You can use CraftBomb flyers (hyper link to the flyer) to invite more people to be part of your ‘top secret craft project’. Provide a key contact email and only give people more details once they get in touch to add to the mystery, or why not use facebook to spread the word?
You could even make an invite only, facebook group for your CraftBomb as a way to keep your ‘secret craft squad’ updated. Encourage people to post up photos to inspire the group and update each other on your work in progress as the 10th May approaches – this is a great way to share ideas and create a buzz around the project.
If you’re thinking big, here are a few more ideas for how you can get more people involved:
Give a shout out for contributions – These can then be brought together to create a collective piece. For example bunting triangles, pom poms and crocheted squares can be hung on railings or used to decorate trees/lampposts/benches etc. Contributions could come from around the corner or across the world!
Here are some great projects that were achieved through group effort:
Advertise locally – Use the CraftBomb flyers (hyper link to the flyer) to let people in your local community know what you have planned (without giving too much away) and invite them to contribute.
Run a workshop – Organise a crafty workshop and invite members of the public to make items for the CraftBomb. They can either leave it with you or help you hang it on the day.
Work with a venue – Approach your local arts venue, school or community centre to see if you could run a CraftBomb workshop with their regular members.
Link with other groups – Find out about other craft groups in your area (working in the same craftform or a different one) and see if you can get creative together.
Local authorities/councils – Contact your local Arts Officer or Community Officer to let them know what you have planned. They might have some useful contacts and could help spread the word to local groups/participants.
Remember, the great thing about your CraftBomb is the sense of mystery and surprise your work can have on passers-by. So remember to keep a level of secrecy about your project when your spreading the word. Shhhhhhh!