Earlier this year, my craft guru, Diane Gilleland, created a brilliant crafty Google Map of Portland, highlighting all the cool crafty spots in her awesome city. Through collaboration from the active Portland community, it has grown to be a complex list of all places remotely craft related in Portland: fabric stores, places where you can take classes, thrift stores and more.
She wrote about how she put the map together for Craft08, and from her inspiration and clear instruction inspired me to create a similar map for the Austin crafting community. I first posted about the map on Craftzine, and I'm reposting it here in case you missed it. If you know of hot spots that need adding, add them! I love seeing the little dropped pins growing in number ..... :