Tuesday Talk 8/9/22

By Konstantinos on Under Tuesday Talks, fiber arts, metal working

Tuesday Talk 8/9/22

Greetings, Hivemind! Our Tuesday Talk this month will be Karen Anderson. Not only is she involved with Hive13, she's a Weavers Guild member and Bombshell! Learn more about her below:

Karen Anderson loves making things! Especially yarny things. She has been a member of the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati since 2004 where she knits, embroiders, dyes, spins, weaves, crochets, braids, and lucets. She is a new member of the Bombshells of Cincinnati and the current lead for Cincinnati Nature Center's Earth Expression art installation. Back in 1999, she graduated from the Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Lighting Design and loved working in the scene shop. More recently she enjoyed a 10 week Intro to Blacksmithing and Steel Fabrication at Blue Hell Studio and is VERY excited to play with metal.

On her upcoming project: The Bombshells of Cincinnati is an art collective that yarn bombs throughout Cincinnati. I'm a very new member of this awesome group of artists and this will be the third project I've worked on. This is the second year that the Cincinnati Nature Center has a grants supported project through ArtsWave. The Bombshells were made aware of this opportunity, I designed the installation, collaborated with a few other Bombshells for some editing of the vision, applied, interviewed and we were selected. We've been holding work sessions at the Weavers Guild, which has a room large enough to work on 2 of our arches at once, there will be a couple of work sessions at my house in Springdale to pull everything together, and we will install in mid to late August. There will be two program-related opportunities once we have installed. One to teach weaving and simple macrame to guests at the Nature Center so they may add their art to the installation. And another one to do a community indigo dye vat.

And YOU can be involved with the installation! Stay tuned for an installation date but Karen also needs butterflies, flowers & leaves knit or crocheted in cotton for the installation and maintenance. Curious about the Bombshells? Ask Karen to find out more!

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Check out the Cincinnati Nature Center on Instagram and their website

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Tuesday Talk 7/12/22

By Konstantinos on Under Tuesday Talks, crochet

Tuesday Talk 7/12/22

Greetings Hivemind!

Our Tuesday Talk this month is from none other than our very own Lisa C.! This Tuesday she will be talking about her love for crochet and how it makes her loopy.

Lisa, a Hive member and the crafts and sewing warden, has been crocheting since the early 2000's. She enjoys creating cute and fun projects for herself and to give as gifts.

Find Lisa on Instagram and on the Hive13 Slack.

Tuesday Talk 6/14/22

By Konstantinos on Under recycling, Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talk 6/14/22

Greetings Hivemind! Our Tuesday talk speaker will not only be one of our neighbors, but a member herself. Cyrina Thomas of Precious Plastic Cincy will be joining us to talk about plastic waste and how we can effectively recycle to create art and industrial products. The mission of Precious Plastics Cincy is to create art that makes people rethink waste. Most people don't know that very few plastics are actually recyclable so most recycling ends up in the landfill. Join us this Tuesday after our weekly meeting to learn more!

Can't make it? Check out their website, Instagram, Facebook page, and LinkedIn.

Tuesday Talk 5/10/22

By Konstantinos on Under Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talk 5/10/22

Greetings Hivemind! This month's Tuesday Talk will be Callie Wright on how to interview for storytelling. Not only are they a Hive member, but a podcaster as well!

Learn more about Callie here:

Callie Wright (they/them) is an audio producer, public speaker, Star Trek nerd, and super okay roller derby player from Cincinnati Ohio. They produce and host a podcast called Queersplaining which is a storytelling show that features stories from queer and trans folks of all kinds. The spoken word is totally their jam, and they love both telling and hearing new stories from new people.

Hive13 is on Discourse

By Konstantinos on Under discourse, the switchening

Hive13 is on Discourse

Hive13 has used Google Groups for its mailing lists since 2009 - however, on May 17, 2022, these will all be turned to archive-only, and everything migrated to a self-hosted Discourse instance You read that right. Hive13 is making the long await switch from Google Groups (or as we lovingly refer to it as: the mailing list) to Discourse.


Discourse is message forum software. It behaves like most "traditional" forums: people post messages in topics, and replies to a topic form message threads. Users can also configure it to behave like a mailing list.


The ecosystem of products and companies changed considerably since we chose Google Groups in 2009. Google has had Google Groups merely on life-support for many years now. We'd rather move everything now while we have the time to do it at our own pace. Some nice integrations that we had in the past - such as integrating the mailing list with Slack - are now gone because Google removed the support. Here are some of the other reasons: - We've received a regular stream of complaints about Google Groups being very annoying to interact with on phones. - Moving to a self-hosted Discourse instance means that we have full control of our own data. - Because Discourse is quite a nice piece of software, and we have plans of using its integrations with our Wiki, our Slack instance, and possibly our GitHub.

What next?

If you are a Hive13 member and would like to participate, we have great migration documentation written in the wiki on how to sign up, as well as Google Groups, and Discourse.


You do not need a discourse account to read the forums. Only to post/reply. More information is also in that wiki page, as well. We think this is a much needed migration, and one that will be better for us as an organization in the long run. If you have any questions, please post them in Slack or on Discourse.

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