Why stay in and craft all by your lonesome? Come join us for a free needlepoint workshop — whether you’re in Brooklyn or anywhere in the world. Stop by for our weekly Craft Night in our online, interactive classroom, the Virtual Labs, for a live demo via webcam at 5 p.m. ET, or in person at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn anytime between 4-8 p.m. ET at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512 in Brooklyn, New York. (Click here to see what time 5 p.m. ET is in your hometown.) Craft Night is a time to make things, sharpen your craft skills, and make new friends.
This week, on Monday, November 9, we will be making needlepoint gift tags with artist Amy Holbrook of AMH Design. (She is also our neighbor here on Washington Street.) Make your own needlepoint gift tags for the upcoming holiday season. This project is an easy and fun way to learn the basics of needlepoint while making some cute gift tags. Needlepoint adds a personal touch to your gift without a lot of effort!
Amy Holbrook, the founder of AMH Design, is bringing needlepoint into the 21st century with her collection of contemporary needlepoint kits. Easy, stylish, portable and all-inclusive, AMH Design needlepoint kits are perfect for beginner and veteran stitchers alike.
If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to stitch needlepoint gift tags along with us, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:
- Perforated paper sheet
- Perle cotton floss size 5 (embroidery floss is okay)
- Tapestry needle — size 24
- Needle threader
- Colored cardstock paper
- X-acto blade
- Paper glue
- Hole punch
- Download the instructions
Upcoming Events at the Etsy Labs:
Saturday, November 7: Sock Monkey Workshop at the Etsy Labs
Join us this weekend for an afternoon of creating original sock monkeys for Fresh Art’s Sock Monkey Program.
Fresh Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing expanded artistic, personal development, and entrepreneurial opportunities to New York City artists with special needs. The sock monkeys we create this afternoon will be sold to raise funds to support Fresh Art’s programs. All skill levels are welcome, though basic hand sewing skills are helpful.
When: Saturday, November 7, 2009; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Etsy Labs at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512, Brooklyn, NY
Additonal Upcoming Events
11/16: Bag-making workshop with Bags for the People
11/23: Rolling Ball Book Ornaments with Esther K. Smith
11/30: Open Craft Night
12/7: Needle-felted Ornaments with KnitKnit
Looking for more holiday craft projects? Try these how-to’s:
Will we see you on Monday? Let us know in the comments below.