanzashi.
Stewards: Merritt Massuch and Jackie Imdahl, cofounders of Handmade NW and long-time fan of Diane and DIY Alert, have taken over the maintenance and future development of DIY Alert. Merritt is a web developer by weekday/crafter by weekend and owner of PDX Softgoods. At local craft events, you can find her tucked behind her sewing machine making personalized koozies among other quirky, crafty things. You can find Jackie, soap maker extraordinaire and owner of Scrumptious Suds, and many local craft events as well as at her new studio/retail shop Mélange located at NW Lovejoy and 17th in NW Portland.
Twitter: Follow us at http://twitter.com/DIYAlert for an additional way to keep up with what's going on the local craft scene. We are looking for some assistance tweeting the latest and greatest, interested? Contact us!
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