This month’s best photo challenges and hashtags to inspire you on social media…
Looking for inspo for social media? Want to search out the best makers in time for Christmas? Then photo challenges and hashtags are the way to go. We’ve rounded up our faves for making connections in November and beyond…
We absolutely loved Joanne Hawker’s Meet The Maker Instagram challenge back in March. And now she’s bringing it back, for a short, but very sweet week at the end of November.
“The challenge will run from 27th November – 2nd December and will focus on helping makers tell their story in the run up to Christmas,” explains Joanne. “To find out more you’re welcome to follow me on Instagram … where the prompts will be dropped first.”
There’ll also be a planner sheet and helpful hints and tips for completing the challenge nearer the time. Get involved and discover new makers.
This tag may be small, but it’s a must for any crocheters who love a bit of colour. Run by Ollie and Bella on Insta, you can share your bright makes and colourful yarns using the tag. It’s a great way to come up with new colour combos and search out UK crocheters who make their projects pop.
Share your story and get to know other makers next month, with this awesome photo challenge.
Chloe Green is running the #madelocalchallenge so makers can share everything about their handmade business, from your process to inspiration, as well as encouraging them to try out Time Lapse and Boomerangs to tell their story.
“Throughout November I’m inviting makers and creators to follow along with daily prompts so we can get to know each other a little better. Search the tag, like, comment and make some new creative pals,” explains Chloe.
“Everyone is welcome to join. There is no pressure to post every day (and weekends are free!). Hope you’ll join me.”
Whatever your craft of choice, we all make for our own enjoyment. If you need a bit of inspiration, or simply want to share your makes as you go, #doitfortheprocess is a fantastic hashtag to use. Artist and designer Emily Jeffords wants you to use it to share your pride in one of your creations, or to remind yourself why you love making. The feed’s full of all kinds of crafts to keep you scrolling through.
#wipsandblooms is one of our fave hashtags for seeing what people are making, and this November the theme is all about embracing the month itself.
Ceramicist Katie Robbins explains, “We want to see what November means to you. Is it getting cosy and hygge with comfort food, candles and fairy lights? Is it about making Christmas gifts that makers would like to show their process with?
“Blooms can be in short supply this time of year, so style your makes with any greenery, berries or foliage that bring a natural element to your making. The prize for the November challenge is a wonderful calendar from @zoepower who shows off every month’s seasonal delights.”
Like knitting? Like socks? Like space? Then this is the knit along for you!
“Either the yarn or pattern has to be space-themed – Doctor Who, Star Wars, and other spacey-fandom yarns definitely count,” explains Robyn of Teeny Button Studio. “We’d love if participants share what they’re working on using the hashtag and help inspire others!”
The KAL runs from 1st November until 31st December, to celebrate the release of the new Star Wars film. When you’ve finished knitting, simply post a picture of your socks in the Cherry Purls Ravelry group and marvel at all the space-themed foot warmers.
Fibre fanatics who love their looms should check out #weaverfever, a fantastic hashtag to see what other weavers are working on. From lush textiles, to pretty pastel wall-hangings, if you love weaving get involved.
The annual photo a day challenge from Bimble and Pimble is back, with a month full of sewing related prompts. It’s made for sewists looking for inspo or wanting to find like-minded stitchers.
“Sewing can often be a solitary pastime and for some of us it can be hard to find other sewists nearby, ” says Amanda Adams. “So let’s share our sewing spaces, our pattern stashes and epic wins. It’ll be like having a gang of sewing buddies popping by everyday.”
At this time of year we all need a bit of colour in our lives. Hunt out rainbows and share them with the #officialrainbowhunter hashtag. Created by Zabby Allen, the feed is a riot of colour and positivity, much needed as winter arrives.
Sharing your makes can help boost your own creativity and is a great way to get some tips from other makers. #wipwednesday is a huge hashtag, which attracts makers of all different disciplines. With one day a week where you can show what you’re working on, you can also use it to hep you focus on finishing your project.
Don’t forget to tag #molliemakers so we can see what you’re up to – we’re always inspired by what you post! We’d love to hear if you have any good photo challenges or hashtags coming up, or just to see what you’ve been making this month. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook too.