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Apr 28, 2011

by Julie Schneider

This week I have two creative events in two creative cities to share with you: Craft Night in Brooklyn & Craft Bar in San Francisco, Read on for the nitty gritty…

Craft Night in Brooklyn, NY

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — May 8, to be exact. Come on over to the Etsy Labs to make handmade pop-up cards and envelopes for your favorite moms. Esther K. Smith is the author of titles including How to Make Books and Magic Books & Paper Toys (this week’s project is an excerpt from the latter), and one half of Purgatory Pie Press, a dynamic bookbinding and letterpress printing duo who use only real wood and metal movable type.

Please bring some paper and a bone folder, if you have one. We’ll also have spare materials on hand. Esther will also have copies of her book for sale.

Where:  55 Washington Street, Suite 712  (7th floor) Brooklyn, New York, 11201
: Monday, May 2. Full demos will be held hourly at 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15.
Webcast: For those of you who can’t make it in person, we’ll be doing a live demo via Livestream at 3:30 p.m. ET. You can check out the feed right on the Etsy Community page.

Esther K. Smith at a past Craft Night.

More Upcoming Events with the Etsy Labs:
5/09: 5th Annual Cupcake Craft Night
5/16: Build Your Own Hydroponic Planter Craft Night
5/23: Open Craft Night
5/30: Craft Night Cancelled for Memorial Day


Craft Bar With Etsy Labs in San Francisco

For this month’s Craft Bar we’re hosting a silkscreen project using iconic Sister Corita imagery from the 1960s. Create original collage designs with inks prepared to match period colors. Screen-print on paper to create posters Sister Corita style, or transfer these designs onto T-shirts and tote bags. Paper will be generously provided by local favorite Hello Lucky, and tote bags donated by Eco Bags. Expect a live music performance by Coconut and drinks from Trumer Pils. $5 includes admission, drinks, tips, and tricks. Additional fee of $5 for T-shirts and tote bags.



When: Thursday, May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. PT at MOCFA.
Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA


Looking for further crafting inspiration? 

How-To’s by Esther K. Smith | Cards on Etsy

Will we see you at Craft Night? Let us know in the comments below.


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