Saturday, March 07, 2009

So Many FREE Crafter's Forums, Groups, and Online Communities


As you probably know I'm a crafter and therefore a little biased when it comes to the crafting community on the web. But, I have to say that the arts and craft community on the web is still THE BEST!

The arts and craft community on the Internet is so vibrant, so cheerful, so thoughtful, and filled with so many talented artists and crafters from hundreds of different venues. And, best of all - everyone is always so willing to help everyone else out and share their creations, things they learned, tips and how-to's, etc. We are an arts and craft community united in helping each other. That's something we should all be very proud of. As I like to say, "What helps one artists and crafter helps all of us!"

So, how do you join this fantastic community? Well, you join one or several of the hundreds of arts and craft forums, groups, or online communities that are out there and there are a lot of them.

In fact, the line is also blurring between the various kinds of arts and crafts forums, groups, communities and websites and/or blogs. Some of the communities include individual members pages, blogs, discussions areas, photo albums, video's, etc. There's a HUGE variety now amongst the different communities and hundreds upon hundreds of different ones to choose from. There's a forum, group, or community for every one's arts & craft talent and/or interest.

Since there are so many of them I thought I'd include a list of FREE ones that I am aware of on the sidebar of my "The Best FREE Craft Articles Blog" so you can visit some of the ones that might interest you and, possibly, join some.

The listing of a forum, group, or online communities on my "The Best FREE Craft Articles Blog" or in this post does not imply endorsement of the forum, crafter's websites, crafter's businesses, crafter's products, links or integrity of the web pages to which the forum, group, or community leads. If you encounter post or links on any of the forums, groups, or online communities that is objectionable and not family-friendly please notify me as soon as possible so that we can remove them from this page and from our list.

Here's my list of FREE Crafter's Forums, Groups, and Crafter's Online Communities:

52 Sketches...52 Weeks
About.com Family Crafts Forum
About.com Quilting Forum
About.com Sewing Forum
ABPag3
AllCrafts.net Forums
AllCrafters.com Community Forum
Altered Diva Online Workshop
American Craft Guide Community
A Passion for Primitives - Delphi Forums
APQS Forum
A Primitive Journey Community
Art Critique Gallery & Forums
ArtFace
Art Fair Insiders
Arthobby
A Stitch Club
A Vintage Bride
Beaders Showcase
Bella Online
BFC Creations
BlogHer ForumBlack Crafters Guild
BookArtz.com
Burda Style
Candlemakers Corner
Candle Makers Group
Care2.com
Circle of Crafters
Cloth Doll Artistry
Cloth Doll Connection Forum
Cloth Doll Maker's Forum - MSN Group
Cloth Doll Making - Yahoo Group
Cloth Doll Classroom
Color Combos Galore
Coolecting.com
Cottage Comforts - Delphi Forums
Country Lane Peddler
Cr8tv
Craft Buddy
Craft Class
Craft Crowd
Crafted Online
CrafterZone
Craft Gossip
Crafthaus
Crafting In Style
Craft Recipes
Craftsie
Craftster.org Forum
Craftzine Forum
Crafts Fair Online Bulletin Boards
CraftWorldOnline
Craftz.org
Cranapple Christmas Forum
Create A Prim's Community
Creative Adventures With Vintage Niki
Creative Butterfly
Creative Cloth Dolls
Creative Considerations
Creative Souls
Creative Workshops
Crochet List
CrowSoup.com Forum - Delphi Forum
CT Sewing
Delphi Forums
Digicrap101
DIY City Community
DJDoodle Junction Craft Community Forum
Doll Ad Central
Dolls and Bears Collectors Society
Easy-Crafts-101
eBay - Art & Artists Groups
eBay - Crafts Groups
Embellisher Netwrok
EmbellishStitchEnrich
eTatters
Etsy Artists of Color
Etsy Bloggers Street Team
Etsy Cottage Style
Etsy For Charity
Etsy Texas Crafters
Everything Sewing
Facebook.com - Groups
Fashion-Era Forum
Fashion Dolls & Other Small Crafts
Felting Forum
Fiber Arts/Mixed Media
Fiber Focus
Flickr - Groups
Folkart Fans
FreeCraft Unlimited
Friendly Sewing - Delphi Forum
Friends Of Cloth Dolls
GardenWeb Forums
GetCrafty.com
Glitter Town Dolly's - Yahoo Group
Goddess Dolls
Gone Beadin'
Google Groups
Gothic Arches
GWHitty Group
Handmade World
Hands - On Heaven
Heirlom Sewing and Smocking - Delphi Forum
Hitty Group
How To Sew
Idrawandpaint
www.in2crafts.co.za
IndiePublic
Inspired Blueprints
InspireME
INTO Ceramics
Jewelry Designer Network
Kitchen Gardeners
Kitty Kitty
KnitIdeas
Knitting Community
Leahpeah's Trade A Craft
Let's Make Art
Made It Myself On Ning
Making-Jewelry.com
Make Mine Pink Forum
McBears.com
Milliande Creativity Club
Mixed Media Arts
Mixed Media With Suzi Blu
Modern Cloth Doll Making
Moms Like Me
Moms Network Forum
MQ Resourse - Machine Quilter's
My Art Buddies
My Embroidery Mentor
My Scrap Space
My Quilt Patch
Nancyes Art Dolls
Needle Felting Fun - Yahoo Forum
Neutral Ground
Ning Communities
No White Tent Affordable Art/Craft Shows
OOAK Art Dolls
Painting With Paulette
Paper Craft Planet
Paper Digital Art and Images by Kim
PatternReview.com Forum
Paper Doll Exchange
Paper Therapy
Polymer Clay Productions
Primitive & Rustic Crafts and Decorations
Primitive Kountry
Prim Mart Community Forum
Quilter's World
Quilting Board
Quilting Friends
Quilting - Where Imaginations Grow
Quiltropolis
Quilts Your Way
Reborn Doll Artists Circle
Reborn Help
Renee's Garden Community
Right At Home Scrapbooking
Rug Hooking Daily
Scrapbook.com Forum
Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine
Scrapbooking To Learn
Scrap Garden
ScrappingMyBunsOff
Sea Glass Artists & Sea Glass Collectors
Sea Glass Lovers
Serendipity Scrapbooks Forum
SewCity.com
SewGirls.com Sewing and Dressmaking online Community
Sewing Forum
Sewing Information Exchange Bulletin Board
Sew-op.net
Sew-whats-new.com Forum
Shabby Rose Chic
She-essence Forum
Siggy Piggy
Silk Painting Network
Sisters At Heart
Small Business Ideas Forum
Small Town Living
Snickerdoodle Dreams
StampTV
Stitchers Haven
Stitchin Fingers
Sweet'n Sassy Stampers
The Antique Sewing Basket
The Artful Paper Doll
The Buried Treasury Network
The Boxx
The Distinctive Fabric Network
The Ephemera Network
The Fairy Society Artist Community Network
The Guild Of Master Bearcrafters
The Indie Inspire Company
The Jewelry Artists Network
The Mom Pack Forum
The Natural Surface
The Parlor - An Old Fashioned Living Community
The Quilt & Needle
The Sewing Wenches Forum - Yahoo Group
The Vintage Village
The Welcome Mat
UK Crafts Forum
UK Handmade
Vintage Cloth Doll Making
Vintage Life Network
Vintage Pulse
WAHM Message Boards
Weekend Workshops
We Love Art Fire
We Love Etsy
WeScrap
Wild Art Dolls
Willowing's Wonderful World of Whimsy
Working With Felt
Yahoo Groups
Your Handmade

I hope you find a forum, group, or online community for whatever arts & crafts interest you may have. Maybe I'll be a member there, too.


Posted by Linda Walsh Originals - "Doll Patterns for Grown-up Girls!"

Graphic Copyright © 2008 Denise Bailey of KKL Primitives.

3 comments:

Linda Jereb said...

For a great site with tons of sea glass crafts, display ideas, photographs, locations to collect and so much more. VISIT http://www.seaglasslovers.ning.com

Linda Walsh said...

Hi, Linda:

Thanks for letting me know. I'll get you added on the next update. Have a great day.

Linda

Lisl Armstrong said...

Hi,

I wanted to let you know about Sea Glass Artists & Sea Glass Collectors which is a social networking site for sea glass artists and sea glass collectors alike. There is a lot of information in our network about craft techniques including jewelry making. This network is all about cultivating each others creativity in a non competitive atmosphere. This is also a non commercial site with no commercial agenda.

http://seaglassartists.ning.com/

Thanks,

Lisl Armstrong

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