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News from the Etsy Labs: 2/9 Craft Night

Feb 4, 2009

by EtsyStore handmade and vintage goods

Have plans on Monday night? Well, you do now! Dust off your crafty pants and come join us for our weekly Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Craft Night occurs every Monday from 4-8pm EST at 325 Gold Street, 3rd floor in Brooklyn, New York. Craft Night is a time to make things, learn new skills, and make new friends.

This week, on Monday, February 9th, we’ll be creating needle felted hearts in time for Valentine’s Day with the wonderful Nguyen Le of KnitKnit, who will demonstrate the skill. You can use your felted hearts as necklace pendants, pins, or as a fuzzy Valentine! We will also pull out all of our felting needles, wool, and ribbon. This project is open to people with all levels of needle felting experience, though adult supervision for children is suggested, as the needles are very sharp! If you have felting needles or particular type of wool you’d like to use, please bring that along too. We will be providing supplies as well.

Not in Brooklyn? Join us for a live broadcast and demo from Craft Night online in the Virtual Labs. Click here to see what time 4pm EST is around the world (though we usually take some time to get settled and ready to go). If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • Felting needles
  • Wool
  • Foam cushion to felt upon
  • Ribbon or pinback (or necklace or pin)

Or, just be ready to take some notes and see if this is a project you’d like to try out later on.


Upcoming Craft Nights:

2/16: Presidents Day — Craft Night Canceled!

2/23: Open Craft Night

3/2: Glass etching with Danielle

3/9: Melt and Pour Soaps with Diana


Would you like to lead a Craft Night project? Send your ideas to with “Craft Night idea” as the subject line. Have you participated in Craft Night? Share your photos with the Etsy Labs Show and Tell Flickr group!

Want to learn more about the Labs? Check out our FAQs. Want to receive email updates? Join our Etsy Labs mailing list.

Will we see you Monday? What will you be working on? Let us know in the comments!

Two Sweet Peas
Two Sweet Peas
7 Needle Felted Wool Acorns - Poppy - Squash - Forest
7 Needle Felted Wool Acorns - Poppy - Squash - Forest
Needle Felted Rabbit Couple
Needle Felted Rabbit Couple
Needle Felted Heart Beads
Needle Felted Heart Beads
Sweetheart Heart Ring - Bright Red Fuzzy Felted Wool Ring with Gift Bag
Sweetheart Heart Ring - Bright Red Fuzzy Felted Wool Ring with Gift Bag
Skeleton Key to My Heart Bowl
Skeleton Key to My Heart Bowl
Cookie the Ursabob Needle Felted
Cookie the Ursabob Needle Felted
Tweet Needle Felted Speckled Bluebird
Tweet Needle Felted Speckled Bluebird
Needle Felted Bluebird on a Child's Vintage Tin Bowl
Needle Felted Bluebird on a Child's Vintage Tin Bowl
Sleepy Sheep Felted Merino Baby Ankle Booties
Sleepy Sheep Felted Merino Baby Ankle Booties


  • theeverydayscrapper

    theeverydayscrapper said 8 years ago


  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 8 years ago

    Sounds good! I've been wanting to learn needle felting, or at least see how it's done! Can't wait!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 8 years ago


  • whiletheyplay

    whiletheyplay said 8 years ago

    Hey, this gets me thinking.....I should felt some of my wool crochet items! :)

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 8 years ago

    Ok cookie the ursabob feltie thing is amazingly adorable!!!

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 8 years ago

    great, i'll try to make it to the virtual lab!

  • thelillytree

    thelillytree said 8 years ago

    This is so great and so beautiful...thanks for offering this class. I'm looking forward!!

  • LaireMarie

    LaireMarie said 8 years ago

    All of these felted items are so DARN cute!!!

  • SoapRevolution

    SoapRevolution said 8 years ago

    I just got a lovely felting kit from madebymoxie, and cannot wait to learn how to needle felt! It looks like a blast :)

  • photomeg

    photomeg said 8 years ago

    are there classes that meet anywhere else in the country??

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 8 years ago

    OHHH three of my favorite needle felting artists are showcased above..Chimera..who also has some of the yummiest wool roving for sale, Kitlane with her uber-adorable little creatures and feltmeupdesigns who hands down has the most adorable variations of 'tweets' ever made! I purchase all of my woolly needs from Chimera and follow each of these talented ladies over on I am able to view each new creation as they are made available! This article has also provided me with some new favorites as well so thanks so much!

  • louisianamom

    louisianamom said 8 years ago

    yeah!!!!!!!!!something new to learn!!!!!! :)

  • TwoWomensCreations

    TwoWomensCreations said 8 years ago

    All so wonderful and so much more to learn.

  • OrganicPanic

    OrganicPanic said 8 years ago

    Love it. I think in metal so much, that I forget about using other other materials .


    RACHELHARPER said 8 years ago

    This sounds like sooooo much fun! What a lovely Valentine to give to someone! Can't wait!!

  • SepaDesigns

    SepaDesigns said 8 years ago

    I would love to come... so far away though

  • EtsyStore Admin

    EtsyStore said 8 years ago

    We hope to see all of you non-Brooklynites in the Virtual Labs this evening!

  • felden

    felden said 8 years ago

    I'm checking in to say that I really enjoyed the needle felting demo at last nights' Craft Night! I put some photos up when I left feedback at the Meetup site.

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