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#MakersHour Questions – 17th July 2019 Host:@Weaves_n_Rings

Q1. Rarely do people just fall into what they love to do. What kind of craft/art/makes did you try in the past and how did you feel about them? How does it differ from what you do now? #MakersHour

Q2. If I could, I would love to own and run a little shop that not only sells what I make but encourages local artists to show and sell their art there. Support each other. How far would you take your works if you could? #MakersHour

Q3. Word Play! Describe what you do while being overly-descriptive without actually saying what you do. Be creative with your words! Let’s see if we can guess what you do. #MakersHour

Q4. Art is a gift to share with others. How would you use your works to give to those in need? If you have already done so, tell us about it! #MakersHour

Q5. How would you use your works to mess with others? I found out about yarn-bombing, which is basically around benches, trees, etc. all around town to mess with people. What kind of fun would you try with what you do? (don’t be too mean) #MakersHour

Q6. We are always trying to improve. What’s the next milestone you hope to hit with your craft? #MakersHour

#MakersHour Questions – 10th July 2019 Host:@TiklishHoneyBee

Q1: Welcome to #MakersHour, what have you been making this week? Please introduce yourself and show us your creations!

Q2: Us makers will often take something we have and improve or personalise it, but have you ever thought “If I had one of those, I’d do … to it?” Tell us about it, what is something you don’t have that you’d love to let your creativity loose on? #MakersHour

Q3: The other day I was marking out a large radius arc using a marker pen tied to a length of string. What are some simple slapped-together tools or methods you use in your making? #MakersHour

Q4: We often ask about a ‘dream’ make with unlimited time, money and resources: But do you have a more readily achievable ‘dream’ make? Something you feel you’ll be able to do in your lifetime, but perhaps not just yet. What is it? And why not now? #MakersHour

Q5: How did you get started in making? Are your making skills mostly self taught or did/do you take lessons or classes? #MakersHour

Q6: If there’s a brush (paint, glue, oil) and a cup of tea (or other drink), it’s almost inevitable that one will end up in the other. What are some other silly little goofs you have to watch out for when you make? #MakersHour

#MakersHour Questions – 3rd July 2019 Host:@strangecurios

Q1. Your tag/name, geographic location, preferred maker medium & something you made this week. Pictures be nice & add #MakersHour!

Q2. I sculpt figures & love the classical sculptures of Praxiteles & Thorvaldsen. Name a maker/creative from History who has influenced your creative making & why? #MakersHour

Q3. I have technical electronics skill of a blind goldfish. What skill are you in awe of & consider your personal ‘creative’ skills gap? #MakersHour

Q4. Given impending Climate Crisis – What are you doing in your making to mitigate its potential negative environmental impact & resource usage? #MakersHour

Q5. The world is on Fire! You can only save three works of Art/Sculpture/Architecture to put on a (Big) spaceship to best represent creative culture of Humanity. What are they? #MakersHour

Q6. Name a manual/guide/book that has informed your making & why? – for me it was Betty Edwards -‘Drawing on the right hand side of the Brain’ #MakersHour

#MakersHour Questions – 26th June 2019 Host:@arthyanofiicial

  1. Hello! I’m Ellanor. I would love to know who you are and what your favourite make or funniest mishap has been this week. #MakersHour
  2. You have the power to instantly master any skill! What is it? #MakersHour
  3. If you could collaborate with any person from history to make something with, who would it be and why? #MakersHour
  4. Which famous masterpiece (landmark, painting, instrument, jewellery etc) would you try and re-create if you had the chance? #MakersHour
  5. If you could bring any one tool you use to time-travel back in time with, what would it be? This choice could change the course of history … #MakersHour
  6. Tell us a pivotal moment in your life that inspired or reaffirmed your love of making? #MakersHour

#MakersHour Questions – 19th June 2019   Host:@suearcher6

Q1 Hello Makers! I’ve had a birthday this week, so tell us how old you are and what you’ve been doing! There’s a cryptic clue to my age in the rest of the questions…. #MakersHour

Q2 Fun – what do you do for fun when you’re not making? #MakersHour

Q3 Invaluable – what tool or material could you absolutely not do without? #MakersHour

Q4 Fame – if you could be world famous for one of the things you’ve made, which one would you like that to be? #MakersHour

Q5 Training – Have you had any formal training in your making or are you self taught, and if the latter, how did you teach yourself? #MakersHour

Q6 Youth – what things did you do in your youth that still influence your making? #MakersHour

#MakersHour Questions – 12th June 2019  Host:@monkeysailor

Q1) Introduce yourself, show us what you’ve been making this week, and show us your workspace. #MakersHour

Q2) We all joke about “safety third” and Rule Zero, but how do you REALLY deal with safety when you work? Do you consider the long term effects of dust, fumes, and chemicals? Do you wear all the PPE? #MakersHour

Q3) How do you advertise what you do, and how much networking do you do? What drives that networking? Potential sales, potential purchases, potential collaboration, or something else? #MakersHour

Q4) Resource consumption and waste products production are the inevitable result of creation. How do you minimise waste, and how do you consider the environmental impact of your making? #MakersHour

Q5) Do you bulk buy to save money in the long run, or do you buy just enough material and consumables for the job at hand? #MakersHour

Q6) Would you rather hand out business cards, fliers, postcards, or stickers at an event? What sort of advertising would you rather receive at an event? #MakersHour

#MakersHour Questions – 5th June 2019

Q1) .  What has been your most memorable make of the last year? Yours or someone else’s. Pics if possible please … #MakersHour

Q2) Have you collaborated with someone new this year? What did you do? #MakersHour

Q3) Have you learnt any new skills this year? Would you recommend them? #MakersHour

Q4) Have you surprised yourself this year by making something you didn’t think you could or something turned out better than expected? If so, what? #MakersHour

Q5) This time next year, what do you want to be able to point at and say “I made that” ? Sketches welcome! #MakersHour

Q6 – BONUS PRIZE QUESTION: What would you use a #3DPrinter for? Prize of an #Ender2 to the best answer (As chosen by @Woodpunk, who kindly has provided one). Answers must be in by 9:30pm UK time tonight (Wed 5th June 2019), and tagged #MakersHour and A6.

Here’s some of the past #MakersHour tweets:

20180606 Hosted by @DrLucyRogers (#Birthday)

20180531 Hosted by @BadDogDesigns_

20180523 Hosted by @Dr_Monkeyface

20180516 Hosted by @TheTuftii