What is Twitch Creative?

Twitch Creative is a community of artists and creatives: quilters, sewists, knitters, crocheters, painters, chain mail artists, leather workers, musicians, digital artists, photographers etc etc...

We are doing what we love, right now, LIVE on the internet and sharing the experience and process with you!

 

Amongst being an independent quilt designer, EPP addict and SAHM (stitch at home mum), I'm also proud to say that I am a Twitch Creative Broadcaster in the Makers and Crafting community.

 

But what on Earth is a Twitch Creative Broadcaster, you might say?  Sounds kinda fancy doesn't it?

What is Twitch?

When I talk about Twitch and Twitching, I'm not referring to the past time of Bird-watching, nor am I referring to the involuntary eye or body movements you experience when someone refers to your quilted creation as a blanket! 

Instead, I am talking about live streaming using the Twitch.tv live streaming platform. 
The Twitch.tv live streaming platform is operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com and primarily focuses on video games BUT tucked away in a small, but growing corner is the wonderful world of Twitch Creative...


You can watch any Twitch stream for free and you can interact LIVE with via the Chat window.  (If you want to be able to use the Chat window, you'll need to set up an account first)

Creating an account is really straightforward, you can even connect using your  Facebook credentials

After you have your account all set up, You can log in and ask me any questions you like about the process, the materials I'm using, the technique etc.  You can also interact with other viewers via the chat window too...

The sense of community is very strong on Twitch, it's my favourite thing about streaming

I've made friends with viewers from all over the world and we've arranged meet ups at quilt shows and one viewer from Belgium even came to stay at my home!

It's worked wonders for my mental health too.  I am an introvert by nature and in recent years I have been suffering with anxiety, and so the thought of joining a local quilt group or attending a quilting class just gives me the heebie jeebies!  But, Twitch Creative has opened up the whole world for me!
 
Think of it like meeting up with friends for coffee at your favourite spot; great music, great atmosphere and conversation but you don't have to leave the house!  You don't even have to get dressed - you can watch in your pyjamas if you like! I won't know unless to tell me!
 
The really nice thing about Twitch is that you often bump into people you know in other streams and it really helps to foster the sense of community and friendship that I've come to cherish.

I'll be posting more about Twitch Creative in the coming months, but for now....

I'd like to invite you to become a part of our amazing community too!
 
Head to https://www.twitch.tv/hexadoodlequilts, set up your account and be sure to click on the Purple Heart to follow my channel and get notifications for when I next go live!
 
Happy Stitching!
xx