my last post to the blog



I would like to thank those of you who have been following the craftingblind blog. I have enjoyed the last two years of posting the classes for the NFB Krafters Division. However, there is change in the air and another blog for the division will soon be starting. It will not have class postings but instead be a more traditional blog written by one of our members.


So, if you are interested in finding out about the classes that are available on krafters Korner, finding out about how to join our new blog, or how to join the NFB Krafters division: go to



hand-crafted braille greeting cards for sale

The NFB Krafters Division is pleased to announce that we are selling braille greeting cards with tactile pictures. We have six card occasions and ten tactile pictures from which to choose.

Cards come in a quarter-sized card for $3 and a half-sized card for $5.

For more information go to our greeting card page


Mini Easter Basket

Class Name: Mini Easter Basket

Instructor: Terry K

Craft Category: Easter Craft

Class format: phone

Class Date: April 6, 2017

Class time: 8 PM EDT

Sign Up Deadline: March 31, 2017

Skills needed: none


Class Description:

Make a small Easter basket with a mini chick or bunny.

This is a quick class to give you the instructions to make inexpensive baskets to give to a few people. After completing it, you may fill it with your candy or eggs. Alternative ideas for different ways to make these baskets will be given in class


Supplies Needed:

Container for your basket, (example: applesauce single serve, margarine tub, any round container)

6 pipe cleaners in pastel colors


Hole punch


2 yellow pompoms

1 orange pipe cleaner

2 squally eyes

Orange foam or construction paper


Where can you get supplies?

Walmart, craft stores and your cupboards.


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Your Best Friends’ Wreath

Class Name: Your Best Friends’ Wreath

Craft Category: uncategorized

Class Type: phone

Instructor: Terry K

Class Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Class time: 8 pm eastern.

Sign Up Deadline: November 22, 2016


Class Description:

Make a wreath for your best friend, your dog!

Skill Level: need to be able to cut ribbon and make bows.


Supplies needed:

  • grapevine wreath, average size from small 6 inch to 12 or above to match size of dog
  • one small roll of curling ribbon, Christmas color or other
  • large ribbon
  • one box of Milk bones or other bones, size of bones for size of dog
  • scissors

Where can you get supplies?

Grocery store and craft store.


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Upcoming Class Three Simple Halloween Treat Crafts

Class Name: Three Simple Halloween Treat Crafts

Craft Category: Miscellaneous

Class Type: phone

Instructor: Cindy Z

Class Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sign Up Deadline: October 09, 2016


Class Description:

We will be making three simple Halloween Treat Crafts. We will make a mummy, a pumpkin and a Witch’s Broom. These cute crafts will be appropriate to hand out for Halloween at school, Church or the door.


Skill level:

You will need to be able to use scissors and cut.

You will need to be able to tie a knot.


Supplies Needed:

  • Assorted Candy (corn candy, mini Halloween treats, peanuts, popcorn etc.) enough for each of the three crafts you will be making.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • For the Pumpkin:
  • Orange tissue paper
  • 9″ round cake pan or template to cut 9″ circle Green florist tape or green painters tape
  • For the Witch’s Broom:
  • small craft paper bags in brown color
  • yarn (orange, yellow, brown or black would be good) unsharpened pencils (one Halloween pencil for each craft)
  • For the mummy:
  • Google Eyes
  • White Cheese cloth
  • small cotton balls
  • empty plastic water/pop bottle (clear will work best) tacky glue utility knife to cut water bottle

Where can you get supplies?

Hobby Lobby or any craft store

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Fabric Memo Board

Class name: Fabric Memo Board


Craft category: other

Class type: phone

Instructor: Courtney


Class dates: August 4 and 11, 2016

Time if applicable: 8 P.M. eastern

Sign up deadline: July 28, 2016


Class description: In this class, you will learn to make a fabric memo board that can be hung in an office, kitchen or other room. This inexpensive project would make a great gift for someone special.


Skill level: easy


Supplies Needed:

  • Card board measuring 21×15 or size of your choice Twin size quilt batting
  • 1 yard solid color fabric
  • 1 spool 3/8″ coordinating ribbon
  • Small package thumb tacks
  • Fabric glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Straight edge for cutting fabric
  • Tape measure
  • 2 tabs from soda cans


Optional materials:

  • 6-8 decorative buttons or push pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing thread


Where can you get supplies?

Craft stores or Walmart.


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Crochet For Beginners

Class name: Crochet For Beginners


Craft category: crochet

Class type: phone

Instructor: Cathy F


Class dates: Thursday, October 6 and 13, 2016

Time8 p.m. eastern

Sign up deadline: September 30, 2016


Class description: Learn to make the beginning chain, single crochet stitch and the basic bind off. After completing this class, you will have the skills to create a simple scarf.


Skill level: Beginner, no experience needed.


Supplies Needed:

  • Crochet hook size I, J or K.
  • Yarn, worsted or bulky weight.
  • 2 stitch markers.


Where can you get supplies?

My favorite is

However, you can find yarn and crochet hooks in all craft stores.



Safety Pin Beaded Silver Bell

Safety Pin Beaded Silver Bell


Class name: Safety Pin Beaded Silver Bell


Craft category: safety pin beading

Class type: phone

Instructor: Theresa


Class dates: Tuesday, August 2 and 9, 2016

Time if applicable: 8 PM eastern

Sign up deadline: July 26, 2016


Class description: Silver bells are a beautiful way to decorate for the holidays. Come and learn how to create a 3D bell.


Skill level: beginner


Supplies Needed Contact instructor for details.


Where can you get supplies? Bolek’s Crafts



Upcoming class: Braided Sailor’s Bracelet

Braided Sailor’s Bracelet


Class name: Braided Sailor’s Bracelet


Craft category: other

Class type: phone

Instructor: Anette


Class date: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time if applicable: 2 PM eastern

Sign up deadline: June 11, 2016


Class description: Join us for a 1-session telephone class where you will learn to make a braided bracelet from 1 piece of cord using the Turks Head braid. Some call this the Braided Sailor’s bracelet. The finished bracelet is a continuous loop with no opening or closure. Once you master this technique, others will be amazed at your work.


Skill level: While there are no pre-requisite, skills for this project, those who enjoy knot making and manipulation of strands and loops of cords will fall in love with this technique.


Supplies Needed:

  • 6-9 feet of 550 paracord, also known as parachute cord. Available in different thicknesses with the 550 being a medium width measuring 4mm – 4.5mm. It comes in a wide range of colors including glow in the dark. A light color will show off the braiding better than a dark color. You could also use rope that is 1/8 inches – ¼ Inches thick, which is close to 4mm – 6mm. One type of rope is called Manila rope. A thick cord/rope will make it easier to learn this technique.
  • 1 can from your pantry with around a 4-inch diameter. Usually this can holds approximately 28 ounces of food such as crushed or stewed tomatoes, or pumpkin. This sized can is also known as a No. 2 ½ or a 404×411. If you do not have a can of this size, find some other round object with a diameter of 4-5 inches. Another option is a 12-inch piece of cardboard that you can bend into a circle and hold the ends together with tape to form a cylinder. If the only thing you have is a soup can, go ahead and use it. The end product will probably be too small to fit on to your wrist, but that is fine as this will probably be your first of many practice attempts.
  • Small amount of tape such as masking or clear tape. Packing tape and duct tape can work, but are a bit stickier than you need.
  • 1 hand towel.   While this is optional, some people might find it helpful. A t-shirt, cloth napkin or some other cloth item of this size can work.
  • Scissors.



Where can you get supplies?

AC Moore, JoAnne Fabric, Michael’s Crafts, Wal-Mart, online craft supply resource


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Loom knit flower Email Version

Class Name: LOOM KNIT FLOWER Email Version
Craft category: loom knitting
Class type: email
Cathy F
Class date: June 10,, 2016
Sign up deadline: May 31,, 2016
Skill level: beginner:
Supplies Needed:
• 1 12 peg loom (called a flower loom)
• Loom hook
• Small amount of worsted weight yarn in a flower color
• Scissors
• 4 peg markers would be helpful (such as rubber stitch markers twist ties or whatever will sit at the bottom of your peg.)

Where to get supplies: From your yarn stash.

Description: Learn to knit a pretty flower with petals that you can pin on your clothing as an accent or use to create a unique baby blanket or throw. This is a quick and easy project. Note it is a repeat of the phone class offered in April.

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