Get hooked! For this week’s Craft Night, Drew Emborsky — also known as The Crochet Dude — is visiting the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY for an evening dedicated to his craft of choice. Drew has his own collection of crochet tools and is the crochet expert on the television show Knit & Crochet Now!, currently airing nationwide on PBS.
On Monday, June 20, we’ll cut up fabric scraps and old t-shirts into strips to make recycled yarn, which we’ll use to crochet trivets with giant blue crochet hooks.
Please bring discarded clothing and fabric scraps for your project.
About This Week’s Teacher
I’m Drew Emborsky, a.k.a. The Crochet Dude. My mom first taught me to knit when I was 5 years old, while we were snowbound in Lake Tahoe. After studying fine art in college and doing the “starving artist” thing for a few years, I found solace in crocheting for charity while grieving the passing of my mother. It was during this time with the charity group that I was dubbed “The Crochet Dude,” which eventually led to the launch of my blog in 2005. I blog and create from my studio in Houston, TX with my cats, Chandler and Cleocatra.
Where: 55 Washington Street, Suite 712 (7th floor), Brooklyn, New York, 11201
When: Monday, June 20. Demos will be held in person at 4:15 p.m. & 6:15 p.m.
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.
Click here for a free Carnation Bouquet Afghan Square pattern from The Crochet Dude.
Upcoming Events at the Etsy Labs:
6/27: Origami Craft Night With Benjamin Coleman
7/4: Craft Night Cancelled for the Holiday
7/11: Bike-Themed Craft Night (details to come)
7/18: Open Craft Night
Will we see you at Craft Night? Let us know in the comments below.