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Virtual Labs Schedule: October 13th – October 17th, 2008

Oct 12, 2008

by daniellexo

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

The Virtual
Labs are Etsy’s interactive classrooms, a place to hang out, throw
paper airplanes and share skills. This week we have some guest speakers talking to us about their craft!  Also, keep an eye out for some specific Virtual Labs
events this month to help sellers and shoppers get prepared for the Holidays.

Alert! Alert! Want to keep up with the Virtual Labs schedule?  Make sure you sign up for the Etsy Success mailing list.  We’re going to be sending the schedule out via newsletter from now on!

The following schedule covers October 13th to October 18th, 2008 (all Eastern Daylight Time). The schedule posted in the Virtual Labs is magically in *your* time. If you are confused, just click here to see what’s coming up in your real time.

Monday

  • Newbie Chat with Danielle and Julie — 3pm in the Treehouse.  Newbies! Get your questions answered here!  Julie and Danielle can help get your shop started on the right foot.
  • Craft Night! — 5pm in the Treehouse.  Fall is in the air! This week we’ll be making
    pumpkin pincushions. We will demonstrate
    how to hand sew and embellish these lovely little creations. These
    pincushions make wonderful gifts and decorations for the fall. This
    project is open
    to people with all levels of sewing experience.

Tuesday

  • Show and Tell for Sellers — 7pm in the Lounge. 
    Come share what you are working on!  Everyone will get their own time
    to talk about a project they are working on and get feedback.  Come
    with links to pictures of your work in progress, or if you have a
    webcam, you can show us live!
  • Newbie Chat with Danielle and Julie — 4:15pm in the Treehouse.  Newbies! Get your questions answered here!  Julie and Danielle can help get your shop started on the right foot

Wednesday

  • Show and Tell for Buyers: Keeping Warm — 4pm in the Lounge.  Hello Shoppers!  Let’s find the best Etsy items that will keep us warm this Fall!  Together we’ll make a Treasury!
  • On-The-Fly Critiques with the EtsyLabs ladies — 5pm in the Treehouse. Pop in for a mini-critique with some experienced sellers and Etsy admin.

Thursday

  • How-To For the Holidays — 4pm in the Treehouse
    Every week we’ll be hosting a How-To for sellers to help you get ready
    for the holiday shopping season.  This weeks topic: Social Networking for the Holidays.
  • Helping Others Street Team Trunk Show — 7pm in the Treehouse. 10% of the proceeds from the sales of this show will go to charity. Here’s what this Team is all about: “HOST is a group of Etsy buyers and sellers with a mission to help other
    Etsians in need. We offer basic financial support, or we can suggest
    options if your need is greater than we can meet. We also offer
    emotional support and friendship, and a warm welcome awaits new members!”
  • Office Hours: Mary (Etsy Community Advocate) — 7pm in the Lounge.

Friday 

  • Polishing Techniques for Metal – 1pm in the Treehouse.  Join Etsy sellers Metalicious and onegarnetgirl for an informative chat about polishing methods.  Not to be missed!
  • On-The-Fly Critiques with the EtsyLabs ladies — 3pm in the Treehouse. Pop in for a mini-critique with some experienced sellers and Etsy admin.

Saturday

  • All About Encaustics – 1pm in the Treehouse.  Join Etsy sellers, and encaustic enthusiast, newbyart and kbean for more info about encaustic techniques and materials.

Learn more about the Virtual Labs hereApply to hold your own meetings or online workshops in the Virtual Labs here! Or send me a convo. You can also check out the Events Calendar in the Storque!

And now — a few of my favorite metalwork and encaustic items on Etsy! Enjoy!

7 comments

  • sixsisters

    sixsisters said 11 years ago

    Thanks for the updates about getting the emails for labs and tips from shop owners for the holidays.

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 11 years ago

    Hooray for the Encaustic class!!! Have a blast!!!!!!!!!

  • whimsicals

    whimsicals said 11 years ago

    I am newbie/wan......my etsy shop doesn't seem to be even viewed after a month....what to do?

  • dandelionland

    dandelionland said 11 years ago

    Thanks....Sounds like fun. I will sit in on some of the labs.

  • designsbywendyt

    designsbywendyt said 11 years ago

    This is such a great opportunity for all of us! Thanks so much!

  • Accents194

    Accents194 said 11 years ago

    I am a newbie to Etsy. I am so excited to have my shop up and running. I could really use some tips as too how to make it more attractive to the customer. Any comments are welcome and thank you for letting me join Etsy. I believe this will a wonderful place to sell my products.

  • dogties

    dogties said 11 years ago

    Looks like fun!

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