Bloggers were camped out in our offices all day for Alt. Summit NYC. No trip to the Martha Stewart offices is complete without some hands-on crafting. During their DIY time, bloggers put the term "friendship bracelet" to the test, making these sophisticated accessories from the July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living. Helping each other with the different braid styles was a natural way to start conversation and form new friendships.
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Put a Bird on It
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Many attendees said braiding the bracelets reminded them of summers spent at camp. This four-part braid results in a chunkier bracelet.
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Busy bloggers could also create their own cross-stitched families using graph paper and colored pencils to sketch out a basic design before picking up needle and thread.
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Crafts editor-at-large Jodi Levine was on hand to help Alt. attendees pick thread for their cross-stich projects.
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X Marks the Spot
Each colored square on graph paper represent a stitch in the finished project.
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A rainbow of yarn colors was set out for the bloggers to choose from. To truly capture their subjects' personality, participants were encouraged to base their cross-stich clothing on real outfits.
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Make a Map
This Alt. attendee chose to immortalize man's best friend in cross-stich form.
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After a day full of crafting and chatting, the bloggers walked away with finished projects –– and a few business cards and contacts.