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Coast-to-Coast: Come Rock and Craft With Etsy Labs

Oct 29, 2009

by Julie Schneider

This week we are pleased to announce crafting events across the United States! Join the Etsy Labs in both Brooklyn and San Francisco (and online!) for free hands-on workshops to kick off a crafty month of November.

So, read on for twice the fun…

Crafting in Brooklyn, NY:

Open Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY

This week we will stitch pincushions with Elizabeth from the band Elizabeth & The Catapult (pictured in the red dress above). The band will perform a very special live acoustic set of songs from their new album, Taller Children, at 6 p.m. ET in the Etsy Labs. For a preview of their music, be sure to listen to the songs streaming on their website.

 

When: Monday, November 2; drop in any time between 4 to 8 p.m. ET. Live acoustic set at 6 p.m.

Not in Brooklyn? Be sure to tune in to the Virtual Labs at 5 p.m. ET to catch the pincushion demo.

Where: Etsy Labs at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512, Brooklyn, NY

A big thanks to Spoonflower for donating the custom printed fabric we will be working with this evening!

 

Upcoming Events at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn:

11/7: Sock Monkey Workshop (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) with Fresh Art
11/9: Needlepoint with AMH Design
11/16: Bag-making workshop with Bags for the People
11/23: Rolling Ball Book Ornaments with Esther K. Smith

A photo of rawfish from last week’s Craft Night at the Etsy Labs.


Crafting in San Francisco, CA:

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

Get off campus and out of the cubicle! Come to the free Student & Young Professionals Night at the Museum of Craft & Folk Art, co-sponsored by Etsy. Join us for Craft Bar with Etsy Labs @MOCFA SF, see the Open Source Embroidery Exhibition, listen to a live performance by Bay Area artist, Beep!, and enjoy tasty refreshments from local artisans. Stroll through the gallery, visit the museum store, relax with your favorite drink, dance to the music or even pick up a new hobby. Crafting sessions are free and all materials will be provided.

 

Don’t live in California? Fear not, MOCFA will also host a live demo of the evening’s craft projects via webcam in Etsy’s Virtual Labs for all of our faraway friends. If you’ll be crafting along with us, be sure to download this knitting pattern.

 

When: Thursday, November 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. PT

Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Looking for further inspiration?

Handmade Instruments | Handmade Portraits: Armor Guitars Etsy Finds: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Will we see you on Monday for sewing and singing? Let us know in the comments below.

Autumn Red Plaid Pumpkin or Gourd
Autumn Red Plaid Pumpkin or Gourd
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Crazy Quilt Pin Cushion -- Embroidered Cross Stitch Squirrel -- Made in Ireland
Crazy Quilt Pin Cushion -- Embroidered Cross Stitch Squirrel -- Made in Ireland
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Special order for awinthrop
Special order for awinthrop
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Linen  pincushion - crochet motif
Linen pincushion - crochet motif
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Pincushion Tiny World make-do
Pincushion Tiny World make-do
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Pincushion - Felted Wool, rust and moss
Pincushion - Felted Wool, rust and moss
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Orange Daisies Pear Pincushion
Orange Daisies Pear Pincushion
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Pattern, Carrot and Mandarin
Pattern, Carrot and Mandarin
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85 comments

  • seababejewelry

    seababejewelry said 8 years ago

    Oh man! Do the Etsy labs ever come to Hawaii? If you do, we can host! I want to take the sock monkey classs!

  • MilkGlassVintage

    MilkGlassVintage said 8 years ago

    Okay, that's it, even if I can't sew a stitch (yet) and can't be there in person, I'm going to start collecting cool pincushions and make fun things with needle and thread,.... and beads... and paints.... and ephemera! The sewing thing mystifies me, but I WILL try it. Once and for all :P

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    Love the pincushions!

  • Morado

    Morado said 8 years ago

    Next DC!!! pleaseeeee http://twitter.com/MoradoShop http://www.facebook.com/MoradoShop

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 8 years ago

    Too cute! Spoonflower fabric is very nice! I worked with it on a collab with twinkie of twinkiechan.etsy.com

  • NatureVisions

    NatureVisions said 8 years ago

    Just send me a sock monkey when you're done, please:-) And yay for the spam filter!

  • LegendaryTigerHero

    LegendaryTigerHero said 8 years ago

    Awesome!! I've been meaning to get a pincushion so I don't have to use my arm!

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 8 years ago

    hmm i'm not so young and not exactly a student, but I am in the Bay Area and just took a listen to Beep-and WOW! gonna try to go to that! mm-mmm sounds so good.

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 8 years ago

    cuteness!!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 8 years ago

    how much fun is this... I am hoping for a Chicago opportunity soon!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 8 years ago

    Another night of fun!!!

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 8 years ago

    Come to Austin!!

  • jewelera

    jewelera said 8 years ago

    Come to LA come to LA!!!!

  • ArtDecoDame

    ArtDecoDame said 8 years ago

    cute pin cushions!Love the pear!

  • thehouseofhearts

    thehouseofhearts said 8 years ago

    Come to Montreal! Your so close yet so far away! I love the pin cushions that's on top of my to do list! To make a cute pin cushion to go along with my new sewing machine!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    Lovely! The pincushions are so cute. Come to Orlando.

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 8 years ago

    Love that you do these events!

  • RedFenyx

    RedFenyx said 8 years ago

    Lovely pincushions! Seems it will be fun!

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 8 years ago

    Cute pincushions! Come to Branson!

  • mooshoopork

    mooshoopork said 8 years ago

    ooh i like the plaid pumpkin :) http://twitter.com/mooshoopork1

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 8 years ago

    I want to go to the sock monkey class! I bet it will be packed to the rafters!

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms said 8 years ago

    Great article, very inspiring!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 8 years ago

    Wishing I can come and hang out in craft heaven! :(

  • EarthGirlKnits

    EarthGirlKnits said 8 years ago

    Come to Grand Rapids, Michigan! There are SO many people here who would love to do a workshop with you. Including myself. :)

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 8 years ago

    love the wool pincusion ring!!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 8 years ago

    cuteness! Come to North Carolina!

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 8 years ago

    awwww....that kitty cat! oh that tiny little adorable house between two trees! those little pumpkins!! omg i love them ALL! :)

  • pitoreskni

    pitoreskni said 8 years ago

    Do a lab in the UK! (Preferably Scotland ;) ). I can host!

  • belovedbaglady

    belovedbaglady said 8 years ago

    Sounds like a great time...although I'm not much of a crafter but more of a treasure hunter. Oh well, I live near SF...it's worth a shot!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 8 years ago

    Everyone needs at least one pincushion. Have a swell time! Spoonflower is fantastic (even if not vintage fabric) and I'd love to visit MOCFA.

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer said 8 years ago

    Come to Indiana and I will teach you how to soap! How fun would that be!

  • mytangerinedream

    mytangerinedream said 8 years ago

    I love pin cushions I made mine and put it into a vintage teacup it really dresses up my sewing room. Good job BROOOOKLYNN!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 8 years ago

    do you have any in Texas coming soon?

  • anadiazarte

    anadiazarte said 8 years ago

    Coming to Seattle???

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 8 years ago

    So cool!!

  • klacustomcreations

    klacustomcreations said 8 years ago

    such cute items!

  • adoredesigns

    adoredesigns said 8 years ago

    if only this could come to Tallahassse!

  • PipocaHandmade

    PipocaHandmade said 8 years ago

    Great picks...perfect gifts for the holidays! Sounds like a fun lab...with donated fabric from Spoonflower to boot!

  • vivilian

    vivilian said 8 years ago

    wow so great!!!! Thanks for sharing XOXOXOXOXO

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 8 years ago

    Wohoooo!

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 8 years ago

    I need some cute pincushions!

  • nailee

    nailee said 8 years ago

    If I were in US i'd really love to join.... Will you come to Japan??

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 8 years ago

    go Frisco!!!!

  • bytheway

    bytheway said 8 years ago

    Such cute pincushions! And I love that scarf pattern!

  • thirtyonedesigns

    thirtyonedesigns said 8 years ago

    I love the pear! I wish I could sow :(

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 8 years ago

    Yay!!! So glad you're coming out here to San Francisco! I'm planning on being there!!

  • congcongdesign

    congcongdesign said 8 years ago

    it is really fun handmade group.

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 8 years ago

    I want to go to them all!!

  • pollyannacowgirlbags

    pollyannacowgirlbags said 8 years ago

    Sounds awesome! This young professional will be at MOCFA with bells on. :)

  • squidart

    squidart said 8 years ago

    So wish I was in New York!

  • Tumus

    Tumus said 8 years ago

    wow spam on that one comment lol

  • pinpinn

    pinpinn said 8 years ago

    Great article ^_^ and craft opportunity! I agree Squid I totally wish I was in NYC for this stuff because it would be so fun to do this!

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo said 8 years ago

    Sock Monkey? Here I come!!!!!! Double Yay for spam filter

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 8 years ago

    Sounds heavenly.

  • unatuna

    unatuna said 8 years ago

    I might have to check out the SF lab.

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 8 years ago

    i've sooo been needing a pincushion!

  • carolinascreations

    carolinascreations said 8 years ago

    Will you be coming to Montreal, Canada??

  • greeniemarie

    greeniemarie said 8 years ago

    NYC is a bit far for me darn it.lol..Have fun anyways! :0)

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 8 years ago

    looks like lots of fun! would love to join the bag meaking night!

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 8 years ago

    oh yay! wish i could be there live, but i'll be sure to grab a spot in the labs.

  • whyte

    whyte said 8 years ago

    Great idea to travel and give the rest of us some opportunity LIVE! Yes, Orlando or Datyona, please!

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 8 years ago

    Ooh! PLEASE come to France - and NOT to Paris - there's quite enough going on there thank you...I want to know how to do felting, make jewellery, make glass beads and pendants. I want it all!

  • readytopretend

    readytopretend said 8 years ago

    Is there anyway someone from away could send a buck or two and a SASE(self addressed stamped envelope or sign up using pay pall to download and print of a copy on that printer cloth............or plan the event for those who wish to participate from distance to pay through paypal and be mailed( and we pay for shipping to received a preprinted fabric sheet so that we can feel like part of something like this. You could donate the send in money to charity or use it as a booster for the etsy community but organized well enough in advance I know that there would many of us who feel on the fringe of everything. I mean I am almost 3000 miles from NY. Then we could check out the music and the designers site and everone would win. Just a thought from Northern Canada.

  • everlastingbloom

    everlastingbloom said 8 years ago

    fun looking pincishions!

  • banfflines

    banfflines said 8 years ago

    If only we had access to the Etsy labs. Looks like a ton of fun being involved.

  • jealousyjewels

    jealousyjewels said 8 years ago

    I live about two hours from SF I am soo bummed I can't make that event!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    Ooh, I wish I could join someday.

  • TeaberrysTreasures

    TeaberrysTreasures said 8 years ago

    Beyond adorable, pincushions have surpassed the realm of functional sewing accessories to works of art.

  • McGregorgirl

    McGregorgirl said 8 years ago

    wish I was in NYC to partake! I love elizabeth and the catapult! You won't want to miss them!

  • ecovintagevegan

    ecovintagevegan said 8 years ago

    Idaho really needs you....craftastic celebration on the Bunji Jumpin' Perrine Bridge...in your honor of course. Bounce the cushions this way. Perhaps a fresh air craft sponsored by a local in each etsy city or town....skype the group and link us to a world craft day....

  • ecovintagevegan

    ecovintagevegan said 8 years ago

    Idaho really needs you....craftastic celebration on the Bunji Jumpin' Perrine Bridge...in your honor of course. Bounce the cushions this way. Perhaps a fresh air craft sponsored by a local in each etsy city or town....skype the group and link us to a world craft day....

  • Bluebrooch

    Bluebrooch said 8 years ago

    Pitty I live so far... any chance of visiting South Africa?

  • Bluebrooch

    Bluebrooch said 8 years ago

    Pity I live so far... any chance of coming to South Africa?

  • PunkUpBettie

    PunkUpBettie said 8 years ago

    OMG! Looks like so much fun! Wish you had an ETSY event when I was living in Brooklyn... :( Seriously, you should come to Copenhagen, Denmark! :)

  • madeinlowell

    madeinlowell said 8 years ago

    Looks like some crafty hands-on fun! Thanks for featuring one of my pincushions in that sweet collection :)

  • NYLightMetals

    NYLightMetals said 8 years ago

    WOW, Just another reason why I love living in BROOKLYN :):):) My studio is just three blocks away YUPPPPPIE !!!!! Now there is really no reason whatsoever to go into the CITY!!!!

  • NYLightMetals

    NYLightMetals said 8 years ago

    WOW, Just another reason why I love living in BROOKLYN :):):) My studio is just three blocks away YUPPPPPIE !!!!! Now there is really no reason whatsoever to go into the CITY!!!!

  • snollygosters

    snollygosters said 8 years ago

    I want to go! Have fun everyone!

  • TiamatDesign

    TiamatDesign said 8 years ago

    Too bad I will be sleeping when the class will start :( Time difference is a :-p

  • ellesbeads

    ellesbeads said 8 years ago

    Please do a replay of the labs. I work until 5 pm and cannot view it until I get home by which time I believe the demo will be over. :(

  • jscards

    jscards said 8 years ago

    I cannot make the event this Thursday, but I want to meet up with some of you soon. I've had my etsy account since 2006, but haven't done anything. I need help getting started. So many creative opportunities out there. peace!

  • htjewels

    htjewels said 8 years ago

    I'll be there - looking forward to it!

  • LucindaAndJane

    LucindaAndJane said 8 years ago

    Wish I could be there :)

  • thebeersoapcompany

    thebeersoapcompany said 8 years ago

    Can we get an Etsy Labs in Miami please!?

  • kimonomomo

    kimonomomo said 8 years ago

    I made a super cool coffee cup cuff at the SF meet up! Let's do it again soon, eh?

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