Hey Donna, it's great to see you here. You'll find the New Directions discussion group under the "talk" tab at the top of the page. Under that tab you will see interest groups. Click on that and you will find New Directions.
Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us!
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