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Special Guest for Tonight’s Circle:  Laura Regan of Created 4 U By Laura

Join us tonight and spend time with others while we all work on our projects in progress. For tonight’s Open Circle, Laura Regan from Created 4 U By Laura will be visiting and can answer questions about our new Crochet Along of an Amigurumi Rabbit or anything you’d like to ask about her indie yarn dying, knitting or crochet.

Click on the ‘Join the Circle’ link below anytime between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm to join the Open Circle. If you don’t have a Zoom account (it’s FREE), you’ll be prompted to create one and download the small program that allows you to video conference using this service. This just takes a moment and you can always remove the program from your computer if you don’t wish to use it again.

Join the Circle:  https://zoom.us/j/548021438

Meeting ID: 548-021-438

To use your phone instead of computer to listen/talk, use either one of these ‘One Tap’ mobile phone numbers that will automatically enter the Meeting ID for you!

+13126266799,,548021438# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,548021438# US (New York)

 

Join in the fun with other stitching, needle punch, knitting, crochet and crafting fans online! Whatever you like to do, we hope you’ll settle with your favorite beverage, share what you know and just hang out with others who enjoy all sorts of making and crafting!

Attend as you can – we’ll leave the light on for you!

HELPFUL TIPS & HOW TO VIDEO CHAT

Zoom will manage who can be heard by allowing only one person’s audio to be heard at a time, based on who is speaking. When one person stops, the next person to speak will be given priority to speak.

If you are having difficulty seeing or hearing others, the issue may be with the internet being incredibly busy with everyone trying to video conference at once. Turning off your camera in favor of just audio may help.  You can turn your microphone and camera off and on anytime during the Circle without leaving the Circle.

If your microphone and camera are set to ‘on’ in the Zoom window and people can’t hear or see you, check your Privacy & Security settings on your browser and on your phone or computer. You may have to ‘allow’ Zoom access to your camera and/or microphone FIRST before your browser/Zoom will allow you to be seen and heard.

Zoom will sometimes adjust the quality of camera and audio during a video call to help everyone stay on. This can result in lagging audio or blurry video. Hang in there.

If there is feedback coming from your channel, check that you don’t have your computer speaker AND your phone’s speaker ‘on’ at the same time. You can only have one audio source (phone speaker OR computer speaker) on at one time. If there is a problem with anyone’s audio causing feedback or other problems, the host can ‘mute’ that person until it’s fixed.

You can send messages via chat to everyone (or to each other privately) during the Open Circle but please don’t use the chat to ask for technical support. It can take a lot of time to troubleshoot individual problems and takes away from crafting together time. Please ask someone in your household to assist with troubleshooting – you can always come back to another Circle after you’ve figured everything out!

If you have suggestions for the Open Circle, please feel free to send a message!