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Coast-to-Coast: Craft With Etsy Labs in Brooklyn & San Francisco

Jul 29, 2010

by Julie Schneider handmade and vintage goods

This week we are pleased to announce bi-coastal crafting events, which has become a monthly affair! Join the Etsy Labs in both Brooklyn and San Francisco (and online!) for free hands-on workshops to stir up your creativity. So, read on for twice the crafting fun this week…

Crafting in Brooklyn, NY:

Open Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in DUMBO, Brooklyn

On Monday, August 2, we’re hosting an open Craft Night at the Etsy Labs (a week later than we typically do). Instead of an organized craft, we invite you to dive into any project that strikes your fancy. Bring along any craft you would like to develop during this week’s Craft Night, or start a brand new project using our tools and extra supplies.

This is a golden opportunity to complete an unfinished project from a past Craft Night, or finally get a start of a project you’ve been keeping in the back of your mind, like sewing those fabric buckets or making sailor’s knot bracelets for your friends. We have a variety of all your favorite crafting tools and supplies available for you to use for free during Open Craft Night, as long as you play nice! Snacks are welcome, as always.

When: Monday, August 2, 2010. Drop in any time between 4 to 8 p.m. ET.
Where: Etsy Labs at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512, Brooklyn, NY

More Upcoming Events in Brooklyn:
8/01: Church of Craft meeting at Etsy Labs
8/09: Summer Camp Craft Night at Etsy Labs with Julie and Simone
8/16: Craft Night at South Street Seaport with Miniature Rhino


Crafting in San Francisco, CA:

Craft Bar With Etsy Labs at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco

Craft Bar with Etsy Labs at MOCFA carries on! Each month, the Museum of Craft and Folk Art features an original, easy-to-follow project, designed to guide and encourage you.

Want to explore your inner bookworm in a whole new way? Join us for the August edition of Craft Bar with special guest artists Kelly Ball, Jen Hewett, Maren Salomon, and me, Julie Schneider. We will provide a variety of easy-to-learn bookmaking projects using found and recycled materials. Learn techniques like “coptic stitch” and “flag” as you make your own books!

Don’t feel like working with awls and bone folders? Local favorite The LoinSF will be on hand with a simple silk-screening project that will suit all skill levels — bring a favorite paper-based item to screen on, and silk-screening materials will be provided. For those who prefer a less structured experience, MOCFA offers free-form knitting and crocheting in the Stitch ‘n’ Bitch area! Don’t forget to take inspiration from the gallery and the store while you explore the creative process.

When: Thursday, August 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. PT at MOCFA. Online demo at 1 p.m. PT in the Virtual Labs.
Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA.

More Upcoming Events in San Francisco:
7/30: Etsy Success Panel and Meet Up at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art
7/31 & 8/1: Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. Stop by the Etsy craft area!


Looking for further crafting inspiration?

How-Tuesday Projects | Supplies Category | Watch Our How-To Videos

Will we see you at one of these events? Let us know in the comments below.

Key to the Knowlege - vintage book locket, customized initials, 14kt gold filled
Key to the Knowlege - vintage book locket, customized initials, 14kt gold filled
Baseball Card Book - Vern Bickford of the Boston Braves
Baseball Card Book - Vern Bickford of the Boston Braves
spine book
spine book
bucket list journal with vintage maps
bucket list journal with vintage maps
world's smallest scrapbook
world's smallest scrapbook
Velvet Vacuums - artist book
Velvet Vacuums - artist book
$30.00 USD
Chartreuse Sketchbook with Pleated Inset -Sale-
Chartreuse Sketchbook with Pleated Inset -Sale-
Everything Falls Into Place
Everything Falls Into Place
$100.00 USD


  • beautifulanodyne

    beautifulanodyne said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun!

  • marzparade

    marzparade said 6 years ago

    Sooo awesome.

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 6 years ago

    Have a great Craft Night everyone!!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 6 years ago

    Community!!! We L-O-V-E it! Come be a part of our LeafandInk family! We look forward to meeting you and getting to know U!!! : )

  • eRosasjewelry

    eRosasjewelry said 6 years ago

    i LOVE the events held here in San Francisco but the space is too small which makes it chaotic (I wish they had an RSVP limit). Either way...I will be there!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 6 years ago

    I had such a great time last night at the Craft Night at the seaport, i'm gonna try to make it over to the labs on Monday, it's always so much fun

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 6 years ago

    I wish there would be an Etsy Lab in Phoenix!

  • tennyoceres

    tennyoceres said 6 years ago

    The San Francisco Etsy Lab sounds right up my alley. Hope to see more local Etsy sellers =D

  • HeartfeltLetters

    HeartfeltLetters said 6 years ago

    Ahhhh! So jealous! I'll be in SF in August, so I'll miss this. *tear*

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a good time.

  • LuBluDesigns

    LuBluDesigns said 6 years ago

    I wish I could attend! Etsy lab in Utah someday?

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 6 years ago

    Have a good craft night! Wish I could make it to one of these sometime!

  • Adeleshop

    Adeleshop said 6 years ago

    Have a good time!

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 6 years ago

    Thats sounds like a LOT of fun!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 6 years ago

    Lovely creations the baseball book (so would my son). I SO wish I could go to a lab in Brooklyn. *pout* Here here LuBlu, I second that motion!!

  • pollyannacowgirl

    pollyannacowgirl said 6 years ago

    Fun times! I'll be there with bells on (and looking forward to meeting you, Julie!)

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 6 years ago

    Bookmaking projects! Wish I could be there!

  • cloverduke

    cloverduke said 6 years ago

    wow! all of those prints look amazing! i wish i could go to the lab in brooklyn!! it looks likes so much fun! :)

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Wish I could be there too :) Enjoy all ! Thanks !

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 6 years ago

    Looks like fun!!

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee said 6 years ago

    Lovely! Wish I lived closer! sounds like so much fun!!! ~Wren Arm Warmers & Fingerless Gloves for all seasons & styles! <3

  • Soapbars

    Soapbars said 6 years ago

    very cool

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Book making, I'm in.

  • NerdJerk

    NerdJerk said 6 years ago

    Oooh, sounds like a date night to me. :) My boyfriend loves screen-printing! :D

  • thereswaterhere

    thereswaterhere said 6 years ago

    I just moved to San Francisco and am so excited to attend this event! Trying to make some West Coast crafting buddies!

  • soradesigns

    soradesigns said 6 years ago

    looking forward to see everyone this Friday.

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 6 years ago

    I wish I could be there :(

  • schmancy

    schmancy said 6 years ago

    awesome! Can we get one going in Seattle?? :)

  • TrimsNmore

    TrimsNmore said 6 years ago

    sounds like a blast. Wish I could be there.

  • jillmccp

    jillmccp said 6 years ago

    Enjoy the cool SF weather.

  • tinylovetreasures

    tinylovetreasures said 6 years ago

    Yes, let's have one in the Northwest!!!

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago

    lovely items :)

  • crookedsister

    crookedsister said 6 years ago

    I will also be at Craft Bar at MOCFA SF teaching people how to hand embroider a greeting card. Unfortunately, I got left out of the PR announcement. :( But I will be there! So come out for some embroidery fun!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Love SF. Y'all have fun.

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 6 years ago

    awe I wish I lived there.

  • bellaandbeya

    bellaandbeya said 6 years ago

    I'm so bummed, I have a work event tonight and can't make the SF craft event. When's the next SF craft event? So excited to meet local SF'ers! xoxo, B&B

  • littlelouisedesigns

    littlelouisedesigns said 6 years ago

    will craft nights come to my city - washington dc?

  • beverlyyy

    beverlyyy said 6 years ago

    have one in los angeles =)

  • Vidalbuttons

    Vidalbuttons said 6 years ago

    I will be this week?

  • eartoear

    eartoear said 6 years ago

    are craft nights kid friendly? I havent been to one, but my two sisters sometimes join me in my jewelry making, ages 11 and 9, and i think they'd have fun.

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 6 years ago

    I love the stocking and shoes legs

  • excentrix

    excentrix said 6 years ago

    Crafting after 12 with a little coast to coast is a good thing.

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