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It’s a Craft Party and You’re Invited

Apr 28, 2015

by Jennie Smith handmade and vintage goods

Love crafting? We sure do. Etsy loves craft so much that we hold an annual celebration of meeting and making, aptly named Craft Party.

This year, Craft Party is bigger than ever, with double the dates, double the fun and a new theme to get stuck into.

On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June, we are inviting craft enthusiasts around the world to come together to turn paper into works of art in exploration of this year’s theme, Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. With great success over the last six years, this will be the first time Craft Party has run over two days.

For seasoned crafters or first timers, Craft Party is an opportunity to come together in the spirit of creation, to host or attend a party and most importantly to have fun.

Get your scissors into gear and get on board for two days of pure crafting celebration. There will be a flagship Craft Party event in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide; however communities are invited to come together and organise their own Craft Parties wherever they may be in Australia.

Sydneysiders can get involved in the Craft Party action as part of Vivid Ideas on Saturday 6 June where Etsy will be hosting a vibrant all-day celebration complete with music, markets and, of course, plenty of paper craft materials so visitors can unleash their kaleidoscope creativity. Vivid Ideas is part of Vivid Sydney (22 May – 8 June), an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas and the largest of its kind in the world.

Etsy Craft Party at Vivid Sydney
Saturday 6 June
6-8 Atherden Street, The Rocks
Midday to 11pm
Book your place

Melburnians can get involved in the Craft Party action at the NGV Education Studio on Saturday 6 June where Etsy has joined forces with NGV Australia for a fun day of crafting.

Craft Party at NGV
Saturday 6 June
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Cnr Flinders and Russell Streets, Melbourne
11am to 3pm
Book your place 11am – 12pm, 12pm-1pm, 1pm – 2pm,  2pm – 3pm

Adelaidians can get involved in the Craft Party action at the Flinders Street Market for a one-day crafting extravaganza with activities to suit any age or skill.

Craft Party at Flinders Street Market
Saturday 6 June
230 Flinders Street, Adelaide
10am to 3pm
Book your place

Brisbanites can get involved in the Craft Party at a fun evening event hosted by BrisStyle on Friday 5 June. Join the BrisStyle team for a night of crafting fun and chatter with local creatives.

BrisStyle Etsy Craft Party
Friday 5 June
1f/24 Macquarie St, Newstead
6pm to 9pm
Book your place

Our friends in Canberra can find their Craft Party at The Makers’ Collective on both Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June. There will be three parties on each day hosted in the creative workshop space.

Craft Party at The Makers’ Collective
Friday 5 June and Saturday 6 June
70/27 Wiseman Street, Macquarie
Book your place
Friday: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm, 5pm – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm, 5pm – 7pm

Our lovely Perth friends can attend a party hosted by the lovely local Perth Team. The Perth event is at UnChartered Collective on Friday 5 June and is an 18+ ticketed event.

WA Street Team Etsy Craft Party
Friday 5 June
745 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Book your place

To find a Craft Party near you or to register to host your own, visit Registrations close on 18 May.


  • ColourscapePrints

    Kelly and Kelly from ColourscapeStudios said 4 years ago

    The Australian Wandarrah team are hosting our Craft Party online, for those who can't make it to one of the event's in the capitals :D You can come and join us here:

  • JennieIngrid Admin

    Jennie Ingrid Smith from EtsyAUshop said 4 years ago

    Go Team Wandarrah! That's awesome :)

  • MissWrightDesigns

    Claire Wright from WryghtDesigns said 4 years ago

    Sydney Etsy Team is also co-hosting two epic events with Work-Shop, Friday evening and Saturday. Full details at

  • tigstogs

    Meg from TigsTogs said 4 years ago

    Looking forward to crafting my collage puzzle piece for the Australian Wandarrah Team online Craft Party!

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