Monday, April 11, 2011

Kinky Crafting

Some of the funniest things happen when a bunch of kinky people get together.

I enjoy lots of craft type things. I scrapbook, make jewelry, and paint. I’d wanted to learn how to knit and tweeted in the hope that I’d have at least one kinky friend on my tweetstream that could help me out. I don’t like to sew because I don’t have the patience or the ability to cut straight lines. Even with a ruler. A character defect that I can live with. Similar to getting lost even with a map.

I’d also tweeted about my intention to make a flogger based on the videos at the Kink Academy. I’m a little behind posting (although not watching) videos because I spent the last week decompressing from Momentumcon. I’d been trying to get my thoughts ordered enough to write a blog post or two about that, when I realized that I’d just wanted to do something creative that didn’t involve typing, writing, or the internet.

A sort of impromptu craft party grew out of those tweets. Toristorii put together (completely at the last minute) a Kinky Potluck and Craft night. It turned out so well that I’m hoping that she makes this a regular thing. This wasn’t a play party, this was just a bunch of friends bringing whatever craft they were working on, and a pot-luck item, and showing and talking about what they enjoyed. I like that. Seeing what my friends enjoy other than kink. One-dimensional relationship are not my thing and I like spending time with people doing ordinary things- but not having to watch our reference points when talking. The crafts ranged from a cane maker, knitters, pillow makers, a mixed media artist, a ropester who just wanted to whip the ends of her rope, and someone who was designing a collar design for his submissive. What piqued my interest was Subwonder who had made a joke about “blinging” her Hitachi and who was actually doing it.

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