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News from the Etsy Labs: 2/2 Craft Night handmade and vintage goods

Have plans on Monday night? Well, you do now! Dust off your crafty pants and come join us for our weekly Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Each Craft Night is also broadcast live into in the Classroom of the Virtual Labs. All demos will be shown both in the Labs in Brooklyn and in the Virtual Labs online.

Craft Night occurs every Monday from 4-8pm EST at 325 Gold Street, 3rd floor in Brooklyn, New York. Each week the Etsy Labs organizes a skill-sharing project. We provide supplies, tools, and know-how. Participants are also welcome to bring their own projects to work on independently. Craft Night is a time to make things, learn new skills, and hang out.

This week, on Monday, February 2, 2009, we’re making valentines! This year, Etsy is teaming up with Citymeals-on-Wheels to bring nutritious meals, handmade greeting cards and companionship to thousands of home-bound elderly New Yorkers. Join us for an evening of crafting valentines to contribute to this wonderful cause. Read more about this project here.

Julie will also be demonstrating how to make woven heart valentines (see above). This paper project is perfect for storing secret love letters, candy, and little tokens of your affection.

Not in Brooklyn? Join us for a live broadcast and demo from Craft Night online in the Virtual Labs. If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • Paper in 2 contrasting colors or patterns (a sturdy paper is best)
  • Scissors
  • Your own two hands
  • Circle template (optional)

Or, just be ready to take some notes and see if this is a project you’d like to try out later on.


Upcoming Craft Nights:

2/16: Presidents Day--Craft Night Canceled!

2/23: Open Craft Night

3/2: Glass etching with Danielle

3/9: Melt and Pour Soaps with Diana


Would you like to lead a Craft Night project? Send your ideas to with “Craft Night idea” as the subject line. Have you participated in Craft Night? Share your photos with the Etsy Labs Show and Tell Flickr group!

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Will we see you Monday? Let us know in the comments!